About Scotts Valley Transmission & Auto Care
If you’re a driver in the Santa Cruz area and are looking for a team of expert auto mechanics for transmission diagnosis and repair, diesel service and repair, and general auto repair, the expert service team at Scotts Valley Transmission & Auto Care would love to meet you. Our team of auto mechanics has over 75 years of combined experience servicing the cars and trucks of drivers throughout the Santa Cruz area. We provide service for all makes and models, specializing in Ford, GMC, Lexus, Toyota, Honda, Dodge, Acura, and Subaru. The team of auto repair technicians at Scotts Valley Transmission & Auto Care takes pride in our reputation for consistently delivering top-quality workmanship and customer service.
Jon David joined the team last year at Scotts Valley Transmission & Auto Care. He grew up in Santa Cruz and has lived in the Santa Cruz area his whole life. Jon has worked on cars since the age of 17 and became an auto mechanic straight out of high school. He began doing general auto repair and has been working on cars for over 15 years. Jon is an ASE-Certified auto mechanic who performs service, repair, and diagnostics on all vehicles.
Jon claims to have no hobbies--he spends all his time at work or with his kid. But he says he loves working on cars and is very happy working with the great team of auto repair specialists at Scotts Valley Transmission & Auto Care in Scotts Valley.
Mark Kennedy is the owner of Scotts Valley Transmission & Auto Care in Scotts Valley and has been in the automotive industry for over 30 years. Mark started his career as a diesel mechanic in England, working on heavy-goods vehicles. However, his professional life went down a slightly different path when he began working for two iconic British automotive brands, Jaguar cars and Triumph Motorcycles, the latter of which he worked with for over 20 years.
Mark and his family moved to California for a job with Zero Motorcycles in Scotts Valley. Despite his love for his job, he had a burning aspiration to be a business owner himself. So, he looked to the auto industry for the next chapter in his professional life, and found Scotts Valley Transmission & Auto Care. He bought the business in July of 2014 and has been providing high-quality auto repair and service ever since.
Mark prides himself on keeping up to date with the ever-changing automotive industry. This ambitious spirit is reflected in Scotts Valley Transmission & Auto Care, which works with various training and technical support centers, including ATRA, IATN, TRNI, ATSG, and ASE.
Jose Martinez has worked at Scotts Valley Transmission & Auto Care for over 25 years, since the first owner founded the shop in 1982. Jose is the quiet type who prefers to show, rather than talk about, his knowledge of cars. However, he really enjoys the crew and environment at Scotts Valley Transmission & Auto Care and says he can do this for the rest of his life. He says he’s never thought about doing anything else.
Rigo Rodriguez is our Service Advisor. He comes to us from Kelley’s Service Inc., an auto parts and auto repair shop in Santa Cruz. Rigo is a former mechanic and a current parts specialist; because of his vast knowledge of auto parts, he knows both the reliable brands and the ones to avoid.
Rigo is a friendly, hard-working individual who will always be there to assist you with your automotive needs. Rigo has a solid understanding of all automotive systems. We are truly lucky to have him on our team!
Brad is the diagnostic technician at Scotts Valley Transmission & Auto Care. Brad has multiple ASE certifications as well as vast knowledge of both foreign and domestic vehicles. He specializes in Ford, Honda, Toyota, and Lexus automobiles with OBD II and CAN computer systems. Brad has extensive experience as a mechanic in diesel and transmission diagnostics and repairs; and his training in auto body, sound systems and alarms, electrical diagnosis, and engine repair enables him to tackle nearly any task he is given. In his free time, Brad, who was born and raised in Santa Cruz County, enjoys spending time with his young son.
Steve Wojnowski has been building transmissions for more than 40 years. When he was in high school, he began working for his cousin’s company in San Jose, Dan’s Auto Repair and Transmission. He next worked at Capitol Transmission Center & Auto Repair, where he stayed for 7 years, before moving to Capitol Ford for 29 years. Steve is Ford-factory-trained and now lives in Santa Cruz.
Steve loves the ocean, surfing, and scuba diving. He likes working for an independent shop like Scotts Valley Transmission & Auto Care. He likes the variety and says that it’s interesting work. He acknowledges that transmissions are pretty complex and says “we have a good crew.”