About Us in Ithaca, NY

The Ithaca Way -- Autoworks

Welcome to Autoworks

Welcome to Autoworks, your premier destination for auto repair, collision repair, towing service, and fleet services in Ithaca, NY. We are family owned and operated and truly dedicated to giving our Ithaca customers a refreshingly convenient, reliable, and pleasant auto repair experience!

Since 2001, Autoworks has provided high quality auto repair and auto body repair to the Ithaca community. As a family owned and operated business, we pride ourselves on providing friendly, affordable, full service auto repair on all makes and models of vehicles.

Our ASE Certified Technicians, specially trained to repair your car problems quickly, will get you back on the road safely and affordably. We utilize state-of-the-art technology and diagnostic equipment to handle auto repair and maintenance services on all makes and models of cars, trucks, minivans and SUVs. In addition, we’re a AAA Certified Repair Facility, AAA Certified Body Shop, and AAA Certified Roadside Contractor, so you can be completely confident bringing your vehicle in for service or repair or calling us for quick, safe towing service. Just 1 ½ miles from Cornell University, you’ll find our location perfect for all of your Ithaca auto repair needs.

From oil changes to complete engine overhauls, transmission rebuilds to check engine light diagnoses, our friendly and experienced team provides an unparalleled level of auto repair and auto body services. So give us a call today at (607) 277-9989 or easily schedule your appointment online, and let Autoworks help you and your vehicle to get back on the road – and stay there!

Meet Our Leadership

George Rushlow — Owner

George is a professional technician with countless hours of auto repair experience. He graduated with honors from Nashville Auto Diesel College in 1991 and received the Craftsman Award. He then gained 12 years of manufacturer based training on Honda and Acura vehicles while employed for a Honda dealership. George lives in Freeville, New York with his wife Karyn and their three kids – Garett, Gavin, and Gracie. The Rushlow family also has two labs – Carly and Casey. When he’s not busy running Autoworks and engaging with the Ithaca community, he’s the crew chief for all three of his kids who race go-karts. He enjoys hunting, being outdoors, traveling, and spending time with his family.

Christopher Zavaski — General and Towing Manger

Chris has been a vital part of the Autoworks team for over a decade. He specializes in towing and recovery and has helped a number of customers in Ithaca-Tompkins County. He’s a top-notch auto repair technician and really embodies what the Autoworks culture is about. Not only is he George’s right-hand man, he’s also his best friend! Chris lives in Locke, New York with his family and enjoys hunting, deep sea fishing, and hanging out with his son, Connor.