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Hansen's Auto Care services all makes of cars and trucks

Dan Hansen has been working on cars and trucks ever since he graduated from high school in 1985. For 12 years, he owned and managed Hansen's Auto Care in Cottage Grove.

Now, he is in Hastings, in the Hastings Business Park - 671 E. 31st St., ready to provide all necessary services for his customers. Take Highway 61 (Vermillion Street) south to Highway 316, turn left. Turn left again on East 31st Street. Continue for about three blocks.

"I've always enjoyed the diagnostic end of the business," he said. "We do everything here."

That includes the regular maintenance service such as oil changes and brakes, to services to comply with dealer warranties, to the more detailed work such as engine mechanics, specializing in electrical and diagnostics.

The business sells and repairs, having access to all major brands.

"We give honest repair at reasonable prices," Hansen said. He is proud of the newer equipment he has in the shop, the diagnostic tools, and the complete computerized customers records stored electronically.

He offers free shuttle service for people who drop of their vehicles and need transportation to work and back. Likewise, there is pick-up service to bring the vehicles to the shop.

He has a contract with a towing company that provides service within a five-mile area for $60.

Hansen's Auto Care takes appointments, but also takes walk-ins and tries to accommodate customers' needs as much as possible.

In addition to Hansen, there are three other people working in the shop.

Specials are available for new customers - call the shop for information about them.

Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Cash, local checks (with identification) and major credit cards are accepted.

For more information, call 438-8989 or visit the website at