Google Rating
4.4
Yelp Rating
4.5
Delivering Reliable Volvo Service

Volvo may have a reputation as an “older” luxury car but that doesn’t mean there isn’t something for everyone. Drivers have learned that Volvo consistently pushes their limits to include even more technology and comfort features to remain one of the most advanced luxury automakers in the world. Another quality to pay attention to is the reputation for durable, reliable vehicles that Volvo has maintained for decades. It takes a highly experienced service mechanic to know what to look for both under the hood and with each maintenance appointment and that is what Hayes European has offered drivers in Aptos, Capitola, Live Oak and Soquel, CA for over 20 years.

Crucial Volvo Service When You Need It

Following your Volvo’s maintenance program to a T, our mechanics at Hayes European make sure that every service we perform helps improve your car’s performance, look or feel. By eliminating unnecessary services that others may try to add-on we help save you time and money. Our high quality Volvo specific services include:

  • Excessive oil burning/consumptions
  • Transmission failures
  • Power steering fluid leaks

These issues can have huge impacts in popular Volvo models like:

  • 240
  • XC60
  • S60
  • V70

Our experienced and certified mechanics understand the signs and symptoms of these problems and know how to repair it before it becomes a significant headache to deal with.

We Also Offer Routine Maintenance

At Hayes European we understand that not even problem with your car is an emergency but quality preventative maintenance will go a long way to helping you avoid those bigger issues. Using the newest technology for all services and repairs, we offer your Volvo:

  • Brake repair and service
  • Check engine light diagnosis and repair
  • Diagnostic inspections
  • Engine rebuild/repair
  • Factory scheduled services
  • Fluids check and replacement
  • Tire and wheel service and repairs

Adhering to the factory designed maintenance plans for your Volvo is a great way to prevent long-term damages and with Hayes European all of our services are guaranteed.

Call Hayes European in Santa Cruz today to schedule repairs for your Volvo or to speak with a mechanic about our available service and maintenance plans.

Volvo Repair Aptos, Live Oak, Soquel, Capitola, CA

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Our daughters 1992 Volvo 940 died in the middle of a downtown Santa Cruz intersection stranding her before afternoon class.

Since we live out of town I started checking out the reviews on Yelp and decided to go with Hayes, gave them a call and they did the rest.

John dispatched a tow truck to rescue daughter and the Volvo.  Within the hour the car was at the shop and we were discussing worst case scenarios.

Not to fear, our Volvo was given priority and Mario managed to quickly resolve an electrical wiring problem. In less the two hours our daughter and Volvo were back on the road.

Hayes Euro is customer service and expertise the right way………

Ray B. - Volvo Owners Dad and HAPPY Hayes Customer!
Back in April, I acquired a 2005 Volvo V50 Turbo Wagon (6sp manual trans), lovingly dubbed “the manwagon”. It was slightly overdue for service, so the first thing I did upon returning to SC was to research Volvo shops.

When I had my M3 circa 2008, I used to go to Specialized Auto. They’re practically a Volvo dealership so they were first on my list. I called them up for a quote on the 75K mile service I needed done. They quoted me around $400. Owch. Time to get a-sleuthin’.

Called up another shop (Saab Pearce European), since they listed themselves as Swedish car experts. Their quote: $300ish. Funny enough, their shop is located right behind Hayes European. Go figure.

Anyway, cut to the chase. 3rd time’s the charm, I called up Hayes European and was quoted $180 for the service. Both Brian and Christian were extremely friendly and helpful. Service was timely and efficient. But that’s not all. Here’s what makes Hayes European stand out above the rest of the competition:

Loaner Cars. That’s right. You can skip public transit, foot, and pedal while your car’s in the shop. No extra charge, either. How can you go wrong? Or maybe you just need a lift back home or to work. No problem, they offer complementary shuttle service, too!

Open 7 days a week. That’s virtually unheard of for a small-scale independent shop. Let me tell you, nothing sucks like having to wait a whole weekend to get your car worked on, so this is a huge bonus!

Open late! Better still they’re open til 8. Again, above and beyond!

I definitely recommend this shop to anyone who wants extra care for their European car but at competitive prices and with tons of extra perks!

Daddy O., Capitola, CA
I have been a loyal customer of Specialized for over 10 years. But when they quoted me $1100 to replace a coolant temperature sensor and replace the engine mounts on my 2000 Volvo S40, I decided to look elsewhere. Brian and John were awesome! I was given a FREE complete diagnostic (every new customer gets one, all you have to do is ask), they were honest and friendly, and now my car runs great!

They were able to fix everything for $700, that’s 36% less than Specialized!! I LOVE how they bill labor for actual time worked – I was billed .6 of an hour and .5 of an hour, respectively. As if that wasn’t enough, Brian offers a LIFETIME warranty on his labor. LIFETIME!! Please excuse all my exclamation points, but this Hayes European is the BEST auto service place in all of Santa Cruz!!

Gloria A., Santa Cruz, CA

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Services Offered

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clutches
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Extended Warranty Repair
  • Electronic Diagnostics
  • Mufflers
  • Struts and Suspension
  • Tune-ups
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Electronic Diagnostics
  • Engine Repair and Replacement
  • Fluids Check
  • Manual Transmissions
  • Radiator Service
  • Tire Balance, Replacement and Rotation
  • Wheel Alignment

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