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Muffler and Exhaust Repair


Here in California, you can’t drive a vehicle with a modified exhaust if the noise level it produces exceeds 95 decibels when tested. If you violate the exhaust noise law, it may result in a citation / fine.


This makes muffler and exhaust repair essential, especially if you drive around with a modified exhaust system. 


We know that car enthusiasts love to modify their vehicles, but you need to make sure that you’re not breaking the law in the process.


At Water Star Motors, we can provide muffler and exhaust repair so that you will meet the required decibel levels and also pass emissions testing. 

If your vehicle is too loud and you don’t have a modified system, we can help pinpoint the problem and fix it for you.

We can deal with the usual problems of your exhaust system, which include exhaust manifolds, center pipes, catalytic converters, flexible sections, exhaust resonators, and mufflers.


Signs that you have problems are lack of power, excessive noise, or indicator lights signifying that you have a catalytic converter issue.


If you notice any of these symptoms, bring your vehicle in for a diagnosis. Our team of ASE certified technicians can quickly identify what’s wrong and fix the problem at once.


Muffler and Exhaust Repair in Santa Cruz


A lot of problems can arise from your vehicle having muffler or exhaust damage. If your exhaust is not functioning correctly, dangerous chemicals can be left in your engine or spewed out into the environment. 


Connected to your exhaust system is your muffler. Mufflers can become damaged over time so much that they crack or develop holes in them. 


This can be extremely dangerous because carbon monoxide could be released into the cabin of your vehicle.


Finding someone to repair them is almost as much of a hassle for auto owners. Water Star Motors can completely service your exhaust and muffler system. Our professionally trained technicians can identify any repairs that your vehicle needs, including exhaust and muffler issues. Bring in your vehicle today for muffler and exhaust repair in Santa Cruz.


Certified Mechanics for Muffler and Exhaust Repair in Santa Cruz


Exhaust systems help your car perform well by keeping the engine running properly, and removing harmful exhaust fumes.


It’s pretty clear when you need a muffler and exhaust repair. Warning signs are loud noises and smelly gas around your vehicle.


Some fumes are deadly when inhaled, so you better make sure that you keep them out of your car’s interior.


Bring your car to the shop as soon as you suspect a problem with your exhaust system.


At Water Star Motors, you get the best dealership alternative for all your muffler and exhaust 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 muffler and exhaust repair mechanics in Santa Cruz, CA, can provide the same level of service at affordable prices.


At Water Star Motors, you get a family-owned repair facility with over 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 automotive service and repair facility
  • 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 Master Technicians
  • We have the longest warranties among local shops: 3 years, 36 months Parts and labor on most repairs.
  • 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 muffler and exhaust repair car mechanics near you, call us for an appointment today. We specialize in all domestic and import models, including European and Japanese.

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




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