• AUTO VALUE
  • 319-988-4078

  • 636 Dale Dr
    Hudson, IA 50643

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  • Mon 7:30AM - 5:30PM
    Tue 7:30AM - 5:30PM
  • Wed 7:30AM - 5:30PM
    Thu 7:30AM - 5:30PM
  • Fri 8:00AM - 2:00PM
    Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Auto Repair Services You Can Count On!

The Shop | Confidence Plus North American Warranty | 319-988-4078 | 636 Dale Dr, Hudson IA 50643Since 1997, The Shop has provided motorists in the Hudson, IA 50643 area with comprehensive auto repair services that include General Services, Car & Truck Care, Inspections and Emissions, Undercar Services, Alignment, Brakes, Tires, Engine & Transmission, Engine Maintenance, Transmission Services, 4x4 Services, Heating and Cooling Services, Electrical Services, Electronic Services, Miscellaneous Services, Domestic Cars & Trucks, Import Cars & Trucks, Towing and Quick Lube Services. Our goal is to offer the best services available at affordable prices to get you back on the road in no time.

You'll be hard-pressed to find the same level of expertise that our auto mechanic specialists provide! We have years of experience working on both domestic and import vehicles of all makes and models, and we serve motorists in the communities of Cedar Falls, Waterloo, Evansdale, Washburn, Jesup, Reinbeck, Voorhies, and Black Hawk County.

For a high-performing vehicle, trust The Shop with your car, truck, or van. To learn more about the services we offer, please contact us by phone at 319-988-4078 or send us an email. We also invite you to learn more about our dedication to you, our valued customer.

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    What People Say About Us


    • -Dean S.

      I always like the way you take time and explain the challenges encountered with my truck. Thank you for making the automobile operate properly before leaving the Shop.


    • -Steve H.

      Another great experience @ the Shop. Tony fixed & inspected everything I asked. Fair price & done on time.


    • -Annette

      I have been nothing short of impressed with The Shop in Hudson! From the friendly and professional staff to the competent and timely service, my automotive work has been quick and stress free! I especially like the photo text that shows me exactly what the technician has evaluated and my best recommended repair. The free loner is also appreciated! I highly recommend The Shop!!!


    • -Nicole H.

      I have taken my car to the dealers in the past and now will only use The Shop - excellent customer service and Bella makes my morning when I drop off the car. They always have a loner car waiting for me. Best shop to work with!


    • -Steve H.

      Just had a repair done on my wife's Infinite. Great experience. Very knowledgeable about repairs needed. Prices very competitive. Tony had the car done when promised. You can trust in what Tony tells you.


    • -Julie S.

      I've always had a good experience at The Shop. Excellent service and customer service!


    • -Don S.

      We've been using The Shop for several years now. I always get great advice from Tony along with an excellent description of what was found, what options are available and what he would recommend. The Shop provides great service and excellent value.


    • -Robert M.

      Friendly service and more importantly. ..quality work.


    • -Tim & Julie S.

      We have been taking our cars to Tony at the Shop for almost 20 years! In that time we have owner 7 different cars manufactured by Honda, Ford, GM, Subaru and Chrysler. Tony and his crew have always come through for us, whether it's routine maintenance or significant issues. The work has always been completed in a timely manner and at very reasonable costs. He explains the work that was done and you leave confident that your car is ready to go! We'd highly recommend The Shop!


    • -Bonny R.

      So glad they offer a service car to use. Great guys!


    • -Zola K.

      Very excellent customer service and excellent communication on repairs to be done


    • -Doug C.

      Tony and the entire staff at The Shop are courteous and are always ready and willing to help customers. Their free auto inspections are sent to the customer with a thorough review, photos and recommendations. I asked to have a needed repair made, but Tony personally called me and informed me that the after market parts he had ordered and received for my 1999 Dodge Viper were substandard. He gave me my options and installed the Mopar parts the next day. The service was prompt, but more importantly, was honest and personal.


    • -Samuel K.

      The Shop always provides great service and an honest assessment of my vehicles. It's nice to get your vehicle back from an oil change with vacuumed carpets, clean exterior, and a snack on the console.


    • -Annette D.

