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Konnichiwa! Water Star Motors offers a friendly hello to Japanese vehicles!

Water Star Motors services Japanese cars. The same skilled technicians who have been providing quality service can deliver the same excellent service to your Japanese import.

Water Star Motors covers all aspects of servicing your vehicle. Whether you need scheduled maintenance, part replacement, or new tires, Water Star Motors is your one-stop for all. 

Think of us as the “holistic” service solution for all of your vehicle needs. Water Star Motors provides competitive prices, quality service, and a convenient location, so give us a call today and give your car the care it deserves. Arigatou! (That’s Japanese for “Thank you!”)

Japanese cars are now more popular than ever, you can’t go anywhere without seeing one on the road these days.


For all your Japanese Auto Repair needs, our technicians are here to help you out.


Our Japanese Auto Repair Include:

At Water Star Motors, we specialize in repair and maintenance for all Japanese brands like Mazda, Toyota, Nissan, Infiniti, Isuzu, Honda, Mitsubishi, Acura, Lexus, and Scion. 

Top-Rated Japanese Auto Repair Santa Cruz 


Many Americans consider Japanese brands as the gold standard for reliability, performance, and value. Studies have shown that Japanese cars are the safest in the world. They are also known for manufacturing fuel-efficient vehicles.


It is common for brands like Toyota and Honda to be among the top sellers in America, with the Camry and Accord leading the pack.


Let’s face it, there are more popular Japanese brands than American vehicles right now. Japanese brands include Toyota, Honda, Isuzu, Nissan, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Infiniti, Lexus, and Acura.


American brands include Ford, GMC, Dodge, Buick, Cadillac, and Chrysler.


Manufacturers now have plants all across America and are continuously investing billions of dollars to keep them up to date. 


No matter how good Japanese vehicles are, they still need Japanese Auto Repair to keep them in top condition.


At Water Star Motors, you get the best dealership alternative for all your auto repair needs.


Most car owners think that a car dealership is the only repair shop that can offer excellent service. They don’t realize that they are missing out on great deals since Water Star Motors in Santa Cruz, CA, can provide the same level of service at affordable prices.


At Water Star Motors, you get a family-owned shop with 30 years of experience.


Here are reasons why you should check us out:


  • First Santa Cruz City Certified Green Business
  • Awarded by the Mayor of Santa Cruz for efforts in the Green Business Community in 2009
  • Certified Green Business in the State of California 
  • AAA approved mechanic shop
  • 2007 award for Small Business of the Year from Assemblyman John Laird
  • Voted Best in Santa Cruz on Good Times reader poll in 2002 and 2012
  • Santa Cruz Magazine Goldie Award in 2009 to 2012
  • ASE certified technicians
  • We have the longest warranties among local shops: 3 years, 36 months Parts and labor on most repairs.(see details)
  • We test-drive vehicles to ensure they get the perfect service
  • Latest test equipment for proper diagnosis and repair
  • Customer convenience with same-day service and shuttle service to home/office
  • Complete vehicle inspection every time you visit and give advice on safety issues and potential problems down the road
  • High-quality service at the best prices in town

If you are looking for Japanese brand car mechanics near you, call us for an appointment today. We specialize in all import models, including European.


Contact Water Star Motors at 318-A River Street, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060. Call Us (972) 573-9254




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