$39.75 Smog, 2000 and newer
Smog Check 2000 and newer passenger cars, includes enhanced, $39.75 + $8.25 for the DMV certificate. Includes Free multi-point Vehicle Inspection. Free retest if you fail and we perform the repairs. No Star certified Smogs.

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

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

Servicing All Imports and American Vehicles.

Family owned and operated by Henry and Lisa Carter since 1993, Water Star Motors, Inc. has grown steadily on the basis of good honest repair work, a strong reputation with customers, being certified as a green business and being nice. Our daughter, Kristen is also involved with day to day operations at the shop. We are a mechanically, spiritually and environmentally conscious auto repair shop. We service all car models -- European, Japanese, American -- and strive to be the best auto repair facility in Santa Cruz, CA.

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Our customers love us!

over874positive reviews

Experience you can trust

24+years in business

Local heroes

30+Awards &
community involvements

Voted Best
Santa Cruz
Auto Repair

We are honored that Santa Cruz residents have voted Water Star Motors, Inc. 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.


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At Water Star Motors, Inc. 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, Inc. 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.


3 Year Warranty

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.

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

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