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1219 Soquel Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95062

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4.8 /5
52 reviews

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(831) 429-9989

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Mon - Fri 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday Closed

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Tire Services

  • Free Alignment Check With Printout
  • Free rotation with new tire purchase
  • Free Flat Repair With Tire Purchases
  • Free Air Pressure Checks Every Day (no appointments needed)
  • Everyday Low Price Tire Guarantee
  • Express Lane Tire Service (no appointments needed)
  • Big O® Tires Credit Card with 6-month, No-interest Financing

Other Services

  • Free Brake Inspection (no appointment needed)
  • Free 22-Point Vehicle Inspection (no appointment needed)
  • Free Battery & Electrical Check
  • Free 5-Minute Wiper Blade/Bulb Inspection
  • Free Local Shuttle Service
  • Complete Owner's Manual Scheduled Maintenance Services
  • Good/Better/Best Oil Change Options (with free top-off service)
  • And More!

* Services offered may vary by location.

Why choose Big O Tires Auto Service?

When it comes to having a car or truck serviced, most drivers have more questions than answers. Questions like "What is rotor resurfacing... and how much will it cost?" And "What on earth is that clunking sound?!" For many years, Big O Tires customers have trusted us to offer straight answers and top-notch services. Big O Tires offers a wide range of diagnostic, repair and routine maintenance services, backed by one of the best national services warranties in the business. Not sure when your vehicle's due for routine maintenance services? Drop by, and we'll look it up for you!

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Note: Any recommendations provided on are general in nature. Big O Tires recommends that you always consult your vehicle’s Owner’s Manual, the vehicle manufacturer or an associate at your local Big O Tires store for vehicle specific recommendations. The names and descriptions of services are general in nature. Actual service offerings vary by location, and not all stores offer all services! The availability of our oil change service and the use of Valvoline oil products varies depending on the Big O Tires location near you. Please contact a Big O Tires store near you to find out what services and oil products are offered.


May 2, 2018
Thank you, Chris. I appreciate your help and friendly manner! I was in a bind and Chris got me in, tire replaced and out with what I needed.
Business Owner replied on May 3, 2018:
Lisa, we are glad we could help! If you ever need anything else from us, please feel free to give us a call or stop by. Have an awesome day!
Mark & Raymond Spoorenburg, Owners
Apr 5, 2018
Christian and Kyle went above and beyond to help me get in, purchase quality tires (and wiper blades) and pay the best price for it all! When I found myself unexpectedly stuck at the Urgent care, Christian even volunteered to bring my keys to me!! They rock!!
Business Owner replied on Apr 9, 2018:
Thanks, Tracy! We always love to receive great feedback. We'll pass your comments on to the team. Hope to see you soon!
Mark & Raymond Spoorenburg, Owners
Apr 2, 2018
I manage and repair a fleet of vehicles that does one way rentals to and from Santa Cruz. I trust them with my vehicles because I know its done correctly. Thank you!!
Business Owner replied on Apr 5, 2018:
Thanks for leaving us such a great review, Matt! We truly appreciate your continued business with us, and we're looking forward to your next visit!
Mark & Raymond Spoorenburg, Owners
Mar 15, 2018
Excellent experience as always. One issue I ran into was that I had some tissues I wanted to dispose of and had a hard time finding a trash can .... finally I found it in the coffee area. It would be good to have one in the vending machine area or waiting area. Perhaps you already have a good reason for not putting trashcans out.
Business Owner replied on Mar 15, 2018:
Carolina, we appreciate you taking the time to give us your feedback. Thank you, and we hope you will consider us again in the future. Take care.
Mark & Raymond Spoorenburg, Owners
Jan 19, 2018
Overall everything was really great! I will definitely be coming back again.
Business Owner replied on Jan 19, 2018:
Thanks for the great comments! Hope to see you soon!
Mark & Raymond Spoorenburg, Owners
Jan 12, 2018
Had a nail in my tire (new Ford Explorer) and my tire was almost flat. Went by north bay ford at noon and they said they when we will get to it until three or 4 PM. I want to big O tire in Santa Cruz and spoke with a gentleman, who I didn't get his name, but with several tattoos who was very pleasant and got my vehicle right in and at no charge had my tire fixed, while also giving me advice for tires when I need them… I will definitely be back for tires and recommend the business.
Business Owner replied on Jan 12, 2018:
Jason, this is great information to share with the team. We hope that you have a great day!
Mark & Raymond Spoorenburg, Owners
Aug 25, 2017
I am very grateful for having received excellent service at Big O Tires for the past several years now.
Business Owner replied on Aug 25, 2017:
Thanks for the great comments! We appreciate your loyalty! We hope that you have a great day!
Mark & Raymond Spoorenburg, Owners
Jun 14, 2017
My Toyota Prius (2011) needed new tires, and the Big O Tires on Soquel Ave. in Santa Cruz took excellent care of me and my car.
Business Owner replied on Jun 15, 2017:
Sonya, thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience! We're so happy we were able to help you out! We hope that you have a great day!
Mark & Raymond Spoorenburg, Owners
May 8, 2017
None of the below items were done.

