We are open to serve our customers and municipalities through these times for pick up and drop off service during our normally scheduled hours. We have always prided our shop on cleanliness and have gone even further to ensure the safety of our staff and customers. Moving forward, Shade Tree Auto is committed to following the guidelines of the State of Iowa and direction from the CDC regarding our services.

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Having access to information that can help you better understand your vehicle and know of ways to proactively care for it can not only increase your vehicle’s longevity, but it can help you avoid coming in for repairs unless you really need them.

Cruising into Spring with our 3 Locations

We've got some exciting news that's bound to rev up your engines and put a big ol' smile on your face. If you haven't heard yet, we're here to remind you that Shade Tree Auto isn't just a one-location wonder – we're rocking three awesome spots around town!  Ankeny,...

Cruising into February: Show Your Vehicle Some Love

Regular vehicle maintenance is like receiving flowers just because - showing that you care with a simple gesture that makes a lasting impression. When we pamper our automobiles with the attention they deserve, we are giving them the extended life they deserve.  Gifts...

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...

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....

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,...

What are Alignments?

What are Alignments? Alignments are adjustments of a vehicle’s suspension where the wheels connect to the car. The most important aspect of getting an alignment is to ensure your car is driving in a straight line. Getting an alignment consists of three main adjustable...

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