When your European vehicle needs repairs, maintenance, upgrades, or other services, you’ll want to visit the trained professionals at Catalpa Street Garage in Santa Cruz, CA. While we originally only serviced BMWs (and eventually MINIs), we’ve since expanded our line to include Volvo, Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, and others. Today, we’re a full-service auto repair shop that uses some of the best tools, parts, and technologies on the market. Because our team is ASE-certified and has a background in dealer services, we’re able to maintain your vehicle to ensure it’s always running at its best. We’re a dealership alternative for many European car brands, providing you with the same meticulous services at a better price. Our shop is open Monday through Friday, so if your European car needs expert repairs, visit our professionals at 2844 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062.
There’s nothing more frustrating than visiting a shop to learn they only offer select services. We want to ensure our customers can get all of their European car needs taken care of in one place, which is why we offer auto repairs, maintenance, upgrades, and other services. Because our ASE Blue Seal facility is equipped with some of the best technicians and resources available, we can handle any issue, no matter how big or small it may be. We can provide brake repairs, engine services, wheel alignments, check engine light diagnostics, transmission repairs, and everything in-between if you need repairs. We can also keep your vehicle up-to-date with its factory maintenance schedule, which may include an oil change, tire rotation, air filter replacement, fluids recharge, or other services. Plus, we’ve partnered with Dinan and APR to provide you with some of the best aftermarket performance parts on the market. We’ve worked on tens of thousands of vehicles, so when you want experienced professionals, we’re here to help.
I had not found a decent mechanic for MINI on this side of the hill, until I went to CATALPA. They caught a bunch of stuff that was wrong with the car that other mechanics (even the dealership) missed. And now the car runs amazing. The staff is always super friendly and informed about what is happening to the car, and the automated system they have to track progress runs very nicely. Certainly recommended for other MINI owners, and cars in general.
I paid $1300 for a radiator replacement when the radiator icon came on. After repair was made, icon kept coming on. Returned car to shop today was told that air sometimes gets trapped in the system and it “ burps “ out at times causing the icon to light up. I was assured that the radiator did indeed need to be replaced. But for the icon to light up after the service was performed made me suspicious…. The gentleman at the desk was very polite in explaining what had happened.
Excellent communication Throughout the entire job and everyone seemed like they genuinely enjoyed working on cars.I am definitely going back for anymore mods that I do to my car
I paid top dollar, and actually got what I paid for. A rare thing in Santa Cruz these days. The service writer was courteous and the car felt and performed exactly the way I anticipated given the work I had done. I will definitely go there again.
Catalpa repaired my car and did a great job.
Very well managed business. Appointment made and confirmed. Details of initial work to be performed clear and written. All computerized and fully functional. Inspection results clearly communicated and detailed for any additional work required BEFORE performing any work. I recommend the team at Catalpa to take good care of your vehicle. Richard
I initially went to Catalpa to see about a well module issue and they ended up saving me money by reprogramming the module Instead of replacing the module. I was very happy with that service and took my MINI back in for an oil change. In both instances they exceeded my expectations and I would highly recommend them for mini Cooper repairs.
John J. Parker
This is a very efficient and well managed shop. It's located in the middle of lots of car garages. Google maps driving navigation might lead you to somewhere close but not the front of this shop, which was confusing for me the first time I was there. You'd have to use your own judgement where to turn, to actually get to their front door. Other than that, this shop is perfect. They tell me on the phone how much time it'd take to do certain things, so I can budget my time appropriately when m... Read More
I loved being able to drop my car off after hours. They were *exceedingly* professional and got the work done quick! Will definitely be going back for future maintenance.
Always do great work and very transparent about the price.(F80 M3 Owner)
European cars are some of the most reliable and efficient machines on the road, so when you need auto repairs, maintenance, or other services, you’ll want to have them done by certified professionals. At Catalpa Street Garage, we want our customers to be delighted by our customer service and workmanship. When you visit our facility, our friendly team will inspect your car and diagnose. After we’ve created a quote and reviewed our findings with you, our certified technicians will take care of the repairs. Of course, when you’re picking up your vehicle, it’s important to know repairs were done right the first time. That’s why we’ve partnered with TechNet to offer a 24-month/24,000-mile nationwide warranty. We’re always happy to take care of your vehicle, so the next time you need our services, use our online scheduling tool or give us a call at (831) 464-2269.