Autumn Service Special!
Autumn Service Special! $128.98 Service Special! Includes Change oil and filter, Check all Lights, a Multi-point vehicle inspection, Top off all Fluids, Rotate Tires, Complete brake inspection, Test battery and Charging system and check Cooling system performance. *Up to 5 Quarts of standard oil, Specialty ... [read more] oil extra* ... [hide]

Customer Reviews

“ This is without a doubt one of the best corrective maintenance facilities I have ever visited. Super customet friendly, 5 stars just doesn't do justice to these award winning folks. Super clean shop Best customer service Extremely knowledgeable techs Highest sense of urgency Military friedly The most personable, friendly, experienced support team I have worked with in a very long time. Outstanding job by all. “
Jeff Ripa
3 Year Warranty

3 Year Warranty
Best Warranty in the Industry!

We are proud to be the home of the three year, 36,000 mile nationwide warranty. Covers most repairs and service on new parts and labor. This includes complimentary roadside assistance. Travel with peace of mind.

*On most repairs. See shop for details.

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Our customers love us!

over1,300positive reviews

Experience you can trust

30+years in business

Local heroes

30+Awards &
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Voted Best
Santa Cruz
Auto Repair

We are honored that Santa Cruz residents have voted Water Star Motors as one of the best auto repair service shops in Santa Cruz County. We regularly receive awards from The Good Times, the Santa Cruz Weekly, and the State Assembly of CA.


Santa Cruz

At Water Star Motors we practice sustainability. We believe in 'reduce, reuse, and recycle' as a way of life. We promote the use of bio-diesel, hybrids and ethanol in our community and promote the good health and safety of the vehicles we service. We were the first Santa Cruz auto repair shop to become Certified Green through the Green Business Program.



The first emission control regulations were implemented by California in 1963. They were the first of its kind and have greatly affected the auto industry ever since. There are even vehicles today that produce zero emissions.

California requires that you obtain a smog certificate every other time you register your vehicle. The smog certificate ensures that your automobile’s emission levels are below the required level.

At Water Star Motors we perform smog checks on many vehicles and provide the DMV with a certificate when the vehicle passes. If your vehicle fails the test we can make the corrections to your vehicle so that it will be at the appropriate emissions level.



Need a ride home or to the office after dropping off your vehicle? Water Star Motors is pleased to provide our customers with a free courtesy shuttle. We'll even pick you up when your car is ready. Please call ahead for arrangements. Some restrictions may apply. Ask us about this service when you make an appointment for your Santa Cruz auto repair at Water Star Motors.



We have teamed up with Snap Finance, providing easy financing for people with good or bad credit just the same. Even if you have no credit, Snap is a great way to finance the things you need.

Has your credit score taken a hit? Have you been denied traditional financing? Or maybe you don't have any credit history, good or bad? Don't worry, you're not alone! Getting financing can be difficult. Snap is here to help!

Our online application is simple and quick to complete and you'll know in seconds if you're approved. It couldn't be easier to get the things you need! We're the fast, flexible, and friendly choice.

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Welcome to Water Star Motors,
Your Complete Santa Cruz Auto Repair Facility!

Servicing All Imports and American Vehicles.

Water Star Motors has served the greater Santa Cruz area since 1993 and was founded by Lisa and Henry Carter. Locally owned and operated by Leslie and Jeff Moore. With their motto Green Automotive Repair Team, you begin to get an idea of what this unique auto repair shop has to offer Santa Cruz's automotive community. This team of highly trained automotive technicians is fully committed to minimizing the impact on the environment and they approach every challenge with a focus on harmony. “When there is harmony in your car, there is peace on your path. Creating world peace one car at a time.”
Santa Cruz is an eco-friendly community and Water Star Motors is fully aligned with that mission. They were the first to become green certified in Santa Cruz County. Not only are their automotive technicians ASE-Certified, Master-Certified and hybrid certified. They are fully trained in ways to cut down on waste and reuse or re-purpose. Water Star Motors knows what it means to stand for a cause and how to best serve the local Santa Cruz community… through their green efforts, high standards on the service floor and overall high standards of integrity and care for each individual auto repair client that walks in their door; we are above the bar.
Water Star Motors is a mechanically and environmentally conscious auto repair shop that has highly trained automotive technicians ready to work on all European, Japanese and American models. You will find this team to be an eco-conscious, friendly, top-technically trained auto repair shop; best in the Santa Cruz area.
Stop by Water Star Motors and help yourself to the always-full candy vessel and say, “Hello.” Our Serene, Green Auto Repair Team is here to welcome and service your vehicle!

Water Star Motors is committed to ensuring effective communication and digital accessibility to all users. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone, and apply the relevant accessibility standards to achieve these goals. We welcome your feedback. Please call Water Star Motors (831) 457-0996 if you have any issues in accessing any area of our website.