Mon - Fri: 8:30am - 6pm

"Honest, Quality Workmanship Guaranteed"


Began working on cars when. he was in high school, while working at a parts store, he spent his free time fixing up his own cars. After high school he attended De Anza College in Cupertino where he graduated with an A.A. Degree in Automotive Technology. He soon became ASE Master Certified.

His career as journeyman technician began at an independent garage, EuroTechs in Santa Cruz. After many years of working for an independent facility, he thought he stood to learn more at a dealership. So he took a job at B&B Saab in Santa Clara, where he became factory trained in Saab diagnostic and repair.

After years of working at the dealership, he realized he enjoyed the one on one communication he had with his customers when he worked for an independent facility. He liked the personal feel that independent repair had as opposed to the faced paced, high price of the dealership repair. So he and a partner bought up an existing Saab repair facility - Pearce European in 1994, specializing in Saab and Volvo repair. In 1997 Chris Immel bought out his partner and expanded the shop to accommodate more lifts and service a wider variety of vehicles, becoming Pearce European & Japanese.

Chris is by far one of Santa Cruz Counties finest Saab Diagnostic Professionals.

His love for Saabs does not end with diagnostic and repair. Most recently he has taken Pearce European & Japanese to another level, combining his love of racing with his professional knowledge of cars and creating - Pearce Racing.


Began working on cars through the Santa Cruz ROP program in 1994.

After completing high school, he went on to work for Putney & Perry in Santa Cruz. All the while he was busy working on his own private restoration car 1959 El Camino. After many years of service at Putney & Perry, he came on board at Pearce European & Japanese.

He is ASE certified and has had many hours of training in Diagnostic and Repair.

His specialty is custom performance enhancements and modifications.

About Us

About Us: Providing Auto Repair Services in Santa Cruz for More than 21 Years

If you're looking for a local auto repair shop that you can trust, consider Pearce European And Japanese Auto Service. Ever since 1995, Pearce European And Japanese Auto Service has been providing our friends and neighbors in Santa Cruz with dependable, trustworthy auto repair services. Whether your vehicle needs a minor tune-up or a major overhaul, our skilled technicians quickly diagnose and provide solutions to your vehicle's problems, saving you valuable time and money.

A Commitment to Complete Customer Satisfaction

At Pearce European And Japanese Auto Service, our number one goal is complete customer satisfaction. Every day, with every customer, we focus on providing high-quality auto repair services coupled with top-notch customer service. With countless 5-star reviews and customer testimonials, we are proud of our reputation as one of the Santa Cruz area's most trustworthy auto repair shops.

Services and Specialties

Pearce European And Japanese Auto Service is pleased to offer a wide variety of the most commonly requested auto maintenance and auto repair services which include: oil changes, brake services, tire rotations, timing belt replacements, and many more.

In addition to the services mentioned above, we specialize in several types of truck and auto repair service, including: Auto Repair, Brake Repair, Transmission Repair, Audi Repair and Saab Repair

A True Alternative to the Dealer

Looking for an affordable alternative to the high auto repair service pricing at the local dealership? Pearce European And Japanese Auto Service can help. With ASE Certified mechanics who receive ongoing training in automotive technology and auto repair services, we're proud to be able to offer you dealership quality knowledge and experience without dealership pricing!

Cutting-Edge Technology and Real-World Experience Get You Back on the Road Faster!

Our team of technicians are up to date on the latest automotive technology, and have professional, hands-on experience working with both foreign and domestic vehicles. We use the most current diagnostic equipment available, meaning that we can quickly uncover the problem and begin working on the solution. Combining cutting-edge technology with real-world experience, our technicians are able to get your car back on the road in less time than it takes other shops to simply figure out what's wrong!

Contact Us...We're Here to Help!

We invite you to take a look around our website and learn a bit more about our auto repair shop and what we do. Read some of the testimonials from many of our happy customers, or find out more information on some of our auto repair specialties. Call or email us to inquire about how we can help with your specific automobile concerns. And if you're in the Santa Cruz area, feel free to stop by the shop and say hello, even if you aren't currently in need of auto repair or maintenance services. We'd be delighted to introduce ourselves, show you around the facility and answer any questions you may have about our business and our services.