Phil & Pam Shaw are the owners and operators of Clinton Alignment Brake & Muffler Center, headquartered in Clinton,  IA. This is a highly regarded auto repair company in Clinton County.

Phil was trained in the auto repair business through many years of hands-on experience.  When it comes to providing expert auto repair services, nothing takes the place of experience. Phil began working in this industry 39 years ago and took over Clinton Alignment Brake & Muffler Center in 1995, after having worked there since 1980.  Pam’s father, Doug, originally opened the business in 1972. Their son Matt has also joined them in this family-run business and will take over when Phil retires to play with his grandchildren.  This family was raised in this community and fully entrenched in providing the best care for their customers, who are more than just customers.  

One of Phil & Pam’s  goals is to provide their Clinton County clients with professional, high quality, and affordable services. They offer General Repair services and Preventative Maintenance including Diagnostics, Heating and AC Systems, Tires, Transmission, Suspension, Brakes, Muffler, Starters, Alternators, Batteries, Oil Changes, Tune-Ups and much more. Please visit their website for more information (  Phil & Pam take pride in being honest and fair professionals.  They treat their customers the same way that they would want to be treated and say they “will always take care of you.”  This includes the little things that count so much, like providing you with a ride, if needed, so that your car can be examined.  They provide a quality service and give great customer care to their community and neighbors.

The result, one of the most successful auto repair companies in Clinton!  

In addition to running a successful auto repair business, Phil & Pam supports a variety of local churches and schools, including the Clinton and Fulton School systems, where he coached sport teams for a number of years. They also support their community Special Olympic events, St. Jude’s and their local church Turkey Drive at the holidays.  They love to spend their free time outdoors with their grandsons and gardening.

 What do their customers think?

Bridget Kilburg – “Best place to take your vehicle! They take care of you like you are family! Always courteous, helpful, kind, and let you know just what you need! Superb all the way around! For any of your vehicle needs, I’d highly recommend these guys!”

M S -“Great guaranteed work. Patient and willing to explain solutions to current problems, while watching for possible future issues & regular maintenance.”

Having owner operated experts, like Phil & Pam providing knowledgeable and expert care is an asset to Clinton and Clinton County, IA.

Business owners take risks and often work long, exhaustive hours to service their clients. There are freedoms in owning a business, but these freedoms come at a cost. Rarely acknowledged are business owners like Phil & Pam Shaw that employ people and ensure their staff are paid continuously. Sure, people earn their wages through their time, hard work and skills, but let’s take a moment and thank Phil & Pam for having and continuing the business ownership game that allows people an opportunity to produce and earn those wages.

Need auto repair service? Give Clinton Alignment Brake & Muffler Center an opportunity by visiting them at 2122 Camanche Ave, Clinton or by calling them at 563-242-1911.


So from the staff of Local Search Force that runs the County Advisory Board

Phil & Pam Shaw, you are highly commended for your service to the residents of Clinton County, for having and maintaining a business that adds to the financial well-being of IA and for your willingness to participate in social betterment activities.


Well done Phil & Pam Shaw!


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