      I highly recommend the The Shop in Hudson. Customer service is awesome. My starter went out last fall when I was on my way to work. Tony was nice enough to come to my work to take a look at it and arranged a tow truck for me. He took care of everything and made a very stressful situation much easier.


    • -Ryan V.

      Very efficient and friendly company to bring my business to! Unfortunately, car problems will never go away, but it's such a relief to know that these professionals will always work hard to minimize them! You're in for a treat! Literally....they give you treats after every job.


    • -Steve H.

      My experience @ The Shop was outstanding! Knowledgeable mechanics, competitive prices, and friendly staff! This is a place you can go for repairs and know that you can believe what they tell you is the truth!


    • -J E.

      Tony and the whole crew at The Shop are fantastic! They've earned our business over the years, and never disappointed us with friendly, quick and knowledgeable automotive service. I don't hesitate to recommend them to friends and neighbors -- I know others receive the same fine service my family has experienced. (The cookies in the bag we always find on the car seat after they're done with the car are great, too, but I'd write a raving review for The Shop even if we didn't get the cookies! )


    • -Elizabeth P.

      We've been using the shop to do our regular maintenance and service. We have always received great service, and it is a great experience!


    • -Elaine R.

      Great work!


    • -Brett V.

      Best shop ever!


    • -Jane W.

      The Shop is the best place for automotive service, because they care about their clients. I've never experienced such quality interpersonal interactions thru all parts of the experience...appointments, estimates, explanation of work...even triage your service & give you options as to when & how much work you need performed. They earned my loyalty from the first visit!!


    • -Matt B.

      I was very pleased with my experience at the shop today. I went in for an oil change and tire rotation and received excellent customer service.


    • -Abraham K.

      Took our beater in and had brakes done. Great job. They are pros who stand behind their work. Will be returning for any other maintenance needs.


    • -Marquon J C.

      I love the shop. Honest, reliable and very friendly, and Bella the mastiff is just as friendly.


    • -Brian K.

      Friendly staff, timely turn around, and they will leave a treat in your vehicle.


    • -Brian R.

      When I took my Dodge truck to Tony's shop, I found that he was a very fair and honest mechanic. He fixed my transfer case and so much more, when my thermostat went out for the second time he replaced it for free. So like I said, Tony is a very fair and honest person.


    • -Carol P.

      I am so thankful for the mechanics at The Shop in Hudson, Iowa!! They are very knowledgeable and very trustworthy and very affordable!! I have been pleased as to how they stand behind their work too!! On one occasion my vehicle started acting up close to Hudson. I pulled into The Shop, they gave me a loaner car and promised to let me know the next day what was wrong with my vehicle. I was able to make it to my appointment on time and my vehicle was fixed in a timely manner too!! Thank you guys for always doing great work.


    • -Laura K.

      The service at The Shop is outstanding! I really appreciate that they stand behind the work that they do, and I know I can trust them. They are so very friendly and make some very yummy cookies! I would highly recommend The Shop to everyone!


    • -Elizabeth P.

      Just bought my first (nice) car in April of 2016, and I won't trust anyone but The Shop to work on it! The Shop has always been trustworthy, and they always stand behind their work!! So thankful I found them!! And the cookies they leave in my car after every oil change is like a cherry on top!!


    • -Brandon H.

      Tony and the guys at The Shop are knowledgeable and efficient. I really appreciate the communication with things that need to be done right away, and things that can wait. I find their inspections to be very helpful.


    • -Craig Engstrom

      I have been using The Shop for my auto service needs for over a year now. Very happy with the service! Car is clean and happy when it is ready with a bag of cookies to boot. Thanks guys!


    • -Chris A.

      It is difficult these days to find a place that is both fair and trustworthy when it comes to your vehicle maintenance. The Shop is both! If it needs to be fixed, Tony will tell me, and if it can wait awhile, he will tell me that as well. Sara is great, and the entire staff are all friendly and willing to assist the customer.


    • -Shelby C.

      Wonderful place to take your car to get fixed!!! Super friendly people and helpful!!! I know my car is in good heads with them!!! Highly recommend anyone to go there !!!


    • -Tim E.

      I have had my car worked on several times at The Shop and am delighted with my experience. Friendly and great customer service.


    • -Missie S.

