About Us in Monterey, CA

Family Owned & Operated

Top Quality Service–Since 1946

The ASE Master Techs at Wayside Garage offer the comfort and assurance you deserve with any repair shop inquiry. A professional and courteous staff will greet you and welcome you and walk you through the vehicle repair process. When you come to our shop, we spend a significant amount of time getting to know you and your vehicle’s needs. We’re serving people, not just servicing cars. It matters to us what you think and feel about your Wayside service experience. This is a customer-first, customers-always-right type of facility. We go above and beyond to meet and exceed all of your expectations. Our dedicated customers keep coming back to us because they know we leave their vehicle in the best condition possible. Nobody wants unexpected repair costs, but you really don’t want an unexpected breakdown. We never want you to be caught by surprise. That’s why a consistent service plan at Wayside Garage is so valuable. We make sure you expect every maintenance service appointment because it’s a part of an approved service plan. The other guys will hustle unnecessary repair costs out of your pocket, but Wayside Garage values its customers way too much for that. A careful and correct diagnosis of your vehicle can always be expected. We’re happy, only when you’re happy.

Community involvement is important to Wayside Garage’s auto repair. We’ve been at our quality auto services since 1946. Our customers are like family. And we hate to say like anything, because we’ve seen each other grow up, get married, have children, and grandchildren throughout the generations. In the meantime, we’ve established a reputation for quality auto repairs and maintenance to go with our excellent customer service. We love and appreciate our customers most. They’re what make doing what we love so worthwhile. Bringing a smile to your face and seeing the relief in your eyes after a complete and affordable repair service is best part of our day. There are a variety of places in this area, to which customers can’t wait to travel. Get ready for the weekend with a quick stop to Wayside Garage. Our beautiful locale near bike and walking paths remind every one of the natural destinations that are a short drive away. Make sure your vehicle is always ready for a trip to the beach! We also volunteer our time at youth organizations like Pop Warner Cheerleaders, Carmel Academy of Performing Arts, and Dance Kids of Monterey County.

Come Meet Our Experts

Our team of Master Technicians is ready for your arrival. Bring your vehicle to us before you have a repair need. That’s why we’re here, to make sure you receive the necessary maintenance services. Keeping your vehicle on the road and protecting its resale value is the goal. Adhering to a maintenance schedule is how we accomplish this for you. All we need is your vehicle and your trust. Give us a call today at 831-899-2425 to discuss how we can help you. Bring us any questions or concerns that you may have, and we’ll provide the correct answers. Save time by using our convenient online scheduling system to schedule your next appointment. We’ll get the shop ready for your arrival!

From the Owners

Wayside Garage is owned and operated by Sam Diaz and Stacey Diaz. Not only are we local, but we are a second-generation family owned business and proud to be one of the longest running businesses on the Monterey Peninsula. Sam is a dealership trained Technician and a Master Automotive Service Excellence Certified Technician. Our technicians have a combined thirty-five plus years’ experience. We completed many hours of technical training classes to improve our technical skills. Our service manager Stacey has been here for over 30 years and is an Automotive Service Excellence Certified Service Consultant. She has also been a State Certified Smog Inspector in the past. She is continually completing personal and business development programs that expand her customer service skills. After many years of working for the family and the sale of our old building, we decided it was time to find a new home. In June of 2014, we moved from Seaside to Monterey to continue the legacy that is Wayside Garage. We wanted to continue to provide exceptional customer service, precise repairs, and a relaxed no pressure atmosphere for our current and new customers. We want to build relationships that last, by showing honesty and integrity.

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Come Meet Our Experts

Our team of Master Technicians is ready for your arrival. Bring your vehicle to us before you have a repair need. That’s why we’re here, to make sure you receive the necessary maintenance services. Keeping your vehicle on the road and protecting its resale value is the goal. Adhering to a maintenance schedule is how we accomplish this for you. All we need is your vehicle and your trust. Give us a call today at 831-264-4145 to discuss how we can help you. Bring us any questions or concerns that you may have, and we’ll provide the correct answers. Save time by using our convenient online scheduling system to schedule your next appointment. We’ll get the shop ready for your arrival!

sabrina Sabrina

Say hello to Sabrina! She is one of the first people you will have the pleasure of meeting here at Wayside Garage. She is a local, hometown girl who was born and raised in Monterey. With her always positive attitude and contagious smile she is a core member of our team, and that’s not all! She has the knowledge and expertise to get you in and out in a timely matter with service you can trust. Sabrina has spent many years hanging out in the office watching and learning how things work in the office and out in the shop. Don’t be surprised if you see her out in the shop helping with services and inspections, she may be small but she sure is mighty. Come on in and share a smile with Sabrina and a team you can trust.

jonathan Jonathan

Jonathan has always been that guy that likes to take things apart, fix them and put them back together. Just out of high school he started working on lawn mowers at one of our local golf courses. Maintaining and repairing them so that they could continue to get the job done on the links. Finding that he enjoyed fixing things, he decided to transfer to an auto repair shop and take his skills and work on cars and trucks. Jonathan has a great personality and is always willing to learn. He continues to keep up on his automotive education so that he can provide proper repairs to our customer’s vehicles. He takes a lot of pride in his work and it shows.

sam Sam

Since he can remember, Sam has always “fixed” cars. As a kid, he would work on engines with his big brother in the garage at home, taking them apart, fixing what was needed and putting them back together. As he grew older he committed more and more time to figure out the ins and outs of auto repair. Sam went right to work at a local Chevrolet dealership as a lube technician and worked his way up to a General Motors certified technician. He continued working in the dealerships specializing in General Motors, Cadillac and Toyota. During that time he took a break from the dealers and started working at Wayside Garage. After 16 years of working in both dealerships and independent repair shops, he was asked to make a commitment to Wayside Garage and has been with us since. With his Master ASE certifications and his thirty plus years of experience, Sam is committed to making an all-around better approach of customer service and auto repair to the industry.

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