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College Students in Ithaca Can Count on Winks Body Shop

Ithaca collision repair

Welcome to all our new and returning college students here in Ithaca. You’ve chosen not only a fantastic area to attend college but a wonderful community. Many of you have brought your vehicle to town and may quickly come to realize that you not only need to manage your housing needs but keep your vehicle in good condition on your own.

Stepping out into independence can be overwhelming, but caring for your car or truck doesn’t have to be a headache. Wink’s Body Shop in Ithaca is here to assist you with your vehicle needs. Collision repair in Ithaca can be a daunting prospect, but be assured our facility is state-of-the-art, we are certified and experienced iCar technicians with many years of combined experience and education.

Ithaca collision repair studentsAs part of this flourishing area, we are well-acquainted with local insurance carriers and their vehicle appraisers and adjusters. If your vehicle suffers damage while you are here in the area, we want to be your Ithaca body shop.

Our customers are our prime focus and providing excellent workmanship and service is our goal. Your vehicle is your transportation to and from school, your wheels to get around the area and to get back home for those special occasions and holidays. Don’t let auto body damage slow you down.

Ithaca Collision Repair

Collision damage to a vehicle has more than simply surface disfigurement. Sure, that crunched in fender or hanging bumper looks awful, but it can be a serious accident waiting to happen. Our technicians are trained to deal with everything from small dings, dents, scratches to major collision damage.

Our facility which has grown from a small 900 sq ft shop to one three times the original size offers the best equipment for repairs in the Ithaca area. We have dedicated painting bays, state-of-the-art dent pullers, superb frame straighteners, and a team of amazing staff who can put your vehicle back together to your complete satisfaction.

Ithaca collision repairWe know there are other Ithaca collision repair facilities in the area, but we want you to choose carefully. Most likely you’ve been told to obtain several estimates and this is an excellent recommendation. But, do not think that the lowest price is the best. Be very careful in reviewing the estimate and watch for subpar parts, missing items and insufficient finishing.

You, as a consumer, have the right to choose the body shop you want to use. You do not have to go where anyone (insurance company or anyone) tells you to go. You choose and being a wise and educated consumer means looking closely at both the estimate and the potential Ithaca collision repair shop.

Is the shop clean and well organized?

Are the technicians working happily?

Are the office staff and/or owners open to talking with you about repairs?

Are the estimates free?

Can the repair shop provide you with a guaranteed finished product?

Are the technicians experienced and up-to-date on certifications?

Will they work with your insurance company?

What about word-of-mouth? Can you get references?

There are many aspects of obtaining collision repair n Ithaca and we want to be sure you find the best shop for your repairs. Wink’s Body Shop has been a primary repair facility in Ithaca for many years. Our reputation for excellent workmanship and satisfied customers are well known.

If your vehicle has suffered damage while here in Ithaca, stop by our facility here at 720 West Court Street or call us directly at (607)277-7775. Open 8-5 Monday through Friday. Always offering Free estimates.

Winks Body Shop in Ithaca, Your Customer Care Specialists

Ithaca collision repair

When we started out in business, our shop was a mere 900 square feet. As time has moved on and our reputation for providing quality collision repair in Ithaca, our shop has grown to more than three times the original size.

We have constantly upgraded equipment and tools, added dedicated bays for painting, and invested in the most state-of-the-art diagnostic and frame pulling equipment in the area. We are, without a doubt, your premier Ithaca body shop.

All of this would not be possible without the support of our loyal customers who have found that our customer service is second to none and our expert repairs keep their vehicles looking in tip top shape.

When You Need Collision Repair in Ithaca

The unthinkable happens. A minor fender bender, an altercation with a transient shopping cart, a wayward tree branch or a major accident…any of these could have you shaking your head in despair. Not only has your prize possession been damaged but the potential costs and the aggravation of dealing with insurance carriers and adjusters is a real concern.

Our staff of experienced and knowledgeable technicians have built up excellent communications with area insurance companies and will handle all the claim paperwork and negotiations with the adjusters. We will keep you informed every step of the way and explain why various parts will be used in the repair of your car or truck.

The insurance adjusters know the quality of our work and cooperate with us to provide you the best repair possible. As your chosen Ithaca body shop, it is our responsibility to make sure your vehicle is repaired with the best parts possible and that the car is returned to its original condition.

Why Is Customer Service Important?

This would seem like a rather silly question, but in reality customer service is what makes a business stand out from the rest. Your complete satisfaction is necessary and we aim to provide you with stellar service and care throughout your experience here at Wink’s Body Shop.

Ithaca collision repairWhen you need Ithaca collision repair, you want to be sure that you are getting the right work done for the money. You want people that care about you and the situation, and who will strive to provide you with the best experience possible.

Many are tempted to shop around for estimates (which we strongly suggest you do) and go with the lowest price (which we strongly suggest you don’t). Lower pricing may be not in your best interest. Part quality may be sub par, corners may be cut to avoid higher costs, inferior materials may be used, or some repairs are being missed.

Ithaca collision repairBe a savvy consumer and compare the estimates. We are more than happy to go through our estimates line-by-line with you in order to fully disclose the work that needs to be done. This is for your benefit and to allow you the opportunity to ask questions. We want your experience here to be the best one in Ithaca. Why?  A happy and satisfied customer will put their trust in us, return for future repair needs, and share their positive experience with their friends, family and neighbors.

Stop by for your free estimate no matter how small the job may be or how extensive. We are here to provide you with the best collision repair in Ithaca and want your business. We’re open 8-5 Monday through Friday and look forward to working with you!