About Us

The Story of Phriendly Phil’s Auto Care

Established in 1972, Clinton Alignment Brake & Muffler Center has been a Clinton institution for half a century. Owner Phil Shaw has been working in the trenches at our shop since 1980. Even before he graduated from Camanche High in 1982, Phil knew that a life of wrenching was in his blood. By 1995, he managed to buy Clinton Alignment and continue a proud tradition of automotive repair success. In 2022, Clinton Alignment became Phriendly Phil’s Auto Care.

Phriendly Phil’s Auto Care is all about keeping local vehicles running in tip-top shape. As a community shop with ASE, AMSOIL, and NAPA certifications, we’re all about commitment to auto repair excellence. Thanks to over 40 years of on-the-ground experience, owner and ASE Master Technician Phil can tackle any repair. Whether it’s a head gasket replacement or finding an electrical fault, Phil and his crew always solve the problem in short order.

Pam And Phil

Meet The Owners

Our story is a love story.

It’s all about a man who loved working on cars and the high school sweetheart who shared his dreams. Phil Shaw began working at Clinton Alignment in 1980. After graduating from high school, Phil continued to advance his skills as a mechanic. Meanwhile, Pam graduated from college with a degree in business administration.

In 1995, their dream came true when they purchased Clinton Alignment from Pam’s father, who was the original owner. Phil is the chief technician, and Pam does the accounting. Pam and Phil are proud of the top-quality auto repair business they have built, their close, lifelong ties to their community, and the quality of care they deliver daily to their customers.