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Best Auto Repair, Santa Cruz

2844 Soquel Ave Santa Cruz, CA 95062

831-464-2269
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  • Mon 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Tue 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Wed 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Thu 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Fri 8:00AM - 5:00PM
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High-Performance Suspension

Great high-performance shocks or struts are essential in Santa Cruz, but when you are ready to take your car or truck suspension to the next level you need the experience of the auto repair mechanics at Catalpa Street Garage LLC. to get the job done right.

Coil Springs
Coil springs look exactly like a simple coil. Placed on the top of an axle your coil springs store and release the energy when your car or truck is in motion. The coil spring absorbs the shock of Santa Cruz potholes, speed bumps and other turbulent factors on track or rough terrain. Ensuring old springs are removed and new coils are aligned and fastened correctly is essential for maximum safety and handling. Trust the experienced auto repair specialists at Catalpa Street Garage LLC. at 2844 Soquel Ave for fast, affordable coil spring installation.

Frame Rails
Ready to race? Offset chassis are not permitted on many tracks and require drivers to install parallel frame rails. Chassis frame rails are built to strict guidelines to provide maximum stabilization in a left-hand turn. Let our expert mechanics at Catalpa Street Garage LLC. be your race team and make minute changes to the geometry of your suspension with frame rails to provide you with a total lower weight in the turns.

Leaf Springs
Trust the auto repair mechanics at Catalpa Street Garage LLC. to install this simple assembly that is the backbone of high-performance truck suspension. Absorb the shock of rough terrain when you are pushing your truck to its limit. These long, curved strips of steel are stacked in order of length and joined by a bolt at the center. Removing old rear axle springs can be a tough job and getting your new leaf springs bolted on tight is critical. The experienced professionals at Catalpa Street Garage LLC. are up for the task. Drop by the shop at 2844 Soquel Ave or give us a call at 831-464-2269 to set up an appointment to get your new leaf springs installed fast.

Lowering Kits For A Mean Sport Stance
Drivers in Santa Cruz come to Catalpa Street Garage LLC. to achieve that low-stance, high-performance sports car appearance and improve handling. At Catalpa Street Garage LLC. we replace stock springs with lowering springs that offer more coils in a condensed stack. Trust the expert mechanics at Catalpa Street Garage LLC. to create the correct amount of tension between the frame and the suspension system. Call Catalpa Street Garage LLC. at 831-464-2269 and schedule an appointment to install your lowering kit and shorten the distance between your car's body and the wheels to lessen the center of gravity and increase responsive handling.

Sway Bars
At Catalpa Street Garage LLC. we install sway bars to help driving enthusiasts in Santa Cruz grip corners more easily and reduce the demand placed on the springs and suspension system. Prevent body roll when driving aggressively in curves with cold-formed steel alloy sway bars installed with exacting precision to offer bilateral spring deflection. The expert mechanics at Catalpa Street Garage LLC. in Santa Cruz can help you decrease the load difference between the wheels inside and outside the curve by adding sway bars today. Get convenient, affordable fast auto repairs and sway bar installation for high-performance cars at Catalpa Street Garage LLC. every day. Call Catalpa Street Garage LLC. at 831-464-2269 or stop by our auto repair shop in Santa Cruz today.

Tie Rods
At Catalpa Street Garage LLC. we know driving enthusiasts in Santa Cruz demand more of their high-performance cars and trucks. When you turn a corner on Santa Cruz streets your front wheels pivot on steering knuckles connected to the steering rack. Your wheels are connected by the tie rod to the drag link bar to provide safety and handling in a turn. High-performance tie bars boast micro-adjustment options to make height and length adjustments between the tie rod and the wheel. The tie rod end that connects to the steering knuckle is susceptible to wear and failure with aggressive driving. Failure can throw off the car's alignment in a tight curve when the chassis of a car is under the most stress. High performance tie bar ends offer precision manufactured ball bearings to reduce wear and critical failures.

Wheelie Bars
These simple anti-roll devices look like casters connected to the rear bumper by long bars of flexible Chromoly tubing. Let Catalpa Street Garage LLC. be a part of your race team and install wheelie bars when you are ready to race. Wheelie bars take over in a skid and progressively unload the energy of the tire to keep a car right side up. Ready to add this important safety option to your car? Call Catalpa Street Garage LLC. at 831-464-2269 and let's talk wheelie bars.

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Testimonials

I have been taking my BMW to Catalpa Street since 2006 and they have been great. Honest, fair, reliable and friendly. I have been hanging on to my car because I good mechanic is hard to find. Once this one dies, it will be another BMW for me and Catalpa Street will be servicing that one too!
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