When Cliff Hudson was a teenager, his father, an auto mechanic also, tried to steer him into another profession. “You always want better for your children, so he did everything but whip me to keep me away from the automotive industry. But what my dad didn’t realize was that not only was he my inspiration, cars were my passion. And you can’t quell passion.”
At just 14 years of age, Cliff landed his first automotive job. While attending Wando High School he worked evenings, weekends and summers doing whatever his employer required. “Talk about starting at the bottom of the barrel; that was my first day at work. I cleaned filthy old auto parts out of barrels!” Cliff graduated at the top of his class in the inaugural year of Wando’s automotive program and was awarded the “Outstanding Auto Mechanic” award from Ford motor company.
Cliff furthered his career through employment in two local dealerships but continued to work nights and weekends. Due to the overwhelming demand for his time and talent, Hudson’s Import Service was opened in April of 1978 in what amounted to a lean-to type of structure. In 5 years the business relocated to a much larger structure and in 1986, to its present building where it has remained over 30 years.
How We Are Different
In today’s economic environment, it is important to protect one of your largest investments. Don’t put yourself in the unexpected position of having to replace your car. It is important to ensure your car’s longevity and preventive maintenance and repair is essential. Let us guide you through the process of what to do, when to do it and how to most effectively invest in your vehicle….because at Hudson’s Import Service, we are not just taking care of cars, we are taking care of customers:
- 24 Month / 24,000-mile warranty on all repairs
- Customer Shuttle Service
- Wireless Internet Service Available
- OwnerAutoSite.com in conjunction with Mitchell 1 Shop Management Software provides customers with valuable vehicle information.
- Service reminder program by mail or email via Mitchell 1 CRM software