In 2001, Shade Tree Auto started in a small garage in Johnston, IA, and quickly became a favorite. Its philosophy was simple: Bring back the classic repair shop. Its founder, Clint Dudley, holds a 2 year degree in Automotive Technology, and is an ASE certified Master Mechanic with specialty certifications in Advanced Engine Performance, Under-car, and Service Advisement. He believes a true repair shop should be able to repair anything, regardless of year, make, or model, and do it at reasonable prices.
It didn’t take long for word of the little shop to spread, and the garage in Johnston quickly became over-crowded. In the winter of 2005, Shade Tree Auto found a brand new home in Grimes. The improved facility allowed for faster turn-around on repairs and the large overhead doors accommodated over-the-road trucks and motor homes.
Our mission is to help our customers make the most informed decisions regarding their vehicle. We promise to stand behind our repairs and provide a level of customer service that exceeds expectations.
Shade Tree Auto is proud to be part of the local community, both as a member of the Grimes Chamber of Commerce and the Better Business Bureau of Greater Iowa. Clint also serves on DMACC’s Automotive Technology Advisory Board.
We thank all of our great customers for their patronage and referrals, and invite everyone to stop in and check us out!
Questions or comments? Call us at (515) 986-5241 or email us!