Barry’s Auto Body, an eco-friendly collision repair shop in Staten Island, NY, will be launching a series of new videos on its YouTube channel.
The channel, which was launched in 2015 with a series of "how to videos" is one of the tools Barry's Auto Body uses to help educate the public about important issues related to the automotive industry. Educational videos in its library include: "Insurance Companies Direct Repair Program," "Dealing With a Tow Truck Company" and "How to Clean Your Car Battery Terminals With Coca Cola," among others.
"We create educational videos to take the mystery out of the automotive repair process,” said Barry Crupi, co-owner of the body shop. “When a customer is familiar with the operation and repair of their vehicle, it helps to reduce the stress they feel when dealing with a body shop.”
"We have been in business for over 30 years and most of our customers come by word of mouth because we do everything in our power to make the vehicle repair process quick and easy. We do all the legwork when it comes to dealing with the insurance companies because when someone has a car accident, they should be concentrating on their future health and safety rather than trying to navigate through the tedious insurance claims process."
Over the years, Barry's Auto Body grew from a single bay repair shop to a multi-bay shop employing state of the art vehicle repair technology. Their success has prompted both Barry and Michele Crupi, co-owners of the shop, to give back to their community. They help raise money for local non-profits dedicated to helping children and they host contests with prizes such as Apple watches and Kymco motor scooters.
The most recent contest, "Make Staten Island Laugh" prompted comedian and social media influencer, Eric D’Alessandro to submit the winning video titled, "How to Speak With a Staten Island Accent." The video was recently launched on Barry's Auto Body YouTube channel.
"We decided that comedy was the best antidote for the anxiety caused by having to bring your car into the auto collision repair shop," said Crupi. "We received dozens of great video entries, but Eric won the contest handily. We are honored to have his video as part of our library."