• AUTO VALUE
  • 319-988-4078

  • 636 Dale Dr
    Hudson, IA 50643

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PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE

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

PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE

Preventative maintenance is the best way to ensure your vehicle stays reliable, and lets you avoid major repairs as well as the expenses that come with them. At The Shop, we provide a complete preventative maintenance program, and carry all the necessary parts and expertise to take care of the little jobs that let you avoid the big ones. Choose from a comprehensive range of the fluids, oils, filters, and belts that your vehicle needs to keep running happily and healthily. Relax while your ride is inspected by our highly-trained technicians, and rest assured that it'll keep running smoothly for miles and miles.

The first part of our preventative maintenance program deals with your vehicle's fluids. Your car needs these fluids to keep running smoothly and prevent overheating. Most of our fluid change services are completed quickly so you can get back on the road in Hudson, IA. Our technicians are happy to monitor and refill your engine oil, automatic transmission fluid, brake fluid, anti-freeze, power steering and wiper fluids. We also perform checks on your radiator to ensure there are no small leaks caused by stones and other road debris.

The next area of our program deals with the filters in your car. Whether filtering oil, fuel, or air, your car's engine and drivetrain rely on pure ingredients free from power-robbing particles. Your vehicle's fuel system, for example, wants only the purest gasoline or diesel. When microscopic particles build up in the system over time they reduce its efficiency and cause issues like decreased gas mileage. The same goes for your engine's air filter. An engine needs a mix of fuel and air to create combustion, and that can't happen if your motor can't breathe. Regularly changing your car's filters will prevent this from occurring. The Shop will make sure all your car's filters are flowing smoothly and clear, as well as the often-overlooked cabin air filter which can make a huge difference in how pleasant a car is to be inside.

Tire balancing is an important area of preventative maintenance where we excel. If your car's tires are out of balance, they could be putting undue strain on components in the suspension, braking, and drivetrain systems, which can cost you greatly further down the road. Ensuring a smooth ride with professionally balanced wheels and tires is a much cheaper, easier, and safer way to make sure your car stays on the road, while ensuring a long life for your tires.

Your car's timing belts are extremely important to examine during the course of preventative maintenance. There are a number of events that need to take place for one full revolution of your car's engine. These belts ensure that they all line up with each other, and occur at exactly the right moment. Should the belts become damaged or break, the events can fall out of sync and happen at the wrong time, which can be seriously detrimental to the health of your engine and your car overall. The Shop ensures that all your car's belts are healthy, and that all of those events keep happening at exactly the right time.

If you want The Shop to make sure that your vehicle is well-equipped to continue transporting you safely for years to come, call us at 319-988-4078, or visit us in Hudson, IA so we can schedule a time to take a look at it!

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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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