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WINK’s Body Shop is Your Trusted Local Automotive Repair Shop

Girls on Summer Roadtrip

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

Man Jumping a Dead Car Battery in Winter Snow. He is wearing a heavy coat and gloves.

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!

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