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Hayes European – Santa Cruz’s Trusted European Auto Repair & Service Shop
The Hayes European Auto Repair Team
Master Automotive Technician
Over 20 years of automotive service experience
16 years ago Brian secured a job at a high end BMW shop and fell in love with German Engineering. Since then, Brian has worked at Mercedes and Volkswagen dealerships as well has high end German automotive repair shops. He always had his eye on the future and some day opening his own shop. In 2010 he partnered up with John Hayes and moved the shop to a customer service-oriented complete German auto Service and Repair facility. Brian is dedicated to the constant improvement of the complete auto repair experience from the clients perspective.
Founder of Hayes European
Over 40 years of automotive service experience
John Hayes is the founder of Hayes European. He has over 40 years of automotive service experience. He was awarded top tech for Volkswagen in 1971. From there his career has taken him to every level of the automotive industry. John owned Len Roach Mercedes in Santa Cruz for 12 years. He then went on to open Mercedes Recycling in Watsonville. In 2004 John opened Hayes European in a modest location on 7th Ave. Over the years, his business has grown and evolved! John is very involved in the business and wants the best for his customers and employees.
Jesus has been working on European vehicles for two years. He has an excellent attention to detail, and the ability to grasp new concepts pertaining to auto mechanics very quickly. His love for cars fuels his appetite for knowledge. Jesus is into Drifter cars as well as street bikes.
Wyotech Automotive School – Automotive Technologies Program graduate
Bruce has 8 years of automotive repair experience and has ASE certification working towards his Master Technician Certification. Bruce is the rock of the shop. No matter what is going on he is always calm and focused on the task at hand. He has a real commitment to the quality of service we provide our clients and on many occasions has stayed late or came in early to make sure we exceed expectations.
Master Automotive technician
De Anza Junior college – Automotive Technologies Program graduate
ASE master technician with L1 certification as well as State of California smog and smog repair certification
Jesus has 7 years of automotive repair experience. Jesus’s knowledge base he acquired during his schooling and testing is obvious. Whenever we are discussing a diagnostic procedure or repair procedure it is obvious that the only way he thinks something should be done is the right way. Having his wealth of knowledge and professionalism brings the entire shop up.
During the Covid-19 outbreak we are open and ready to serve the community and will be open regular hours.
We have taken aggressive measures to sanitize surfaces that are prone to human touch and will do so on a continuing basis. In addition we will make certain that as we interface with you at the counter, handle your keys, answer questions and clean your car and take payment we will maintain proper distance and sanitize the touch points in your car. We can also offer out Pick-up and Drop-off service so you don't have to leave your home.
We are committed to your safety and well being and will comply with any restrictions imposed by authorities.
We are here to support all of our clients as best we can for as long as we can.
Don't hesitate to call the shop at 831-269-5858 with questions or to schedule an appointment.