Tuffy Cedar Falls

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  • Mon-Fri 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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We offer complete car care service from routine dealer recommended maintenance to complete diagnostics and full service auto repair. We know that our reputation is built "one customer at a time" and we appreciate your business.

Since 1970, Tuffy Tire & Auto Service has been committed to treating our customers with honesty, respect and professionalism. Our philosophy is to provide quality parts and service at an exceptional value. We recognize that satisfied customers are the foundation of our business and that our future success is determined by how well we exceed our customer's expectations today!

Done Right. Period.

That's how we do things at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center. That's why only Tuffy offers a 2-year/24,000-mile guarantee on parts and labor you can take to any store. Plus, we offer a courtesy inspection with every Tuffy purchase. It covers tires, brakes, fluids, exhaust system, battery, belts and more. With every purchase, we even give you 24 free months of roadside assistance, too. We call it ToYourRESCUE. Our work will be DONE RIGHT. PERIOD. Or we'll fix it for free. Now that's what you call Tuffy totally having your back.

We provide quality auto repair services.

Our full service tire and auto service centers service all makes and models, foreign and domestic, cars and trucks. Our highly qualified technicians specialize in providing quality auto repair services including; brake repair, fluid service, transmission repair, suspension service, engine service, exhaust repair, oil changes, air conditioning repair, wheel alignments, preventative maintenance and much more.

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“My experience was amazing. ”

Leeatta Harris

Dec 05, 2022 – Cedar falls, IA

“Great service by mechanic Greg. Awesome communication with manager Todd.”

Nov 06, 2022 – , IA

“Tuffy is terrific. Greg is funny and smart. The other day he checked out a check engine light warning, and discovered it was an oxygen sensor issue. Years ago I had the same situation, and the dealer charged me for a new part plus labor. My guess is that is was the same error code, but Greg took the extra 30 seconds to see if there was a simple, cheap solution to the problem. That's why I keep going to Tuffy's, and so do my friends. ”

Gini Berg

Nov 18, 2021 – Cedar Fallss, IA

“I have always trusted Tuffy’s and they’ve never disappointed! Great service, kind employees, very helpful!”

Kristin P

Oct 08, 2021 – Cedar Falls, IA

“Just got a different vehicle and feel much better after having Tuffy's perform its first oil change”

Steve Jensen

Oct 03, 2021 – Cedar Falls, IA

“Always a great job by Greg and his staff!!”

Bart Schipper

Apr 18, 2021 – Cedar Falls, IA

“We’ve always had a good experience at Tuffy’s in Cedar Falls. Luann M”

Luann McAdams

Apr 07, 2021 – Cedar Falls, IA

“These guys are awesome. Brought my car in for a check up because it was running rough and they did everything they could to find the issues without breaking the bank. Had it back in a day and it runs like new. Awesome job!”

Nick Phillis

Feb 14, 2021 – Cedar falls , IA

“I have been using Tuffy’s in Cedar Falls for many years both for routine service and repairs. I feel I always get competent professional friendly service. ”

Dean Steege

Feb 06, 2021 – Cedar Falls, IA

“Awesome shop and staff!”

kevin steeland

Jan 27, 2021 – Cedar Falls, IA

“I feel that I always get fair, honest, and timely service from the Cedar Falls Tuffy location. The managers are friendly and easy to work with. This is my go-to location for work on all of my cars.”

Bill Rhomberg

Nov 10, 2020 – Cedar Falls, IA

“Contacted several places about repairs to my vehicle. Either no one got back to me or the process was not user friendly. I lacked trust in who I did hear back from and all the quotes ran on the high side from all these other places.. No one seemed like they cared if they had my business or not. Then, I contacted Tuffys and the response was quick and honest. Quote was fair and scheduling was a breeze. Completed the work quickly and made everything so easy and hassle free. I will definitely give them my business and recommend them to anyone. Very professional! ”

Denise Perrott

Aug 09, 2020 – Waverly, IA

“On time service with a friendly staff and clean waiting area. Greg explains all things in a professional manner, easy to understand and YOU make the call to have more work done. No pressure. Ann is great for getting customers back and forth from shop to home and back again. Great service.”

Harvey Ulfers

Jun 26, 2020 – Waterloo, IA

“Everything was done the way they said it would be, when they said it would be. Employees were very friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient. I will go there again.”

Chris C

May 20, 2020 – Waterloo, IA

“Greg and Nick have taken very good care of me. They're not real pushy which I appreciate. They've earned my trust and repeat business. I highly recommend Tuffy in Cedar Falls.”


