We’ve had the pleasure of offering first-class automotive repair services in Ithaca for over 25 years. The past few months, we’ve watched as COVID-19 as completely changed the world around us. It wasn’t always easy, but we were determined to always be there when you needed us. As the city begins to open back up, you can still count on the Winks team to keep your car in excellent shape.
Whether you’re looking for quick oil changes in Ithaca or need extensive automotive repairs in Tompkins County, we’ve got you covered. Here are some of the most common car issues that pop up during the summer.
Air Conditioning Repairs
There’s something magical about blasting the AC unit on a hot summer day while running errands around town. As luck would have it, it seems like the AC never breaks during the mild seasons; instead, it weights until temperatures are sweltering!
If you want to avoid your car’s AC unit going on the fritz during Ithaca’s hottest months, then let us take a look at your vehicle’s fluid levels. When the fluid levels get too low, it can cause unnecessary stress on your unit wear your system out before it’s time.
While you can’t always control, when you have to drive, we find that when you drive during the cooler parts fo the day like in the mornings or evenings, it can also keep your unit from becoming overworked.
Check Engine Light
Do you have a bad habit of ignoring the check engine light when it flashes? While it may seem small, ignoring that warning could cause much larger problems in the long run. Driving for just a few miles with the light on is putting your exhaust system in serious jeopardy. Fortunately, if you do run into car trouble and need exhaust services in Ithaca, we can help!
Weak or Dead Car Battery
There’s a common misconception that the winter months wreak havoc on car batteries. The truth is, batteries are not huge fans of extreme temperatures. The summer heat causes our batteries to work harder to keep our cars cool. Nothing throws a family road trip off more than a dead battery. Always bring your vehicle to the shop for a checkup before taking off on a long trip. One of the things we’ll do is check your battery to make sure all of the parts are in good condition. We also tell each of our clients to always have an extra pair of jumper cables in the trunk so you can quickly recharge your battery just in case it runs out of juice.
Getting Started with us is Easy!
Not sure if it’s time for you to take your care into the shop? Our cars are some of our most important investments. Googling your car troubles will only take you so far. Trusting an expert will save you time and money down the road. While there may be many shops to get brake services in Ithaca, if you work with Winks, you don’t even have to leave your couch. You can request a virtual estimate from your smartphone 24/7 or give us a call at (607) 277-7775 or drop by the shop for an in-person estimate. We’ll see you soon!
The last three months have been a struggle for everyone in and around the Tompkins County area. We’ve all learned a lot, including how vital all our friends and neighbors are to our survival. In fact, every one of our neighbors is essential in some way to our lives. That’s why at Wink’s Body Shop we have always offered every one of our customers the same high-quality automotive services in Ithaca regardless of whether she is a doctor who needs her car to make sure she can get to Cayuga Medical Center or a young man who is an essential worker who needs to get to his job at the local grocery store.
Now Open for Business
As the area slowly opens up for business, Wink’s Body Shop is responding appropriately. We know that
every one of you is an essential part of our economy and our way of life. We are making every effort to make sure we can take care of all needed automotive repairs in Tompkins Country in a timely fashion so you can get back to work in a dependable vehicle. If your car has been sitting around for weeks or months, we’ll be happy to give it a once-over to make sure it’s ready to go and provide an oil change and tire rotation to ensure smooth, safe driving and better gas mileage (always a good idea these days).
Online Consultations to Put Your Mind at Ease
If you’ve been thinking about bringing your car in for a tune-up but aren’t yet comfortable coming in for an estimate, consider downloading the Carwise app to your phone. This gives you an estimate of the cost of your repairs. You can also call our office to make an appointment, and our friendly office staff will be happy to schedule an appointment for a time that’s convenient for you. We’re handling more automotive repairs in Ithaca every day, so now is the time to call and schedule a time for any repairs your car needs.
Become a Part of the Essential Solution
Whatever you do for a living, whether you’re a service worker, a hairdresser, an office worker, bus driver, or any of a thousand other occupations, you are essential to your family and to our neighborhood. You support your family with your income. You support our community when you shop locally, dine locally, and attend local events. That includes getting your automotive repairs at Wink’s Body Shop, where we’ve been doing automotive repairs in Ithaca and the surrounding area for over twenty years.
As you get back to your essential activities, keep us in mind. We’ve always known you’re an integral part of our community, and we’ll treat and your vehicle with that way every time. Our 100% satisfaction guarantee proves it.