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trust your BMW, Mercedes, Audi, VW, & Mini repair and maintenance to the experts!

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  • Mon 7AM - 6PM
    Tue 7AM - 6PM
  • Wed 7AM - 6PM
    Thu 7AM - 6PM
  • Fri 7AM - 6PM
    Sat 8AM - 12PM
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  • Sun Closed

For the protection of our customers and employees we are using the BG sanitizing product.BG sanitizer
Here are some of it's features:

  • Can be used on control surfaces, upholstery, and carpet
  • Contains an EPA & Health Canada registered and approved disinfectant for use against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19
  • Deodorizes by breaking down the cause of odors, not masking them
  • Kills bacteria, viruses, and fungi on hard surfaces
  • Sanitizes every surface in your vehicle
  • Reduces allergy-causing particles, like pet dander and dust mite matter
  • Eliminates and prevents mold and mildew on all surfaces


Joy Automotive German Auto Repair You Can Count On!

Joy Automotive has been providing customers in the Santa Monica, CA 90405 area with high-quality automotive maintenance and repair services since 1995. Our experienced mechanics will get your German vehicle up and running again, and we'll keep it in top operating condition.

Joy AutomotiveWe provide a range of services, including 4x4 Services, Car & Truck Care, Domestic Cars & Trucks, Electrical Services, Electronic Services, Engine & Transmission, Engine Maintenance, General Services, German & Import Vehicles, Heating and Cooling Services, Inspections and Emissions, Miscellaneous Services, Tires, Towing, Transmission Services and Undercar Services. We're proud of our great mechanics, who have years of experience working on many different types of vehicles. They have the knowledge required to diagnose your Audi, BMW, Mercedes Benz, Mini Cooper, and Volkswagen's problems, and to find affordable solutions to get you back on the road quickly.

Joy AutomotiveTo learn more about our services, call us at 310-450-1712 or email us today. We're looking forward to earning your trust as a friendly, honest and reliable alternative for your auto maintenance and repair needs in Santa Monica.

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      I had a wonderful first-time customer experience at Joy Automotive. I've needed to find a new mechanic closer to where I live. My car had an issue last week, giving me reason to give Joy Automotive a try. Jesse and the team got the issue reviewed quickly and communicated clearly with me about what was going on. It turned out to be a very minor problem, solved in just a few hours, handled in a way that made me sure I'll return the next time the car needs attention. Thanks for everything!

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      I feel very confident about Joy Automotive keeping my car in tip top shape. I appreciate that they alert me about up coming concerns to watch for as I have a very old car that I rely on.

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      We take all our cars to Joy Auto. They always provide a clear explanation of the work that needs to be done. The team is respectful and great to work with.

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      I was referred by a friend to take my car to Joy?s. Since relocating to Santa Monica I was searching for a good mechanic. I found them!

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      Joy Automotive Service has always provide the best and the fastest service in our company vehicle. Staff is knowledgeable and they are ready to answer any question you may have.

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      Sergio at Joy Automotive is so great to work with. He responds quickly and very upfront with the repairs and costs of repainting your vehicle. I trust Joy Automotive and will keep bringing my car back for service.

  • According to recent studies, 5 percent of all motor vehicle fatalities are clearly caused by automobile maintenance neglect.
  • The cooling system should be completely flushed and refilled about every 24 months. The level, condition, and concentration of coolant should be checked. (A 50/50 mix of anti-freeze and water is usually recommended.)
  • Never remove the radiator cap until the engine has thoroughly cooled. The tightness and condition of drive belts, clamps and hoses should be checked by a pro.
  • Change your oil and oil filter as specified in your manual, or more often (every 3,000 miles) if you make frequent short jaunts, extended trips with lots of luggage or tow a trailer.
  • Replace other filters (air, fuel, PCV, etc.) as recommended, or more often in dusty conditions. Get engine drivability problems (hard stops, rough idling, stalling, diminished power, etc.) corrected at a good shop.
  • A dirty windshield causes eye fatigue and can pose a safety hazard. Replace worn blades and get plenty of windshield washer solvent.
  • Have your tires rotated about every 5,000 miles. Check tire pressures once a month; let the tires cool down first. Don't forget your spare and be sure your jack is in good condition.
  • Check your owner's manual to find out what fuel octane rating your car's engine needs then buy it.
  • Keep your tires inflated to the proper levels. Under-inflated tires make it harder for your car to move down the road, which means your engine uses more fuel to maintain speed.
  • Lighten the load. Heavier vehicles use more fuel, so clean out unnecessary weight in the passenger compartment or trunk before you hit the road.
  • Use the A/C sparingly. The air conditioner puts extra load on the engine forcing more fuel to be used.
  • Keep your windows closed. Wide-open windows, especially at highway speeds, increase aerodynamic drag and the result is up to a 10% decrease in fuel economy.
  • Avoid long idling. If you anticipate being stopped for more than one minute, shut off the car. Contrary to popular belief, restarting the car uses less fuel than letting it idle.
  • Stay within posted speed limits. The faster you drive, the more fuel you use. For example, driving at 65 miles per hour (mph) rather than 55 mph, increases fuel consumption by 20 percent.
  • Use cruise control. Using cruise control on highway trips can help you maintain a constant speed and, in most cases, reduce your fuel consumption.
  • Keep your engine tuned. A fouled spark plug or plugged/restricted fuel injector can reduce fuel efficiency as much as 30 percent.
  • Inspect the engine's belts regularly. Look for cracks or missing sections or segments. Worn belts will affect the engine performance.
  • Have the fuel filter changed every 10,000 miles to prevent rust, dirt and other impurities from entering the fuel system.
  • Change the transmission fluid and filter every 15,000 to 18,000 miles. This will protect the precision-crafted components of the transmission/transaxle.
  • Inspect the suspension system regularly. This will extend the life of the vehicle's tires.
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      1325 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405
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    Call us for service: 310-450-1712

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