Lloyd's Tire & Auto - Santa Cruz
I used to live in Santa Cruz, and I always took my car to Lloyds for my tires and other important services. Now I live in San Jose, and when I had a flat tire recently I was forced to take my car to a Tire shop near my house. As excepted, they changed my tire and then proceeded to give me a long list of additional products and services including new tire rods, break adjustment, new struts, another new tire, et cetera. Skeptical, I took the list and my car to Lloyd's Tire Service. They did the alignment that I requested, and examined my car. They also assured me that everything else on the list was unnecessary... all my tires were in good shape, my tire rods were in perfect condition, and my struts were a bit worn but definitely not in dire shape.Very few of us have the time or inclination to become expert mechanics in our free time, and so having an honest tire shop that can be relied upon to provide important services without trying to rip you off truly is priceless. The mechanics at Lloyd's are not always the most friendly, but they are honest and efficient and care about their work. Taking your car to Lloyds, even if it requires an out-of-town trip, is definitely worth it.As an added benefit, Lloyds is in a great location very close to downtown Santa Cruz, so you can drop off your car and enjoy a nice lunch, catch a movie at the theater, or even take a nice walk to the beach.