Your One-Stop Car Care Shop

Dealership Quality without the Dealership Prices

Wingdale Automotive is a full-service, preventive maintenance and auto repair shop. We have provided customers in Dover and the surrounding areas with all of their auto repair, maintenance, and diagnostic needs for many years. Our quick turnaround time, attention to detail, and ability to work on a wide variety of different makes and models, both new and old, foreign and domestic has earned us a reliable reputation.

When it comes to your car, no job is too big or too small. Our team is determined to get your automobile fixed in a timely and efficient manner. With our state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and our expansive knowledge, we can quickly locate the problem, determine the necessary repairs, and get your vehicle back on the road. If your car, truck, or other vehicle is in need of repair, major or minor, give us a call today!

(845) 832-7979 | | 1827 NY-22 Wingdale, NY 12594


About Us

We have a passion for cars. We want to take that passion and put it to good use by providing our technical expertise with the highest degree of integrity and dedication to customer service. In this business, success comes down to the reputation a shop has in the community. We are proud of the reputation for excellence we have earned over the years, because a reputation can't be bought ‒ it can only be built, one customer at a time.

We realize our reputation is on the line with every new customer, and we work hard to make sure that everyone who comes into our shop gets the same great service, top quality workmanship, and professional integrity. Many people have a hard time trusting someone to repair their vehicle, which is understandable since it is a huge investment that you are leaving in someone else's hands. At Wingdale Automotive, we make sure that we are always worthy of the trust our customers place in us.

If you are looking for an honest, qualified mechanic, then look no further than Wingdale Automotive. Feel free to stop in or give us a call today to make an appointment!

(845) 832-7979 | | 1827 NY-22 Wingdale, NY 12594


Friendly, Courteous, Dependable Service

Our goal has always been to provide great service at a fair price. When we inspect a vehicle, we will always provide an honest assessment of the problem and what it will cost to fix. We do not inflate costs or invent expensive problems. When you bring your vehicle into our shop, you can be confident that you will be dealt with honestly and get excellent service at a fair price.

Moreover, we make your satisfaction our priority. As many of our loyal clients can attest to, our staff goes the extra mile to make sure all of your needs are being met. Our services don't stop at technical repairs either ‒ we keep you up-to-date on the status of your vehicle to ensure your total peace of mind.

You can depend on Wingdale Automotive for honest service and reasonable prices on every job we do. Give us a call today! (845) 832-7979

Our services include, but are not limited to:

  • Diagnostics
  • Install, Rotate & Repair Tires
  • Steering, Suspension & Wheel Alignment
  • Brake System Inspection & Repair
  • Heating & Air Conditioning
  • Routine Maintenance
  • NYS Inspections
  • Axle, Transmission & Clutch Repair
  • Windshield Wipers & Headlights
  • U-Haul Authorized Dealer Services
  • Engine Repair
  • Oil Changes
  • Belts & Hoses
  • Tune-Ups
  • Emergency Services


Frequently Asked Questions

Engine & Parts

What are OEM Parts?

These are the parts made by the manufacturer of your vehicle. OEM stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer.

What are LKQ Parts?

These are often referred to as used parts as they come from salvaged vehicles. Salvage yards buy vehicles which have been severely damaged. They then inspect the vehicle for usable parts and remove and clean them. LKQ stands for Like, Kind, and Quality.

What are aftermarket parts?

These are parts not made by the manufacturer of your vehicle. They are less expensive then OEM parts but may not have the same fit and functionality for your specific vehicle. That is why you need a quality auto technician who knows what will work well with your vehicle.

What are QRP parts?

This is just another name for aftermarket parts. QRP stands for Quality Replacement Parts.

What is that rattling sound?

More often than not, you will notice something wrong with your vehicle before it breaks down and you need to bring it in. The rattle is one of the most common indicators that there is something in your car that needs fixing.

Accelerating‒ If the rattle comes from under your vehicle when accelerating, then the problem is usually when the muffler is burnt out or damaged. But it could also be a problem with a leak in your exhaust system. Lastly, it can often be when a hanger or something is loose in your car. If the heat shield or other parts are no longer connected properly then you may hear a rattle.

Driving‒ If the rattle happens during driving then we must know if it comes from under the vehicle or from the engine. If it is underneath then it is probably worn or damaged tie rod ends. If it is coming from the engine then it is probably loose steering gear mounting bolts.

Changing Gears‒ If you hear the rattle while changing gears then it should be an issue with or around the u-joint. The U-joint, or universal joint, is a critical component and a suspected problem should be checked out right away.

Idling Engine‒ Your vehicle isn't going anywhere but it's making a strange rattle from the engine. Most likely, this is because there is a problem with armature or bearings of the alternator.


My windshield has a small crack, do I need to get it repaired?

Our team highly recommends getting a small crack or chip repaired. We understand that cosmetics may not be important to you, but that small crack poses more of a threat than you may think. If left untreated, that small crack can quickly turn into a big crack (and a big headache!) and you may need to have your whole windshield replaced.

