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  • 319-988-4078

  • 636 Dale Dr
    Hudson, IA 50643

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Undercar Services: Maintenance & Repair

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

Undercar Services: Maintenance & Repair

The Shop approaches caring for your car or truck from the ground up. That means that before we look over the internal components of your ride we take time to make sure that you're working with a solid foundation. Our comprehensive undercar inspections and services cover an important area of your car that can easily be neglected and give the foundation of your vehicle the care and attention it deserves.

Avoid disaster by coming in a having your undercarriage checked out today. Call us at 319-988-4078 or visit us in Hudson, IA so we can schedule an appointment to ensure your car is in tip-top shape!

Our competitively priced undercar services include:

Alignment
Wheel alignment (or simply alignment) is standard car maintenance that involves adjusting the angles of the wheels so that they are set to the manufacturer's specifications. The main purpose is to let the suspension and the steering systems operate at their desired angles - this reduces tire wear. Alignment is a complicated process and not all mechanics get it right. To have experts handle your car's alignment, visit The Shop.

Anti-Lock Brakes
Anti-lock brakes prevent wheel lock-up when rapidly decelerating by automatically modulating the brake pressure during an emergency stop. With this system, the wheels are able to maintain traction with the road while braking. Failure of the anti-lock brakes could lead to an increase in the risks of multiple vehicle crashes and run-off road crashes. To avoid this, have your anti-lock brake system checked and repaired by experts. At The Shop, we have anti-lock brake experts who will examine and repair your faulty ABS - keeping you safe.

Brakes
A brake is a mechanical device for slowing or stopping a vehicle (usually by means of friction). In short, a brake inhibits your car's motion. It lets you stop the car whenever and wherever you choose. Brakes are one of the most important parts of a motor vehicle. Without them, you would not be able to stop the car. If your vehicle's brakes are having issues, consider having them worked on. Brake experts at The Shop can work on your car's brakes to ensure you have a safe drive.

Brake System Flush
Brake fluid is hygroscopic (it absorbs moisture). The absorbed moisture lowers the fluid's boiling point. It also corrodes the lines and cylinders. With the lowered boiling point, the brake fluid could boil during braking which makes you lose braking ability. Although this is an extreme scenario, it does happen in heavy braking. To reduce the effects of the absorbed moisture, auto manufacturers recommend that you have a brake flush done periodically. A brake system flush involves the replacement of used and contaminated fluid with fresh fluid. With The Shop's quick lube services, you will have a brake system flush performed by brake experts. Call 319-988-4078 or visit The Shop today.

Chassis
A chassis is the car's internal framework that supports the body and other parts like the wheels, engine, transmission, driveshaft, differential, and suspension. A weak or damaged chassis will translate to a weak car. To have a strong and properly working vehicle, have your car's chassis checked for defects. At The Shop, there are experienced undercar service providers who can work on your chassis.

Differentials
The differential transfers the engine power to the wheels. One important function of the differential is to pass on power to the wheels while allowing them to rotate at different speeds - thus the name differential. When turning, the outer wheels travel a larger distance than the inner wheels do (also the front wheels travel a longer distance than the rear wheels). This means that all four wheels travel at different speeds during a turn and this is where the differential comes in to help. To make sure your vehicle's differentials are working properly, have them checked regularly. Contact The Shop today for differentials examination and servicing.

Differential Flush
The differential is a car part that compensates for the difference in travel distance between the inner wheels and outer wheels when the vehicle is turning. Due to the differential's position in most non-four-wheel-drive (FWD) vehicles (located at the rear and under the car), it does not get any of the star treatment the engine gets. The one thing that every car owner needs to know is that failure of the differential will mean failure of the car. To save the differential from failure, you need to have differential fluid changed every 30,000 to 50,000 miles. Changing the oil on the differential is as important as changing the car's engine oil. Although checking and changing differential oil is pretty easy, you need to visit an auto shop to get a comprehensive differential flush. For differential flush services, visit or call The Shop in Hudson, IA 50643 today.

Exhaust
In a motor vehicle, an exhaust system is a piping used to guide exhaust fumes away from the engine - usually to the rear of the vehicle. A properly functioning exhaust system not only sounds better, it is better - for you, your car, and the environment. The Shop has expert technicians to service your car's exhaust system.

Driveline
A driveline is a part of your motor vehicle that connects the engine and the transmission to the wheel axles. The driveline consists of the parts of the powertrain less the engine and transmission. Failure of the driveline means that the car would not move since energy cannot be transmitted from the engine to the wheel axles. Therefore, make sure that your car's driveline is regularly inspected and serviced. And, at The Shop, you can have the driveline serviced by experts.

Tires
As tires get older, they lose traction and deteriorate from the inside out, increasing the likelihood of a tire bursting. This can cause a rapid loss of control of your vehicle. To have a better performing vehicle, you need to make sure the tires are in good condition. For all your tire needs, contact The Shop today.

Shocks
Shocks (or shock absorbers) are mechanical devices designed to smooth out rough roads. The devices do this by converting kinetic energy to another form of energy. Properly working shocks reduce the effect of traveling over rough ground, leading to improved ride quality and vehicle handling. When shocks develop problems, driving on poorly leveled roads becomes unpleasant, and your vehicle may sway when turning. To have your vehicle's shocks diagnosed and repaired, visit The Shop today.

Struts
Much like a shock absorber (shocks), your car's struts provide a dampening effect as you travel over a road's surface. By absorbing the shock of the road, struts allow passengers to ride in a car without constant and uncomfortable motion. Struts work a bit differently than shocks in that they provide structural support for your car's suspension. This means that struts support your car's weight, unlike shocks which only regulate the speed at which the weight is transferred. Struts usually last around 50,000 or 60,000 miles. This is simply because the damping characteristics of the parts gradually deteriorate over time. Call The Shop at 319-988-4078 if you have questions about the struts on your car. Our expert technicians will diagnose any problems and help you make an informed decision about repairs.

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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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