The end of summer marks the beginning of another fall college semester. As you drive around these familiar streets, making preparations to begin classes again, consider taking care of another much needed chore: getting your damaged car repaired. Most likely, you’ve got a week or two before classes begin in earnest, and your attention is focused on school activities.
Did You Have a Bumpy Summer?
While you were driving to all sorts of fun happenings over the summer, your car got banged up a bit and now it has dings and dents that are just plain unsightly. Car damage is usually caused by fender bender accidents, car doors bumping into the side of your car or an unfortunate driving mishap. Here at Wink’s Ithaca Body Shop we don’t judge anyone about the nature of the car damage. That’s not our job. We’re here to help get your car back to normal, which is something that you probably want anyway.
It’s a shame when you drive away from Ithaca for the summer in a perfectly nice-looking vehicle, only to return driving what is politely described as a “beater” car. That’s simply a term that describes a car that looks like it took a real beating of some sort. Not only are beater cars unsightly, but they devalue the Blue Book resale value of your car as well. The sad thing is that once your car has a few dings, it’s likely to sustain a few more along the way. Other drivers won’t care as much about damaging a car that’s already marked with dents, dings or chipped paint. Their reasoning is that if the owner doesn’t care about the car, why should they?
That’s a good point.
Show Your Car Some Love
Don’t let your vehicle stand out from the crowd and get a reputation for being a local beater car that deserves no respect. It’s embarrassing to pull into a parking spot next to pristine cars and feel like others are judging you as a person, just because your vehicle is in a certain condition. That’s not fair, but too often, car owners must bare the brunt this type of judgment.
You can easily avoid the stigma of the beater owner by showing your car some love. Wink’s Body Shop specializes in collision repair in Ithaca. We’ve earned a reputation for doing top-rate auto body repair for all makes and models. Our customers enjoy coming here as well, because we treat everyone with kindness and respect. At Wink’s, we go out of our way to ensure that your car is repaired right the first time, and that you are happy with our work.
Avoid the Busy Season
Right now is the best time to bring your car into Wink’s collision repair in Ithaca to have those ugly dents and dings taken care of. We can also give your car an exterior paint touch up to get rid of paint chips and rust spots. Soon, all the students and teachers will be flooding back into town and that means our repair shop will be much busier. More people getting into fender benders usually means we have lots of repair work to do.
Contact Wink’s Auto Body Shop today and take care of those summer dings and dents now.
Wink’s Body Shop in Ithaca knows that summertime is festival season and there are a few in the Ithaca area that are popular with locals and visitors alike.
Did you go to one or more of these?
Ithaca Festival, Rochester International Jazz Fest, PeakFest, NYS Blues Festival, Grassroots Festival or Spiedie Fest and Balloon Rally.
These are just some of the popular festivals that are within local driving distance, but we know some people travel even farther away just to attend their favorite festival.
One of the great things about having a car is that you can hit the road and head to a festival to enjoy lots of great music, dancing, food, crafts, entertainment and socializing that you don’t normally get to do, and festivals are always worth the cost of the gas to get there and back.
Something that’s not so fun about festivals is the arbitrary nature of people’s driving. Just like concerts and other events that attract diverse groups of people, festivals have their share of erratic and unsafe drivers. Unfortunately, some festival goers drink beer or wine at the festivities and then feel like they are okay to drive. Well, this can prove to be dangerous for responsible motorists who follow all the rules and care about the safety of others.
It’s not uncommon to park your car at a festival, go and have a great time, and hours later come back to your car and find out that someone has hit it without leaving a note. You observe the damage and see that your car has a noticeable ding, or maybe a few small dings left there by one or more careless drivers. Once in a blue moon, a fun-loving group will play ball or Frisbee near your car and accidentally ding it.
However, your car gets dinged up at the festival, you’re still the one who has to drive around in a car that doesn’t look as nice as it did when you arrived. Now, you’re faced with the choice of either letting the damage slide or getting those dings repaired. You might be tempted to ignore those dings and just live with the ugly damage. Hey, there’s no law against driving an ugly car.
It’s all about maintaining your car’s resale value. At some point you’re going to want to trade your car in for a newer model, or sell it to someone. Nobody wants to buy a damaged car. So, you’re better off getting the necessary repairs done now, before you’re ready to move on to another one. And, if you’re looking for a great local auto repair shop that specializes in removing car dings, Wink’s Auto Body Shop in Ithaca does excellent collision repair in Ithaca.
Call our Ithaca collision repair customer service line for assistance on getting a free quote to repair your vehicle. It’s fast and easy, and we’ll even shoot the breeze with you about local festivals.