May 08, 2020 – Waterloo, IA

“Tuffy’s car professionals are like family. Their service is exceptional and I believe they truly care about all of us customers. They take time to explain things, look ahead to future car maintenance needs, and make sure we are satisfied with outcomes. ”

Kathy G

Feb 25, 2020 – Cedar Falls, IA

“To say the least I was very impressed and satisfied with how quickly my vehicle was diagnosed and fixed! Manager Greg Mahlstedt and Mechanic Brian Andersen both did an awesome job of explaining and showing what was done as far as repairs! This was a significant repair at 2300.00 dollars and I will be returning in the future for all my vehicle repairs and service work!”

Darrell F

Oct 13, 2019 – Cedar Falls , IA

“The team at Tuffy is great. Always doing the right thing, treating people with respect and doing the job right the first time. Highly recommend this team.”

Carl M

Sep 19, 2019 – Cedar Falls, IA

“I want to take a second and put a shout out to Nick!! With all the struggles we are having with my vehicle you guys did everything in your power to get it right and I appreciate all the help and all the communication that was made. You are number one in my book and I will make sure all my vehicle needs will come to you. Very reliable and extremely trust worthy. Thanks for everything!!!”

Kelly E

Aug 09, 2019 – Cedar Falls, IA

“I love Tuffy's auto. They are a great bunch of people who always manage to work me in. I'll be sure to recommend other people to Tuffy's.”

Josh P

Aug 06, 2019 – Cedar falls, IA

“I love Tuffy's auto. They are a great bunch of people who always manage to work me in. I'll be sure to recommend other people to Tuffy's.”

Josh P

Aug 06, 2019 – Cedar falls, IA

“Nice people to deal with. Had my car fixed in now time. Will return again.”

James E

Feb 27, 2019 – Cedar Falls, IA

“I've had my cars serviced at Tuffy's in Cedar Falls for decades and wouldn't go anywhere else. Greg and his team provide quality professional care and excellent customer service.”

Kathy G

Jan 22, 2019 – Cedar Falls, IA

“I had an oil change yesterday and as usual, was well pleased with the appointment. Nick mentioned that one of my tires was getting down in tread depth. He also saw that I had one new tire on the front (recently replaced due to a cut sidewall) and he asked if my car was pulling to the new tire side. I will probably get a new tire to wear more evenly with the newer tire already on my car.”

Steve J

Jan 13, 2019 – CEDAR FALLS, IA

“We’ve been going to Tuffy’s for many years. Greg & crew are the best!! Thanks for taking care of our vehicles. ”

Luann M

Aug 15, 2018 – Cedar Falls, IA

“Greg is very helpful and all around good guy I would say. He helped me with my daughters car when I'm so far away. He has great people working for him. Thanks Again Polly ”

Polly J

Aug 14, 2018 – Weitl, IA

“I just wanted to say thanks for the great customer service today! My car got a flat tire, and it was patched up quickly and my three daughters and I were back on the road in no time. Even though we didn’t have a long wait, I appreciated the drinks and toys/books in the waiting area to keep the kids occupied. Everyone was friendly and helpful, and made the stressful situation of a flat tire with three kids in the car as low stress as it could be. I would definitely come back to Tuffy’s again. Thank you!!!”

Nichole M

Aug 12, 2018 – Cedar Falls, IA

“Greg and team are excellent. They always walk you through what they are going to do. They are always polite and respectful. The work is top notch and if a mistake is made they take responsibility for it. ”

Carl M

Aug 11, 2018 – Cedar Falls, IA

“Having been in the business for over 40 years & doing my own repairs over the years, I was reluctant to take my vehicles to anyone other than back to the dealer for warranty work. Finally had a job I didn’t want to tackle as it required some pretty tight work for my 60 y/o body. Both Greg & Nick were great to work with & didn’t dismiss my diagnosis as being from some nut. They confirmed the repairs needed & actually came in under the original quote once they looked at the situation first hand. While I still want to do my own repairs when I can, I can definitely recommend Tuffy’s if you want no nonsense, fair treatment.”

Mark H

May 24, 2018 – Cedar Falls , IA

“It is so assuring to have a place to take our cars for maintenance and repairs that we can trust. Tuffy employees provide quality and personable service. They really care about doing their best for us.”

