Winter is not the only time to be concerned about road condition. Fall can bring about a lot of different driving issues and dangers that take people by surprise. Winks Body Shop, collision repair in Ithaca can fix a myriad of dents, dings, and damage caused by an accident. Being prepared and carrying the proper equipment will give you peace of mind.
When you think of the fall season, images of beautifully decked out trees in their fall colors, crisper air and apple picking pop into mind. Fall is an absolutely beautiful time of year. As the weather changes, leaves drop to the ground, and heavier rains appear out of nowhere, road conditions are constantly changing.
Prepare for the Unexpected
The temperatures can be a bit up and down right now. Road surfaces may be wet, covered in leaves (which makes them slippery), ice can form in areas due to the lower temperatures and rainfall, and potholes begin to appear.
The roads you drove on in summer might change unexpectedly and catch you off guard. It’s important to pay attention and slow down a bit to keep you and your family safe.
As always, carrying the required automobile insurance from a reputable carrier it of utmost importance. Failure to carry insurance is illegal in the State of New York. Be sure to not only carry liability coverage but also comprehensive and collision coverage for your vehicle in case of an accident. Always keep your insurance card in your vehicle with a second copy kept elsewhere for safe keeping.
If you encounter an accident with damage to either your vehicle or the other person’s car, you must report the incident to your local authorities. Having a police report can verify your version of the incident and will be useful to the insurance carrier’s claims adjuster to determine cause and responsibility.
Contact your insurance company or agent (depending on the requirements issued by your carrier) and report the accident immediately. Your carrier’s adjuster will advise you which steps to take next. Most likely you will need to obtain an estimate from a Central NY collision repair facility to present to the insurance company. They may require more than one. Significant damage will need to be viewed and confirmed by the company representative. Be sure you have your car or truck towed to the Ithaca body shop of your preference.
What’s In Your Trunk?
Hopefully, you have safety equipment stored in the trunk. Here is a good list of items to have in case of emergency.
First Aid kit. Some of the items to include are:
Aspirin (or similar).
Choose a small one that is easy to store.
Road flares (if not already in your tire-changing tools).
Flashlight and extra batteries.
Scent-free baby wipes.
Drinking water and non-perishable snacks.
Some optional items for your roadside kit include:
Cat litter for slick roads.
Small battery-powered fan.
Blankets and/or warm clothing.
Stay Safe on the Roads This Fall
Accidents happen and can result in damages and injuries. The Fall road conditions can surprise you as you may think since winter roads are not here yet, everything is just normal like during the summer. Please be careful out there. Leave plenty of room between yourself and other drivers, go slower on leaf covered roads, and beware of potential areas that may develop black ice.
Should you find yourself dealing with vehicle damages due to an incident, contact your hometown Ithaca body shop right here at Wink’s Body Shop for a speedy estimate, qualified technicians and superb customer service.
Congratulations to all the 2018 high school and college graduates! The entrance into adulthood often begins with the momentous occasion of graduating from school. Parents and families know that the most important and desired special gift often comes in the form of a vehicle that can get your young adult out and about on their own.
Most first cars for young people are used cars that are affordable and in good running condition. Always be sure to have any used car you are interested in gone over completely by a certified mechanic. There is no sense in buying a vehicle without a complete inspection. Know the risks and the potential repairs needed. You want your young person to be safe and not get stranded.
Body and Paint Work at Wink’s Body Shop
Here in Ithaca, Wink’s Body Shop provides excellent customer service, guaranteed repairs, and a state-of-the-art facility that turns damaged vehicles into works of art. Seriously, when you think about collision repair in Ithaca, seeing the before and after photos of the work done by our i-Car Certified technicians will prove the quality and expertise our staff use daily.
A used car (no matter the age) can have some minor or even significant body and paint damage. There may be prior damage that has resulted in minor rust, the paint may be chipped, scratched and sun burnt. Faded paint is often the most common situation found in older model used cars and trucks.
Did you know that even doing a new paint job can bring the sparkle out in a used car? Our individual paint bays provide perfect isolation from other vehicles undergoing paint and body work. There is no concern about cross-contamination with over spray form other jobs. Your vehicle will have its exact paint color matched through our computer color match systems.
Wink’s Body Shop excels in Ithaca collision repair and extraordinary vehicle painting and sealing. All paint jobs are properly clear coated and sealed after the paint is applied to protect the finish for years to come.
Choosing Your Ithaca Body Shop
Bringing your new or used vehicle to an Ithaca body shop may seem a bit daunting. It’s important to look at reviews of shops, technicians, and customer service of any body shops you are interested in. Our customers here at Wink’s Body Shop in Ithaca rave about the extraordinary customer service and the quality of the work performed on their cars and trucks.
Our service staff are prompt in responding to calls and questions. We keep you updated by text as to the progress and contact you immediately should any changes need to take place. Happy customers are what make a business thrive as we have for over 25 years.
Collision repair in Ithaca done right by quality and experienced auto body technicians stand out amongst the crowd. Our work is lifetime guaranteed so you never need to worry. Every component used in the repair along with the proper paint selection and application will turn that ho-hum used car into a beautiful vehicle for your recent grad!
Once you’ve decided on a vehicle for your grad and have had a checked over for all things mechanical, stop by our shop and let us give you a free estimate to spiff up that car and turn it into a gorgeous vehicle for your son or daughter. Again, Congratulations to you and your graduate!