Auto Services & Repairs

The Braking System & Other Safety Issues
Be Safe By Thinking Service, Not Just Repair

Automotive systems such as the brakes and power steering should never be ignored when they become faulty. It's the same with tires when they begin showing signs of wear. After all, you must be able to safely steer your vehicle, corner properly, and stop “on-a-dime” when necessary. Owner Ryan can't stress enough "that the longer you wait, the more it will cost." The best pre written papers from

Say your braking system is losing brake fluid but you ignore it. Eventually, you may begin to hear a “squawking” or “squealing” sound which can then turn into a grinding noise, and then not hear anything at all. Ha! You think the brakes fixed themselves. No. What really happened is that the metal polished itself clean, i.e., no friction, no good. Your brakes may now need everything. An initial service repair of maybe $200 -$250 may now cost you $900 - $1,000. Airport Automotive Watsonville never uses scare-tactics so they can bank a few more dollars. When Ryan, a man of integrity, says your vehicle needs car service “now,” he means it. Be safe.
Call Airport Automotive: (831) 722-6686.

You Don't Have To Take Your Vehicle To The Dealership
For Its Regular Maintenance Services - 7.5k, 15K, 30K, 60K, 90K, 120K

"We Have All The Sophisticated Equipment Necessary To Keep Your Warranty Intact"

Did you know you don’t need to wait for your new-car warranty to expire before you can take your vehicle to an independent automotive service facility? The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act of 1976, states it's illegal for dealerships to say or imply that one must take their new vehicle to the dealer for their vehicle’s manufacturer recommended services. Airport Automotive will perform to spec all manufacturer recommended services, which are required of your vehicle. They will also sign and date your service booklet.

There are numerous advantages in choosing Airport Automotive to perform your vehicle’s service-mileage intervals: a) there are some services such as a transmission fluid change which should be performed about every 35,000 miles or so — the dealership may not recommend this fluid change until 70,000 miles or more; b) pricing is always far less at Airport Automotive than any dealership; c) you will always be afforded one-on-one personal attention from owner and technician Ryan. 156 words

Airport Automotive Does The "Heavy Lifting" — from Engine Service, Overhauls & Engine
Replacements to Timing Belts, Transmission Replacements, Blown Head Gasket Repairs & More

Does your vehicle’s automotive engine have major problems? If so, Airport Automotive might be be able to rescue it with an overhaul. However, depending on the condition of the car's motor, your best bet might be an engine replacement. The same can be said about a transmission that has died: it might be better to have the auto center install a Jasper transmission rather, than having your transmission rebuilt. Jasper engines and transmissions are not rebuilt but totally remanufactured and come with a nationwide warranty of up to three years and 100,000 miles. Owner Ryan is a certified installer and can save you a lot of money with a “Jasper solution.”

However, with a diesel engine, specifically larger diesels, it’s significantly more cost-beneficial to perform an overhaul than to replace the engine: On average, not only will one see a savings of $5,000 to $10,000 versus an engine replacement, but the downtime will be much less. Note: Airport Automotive makes use of the same OEM parts as does the dealer, and their “bottom-line,” parts and labor, on average, will about cost $1,000 less. Your overhauled engine comes with a full warranty. Call this Watsonville service repair shop for more information to see if they can save you, your hard-earned money: (831) 722-6686.

"Smart Shop," Airport Automotive, Is An ASE-Certified Master Tech Facility
Complete Car Service, Diagnostic Codes, Clutch Repairs & More

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) a nonprofit, nationwide organization, affords automotive professionals the opportunity to voluntarily take written and oral exams. These tests are based on specific auto systems; a passing grade nets a two-year certification. For today’s vehicle owners, service and repair is more complicated than ever — you want to rely on service facility where the technicians stay abreast of the technology. Technician James is ASE-certified and Ryan holds and maintains his master-tech status. Certification not only means technicians “know their stuff,” but it also shows they take pride in their profession.

With Today’s Cutting-Edge Automotive Technology Performing A Quality Computer Diagnosis Is A Must
Stop By For The Best Auto Shop Repair & Meet The Best Mechanics In Watsonville & Freedom

Since modern vehicles are so much like "computers on wheels," today's vehicular technology is amazing — until a problem comes to light. Whether it's a drivability problem, a check engine light on issue, a bad battery, or an intermittent starting issue, there are proper automotive diagnostic methods to follow. Ryan says: "Every manufacturer has guidelines when performing diagnostics. There are specific procedures to follow in terms of getting the diagnostic codes and making repairs. One can take shortcuts for a quick auto fix which may temporarily solve the problem but not guarantee it won't return."

The techs at Airport Auto Watsonville strive to get it the right the first time. They do not believe in "throwing parts" (guessing) at the vehicle, as opposed to doing a proper diagnosis. They don't care to waste yours and their time by having you come back with same issue. Ryan has invested in the latest diagnostic equipment, manuals, hardware and software; this assures he and the techs can solve any automotive electrical issue.

Technicians perform only meticulous brake inspections.

Detailed List of Services (parts/auto systems)
and Work Provided by Airport Automotive

  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alternators
  • Automatic transmission filter service
  • Automatic transmission flush
  • Axle bearings
  • Axles
  • Ball joints
  • Battery service/replacement
  • Belts and hoses
  • Brakes
  • Brake fluid flush
  • Comprehensive vehicle inspection
  • Control arms
  • Cooling system flush
  • Diesel
  • Differential fluid service
  • Differential rebuilding and replacement
  • Disc brakes
  • Drivability diagnostics
  • Driveshafts
  • Drum brakes
  • Electrical repair
  • Engine rebuilding and replacement
  • Engine repair
  • Fuel delivery system repair
  • Fuel injection
  • Fuel supply system repair
  • Full brake system service
  • Heater service/repair
  • Idler arms
  • Inspections
  • Major mechanical repair
  • Manual transmission fluid service
  • Master cylinder
  • Muffler Exhaust
  • Oil & Filter change
  • Power steering flush
  • Radiators
  • Scheduled maintenance
  • Secondary restraint system
  • Shocks/Suspension
  • Starters
  • Steering gears
  • Steering racks
  • Struts
  • Tie rod ends
  • Transfer case rebuilding and replacement
  • Transmission replacement
  • Tune-ups
  • U-joints
  • Wheel bearings
  • Wheel hubs

Installing a new head to a 2.7 liter diesel Dodge Sprinter
Installing that same Dodge Sprinter's engine.
Technicians use the latest high-tech scanners to when performing diagnostics.

Serving Residents from Watsonville, Freedom, Aptos, Capitola, Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Jose

465 Airport Blvd., Watsonville, CA 95076

Open: Monday thru Friday, 8 am - 5 pm

Call: (831) 722-6686