History

 

Founded on Quality Service

If you ask anyone who has been involved in the local classic car or hot rod scene for any length of time about their choice of auto parts in Santa Cruz, chances are they will say "Andy's Auto". Andy Mekis originally opened his store at 819 Pacific Avenue (currently the location of Zachary's Restaurant) in June of 1949. Andy wanted a place where car enthusiasts could receive quality parts and service, and Andy's quickly became the center of Santa Cruz's hot rod scene of the 1950s and '60s.

Many locals got their first revolving credit account from Andy, long before the birth of credit cards! Andy wanted a store that was service oriented, and encouraged the do-it-yourself community.

Andy moved his store to the current location at 901 Pacific Avenue in 1968, around the same time his son, Mike, began working at the store. Mike worked along side his dad in the business for many years.

The love of cars and parts was passed down from father to son, and when Andy retired in 1986, Mike purchased the store from his dad. Mike continues his dad's tradition of providing quality parts, knowledgable staff, and service for Andy's Auto customers to this day.

Over the years, stock has evolved in the auto industry- from classics and hot rods to current imports. Andy's is the place where you will find vintage car parts in stock, as well as parts for the latest models. You will find what you need for your auto project at Andy's.

If you want to travel back in time and visit a store that's been serving our communtity for close to 70 years, visit Andy's in downtown Santa Cruz!

Mike and Andy Mekis

Andy’s Auto opening in 1949

Original store at 819 Pacific Ave.

Hours

Monday9:00AM - 6:00PM
Tuesday9:00AM - 6:00PM
Wednesday9:00AM - 6:00PM
Thursday9:00AM - 6:00PM
Friday9:00AM - 6:00PM
Saturday9:00AM - 6:00PM
SundayCLOSED

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