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Tim Hern, Owner

Tim Hern, Owner

My name is Tim Hern, owner of HomeTown Auto Service. Our auto repair service center has been part of the Lakeville community since 1994. We work hard to deliver the highest quality service at a competitive price. Our goal is to earn your trust as a reliable and conscientious business. My team and I take pride in doing what we do best, taking care of your vehicle. All of our technicians are ASE Certified. You will discover the HomeTown Auto difference with your first visit. We hope to see you soon!

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Picking the Right Tires

Picking the Right Tires

Picking the right tires can be confusing because there are a multitude of choices. Let’s simplify. There are four main classifications of tires, each designed for different purposes. First off, there are summer tires. Those who buy summer tires are looking for maximum summertime performance. The rubber is a little softer to help stick to the road on fast corners on Minnesota roads. The tread has wide blocks at the shoulder to stiffen the tire in turns. The tread design can handle rain, but really isn’t set up for snow and ice. Next comes winter tires.Lakeville people buy winter tires because they still like performance driving when it’s cold and slippery on Minnesota roads, so they need a tread design that’ll really bite into ice and snow. The rubber compound is formulated to stay pliable when temperatures drop below 45 degrees so they get great traction even on dry roads. On the other end of the winter tire spectrum are tires designed to handle in severe ice and snow conditions. The third category is all-season tires. Most new cars in Lakeville showrooms come with all-season tires. This is a tire that is designed to be used all year round. The tread design and rubber compound is a compromise that won’t give you the extreme capabilities of summer or winter tires, but if you’re driving and weather conditions aren’t at the extreme ends of the range, all-season tires might suit you just fine. The last category is what you might have on your SUV or pickup. All-terrain or off road tires are designed for both highway and off-road use – a... read more

Here at HomeTown Auto Service, we build our business one customer at a time.
We know auto repair or service is inconvenient and takes time out of your day.

The challenge today is how do we make it better?

The goal here at HomeTown Auto Service is to perform routine maintenance in order to avoid  unnecessary auto repairs.

  • We listen to your concerns and requests.
  • We will then recommend services and necessary maintenance based on manufacturer’s guidelines for your particular vehicle.

We also offer:

  • 24 Hour Towing
  • Complementary Shuttle Service
  • Loaner cars available
  • Anytime Drop-off Service
  • Saturday Hours
  • Comfortable Waiting Areas
  • On-Site Wi-Fi Internet Access
  • Nationwide Part and Labor Warranty
  • We honor most new & used car extended warranty contracts
  • Large and small fleet service
  • EVAP Leak Detection
  • On-site windshield replacement
  • HYBIRD Service

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952.469.3266

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