      Highly trustworthy, honest and reasonable. Great customer service which is sometimes hard to find! I'm glad we found them and will happily make the drive to Hudson to have our cars serviced and maintained! Definitely recommended!


    • -Dennis K.

      Tony treated me very well when he replaced my intake manifold gasket and water pump and other parts on my car. Unlike some repair shops Tony and Sarah keep you in the loop every step of the way. Give The Shop in Hudson a try for small town value and service.


    • -Tony P.

      Always a great experience with The Shop. From the people to the quality work, it is worth the trip to Hudson. Always feel like my needs are taken care of in a professional manner.


    • -Darren C.

      Competent, friendly, personable, honest, helpful, convenient, fair prices. I admire their efforts at customer service. And, since I now associate oil changes with oven-baked cookies (they will leave some in a bag on your seat), I look forward to visiting every three to five thousand miles.


    • -Rick D.

      Tony and the gang at The Shop are the greatest! We've been going there for close to 15 years now, and I'll never go anyplace else! They really care about giving you the best service and really care about your vehicle. They don't stop until they get to the root of the problem and their prices are wonderful too. Love the monthly newsletter, too! Do yourself and your car a favor and go to The Shop!


    • -Lyle Carol P.

      Tonight on the way to Bible Club our car stopped working. It actually died on the street right in front of The Shop. The guys at The Shop gave us a vehicle so we could continue on our way and promised to have our car fixed when we came back home. About 2 hours later, our alternator was replaced, and two bags of delicious cookies were waiting for us when we returned to The Shop!!

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  • According to recent studies, 5 percent of all motor vehicle fatalities are clearly caused by automobile maintenance neglect.
  • The cooling system should be completely flushed and refilled about every 24 months. The level, condition, and concentration of coolant should be checked. (A 50/50 mix of anti-freeze and water is usually recommended.)
  • Never remove the radiator cap until the engine has thoroughly cooled. The tightness and condition of drive belts, clamps and hoses should be checked by a pro.
  • Change your oil and oil filter as specified in your manual, or more often (every 3,000 miles) if you make frequent short jaunts, extended trips with lots of luggage or tow a trailer.
  • Replace other filters (air, fuel, PCV, etc.) as recommended, or more often in dusty conditions. Get engine drivability problems (hard stops, rough idling, stalling, diminished power, etc.) corrected at a good shop.
  • A dirty windshield causes eye fatigue and can pose a safety hazard. Replace worn blades and get plenty of windshield washer solvent.
  • Have your tires rotated about every 5,000 miles. Check tire pressures once a month; let the tires cool down first. Don't forget your spare and be sure your jack is in good condition.
  • Check your owner's manual to find out what fuel octane rating your car's engine needs then buy it.
  • Keep your tires inflated to the proper levels. Under-inflated tires make it harder for your car to move down the road, which means your engine uses more fuel to maintain speed.
  • Lighten the load. Heavier vehicles use more fuel, so clean out unnecessary weight in the passenger compartment or trunk before you hit the road.
  • Use the A/C sparingly. The air conditioner puts extra load on the engine forcing more fuel to be used.
  • Keep your windows closed. Wide-open windows, especially at highway speeds, increase aerodynamic drag and the result is up to a 10% decrease in fuel economy.
  • Avoid long idling. If you anticipate being stopped for more than one minute, shut off the car. Contrary to popular belief, restarting the car uses less fuel than letting it idle.
  • Stay within posted speed limits. The faster you drive, the more fuel you use. For example, driving at 65 miles per hour (mph) rather than 55 mph, increases fuel consumption by 20 percent.
  • Use cruise control. Using cruise control on highway trips can help you maintain a constant speed and, in most cases, reduce your fuel consumption.
  • Keep your engine tuned. A fouled spark plug or plugged/restricted fuel injector can reduce fuel efficiency as much as 30 percent.
  • Inspect the engine's belts regularly. Look for cracks or missing sections or segments. Worn belts will affect the engine performance.
  • Have the fuel filter changed every 10,000 miles to prevent rust, dirt and other impurities from entering the fuel system.
  • Change the transmission fluid and filter every 15,000 to 18,000 miles. This will protect the precision-crafted components of the transmission/transaxle.
  • Inspect the suspension system regularly. This will extend the life of the vehicle's tires.
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