Archive for month: January 2017

Winks Body Shop in Ithaca, Your Hometown Experts

We’re in the middle of the tight grip of winter and people are often looking for collision repair in Ithaca due to unexpected slips and slides on the ice.  Wink’s Body Shop in Ithaca is ready to help you straighten out the mess in no time.

Accidents happen, whether involving slippery roads or unfortunate incidents involving other vehicles.  We work with most insurance companies and can get an estimate for you quickly.  Always contact your insurance company first to report the damage, then take your vehicle to a reputable Ithaca body shop.

Hometown Experts in Ithaca Collision Repair

collision repair in IthacaWhen you need an Ithaca body shop, you want to make sure that they have a good customer following, experienced, well-trained technicians, and that you can talk frankly with the owners. Wink’s Body Shop has been building a strong clientele because our work is guaranteed and done by extraordinary technicians.  We use state-of-the-art tools and have a  superb frame straightening machine that takes all the guess work out of getting that frame back to correct proportions.

Collision damage to your vehicle sets it up for rust to take over and detracts from your car’s beauty. It’s not worth the risk to let a ding, dent or scratch sit for long. With our intense winters and the road conditions (think corrosive salt here), rust will find it’s way into any open metal areas and cause additional problems down the road.

Not all Ithaca body shops are created equal. Don’t use just anyone to work on your car or truck.  Repairing body damage requires knowledgeable and experienced body repair technicians. We have the  track record and the facility to provide you the best in collision repair in Ithaca.

Important Steps to Collision Repair in Ithaca

So you’ve had an accident. Don’t fret. First, contact your insurance agent or carrier and report the damage. Make sure you have also filed a police report and have a copy in hand. Contact the other party’s insurance carrier to also report the claim to them if the other party may be at fault.

collision repair in IthacaYour carrier or agent will request that you obtain some repair estimates unless your vehicle is not drivable or has significant damage. If you encounter a serious accident and your vehicle is not drivable, have the towing company bring your car directly to us at Wink’s Body Shop in Ithaca.

Now, the body shop you have chosen…or our facility if your vehicle has been brought here…will prepare and estimate of repair for the body damage. Your insurance carrier and often the other party’s insurance carrier will send out their company auto body appraiser to go over the damages.

Wink’s Body Shop is well acquainted with working with the local insurance carriers and appraisers. We have a good relationship with the adjusters and can work to provide an appropriate and justifiable repair estimate for the damage to your vehicle.

It’s important to be able to rely on the relationship you have with your body shop staff. Don’t trust any shop to being able to provide the best repairs possible for your vehicle. There is a huge push from insurance carriers and company adjusters to keep pricing down. Although that is totally understandable, we will not cut corners to keep the insurance company happy if it causes a poor repair on your car or truck.

Wink’s Body Shop

We’re here when you need us. Don’t forget that we can do any kind of body repair and collision repair in Ithaca.  Our friendly staff will get you in, fixed up and back on the road. Call us or stop by to learn more and get an estimate to bring your vehicle back to tip-top shape!

Start 2017 by Giving Your Automobile a Makeover

If you’ve been thinking about buying a new car or truck because yours is looking a bit worn, perhaps you should consider giving your vehicle a makeover instead.  When you look at the prices of a replacement vehicle, either new or used, you’re talking some serious money.  Often times, for less than half the cost, you can invest in repairing your current car with expert assistance from your local Ithaca body shop.

Wink’s Body Shop in Ithaca brings to you extensive knowledge of our well-trained technicians who can restore your vehicle for far less than you would spend on another used vehicle or getting strapped with payments each month.

Why Repair and Not Replace

Good question.  Why would you repair body damage that resulted from an accident or rust?  Well, again, the reason is cost.  If your vehicle is in good running condition and has plenty of wear left of the major components (short of normal maintenance items), repairing body damage is the way to go.

Collision repair in Ithaca can bring your vehicle back to it’s original luster and condition.  You know your car, you know how well it performs, and like many of our belongings, it has intrinsic value in our every day lives.

Ithaca body shopLove you car or truck but just don’t like the way it looks?  Let Wink’s Body Shop take a look and give you an estimate that is sure to beat replacing it with a new model.  Body repairs are intuitively more useful and long term than purchasing another vehicle that is likely to need repairs sooner rather than later.

Repairing body damage and removing rust spots is the Number One reason people choose to repair and not replace.  The cost difference is huge and in today’s world, any way you can save money is a good way.

Let’s take a look at a scenario where you have an awesome winter vehicle, goes great in the snow, sturdy on the roads and has no major engine or frame issues.  Sadly, your car looks like the dickens, but it sure does a good job for you.  You probably love that car but are ashamed of the condition and want something nicer looking.  But that nicer looking car or truck may not run or operate as good as this one.  So what do you do?

Ithaca Collision Repair

That’s right.  You swing on into Wink’s Body Shop and let our professional body repair technicians take a look and give you a good idea what repairing the damages would cost you.  You win!  Keep the car that you trust and get the body repaired and looking great again.

Ithaca body shopYour Ithaca body shop features some of the best tools and techniques in the trade today.  Keeping your vehicle in good condition or restoring it is a simple process that can be done within budget without any surprises.  We guarantee our estimates and the work on your vehicle.  When it makes more sense to repair rather than replace, consider Wink’s Body Shop for all your collision repairs in Ithaca.

Sometimes replacing your vehicle with a new one (with unseen problems) is just not the way to go or the risk you want to take.  The expenses of a newer vehicle (monthly payments, more mechanical issues that come to light, higher insurance) may not truly be worth it.  Taking your current vehicle and having body repairs done now can allow you to keep your vehicle longer and at a far lesser expense to you and your family.

We look forward to working with you and hope that you will bring your vehicle to us for a guaranteed and timely estimate and repair.  Your satisfaction is our priority!