How do I know whether I should replace or repair my windshield?

One of our automotive glass specialists will need to evaluate the size and location of the chip or crack to determine if your windshield can be repaired or if it needs to be replaced. In general cracks shorter than 6 inches can be repaired. Of course, repairs are always less expensive than replacements, but when it comes to your windshield, it is best to err on the side of caution. A cracked or chipped window compromises the structural integrity and safety of your vehicle.

How long will it take to repair my windshield?

Depending on humidity, the adhesive we use usually takes 3 to 4 hours to properly cure. Like many of our auto repair services, we aim to have the job completed the same day you bring your vehicle to us.

Is glass repair covered by my insurance?

If you have comprehensive coverage, your auto insurance policy most likely covers windshield repair. Many people in the Pawling area are reluctant to go through their insurance for a glass repair because they are nervous their rates will go up. There is no need to worry since you were not at fault. However, windshield replacement is a little different. Some insurance companies, especially if this is not your first window replacement, will raise your premium.

Brakes & Tires

What are the signs that my brakes need to be repaired?

Your brakes seem to be getting less responsive. Some people describe this as their brakes feeling like they are floating or fading. This is a sign of a leak somewhere in your brake system ‒ either there is an air leak in the brake hose, or your brakes are leaking brake fluid. This is obviously an extremely dangerous situation, and you should not drive if you notice your brakes behaving in this way.

Your brakes shake, vibrate, or pulse. When your brake pads cannot get an even grip on your rotors, it will cause the brakes to shake or push back at your foot. This generally means your rotors will need to be replaced. It can be dangerous to drive in these conditions, so we recommend getting this looked at as soon as possible.

Your brakes are screeching or grinding. This usually means your brake pads need to be replaced. If you hear a high pitched screeching noise when you brake, this means that your pads are wearing down. If the screeching sound has been replaced by a louder grinding sound, this means that your brake pads have worn all the way through and are actually grinding against your rotors. If your brakes make any unusual noises, bring them in to be repaired right away.

What is tire tread depth?

Tread depth indicates the age or the amount of usage a tire has had. As tires are used they will slowly start to lose their tread. Driving on tires without the appropriate amount of tread is very dangerous as your vehicle and will affect performance and fuel economy.

How does tire rotation it work?

Tire rotation is important to keep your tires lasting as long as possible. No matter how well your tires are placed on your vehicle, one side of each tire will wear down more quickly. This is natural for any vehicle. When tires are rotated your Dover mechanic will change the position and side of each tire. For example, your left front tire will be changed into the right rear tire position.

What is wheel balancing?

Almost all tires on the road today have a slight imbalance - meaning that a tire does not spin flush to the road. This is normal but if left alone, overtime your tires could become significantly unbalanced. Indications of unbalanced wheels usually occur at high speeds. Your vehicle will wobble when you are cruising down the highway and your steering wheel will shake. Leaving your vehicle in this condition will create stress and eventually damage the steering and suspension systems of your vehicle.

Exhaust & Transmission

How do I know if there is problem with my exhaust system?

There are a number of tell-tale signs that there may be something wrong with your auto exhaust system. Noise and visible smoke are the biggest indicators. But, even more dangerous than noise and smoke is the harmful carbon monoxide fumes that have the potential to leak into the inside of your vehicle from holes in the catalytic converter or muffler.

What is an exhaust system?

The exhaust system is comprised of several different components, all of which work together to reduce noise, harmful emissions and direct exhaust fumes away from the motorist.

Catalytic Converter: Designed to collect carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, and nitrogen oxide and convert these dangerous gases into less harmful byproducts such as oxygen, water vapor, and carbon dioxide.

Muffler: A metal container with holes and chambers, which is designed to reduce exhaust noise caused by the engine.

Resonator: Works directly with the muffler to drown out engine noises.

Tail Pipe: Located at the rear of the car, the tail pipe directs exhaust gases away from the vehicle and its occupants.

What are the signs that there is a problem with my auto transmission?

You don't need to be a certified auto technician to determine that something has gone haywire with your transmission. There are a number of tell-tale signs that there could be something wrong:

  • Trouble shifting gears
  • Random gear shifts
  • Leaking fluid
  • Buzzing, whining, or grinding noises
  • Burning smell

If you are experiencing any of the signs of a looming transmission failure, bring your vehicle to Wingdale Automotive and allow one of our certified mechanics to assess the problem. Transmission problems can escalate quickly. Identifying and repairing your automotive transmission before matters get worse will save you a significant amount in repair costs.

Those are the answers to some of the questions we get. If you have more questions then don't hesitate to give us a call or stop by our shop today.

We are happy to answer any questions you may have! Trust that our years of experience and expansive knowledge of a variety of automobiles will guide you to the right solution.

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  (845) 832-7979

  1827 NY-22 Wingdale, NY 12594

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