Please check all that occurred during your visit:
I was greeted at my car
I was offered a free alignment check
I was offered a credit card application
Business Owner replied on May 8, 2017:
Bob, this is great information to share with the team. We'll be sure to use your information to improve our services in the future. Thanks again!
Big O Tires - Santa Cruz, CA
Apr 26, 2017
The nicest guys around ! Didn't treat me like "a woman at an auto place"! Very respectful. Didn't try to recommend tons of stuff. Will definitely be back. I would even send my teen daughter back to do her own oil change ! Great job Big O Guys in Santa Cruz :)))
Business Owner replied on Apr 26, 2017:
Thanks, Kim, for taking the time to share your thoughts! We look forward to seeing you soon!
Big O Tires - Santa Cruz, CA
Mar 20, 2017
Mark and Mike and the other guys at Big O have been taking care of my car
with a consistently high level of quality at affordable prices since 2009, and
I continue to be extremely grateful for that.
Business Owner replied on Mar 20, 2017:
Thanks for leaving us such a great review, Sajohn! I look forward to seeing you soon! Mark & Raymond Spoorenburg, Owners (831) 429-9989
Sep 30, 2016
Hunterhelped me with my service.He was very kind and thoughtful of the short amount of time I had.He was able to get me in and outin the quoted time.He offered me great service.
Sep 9, 2016
Have been to the Big O tires for my wifes suv and my truck both times we got great deals on tires staff is great and they have great attitudes. Just not trying to sell you anything.
Aug 12, 2016
Very nice, professional people.Kept me up to date on all they were doing with my car, price of repairs and how long it would take. I will continue having my car serviced here!
Jul 3, 2016
Was sorry to hear that Jeff had retired. He always gave me great service. Mike handled my tire replacement and had me out much faster then I expected.
Jun 9, 2016
I took my truck to them to check my tire as the silk was showing. I ended up buying foot new tires, getting an oil change/lube and filter replacement as well as checking out my breaks which were squeaking. Need to take it back as breaks are still a problem.
Jun 5, 2016
Appreciate the consistent helpful service to meet my needs.
May 31, 2016
Love the service and the level of trust I am able to have bringing cars there
May 7, 2016
I needed my oil changed before a road trip the next day. They got me in and my car is much happier!
May 5, 2016
Ive been taking my cars to BIG O for years and they always to a great job for a fair price.
May 4, 2016
Everything was good, but they lost my paper work between the shop and the front desk. I had my original paper work with me and I wanted to put them back in the car. The service writer said will just put them in your work order and you'll get them back when the work is done, but that didn't happen. They were lost.
May 2, 2016
Last week I needed them to fix my flat. They took care of it and stored my spare back properly. Only wish they would've explained that they didn't have the machine to reprogram my tire information screen on my car. It displayed that there was still an issue with the tire. I returned immediately to confirm that it WAS safe to drive on it. you know peace of mind.
Apr 17, 2016
In any business there will sometimes be problems. When I got my initial diagnostics and estimate, I was not pleased. I went back and spoke with Hunter and Marc and they not only apologized, but also took full responsibility even though neither of them were the source of the dissatisfaction. When I brought my car back, they were polite and extremely professional. The services performed were done in a timely manner, at a fair price and to a very high standard. I will definitely be coming back and referring all of my friends to them. The significant point is not only that I am very happy with the services performed, but that they are a shop that stands behind their work and takes responsibility in a professional manner for the difficult conversations that happen in every business.
Apr 10, 2016
I couldn't afford to pay for new tie rod replacement and brake rotors. I bought new wheels and alignment, did the work with a friend, and then returned to have the car aligned on the 6 month 2nd alignment. Very happy that Big O helped me to do this to get my car ready to sell.
Apr 6, 2016
I have been bringing my car to Big O Tires for close to seven years now for everything which the car requires in regard to maintenance and repairs, and not merely for tires and oil changes. I do indeed find their service consistently outstanding and their prices consistently reasonable. But beyond that, on my most recent visit there, it was initially thought that certain parts would need to be replaced and that the total with the labor would come to around a hundred dollars. But when I went to pick up my car, I was told that that the replacement wasn't actually necessary after all; that they just made some simple adjustments and that there was no charge. So it's certainly wonderful when people who are that honest are working on our cars, but I think that it would be even better if they campaigned for office and became our political leaders.