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Henderson Automotive
982 17th Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
(831) 464-8667
Business Hours
Mon:     8 AM - 4 PM
Tue:      8 AM - 4 PM
Wed:     8 AM - 4 PM
Thu:      8 AM - 4 PM
Fri:        8 AM - 4 PM
Sat:       By appointment only
Sun:      Closed

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Greg, an industry-certified master technician with over 26 years of experience, has owned Henderson Automotive in Santa Cruz, CA for 9 years. Previously, he worked for the best shops in town as lead technician. Greg still takes advanced courses in auto and BMW technologies. His business philosophy is simple: Be thorough, be honest. Don't put fear into people. He says, "Being trustworthy and explaining services to customers makes them comfortable...and they recommend friends to our shop."


Music is a passion for Greg. He learned guitar at nine, later, drums and keyboards. He sings and is the guitarist in his own blues band Hipshake with a new album release called " I Want To Thank You" on Bad Apple Records, available through CD Baby.com and all major download sites. Hipshake can be reached for bookings by email and to learn more about Hipshake, visit their websiteGreg's involved with fundraisers like Jacobs Heart and donates musical equipment to many schools.

  • ASE Certified Technicians

  • Fast and Friendly Service

  • 100% Customer Satisfaction

  • Competitive Pricing

  • Discounted Car Rentals Arranged

  • Quality Part Replacement

  • Warranty on Parts and Labor - 12 months or 12,000 miles

  • Computerized Service/Repair Records

  • Service Reminders

  • Prioritize Service and Repairs

  • Free Loaner Car (often available)

  • Clean Customer Waiting Area with Wi-Fi


The Monterey Bay Area green business program created by local government is highly attractive to socially conscious  and environmentally friendly businesses like Henderson Automotive. "We're so proud to certified green business," says Greg. "We recycle almost everything: oil,coolant, filters, belts, even paper from our printer. We encourage locals who change their oil/coolant at home to bring the used product here to be recycled for free." The shop's indoor lights are low energy,  and on/off handles on water hoses prevent wasting. The parts washer doesn't use solvents. Clean-up mops are used instead of landfill-bound rags. "It's important to do our best to keep harmful waste out of our streams and ocean," says Greg. "We want to make a better world. We must each do our part."