• AUTO VALUE
  • 319-988-4078

  • 636 Dale Dr
    Hudson, IA 50643

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TIRES

Working Hours
  • 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

TIRES

At The Shop we value the safety of our customers above all else. We want to ensure that you get to where you're going every time with a reliable and safe vehicle. A major problem area for the cars and trucks that come into The Shop, are tires. Your tires are your connection to the road, and without them doing their job properly, all the handling development and safety testing that went into your car may not keep you safe. Here is some basic information on your tires and how to know when the time has come for replacements.



Why are old or bad tires dangerous?

As stated above, your tires are an extremely important component of your car or truck. If you've ever been out of control in a vehicle, you'll know how scary being a powerless passenger inside a two ton metal box can be. Driving on tires that are too old, improperly inflated, out of balance, or not suited to weather conditions can spell disaster for your safe journey. Your tires were designed with a very specific task in mind. Using them improperly can have sudden and catastrophic consequences.



Signs your tires need air

This issue can be fairly simple to spot. If your tire seems to be wider at the part which contacts the road, they probably need to be topped up with air. Driving on under-inflated tires wears them out faster due to uneven pressure on the sidewall and can lead to full-on flats and even end up shredding the tire off the wheel! Low tire pressure ruins your vehicle's fuel economy. If you've ever ridden a bicycle with under-inflated tires you know how much extra effort you have to put in to get moving and stay rolling. On the flip side of this, driving with too much air in your tires is also unsafe. While it's unlikely that hitting a large pothole would cause the tire to burst (remember they're built to last for thousands of miles) having too much air pressure in a tire reduces the size of the contact patch, or the area where rubber meets road. This can lead to less grip and control over your vehicle. Every tire manufacturer prints the correct tire pressure on the side of their tires, so it's easy to find out the perfect pressure for your ride.



Signs your tires are out of tread

As with having over-inflated tires, a lack of tread can lead to less control and worse handling for your car or truck. Your tires' tread patterns help them to hold the road as well as channeling mud and water away from the areas that need to do the gripping. Without enough tread depth, your car can ride up on top of water on the road and cause you a complete loss of control. There are a few common methods of measuring tread depth, such as using a penny to gauge whether or not it's time to replace your tires, but we recommend coming into The Shop in Hudson, IA for a professional opinion on the matter. Not all tires are created equal and must be replaced at different times.



Signs your tires are damaged

Signs that your tires are damaged can come from a few sources. A visual inspection can catch potential problems before they become major issues such as nails or rocks embedded in the tread grooves. Always remember that there's a great deal of pressure contained within your tires. If you see any gashes, bubbles or hear the hiss of air escaping it's best to stay away from that tire and enlist the help of a professional. Believe us, you don't want a tire exploding anywhere near you.


You can sometimes feel tire damage while driving. If your car begins to make strange noises as it goes down the road or the handling suddenly becomes worse you should pull over as soon as it's safe. Driving on a flat is a bad idea, and can often lead to more severe damage to your vehicle.



What can and cannot be repaired

Tires are expensive and we take any opportunity we can to repair them safely and save you money. Small punctures can often be plugged and patched (it should always be both!) but sometimes the tire's day is done. If the puncture is on the outer edge of the tire (outside the tread) it's probably unsafe to repair. The same goes for a tire that's been driven on while flat. In this case the sidewall has become weakened and the tire is no longer safe. As with recommended pressures, each manufacturer has guides for what can and what can't be repaired.


At The Shop, customer safety is our number one priority. We hope you'll be a little safer with this information. If you'd like to talk about whether your tires may need inspection or replacement, call us at 319-988-4078 or visit us at 636 Dale Dr in Hudson, IA. Happy travels!



We offer most major brands of tires. These are a few of our preferred brands.


Cooper
Firestone
Goodyear
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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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