Prius Repair and Service in Santa Cruz

Toyota Prius 2016

It’s no surprise Prius drivers in Santa Cruz CA choose Water Star Motors, the area’s first Green Certified auto repair business in the city. Our team of auto mechanics is hybrid-trained and equipped to provide any regular Prius maintenance needed and resolve any required auto repair or customer concern.
 
While the Prius features many high-voltage advanced components, just like conventional vehicles, it also has a gasoline-powered engine, brakes, air filters, lighting, tires and other traditional vehicle systems, controls and components. AAA-certified Water Star Motors has honed its service and auto repair edge in the Santa Cruz area through its commitment to the latest training for Prius vehicles. Our auto mechanics are not only ASE-Certified, three technicians are also ASE Master-Certified, a rare feat for any auto repair workshop. We are your serene, green auto repair team!

The bottom line: know-how and experience matter. For example, all of our technicians have completed training re: starting and charging systems for hybrid vehicles. In addition, our shop foreman and lead technician has hybrid vehicle diagnostics in his skillset, so he is cognizant of the key differences in diagnosing hybrid auto repair issues vs. conventional vehicles.

For example, conventional automobiles operate on direct electrical current (DC) only, generated by the vehicle’s power plant, but Prius models and other hybrids also use alternating current (AC), a much different behaving form of electricity. To properly diagnose all Prius electrical circuits, auto mechanics need to understand how both DC and AC operate and interact, in particular the different electrical fault codes that can occur. That competence is the value Water Star Motors provides its customers and we back the service our auto mechanics provide with our Worldpac nationwide 3-year/36,000-mile warranty, which covers most common repairs.

Our customers’ 5-Star reviews bear witness to the outstanding service and auto repair prowess. Check this review out:
 
“I've always been wary of auto repair shops, so I decided to take my new car to the dealer for service — a huge mistake. The dealer's service department can be your worst nightmare, with zero accountability. When I found out about Water Star Motors, I was already battered and bruised from my latest debacle at the dealer service. I'm willing to pay a little more for good service, but I was pleasantly surprised when my bill at Water Star Motors was lower than my expectations. In the long run, it's better to have a solid relationship with a local mechanic that you can trust. Not only do they save your vehicle from potentially thousands of dollars in future repairs, Water Star Motors can refer you to other local shops for new tires, body repair, etc. I'm very grateful to have Water Star Motors on my preferred vendors list. I don't lose sleep worrying about the next auto repair because I know they will take good care of my vehicles.” -- Jeff G.

If you own any Prius model or any other hybrid, perhaps you’re looking for a trustworthy and knowledgeable auto mechanic who can fix cars right the first time, rather than misdiagnosing problems and chasing ghosts. If so, give us a call, schedule an appointment online, or visit Water Star Motors. We’re located at 318-A River Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, Open Monday to Friday; 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. We’d love to provide you with the quality of service and auto repairs your expect and deserve.