3315 Portola Dr, Santa Cruz, CA | Directions 9506236.963626 -121.971392
Mon. - Sat. 8am - 5pm;Sun. CLOSED
I have lived in Santa Cruz since 1974, for nearly 40 years, but this is the first review I have written for a local business. In those years I have only owned second hand cars, including a Ford Falcon station wagon, a Ford Fiesta, a Ford Granada, a 1965 VW Bug, a Diesel-powered VW Jetta, a gasoline-powered VW Jetta, a VW Dasher, and a 1991 Toyota Tercel. It originally took me a year or two to find Gino’s Santa Cruz Carco, a recycler of cars and trucks. Since then, for well over 30 years, Gino’s (at two successive locations) has been the parts house for all of my cars. Things I have bought from Gino’s include a Toyota engine, body panels, plastic brake light fixtures, wheel rims, tires, hubcaps, rear view mirrors, gas tank caps, windshields, a steering mechanism, carpet replacements, etc. The staff was always helpful, the parts were always of good quality, if they were not in stock they were found rapidly, and the prices were always reasonable and cheaper than elsewhere. I highly recommend Gino’s!
Francis de Winter
Great people there at Ginos... I came in asking for a air intake and they knew exactly what i needed it and had it ready for me that same day. i would recommend them to anyone.
You could probably look on eBay for a Toyota 4x4 and find one for even less money. Why would you want to buy one from a wrecking yard? We sold a Toyota pickup (non-running and NOT 4x4) to Gino. He gave us a really good price, and now that I'm looking for parts, I won't consider going anywhere else.
great place – I guess I know better than to go to a junk yard to by a car. Yeah, offer $700 for $2500 in parts & whine when you're declined.
Went for a couple of parts I've been searching for. $5.00 for both. Saved me $250
horrible service – this guy wont sell me a toyota 4x4 complete because "i get more money off of parts" i would of gave gino 500-750 bucks for this truck but thanks to him im tellin all my friends not to go there for anything
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