Clinton Alignment, Brake & Muffler Center—home of “Phriendly Phil”—is your hometown auto repair shop providing quality work with a smile. We’ve served the Clinton community since 1972, earning the trust and respect of our customers. Maybe you’ve seen our famous sign with one of our monthly jingles. Why not stop by next time and see what we’re all about?
Founded in 1972, Clinton Alignment has always been a family operation. Phil Shaw (aka Phriendly Phil) began working at the shop as a technician in 1980, and fulfilled a lifelong dream when he and his wife, Pam, bought the business in 1995. “Our goal is to be a trustworthy repair shop where customers are treated as friends. You can count on the person working on your vehicle to fix it right the first time!”
Phil is an ASE-certified Master Technician, now with over three decades of automotive repair experience. He strives to pass his knowledge on to his employees every day, along with a strong value system emphasizing honesty, integrity—and of course—friendliness.
“Car ill, Foresee a bill?, Not to worry, Call Phriendly Phil”
Even if you’ve never been to our shop, if you live in Clinton and you’ve driven down Camanche Avenue, you’ve probably seen our sign with its famous jingles. Pam’s father, Doug Hewer (the original owner of Clinton Alignment), started writing our four-line rhyming jingles decades ago to entertain drivers-by and draw in customers. Since Doug’s passing in 2006, Pam has continued writing the monthly rhymes.
Our customers come from both sides of the Mississippi River. We serve Clinton, Camanche, Dewitt, Gooselake, Sabula, Charlotte in Iowa, as well as Fulton, Morrison, Savanna, Thomson IL in Illinois. We’re as proud as anyone who lives here of our beautiful river view.
Clinton Alignment Brake & Muffler Center Inc provides total car care to all domestic and foreign cars and trucks. In other words, our capabilities go well beyond our name—we can handle virtually any mechanical repair, and we offer storage and performance enhancements. Please visit our Services page for a list of automotive maintenance, repairs, and services we offer.
Stop by or make an appointment today if your vehicle needs maintenance or repair. We’ll get you back on the road as soon as possible with a smile on your face!