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Advanced Auto

1025 Water St Santa Cruz CA 95062
(831) 466-3123
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We Do It Right The First Time.

Advanced Auto is a family owned, full service auto repair shop serving Santa Cruz since 1998. We are committed to providing a superior customer experience.

Advanced Auto has been family owned and operated since 1998. We believe in providing honesty, integrity and value to our customers. Our primary goal is to get you on the road as quickly as possible, with a safe and sound car, knowing that we have given you the best possible service and value for your money. We are a full service auto repair shop, specializing in both foreign and domestic...

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Ron has been my mechanic for over 15 years. That includes 3 used cars. He also has checked out my cars before I bought them. I highly recommend him. So many times, Ron has done small jobs for me at no charge. Being a single woman, with little knowledge of cars, I feel that Ron looks out for me and …

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I found it hard to believe that a auto repair shop can get 5 stars from 83 reviews. That's a pretty consistent track record. I stumbled on them when I was searching for a second opinion on a price for a repair that my regular mechanic gave me. I thought it was to high, and it was! Ron was ready to take me …

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Ron Shoemaker began Advanced Auto in 1998 and is a 4th generation Santa Cruzan. Ron had his first job at age 14, and always some sort of wheels to get himself there. His high school teacher and mentor, Jack Dufour, encouraged Ron to pursue an automotive trade school. After specializing in Mazda and Subaru and graduating from the country's premiere accredited school for automotive technicians,...

Clients who bring their vehicles into Advanced Auto are promptly greeted upon entering the office. Clients can also expect to receive face-to-face communication directly with the owner himself. Born and raised in Santa Cruz, Ron stands by a simple message for people who need work done on their vehicle: "We take the fear out of going to the mechanic." The shop is not visible from Water Street,...

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