Kathy G

May 13, 2018 – Cedar Falls, IA

“Tuffy – you can count on Gregg and the staff to do a very detailed job from start to finish. He provides straight forward pricing and works hard to keep cost down, works in a timely manner and they are reliable and will back up their work. You will be in good hands at Tuffy. ”

Mike G

Apr 26, 2018 – Cedar Falls, IA

“This is a business with high integrity. Two phone inquiries and Nick referred me to Damere. Saving me time and money. Integrity. Thank you Nick Klein and the wonderful woman I spoke with on the phone next week. Damere got me in this Friday morning. He conveyed integrity as well. Grateful, David”

David Farwell

Feb 21, 2018 – Chicago, IL

“Just returned from another excellent repair experience. Fair, detailed estimates and prices for both parts and labor. Greg hunted down a generic part instead of OEM and charged me less for labor than the job was rated because it actually took less time. I always leave there with a feeling that I got an honest value for my money and repairs that are going to last.”

Carson B.

Nov 09, 2017 – Cedar Falls, IA

“Greg is always up front and honest about my vehicles' needs. Always feel comfortable and appreciated as a customer. Nick is a great addition.”

Bryce O

Sep 14, 2017 – Cedar Falls, IA

“Great service as usual....”

Daniel S

Aug 17, 2017 – Cedar Falls, IA

“There is nothing that annoys me more than automotive trouble. I feel that I can take my vehicles to Tuffy's and get fair & honest treatment. It provides pease of mind to know Greg, Russ and the rest of the crew at Tuffy's will get me back on the road in short order. I have never had a bad experience at Tuffy Automotive.”

Steve R

Jan 27, 2017 – Cedar Falls, IA

“The good people at Tuffy's are superb, as is their work. You can feel confident that your vehicle is in good hands and leave knowing your vehicle has been fixed properly!”

Jerry K

Jan 03, 2017 – waterloo, IA

“I was DESPERATE! I had my Dance Team from Pleasantville High School (2.5 hours away from Cedar Falls) in town for the Iowa "All-Star" Shrine Bowl football game ...we were the pregame entertainment. One of the windows on our school Suburban was down and it wouldn't go back up...something was wrong with the electric window control. It was 95 degrees and we were going to be in Cedar Falls all weekend so I didn't want to wait until I got the vehicle back to Pleasantville. I went in on Friday July 22 and explained our situation to Craig. They were very busy, but he took the time to look at the window and told me what was wrong (a regulator in the window mechanism). He got some type of tool and was able to manually pull the window all the way up then taped it to secure it. When I asked him how much I owed him, he said "no charge". They were AWESOME, customer service an A+++, and I highly recommend them to everyone in the Cedar Falls area!”

Lois T

Jul 25, 2016 – Pleasantville, IA

“I can't say enough about Greg and the team at Tuffy Cedar Falls. They are thorough, professional and completely trustworthy. They've worked on all of our cars for several years and I've never once felt like I've gotten anything but honest, excellent work.”

Nick P

Dec 29, 2015 – Cedar Falls, IA

“I've never written a review...until today. I am from out of town and while in Cedar Falls had car problems. My insurance company lined up the tow truck to take my car to Tuffy's. My car doesn't malfunction often, but I can only hope that the next time it happens, I'm in Cedar Falls. Greg and his crew bent over backwards to help me since I was from out of town. What exceptional customer service! ”

Pamela N

Sep 17, 2015 – Springville, IA

“Being a college student and having no idea about anything with my car, Tuffy's has been nothing but amazing with the service they provided. They truly break down and care about your car at an affordable price. The staff is always great to work with, and the service is outstanding. I will only go to this Auto Service in the Cedar Valley. ”

Emilio S

Jul 24, 2015 – Cedar Falls, IA

“Greg and his staff provide excellent customer service. They are friendly, prompt, and trustworthy. I have had nothing but positive experiences with Greg and the service at Tuffy in Cedar Falls. Would highly recommend!”

Brock S

Nov 01, 2013 – Cedar Falls, IA

“Greg and his staff have gone out of their way many times to help me with a car question. I know I can always stop in with a questions and have it answered quickly and honestly. They are all very knowledgeable and make even the "bad news" tolerable. Even if I don't think it is something they can help with, I always start by asking Tuffy's first!”

Carolyn M

Oct 12, 2013 – Cedar Falls, IA

“"Great prices. A friend of mine recommended that I try Tuffy's when she heard that I needed brakes for my car I shopped around at other places but got the best overall deal at Tuffy's. I was pleasantly surprised and the sales associate that helped me was very professional and gave great customer service".”

Steve J

Apr 04, 2013 – Cedar Falls, IA

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