Brad’s Foreign and Domestic Auto Services

Servicing North County San Diego Since 1984


A Message from the owner:


Hello, my name is Mathew Cooper, Encinitas native and proud owner of Brad’s Foreign and Domestic since 1990.

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 The Team



Lucas St. John

Lucas has been part of the Brad’s Family since 1991, making him our most seasoned tech. He is an ASE certified auto technician and specializes in air & water-cooled vehicles.

Todd Warren

Todd has been part of the Brad’s family since 2012 but has been in the auto industry for over 26 years. He is an ASE Certified Master Technician and a Certified Brake & Lamp adjuster. He specialized in domestic vehicles.

Steve Harmel

Steve has been part of the Brad’s family since 2015. He is an ASE Certified Master Technician who has been in the industry for over 30 years. He specializes in European, Asian and domestic vehicles.




Lauri Tsujimura

Laurie is one of our friendly office staff members!

Torque & Sprocket

Torque (grey tabby) and Sprocket (orange tabby) are our trusted night crew. These brothers were born in the parking lot here at Brad’s in 2015 and have been a complement to our business ever since. Their antics can be followed on Instagram: @bradsforeignanddomestic.


Jetta is our part-time office greeter here at Brad’s. She enjoys getting lots of attention from people who come to visit her.


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