Brad’s Foreign and Domestic Auto Services

Servicing North County San Diego Since 1984

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Message from the owner:

Hello, my name is Mathew Cooper, Encinitas native and proud owner of Brad’s Foreign and Domestic.

I often find myself thinking about when Encinitas was just a laid back, little beach town, there was no shortage of undeveloped canyons and poinsettia fields. A postcard worthy city, comfortably planted on the California coast, a place I am honored to have always called home. By age 14 I was fixing my first motorcycles and off-roading in areas that are now filled with homes and businesses (village park, Ocean crest/Mckinnon, elfin forest). After taking my first auto shop class at San Deguito High I was dedicated to turning my passion for fixing cars into a career. I began working as a technician at Brad’s Foreign Car in 1986, five years later I was thrilled with the opportunity to become the new owner. Like everything else in Encinitas, Brad’s was destined to grow in order to continue accommodating our customers. We expanded from a small, 2 bay shop with a focus on foreign cars, to boasting 11 bays and full-service repair or both foreign and domestic vehicles – resulting in our name change to Brad’s Foreign and Domestic!

It is with great pleasure that I continue serving the members of my community, building relationships with fellow locals as well as those who have recently joined our fantastic city. We make it a priority to collaborate with local organizations to participate in making north county great.


Meet Our Technicians

Matt Cooper

ASE Certified Master Technician
ASE Certified Advanced Level Specialist
Been in the industry since 1978
Successful business owner since April 1990

Todd Warren

ASE certified master technician specializing in domestic vehicles. Certified brake and lamp adjuster, been in industry over 26 years. Employed at Brad’s since 2012

Steve Harmel

ASE Certified Master Technician
Specializing in European, Asian and Domestic vehicles
Been in the industry for over 30 years
Enjoys long walks on the beach
Employed by Brad’s since 2015


Eleazar Balderas

Currently completing apprenticeship at Brad’s, graduated from Universal Technical Institute and successfully completed two ASE certifications. Employed at Brad’s since 2014

We are proud to say we have the friendliest office staff: Mathew Cooper and Lauri Tsujimura. They are always available to assist every one of our customers.

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