1112 West Main Street Manchester, IA 52057 563-927-2811

About J's Auto Used Car Super Center


With over 30 years in business, J's Auto is truly your trusted, hometown dealer, built from the ground up by hard working people, JUST LIKE YOU!  Whether you're looking for a quality pre-owned car, truck, or SUV, we strive for big city inventory selections with honest, friendly & quality, small town customer service.  A large portion of our inventory is guaranteed to be rust-free, and we work hard to continuously offer one of the areas best selections of pre-owned trucks, from diesel to gas, for work or for play. With our Special Order program, from cars & trucks to vans, SUVs and more, if we don't have it we will do everything in our power to FIND IT FOR YOU !  Buy, sell, trade, search, or locate, we want to earn your business and be your quality dealer FOR LIFE. We believe in trust, integrity, family & community, and we want to know what we can do FOR YOU, not what you can do for us. We provide a friendly & relaxed buying experience, with no pressure and no gimmicks, and convenient financing right here, with the most competitive rates available, currently as low as 1.99%.  We even now offer LIFETIME vehicle protection on most of the vehicles we sell, when you regularly service & maintain your vehicle with us.  Just another way for us to show our gratitude and appreciation to our most valuable asset--OUR CUSTOMERS!  BUT THAT'S NOT ALL! We can help you with most any of your vehicle needs, from upholstery work & detail services, to bodywork & estimates, paintless dent removal, mechanical service & more. We have over 20 years of experience and have won numerous awards for being an outstanding, independent auto dealer, but our true success is measured by the happiness and satisfaction of our customers. YOU are our number one priority!  Please, come see for yourself, at J's auto, YOUR HAPPINESS IS OUR DRIVE!



J's Auto's owner & operator, Jim Harbach, has always lived locally, and grew up on a farm as the youngest of 8 siblings, between the towns of Delhi & Manchester.  When Jim opened J's Auto in 1986 at age 24, it was as a very small service & body shop.  He started the business as a body and service repairman himself, and eventually began dabbling in vehicle sales.  In the 1980s, Jim had began to see why so many of the used car dealerships had earned such a bad reputation, and he was determined to provide people a real, sincere & honest buying experience like they deserved,  one that he would want as a customer. Many local folks will tell you they still remember back when there were only three cars on that tiny lot and how Jim would come out to help you himself, covered in paint or engine grease or both.  Eventually, and before the luxury of the now widely used world wide web, Jim himself began to travel nonstop to acquire vehicles, while simultaneously maintaining his position as the head body man and shop manager, and taking care of his family, including then four young daughters.  In 1992, Jim expanded J's Auto to support a slightly larger Sales aspect, with a 1000 square foot lot, 20 used vehicles, and the addition of 2 more employees. By 2002, Jim's continued hard work and success allowed J's Auto to undergo a much greater expansion, and to add a larger full service shop, detail, body, paint, and sales department, with over 7500 square feet, an inventory of 100-150 vehicles, and 12 employees.  Today, J's Auto offers 170+ vehicles and continues to grow in number of employees, and Jim was very excited to announce that J's Auto would be making a huge change, and constructing a much larger facility for sales, service, and detail.  Now in spring of 2017, Jim and the J's Auto team strive to offer that same great service and commitment to customers that they always have.   Throughout our years in business Jim and J's Auto have won numerous awards, including for the Iowa Independent Auto Dealer of the Year from IIADA, for both quality vehicles and quality customer service, and ASC Quality Dealer award winner seven times over.  J's Auto is a member of both the IIADA and NIADA, is proud to be accredited by the Better Business Bureau, and to participate as a local Chamber Member, regularly donating both time & money back to the local community, including to area schools and various other local businesses & organizations.

Despite his success, Jim Harbach is still just your regular guy, committed to providing the vehicle experience he would want for himself or his own family.  In the course of his business, he remains involved in almost every aspect at every level, and you can still find him doing jobs like detailing cars himself--he just does what needs to get done. He is extremely loyal and dedicated to the people in his life, from his family to his friends, down to his very last customer.  He is stretched incredibly thin, but Jim does manage to take time for his family and for himself, and has a love for hunting and the outdoors, hobby farming, small woodworking projects, and just spending time with the people in his life.  


Be sure to visit our virtual showroom of inventory available for purchase. There you will see detailed information about each vehicle, a picture gallery, as well as convenient ways to contact us for more information about that vehicle. We are located at 945 E Main St and are available by phone at 563-927-2811 . You can also get driving directions and hours of service from our user friendly website.

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