Archive for month: May 2016

Winks Body Shop Will Make Sure Your A/C Units are Running Smoothly

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Obviously, the A/C unit in your automobile sits idle during the winter, and it’s often not until the first hot day that you realize things are just not right.  Wink’s Body Shop is more than just an Ithaca collision repair facility.  We have extensive knowledge and expertise in working with A/C units and can quickly and accurately diagnose the issue.

air conditioningWith the warmer weather fast approaching, getting you’re A/C unit checked over and cleared for the coming season will make for far more pleasurable driving experiences.  There’s nothing worse than a hot, humid day only to find out your air conditioning system is producing warm air or no air.  A vehicle can become stifling in a very short period of time.

Air Conditioning Troubleshooting

Freon Leak – any leaks within the system, hoses, gaskets will reduce and/or eliminate the a/c unit from producing cool air

A/C Compressor Not Engaging – This could be a result of a corroded or broken system and requires trained personnel to repair.

The Blend Air Door is Stuck – There’s a small vent door within the system that can become stuck in the wrong position and not operate properly.  Easier to determine the cause when instead of cool air being blown into the cabin, you are getting full on hot air.

You Can Feel Cold Air, But It’s Not Blowing – this would indicate the fan is not engaging, either it’s blown, worn out, or a fuse may be tripped.

Wink’s Body Shop Can Get You Cool Again

Your A/C system is complicated, and while there are some easy fixes like adding Freon, there are also more difficult issues that only a trained and certified mechanic can fix. In a few cases, the problem is indicative of more severe issues, but usually repairing the A/C is a fairly simple job, even when a mechanic has to handle it.

We, here in New York, can suffer some pretty extreme seasonal changes.  The summer months are notorious in the area for bringing periods of stifling heat.  You spend a good deal of time in your vehicle as does your family.  Comfort is important and without a properly working air conditioning system, there is little joy in traveling.

air conditioningWink’s Body Shop is your go-to facility in the Ithaca area.  We are well known for our collision repair in Ithaca, but do provide experienced and knowledgeable certified mechanics that can quickly diagnose your vehicle’s air conditioning problems.

An air conditioning system requires numerous working parts and, of course, a refrigerant to carry the heat out.  Many times the issue is simply that the refrigerant level is low.  This needs to be checked by a technician who can properly utilize testing equipment to determine the exact level needed.

One thing many people do not realize is that an air conditioning system is a closed system.  Once a leak develops, immediate repair is necessary.  Failure to repair the leak means you now have an open system…which allows condensation to build up inside.  As you might imagine, condensation and metal do not mix well.  The longer you wait to repair your A/C system, the potential for a higher bill becomes very real.

Contact us, your Ithaca body shop, to give us the opportunity to review your air conditioning system. We want you to enjoy a comfortable ride this summer.


May is the Perfect Time to Stop by Winks Body Shop

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As the best Ithaca body shop in the area, Wink’s Body Shop is ready to get you started on the road to an excellent travel season.  May is the perfect time to stop by our shop to go over your vehicle, and repair any damage from the winter.  The severe elements during the winter and the salt on the roads can do a lot of damage to your car.  The underbody is very susceptible to rust from the corrosive reaction of the salt.  Then, if any of the vehicle has existing rust, you will notice a significant increase in the size and extent of the damage.

collision repair ithaca, Ithaca Body ShopOne of the major concerns with auto body repair is the expense.  We strive to keep your best interests in mind and your budget.  We stand behind our estimates and know you will be pleased with the results. Now that your tax return has been filed and you’re looking for a way to utilize it for the best return, this would make a  great investment this spring.

Wink’s Body Shop is here to help stop those rust areas from spreading and becoming a major headache. Collision repair in Ithaca is an important part of your vehicle’s upkeep.  Any physical damage to the vehicle will result in damage from rust as the paint and  body material has been compromised.  Keeping your vehicle in tip top shape will help retain the value and allow you to continue to enjoy your ride in style.

Ithaca Collision Repair

May is the beginning of a wonderful season where many people are anxious to get out, travel, go to events and generally be out of the house.  This is the perfect time to get your vehicle inspected and evaluated for any seen or unseen damage.  Repairing and correcting issues now will prevent costly expenses in the future.

Ithaca collision repair sees many types of vehicles each spring that are in need of body work and repairs.  Preparing your vehicle in advance of the summer season is the best way to be sure to have a safe automobile to travel in.  Your vehicle is your prime source of transportation never mind generally a hefty investment.  Keeping up with auto maintenance is a must-do on your list for the spring.

Wink’s Body Shop

Winks Body ShopWink’s Body Shop is one of the best known and reliable collision repair in Ithaca shops.  Our knowledgeable, professional and I-Car Certified technicians will provide you with the best possible service and reliable estimates.

Based on the experience of our staff, we know the severe conditions that vehicles suffer especially in the winter.  Whether your car or truck has suffered a collision, has rust damage, or your need advanced assistance with repairs, you will find this to be the perfect repair shop for all your needs.

“Wink’s Body Shop collision repair center specializes in the latest collision repair services. From the smallest ding to structural damage including frame straightening, suspension and front end alignments, WINK’S uses state of the art techniques and equipment and works with most all insurance companies. “

We are ready for you.  Call us for an appointment at 607-277-7775 or stop by our facility at 720 West Court Street, Ithaca, NY.