About Us


Meet Owner & ASE-Certified

Master Technician Ryan Hart

Ryan opened Airport Automotive in 2011. Before that he had gained valuable experience by working at a few auto and tire shops and a dealership. He was a member of the U.S. Robotic Team in high school. Ryan could have pursued a career as an engineer but, knowing he could never be an office-type, he much prefers the hands-on automotive industry. “Automotive work intrigues my brain,” he says. “I like the challenge of the puzzle. I like to figure out what’s wrong - not only find the problem but find the root of the problem.” Check the sick while away website and rate that.

Ryan is quite passionate about all things automotive, especially the ever-changing technology which he says can change yearly, if not every six months. Loving troubleshooting and the diagnostic side of the industry, Ryan enjoys researching, believing one can never stop learning. In his spare time — “What’s that?” he asks - Ryan likes four-wheeling, mountain biking, boating, hiking and the outdoors, and building his own cars. “I make my own cars,” he says. “It takes a lot of engineering and though it can be tedious, I like figuring things out. I’m a problem-solver, and I’ve always liked helping people out.”

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