Hughes Auto and Body

hughes-featuredEveryone knows that life is more comfortable when things are running smoothly. So, when your car is running well and looks good, it is just one less thing for you to worry about. Luckily, Hughes Auto and Body, located in Eagle Lake, MN specializes in taking the worry out of your automotive mechanical and body repair needs. Father and son team, Brian and Mike Hughes, own Hughes Auto and Body. Brian began the business in 1975 after developing an interest in all things mechanical while growing up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin. It was either repair what needed to be repaired, or milk the cattle with the rest of the family. Fairly easy choice in Brian’s opinion. His commitment to providing each customer with quality service and honest advice at a fair price has resulted in unparalleled customer loyalty and satisfaction


Unlike many auto repair facilities, Hughes Auto and Body is a single-stop location for all of your vehicle’s mechanical and auto-body repair needs. Staffed with local professionals, the people at Hughes take the time to get to know you as well as your car. “I’m really proud of our entire staff”, Brian commented. “We’ve got the best employees around and they care about doing the job right.”

Mike is a certified I-Car Platinum Collision Repair Estimator and Technician. Well, the certification does not come easily. The status is awarded only after the technician has demonstrated proficiency in various skills – a process that can take several years and numerous training classes.


“We take both mechanical and body repair seriously here,” commented Mike. “We understand that our customers have a lot invested in their vehicles and that every repair is an important one.” “Our customers are also are friends,” remarked office manager/service writer Marie Long. “We’re grateful that so many people like our services.”

Marie’s husband, Joe, is the go-to person when it comes to your vehicle’s electronic system. “Each vehicle manufacturer has unique computer and diagnostic systems. It’s interesting and challenging, but never boring,” he says.


When asked if he had a favorite vehicle that he has worked on, Mike smiled and said, “Well, my father always gives me grief about it but I really enjoyed the Lotus. I mean, what’s not to like about a bright yellow, street legal race car!”

hughesThe good news is that you don’t need to own a Lotus to get great service at Hughes Auto and Body. From engines to exhaust and from collisions to custom paint, they do it all. In addition, they do it with the kind of care and professionalism that is a rarity these days. The next time your vehicle is in need of some attention, give them a call at 507-257-3730. Also, be sure to visit their website to learn more about their services.

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