Shade Tree Auto

Transparent, full-service auto repair in Grimes, Iowa

Our Reputation

Make informed decisions regarding your vehicle

It’s important for you to work with an auto mechanic who is transparent and can provide you with information to help you make informed decisions about your vehicle rather than feeling pressured to pay for a service you don’t need.

This is our mission at Shade Tree Auto, and we always provide you with detailed, digital inspections with easily digestible information to show what services are a priority and what can wait. We promise to stand behind our repairs and provide a level of customer service that exceeds expectations. We want you to drive away with peace of mind and confidence in the safety and longevity of your vehicle.

Our Services

Choose your auto repair service

Our Guarantee

Experience our industry-leading 4/40 warranty

When you invest in your vehicle at Shade Tree Auto, we invest in it too. We proudly stand behind our parts and labor for 4 years / 40,000 miles on all of our mechanical repairs. This includes fleet account vehicles.

Our Process

Simplify your auto repair service

Your time is valuable, and we take steps to make sure the maintenance process you experience is efficient, informative, and stress-free.

Remote Service

Loaner Vehicles

Text Updates & Reminders

Digital Inspections

Shuttles & Car Pick-up

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Our Values

Supporting our employees, customers & community

It’s because of our hard-working employees, great customers, and encouraging community that our business has been able to grow and thrive here in central Iowa.

We are proud to be a part of the local community as a member of the Grimes, Johnston, and Urbandale Chambers of Commerce and the Better Business Bureau of Greater Iowa and hope to keep moving our business forward and continually invest in the community that has given us so much.

Our Reputation

Hear from our happy customers

“Excellent service customer service—very friendly people. They communicated very well and made it easy for me to get my car in and out of the shop. Also, I really like the ‘report card’ they send via text. It allows me to see results on my own time and then make a decision on what to do. Thanks!”

– Martin E.

Our Team

Join the Shade Tree Auto team

We believe whole-heartedly that our customers’ happiness is directly tied to the happiness of our employees, which is why we built Shade Tree on integrity that challenges the norm, rewards excellence, and provides a comfortable life for everyone on our team.

If you’re interested in working for an internationally recognized, local auto repair shop, we want to hear from you!

Our Knowledge

Read up on helpful tips for you & your car

We have a lot of knowledge and experience built up here at Shade Tree Auto, and we love passing on tips, reminders, and how-tos to help you become a more knowledgeable car owner.

Prepping Your Car for a Roadtrip

When taking a road trip, the last thing you want is to have an unexpected breakdown in the middle of nowhere. Luckily, newer cars tend to have fewer problems and are more reliable on long distance trips. Although, fewer breakdowns can lead to a sense of overconfidence...

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How to Take Care of Your Tires

You don’t find a lot of people who are crazy about tires. They can be expensive, boring and it can be hard to know which ones to buy. But tires are one of the most vital parts of your vehicle and making sure you know proper upkeep and which ones to buy is important....

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What is a Pre-Purchase Inspection?

Remember that feeling when you first bought your new car? Well, new to you. You felt so excited about your cool new whip but also a little nervous because you’ve spent money on a car that was owned by someone else for a few years. The car was super clean, drove great,...

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Our Service

Schedule service with Shade Tree Auto

Whether you’re needing a routine oil change or your car is causing you larger issues, we look forward to getting the chance to work on your vehicle and provide you with reliable and transparent service.

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