Archive for month: October 2016

As the Days Get Shorter Watch Out for Animals Along the Roads

As fall arrives, so do the shorter days.  Darkness flows in earlier and it only gets darker earlier from here on out.  This is such a change from our long summer days where it was still light well into the evening.  Many people now head out to work in the dark and return home in the dark.

With the days getting shorter and the nights colder, animals are moving about trying to finish up their winter food storage.  The cold weather slows their metabolism down and often they are not quite aware of their surroundings.

This is the time of year (and also early spring) when you need to watch carefully for those creatures both in the road and on the sides of the road.  Many collisions occur from either direct impacts with wild animals and domesticated creatures  or from swerving to avoid them during these evening times.

Ithaca Collision Repair

We know how unexpected any collision is, but one thing people tell us is that an impact with an animal is probably the most traumatic when it comes to small accidents.  Ithaca collision repair at Wink’s Body Shop sees many of these types of accidents.  The damage can be mild to extensive.  The sheer impact with a moving animal causes multiple locations of damage on a car.  Deer in particular can damage everything from the front bumper straight through to the roof.

Collision repair in Ithaca is easily found right here at Wink’s.  Our experienced technicians are knowledgeable and extremely efficient in finding the full extent of the damage and working with both you and your insurance company.

It’s important to have any damage assessed immediately in order to prevent unseen damage from causing issues with your vehicle and because getting collision work repaired before the winter and road salt will protect the car from starting to rust.

Avoiding Animals in the Dark

It’s really so much more common for the critters to be wandering about at dusk.  It may be dark earlier, but their body clocks are still running on their summer schedule.  They haven’t quite learned how to read a watch yet or know that dusk comes in earlier.

collision repair in IthacaThis is a particularly hard time to see animals which may be wandering along the roadside, or sitting in the middle of the road because they are confused.  Many a motorist has come around a curve in the road only to find a creature sitting there looking dazed.  The headlights stun the wild creatures and the darkness they are not used to will almost paralyze them.  They can’t see you  coming in this low level of light.

The best advice is always to be aware of your  surroundings, slow down a bit as you, too, get used to the earlier darkness.  If you’ve been traveling or commuting in normal light, believe us when we remind you to be extra careful as you adjust your speed, driving habits and eyesight to the evenings.

Wink’s Body Shop in Ithaca

We’re here when you need us.  Collisions and other body damage can be quickly dealt with here at our state-of-the-art facility.  Our technicians are ready to get your vehicle sorted out and get you back on the road as quickly as possible.

No matter if the damage to your vehicle is minor or extensive, contact us for a free estimate today.  Be careful out there and keep your eyes open.  Happy Autumn!


Fall is the Perfect Time to Visit Winks Body Shop in Ithaca

Welcome Autumn!  What an amazing summer we had, and hopefully you enjoyed safe travels.  But if your vehicle suffered collision damage, know that we here at Wink’s Body Shop in Ithaca have what you need to fix your car or truck.

Collision repair in Ithaca is not a hit-or-miss deal when it comes to working with Wink’s.  We have the best professionally trained technicians in the area and can provide you with exceptional service before, during and after the repair.

Ithaca Collision Repair

It’s well-known that one of the highest months for traffic accidents is in August.  Odds are that your vehicle may have suffered some bumps, dents or more significant damage.  Whether you had a collision with another vehicle, a deer, or even had a tree fall on your car…we can provide you with an estimate for repair and get started on it to suit your schedule.

headlightRepairs need to be dealt with promptly to avoid rust setting into the damaged area.  With winter approaching (sorry to remind you), but winter means salt and corrosives on the roadways.  This means rust will attack unprotected areas of the metal on your vehicle.  If you don’t fix it before that rust sets in, the repair could become a lot more costlier.

Setting up an appointment with an Ithaca collision repair shop should not be an arduous deal, and it’s not here at Wink’s Body Shop in Ithaca.  We offer immediate service, estimates, will work with your insurance company, and want you as a customer for life.

Making our customers happy and pleased with our work is our number one priority.  We know that the process of insurance claims, dealing with the companies and adjusters, never mind the actual repair work, can be daunting.  There is so much that is unknown when you are a car owner.  The trick is to relax when you know you have the absolute best and reliable body shop team on your side.

Collision Repair in Ithaca

No matter where in the area you live, winter is going to be here along with the potential for vehicle damage.  Don’t let additional damage destroy your vehicle’s value and stability.

beetleRemember that even small collisions can cause structural and frame damage.  It takes a professionally trained and experienced technician and body shop in Ithaca to adequately inspect and repair your vehicle.  Safety is the number one priority when appraising collision damages to a vehicle.  Some repairs just cannot be made to restore the vehicle to like-original condition.  That’s when it’s imperative that your body shop professional is able to honestly evaluate the damages.  Far better to total out the car or truck now than to put you and your family at risk.

Frame damage is the number on issue that is sometimes overlooked.  We at Wink’s Body Shop in Ithaca have state-of-the-art frame straightening machines and personnel.  We are extremely well-trained in using the equipment to provide the best possible outcome on frame repairs.

Fall is the time to take stock of your car’s overall condition and address the needs it may be displaying.  Small scratches and dents to crushed quarter panels, dented bumpers and even roof damage can be dealt with here at Wink’s Body Shop in Ithaca.

Come on down and see us today!  You can also call us directly at (607) 277-7775 to  set up an appointment.  We look forward to working with you!