Autoworks is a locally owned and operated full-service repair and diagnostic shop. Our team has worked diligently to serve Ithaca drivers and earn their trust since 2001. Starting as a three-bay auto shop, our business has grown over the years and we are now proudly operating out of a twelve bay shop while offering a variety of services including towing. Our business has been based on excellence - excellent service, quality repairs and knowledgeable technicians are what makes Autoworks the go-to shop for drivers in the area. Our technicians are passionate about what they do and you can be confident that the service you receive will be done as if it was their own vehicles.

Frequently Asked Questions

Auto Body

Is there a warranty on auto body repair?

We offer a lifetime warranty on body shop repairs.

How do I know which body shop to trust?

As a AAA Approved Auto Body Repair Facility, our shop is certified to meet stringent AAA standards for customer care, staff qualifications and training, environmental processes, licenses and permits, and warranties. We are the trusted Ithaca auto body repair solution.

How can I make an appointment for Ithaca auto body repair?

Give us a call today at (607) 227-5846 or easily schedule your appointment online

Do you work with my insurance company?

Yes, we work with all major insurance companies. From major to minor auto body repairs, the collision experts at Autoworks in Ithaca, NY will help you get back on the road safely, quickly, and easily!

Do I have to use the collision center my insurance company suggests?

Don’t let your insurance company steer you – the collision shop of your choice is your right. In fact, it’s the law.


Do you offer a towing service?

Yes! We’re a AAA Approved Roadside Contractor. Give us a call 24/7 at (607) 277-1073 for all your Ithaca towing and Ithaca roadside assistance needs.

I need a tow but don’t have AAA! Can you help?

Yes, we can! You’ll get 50% off of your towing services if we tow your vehicle back to our Ithaca auto repair facility.

General Auto Repair

Is there a warranty on the automotive repair?

We offer a 12 month / 12,000-mile warranty on all automotive and mechanical repair.

Can I get a discount?

Show us your AAA card, student ID, or university staff ID for a 10% discount.

How can I make an appointment?

Give us a call today at (607) 277-9989 or easily schedule an appointment online

What repair services does Autoworks perform?

We provide all auto repair service from oil changes to complete engine rebuilds to everything in between -factory scheduled maintenance, brake repair, driveability and check engine light diagnoses.

Can I drop my vehicle after hours?

Yes, we have a night dropbox.


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George Rushlow, Owner

George is a Nashville Auto Diesel College graduate of 1991 and received the Craftsman Award while attending. Over the years he has gained manufacturer-based training on Honda and Acura vehicles while employed with a Honda dealership. George lives in Freeville with his wife Karyn, where they raise their three kids Garett, Gavin, and Gracie, and their two labs Carly and Casey. If he isn't too busy running his Ithaca auto repair shop, he operates as his children's crew chief for Go Kart Racing. Even though he loves his business, he truly enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, the outdoors, and traveling.

Christopher Zavaski – Towing Manager & General Manager of Autoworks

Chris has been employed by Autoworks for 10 years is a vital piece of the business. He is exceptional at Ithaca towing and recovery. Not only is he George’s right-hand man – he’s his best friend. He’s a top-notch Ithaca auto repair technician and an all-around great guy! Chris lives in Locke with his family and enjoys hunting, deep-sea fishing, and hanging out with his son Connor.

George Morsey has been working on cars and trucks since he could hold on to a wrench! He has an AAS in computer hardware & software, AAA battery Certification, and is trained in Rotary Electronic Diagnosis. When he’s not providing top of the line Ithaca auto repair, George enjoys custom car fabrication & restoration, camping, and spending time with family.

If you’re looking for the best Ithaca auto mechanic in the business, look no further than John “Jack” Parmenter. He’s been ASE Certified since 1998, is a 20-year Chrysler Certified Gold Mechanic (all 4 levels), and has been voted among the Top 10 & Top 15 mechanics in New York State. When he’s not turning wrenches, John enjoys boating, playing horseshoes, and good BBQ.

Justin Hillard has a 2-year welding degree, 10 years of auto mechanic experience, and is passionate about providing expert auto service to our Ithaca customers. He’s trained in Rotary Electronics Diagnosis and has AAA Battery Certification. Justin enjoys racing, hanging out with his friends, and helping others.

Mike Lane – Body Shop Manager

With 15 years’ auto body repair experience, SRS (airbag) training, and ASE certification as a Master Technician and Certified Estimator, Mike is the highly qualified leader of our Ithaca auto body repair team. In addition to being our resident auto body expert, Mike spends his free time playing guitar, building and restoring custom vehicles, riding ATVs, drag racing, and camping with his family.

Greg McMullen – Body Shop Technician

Greg graduated from Wyoming Technical Institute in 1995 and has 18 years of auto body experience. He’s an ASE Certified Master Technician and an EPA 6H Paint Technician. Outside of work he spends his time chicken farming, snowmobiling, customizing cars & trucks, and spending time with his wife and two boys.

Shawn Stanton – Body Shop Technician

Shawn graduated from Wyoming Technical Institute in 1995 and has 18 years of auto body experience. He’s Chief Frame Rack Certified in tie-down, pull, and laser measuring. At work he’s a machine; at home, he’s a family man.

Andrew Cehonski – Detailer

Andrew graduated from Baran Institute in Hartford, CT and was awarded the David Beck Award for outstanding achievement while attending BOCES in Wyoming County. His hobbies include playing guitar, restoring just about anything, and skateboarding.

Bob Higgins – Shuttle Driver

After retiring from the US Postal Service he joined the team full time as our all-around go-to guy! When he’s not driving the shuttle van he is helping out the techs and just doing whatever is needed to keep our Ithaca auto repair facility tidy and orderly! Bob’s hobbies include gardening, collecting antique clocks and ham radios, and going on cruises with his wife, Betty.


Our towing company is dedicated to providing safe, speedy towing, and recovery to every call they’re dispatched!

Chris Zavaski – Towing Manager

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