About Hummel's Nissan - Why Choose Us

Why Hummel's Nissan

Family - Owned and Operated for more than 85 Years
Iowa's #1 Nissan dealer† has remained true to its roots, which trace back over three generations to 1929 when Henry Hummel and his two brothers began selling and repairing automobiles in Beaverdale. In the 1940s, Henry's sons John, Hank and Bill operated the dealership extending the vehicle line-up and taking progressive steps to advance the company. By the late 1960s, the next generation of Hummel brothers further enhanced the dealership with the addition of the Datsun. True to the family's innovation vision, in 1969 Hummel's lead the automotive industry and became Iowa's first Datsun dealer. 

Bill Hummel eventually brought his brothers' share of the business, and in 1978, Bill's son Mark joined the dealership. Mark's younger brothers, Kevin and Perry would soon follow and all three eventually purchased the family business. The three have developed Hummel's Nissan into the company it is today, located on Merle Hay Road. They uphold the family values established by their grandfather over 85 years ago. 

†Based on 2016 RegTrak sales.

At Hummel's Nissan, we treat our customers like family, because it is the right way to do business. We recognize our livelihood depends on repeat business, and referrals from our valued customers. On average, Hummel's customers have purchased over three cars per household from Hummel's Nissan. This average will continue to increase, as Central Iowa families introduce the next generation of drivers to the Hummel's family. 

Experienced, Loyal Employees
Hummel's employees embody what it means to be family-owned and operated, with an average tenure of more than eight years. Experience with the dealership ensures our employees are best able to serve our customers, a job employees at all levels of the organizations are proud to do each and every day. 

Brand Focus
Hummel's Nissan is proudly a single brand dealership. Unlike most dealers in Central Iowa who maximize profits by carrying multiple brands, our customers benefit from complete Nissan focus. This includes models such as the popular Altima, Murano, Maxima, Frontier and more. In addition to our quality selection of new inventory, we also carry a variety of used vehicles. 

Coupling factory trained Nissan technicians and genuine Nissan original equipment manufacturer parts, your Nissan is guaranteed to receive the quickest, most reliable service in Iowa.  

Accredited by the Better Business Bureau
Hummel's Nissan has earned its accreditation from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) for the company's display of sound advertising, selling and customer service practices that enhance customer trust and confidence. The BBB code of business practices analyzes principles of trust, honest advertisement, transparency, responsive, client privacy and integrity. 

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Keeping You on the Road
Hummel's offers Express Service to keep you and your family on the road. We know life can be hectic, and your vehicle shouldn't hold you back. This convenient service is offered at no additional cost over our standard oil change, and is available Monday though Saturday! 

It is our commitment to each customer we serve, that Hummel's Nissan will work tirelessly to earn your business, and even harder to keep you as a long-term customer.  Our Nissan dealership is located in Des Moines IA, and serves drivers from Ames, Ankeny, Urbandale, Iowa City IA and beyond.

Contact Info

Hummel's Nissan

4805 Merle Hay Road
Directions Des Moines, IA 50322

  • Sales: (888) 512-6026
  • Pre-Owned Sales: (888) 698-7129
  • Service: (877) 362-5072


  • Monday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed


"Completely Satisfied!"

I have been buying cars and having them serviced at Hummel's for over 19 years now, and I have never had one bad experience in all that time. The salespeople are knowledgeable and helpful, not pushy. The service has been excellent and they are always forthcoming with what needs to be done versus what types of things we can wait and just keep an eye on. In 19 years, I've never had a major service issue or breakdown with any of my Nissan vehicles, just the routine maintenance that keeps them running smoothly. I will never go anywhere else to buy my cars!

Kelly, Hummel's Customer
for 19 Years
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