Today’s volatile market and impending interest hikes can put a serious kibosh on your plans to replace your older vehicle with something new. New cars with any amount of amenities and track record for safety and holding value is going to put you back somewhere in the 30,000 to 40,000 range and that’s a conservative figure.
Trading in on a used car is still a costly endeavor for something that possibly has been driven hard and past warranty. At certain points, every vehicle has mechanical issues that are prone to failing after a certain time. Cars just do not last the way they used to and manufacturers know that. They know most people will trade out of the used new car within 5 years.
How to Keep Your Vehicle in Good Shape
Wink’s Body Shop in Ithaca knows the value you place on your car or truck. This vehicle is your primary source of transportation. It gets you to and from work, takes you to run errands, and keeps you safe on long road trips and vacations.
Unfortunately, an older vehicle has seen many things over its years. Paint damage, dents, rust, scratches, collision damage, and parking lot atrocities can give your car the appearance of having been in a war zone. Previous drivers may have been a bit rough and the vehicle sustained fender benders, curbs that came out of nowhere, and careless driving. You may have inherited this fading commodity and just planned to trade it at some point.
Collision damage in Ithaca can be repaired at Wink’s Body Shop where experienced technicians have the tools, knowledge and foresight to bring your car or truck back to life. Repairing all those “little” damages can truly have you seeing your vehicle in a whole new light.
If your car or truck is mechanically sound (or close to it) and you believe keeping your best friend is the choice you want to make, repairing collision damage and dents is a good option. One thing about older vehicles is that you know the car intimately. You know if there are any issues and you can feel comforted in its longevity. Buying something else can set you back financially and there are apt to be numerous mechanical repairs needed that you didn’t see in the beginning.
Ithaca Collision Repair Saves the Day
You love your car but hate how it looks. Not necessarily a good reason to trade. Plus, trading a beaten up, faded vehicle drops the value tremendously and the chances of getting much for it in a trade is not going to happen.
Your Ithaca body shop specializes in all forms of body and frame work. Anything from dent pulling, paint matching, collision repair, body section replacement to frame straightening is available to you. Wink’s Body Shop has built a reputation on quality repairs, excellent customer service and assistance through the process.
Repairing your current vehicle and restoring it (along with detailing) will allow you to continue driving your vehicle for years to come (with proper maintenance). Spending the money on the repairs or new paint is a far better option than purchasing a newer vehicle with high payments and an unknown history.
Stop by to see us and let us give you a Free estimate on restoring the appearance of you car. You will be pleasantly surprised at what repairs will save you in the long run.