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Miscellaneous Auto Services

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  • Mon 7AM - 6PM
    Tue 7AM - 6PM
  • Wed 7AM - 6PM
    Thu 7AM - 6PM
  • Fri 7AM - 6PM
    Sat 9AM - 12PM
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  • Sun Closed

Miscellaneous Auto Services

For whatever else may pose a threat to your vehicle's road performance, our knowledgeable auto specialists provide a number of other miscellaneous auto services. And because our work is guaranteed, you can rest assured that you're receiving the best workmanship possible. Let us know how we can help you! Contact us at 310-450-1712 to set up an appointment for additional quality auto services.

Our miscellaneous auto services include:

Most Extended Warranties Accepted
An extended warranty (also known as a service contract) can provide peace of mind to most car buyers. The warranty (or service contract) kicks in after the usual manufacturer warranty has expired. An extended warranty covers major breakdowns and evens out the cost of repairs. Unfortunately, not all auto repair shops accept extended warranties. At Joy Automotive in Santa Monica, CA 90405, we accept most extended warranties. We let you use the service contract to save on auto repair costs.

After-Hours Drop Off
Sometimes auto repair needs arise long after most auto repair shops have closed (most auto repair shops close at 6 pm). With after-hours drop off services, you leave your car at the mechanics shop for repair even if the shop has closed. You simply fill out an envelope, put in your keys, and drop it in a drop box. The auto shop will only contact you when your car is ready or when they need additional information. At Joy Automotive, we value your convenience and that is why we offer after-hours drop off services. A completed Drop-Off Form will help the mechanic diagnose any problems. Even if we have closed, you just drop-off your vehicle at our shop and our mechanics will work on it and contact you when it is ready.

Free Local Pickup and Delivery with Repairs By Appointment
In certain circumstances, auto shops offer pickup and delivery services. This is whereby the auto shop picks up the vehicle at your work place or home, works on it, and delivers it after it is fully repaired and serviced. This saves you time and money. The p/u and delivery service can be either free or paid for. At Joy Automotive, we offer free local pickup and delivery whereby we routinely pick up your car from your home or workplace. We want to make the task of having that car repaired/serviced as stress free as possible. This service is subject to appointment.

Free Local Shuttle Service with Repairs By Appointment
When you drop your car at our garage for repair and servicing, you don't always have the time to wait until we've finished servicing your car. To get your busy life going on, we offer free local shuttle services. At Joy Automotive in Santa Monica, CA 90405, we offer free local shuttle services to our customers. This service allows you to conveniently go back to your day's routine as we work on your vehicle - you don't have to wait at the shop. This service is by appointment.

Fleet Maintenance and Repair
As a fleet owner, you have to do all it takes to keep the fleet on the road. When any vehicle is out of service, both revenue and your reputation as a reliable business are at risk. To make sure your fleet of trucks/vehicles is always on the road, partner with a professional auto shop. At Joy Automotive, we can manage your fleet repairs and maintenance. We make sure servicing is up to date and up to standards. We handle all aspects of fleet repairs and maintenance.

Performance Modifications
Do you have a passion for speed and performance? Performance modifications on your car let you attain high levels of speed and performance. This type of modification involves changing or completely replacing some of your vehicle's parts with high performance ones to boost its performance and speed. Mechanics at Joy Automotive have a passion for performance too. The mechanics will make all the necessary performance modifications to ensure you get the best performance from your drive. For all your performance modification needs, contact us at 310-450-1712 or visit Joy Automotive today.

Wheel Bearings
Wheel bearings are found inside of wheels, allowing the wheels to spin freely, and are connected to the brake system. They can become worn over time, causing a vibrating suspension and noisy rubbing as the car is driven. If they break completely, the vehicle will become very difficult to control and unsafe to drive. Replacement interval for wheel bearings varies greatly, but they should be checked for leaks and wear periodically. Joy Automotive can make sure that your bearings are in good shape and let you know if they need replacement.

Hubs, Seals, Studs, & Nuts
A wheel hub motor, also referred to as a wheel motor, is an electric motor incorporated into the wheel hub and drives it directly. You can have a safer and smoother ride today by replacing your warped and worn out wheel hubs. Let Joy Automotive replace your worn out hubs today.

Properly working seals provide oil and grease sealing - offering enhanced performance in a wide range of temperatures and environments. Worn out or warped seals allow external contaminants to enter the bearing unit or let lubricant escape from the unit. This ultimately leads to premature failure of the bearing unit. To keep out contamination and retain lubricant in the bearings, have the seals replaced with new ones. To have the seals replaced by experts, contact or visit Joy Automotive today.

Studs are the threaded fasteners that hold on the wheels of your truck. The wheel studs are permanently mounted on the wheel hub through the brake disk or brake drum. To secure the wheel, nuts (lug nuts) are fastened over the stud. Stripped wheel studs can be quite dangerous. Damaged wheel studs should be replaced with new ones immediately. To have your truck's wheel studs replaced with high quality ones, call 310-450-1712 or visit Joy Automotive today.

A wheel nut or lug nut is a fastener for securing a wheel on the hub. A set of lug nuts are used to secure a wheel to the threaded wheel studs (which are fixed to a wheel hub). Worn out nuts means one thing - the wheel is not fixed securely on the vehicle which puts the vehicle at the risk of rolling over. To have your truck's wheels securely fastened to the hub, contact or visit Joy Automotive in Santa Monica, CA 90405 today.

Fuel Efficiency
The experts at Joy Automotive can inspect your vehicle and perform services that can help it operate at peak performance and help improve fuel efficiency and overall fuel economy. These inspections and services may include items such as:

  • Change engine oil, using the recommended grade of motor oil
  • Check and change your air filter
  • Inspect and, if necessary, replace a clogged fuel filter
  • Adjust tire pressure to manufacturer-recommended specs
  • Inspect/clean the intake system
  • Inspect/replace emissions components and/or a faulty oxygen sensor
  • Inspect brakes for proper adjustment
  • Inspect power steering system and perform a steering alignment, if necessary
  • Align front suspension
  • Clean or replace dirty or malfunctioning fuel injectors
  • Inspect/replace spark plugs and spark plug wires
  • Check exhaust for clogged catalytic converter
  • Examine the exhaust gas recirculation system

Pre-Purchase Inspections
Are you planning to buy a new car? Don't take chances. Be confident about the car you are buying. Have pre-purchase inspections performed on the vehicle. Pre-purchase inspections involve examining the car's condition to ensure it is worth buying. At Joy Automotive, we have pre-purchase inspection experts - mechanics who will scrutinize any car, make, and model and allow you to make an informed decision. Pre-purchase inspections will definitely give you peace of mind when you buy your next used car.

Pre-Trip Inspection
A pre-trip check up can make the difference between a safe trip and one that ends in a tragedy. The inspection aims at looking for possible defects and potential mechanical problems that could cause disaster. Before embarking on a trip you should make sure your car is fully inspected for safety. You can rely on the experts at Joy Automotive. We have pre-trip inspection experts who are able to conduct safety inspections on any car, make, and model. Our experts are dedicated to ensuring you have a safe trip. Simply drop by or give us a call at 310-450-1712.

What People Say About Us


  • -Linda S.

    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.


  • -Dolores G.

    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!


  • -Manny P.

    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.


  • -Mary Ellen F.

    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.


  • -Felicia C.

    The best! I recommend them to everyone I know. So honest, always do a great job, thanks Joy!


  • -Amy S.

    I’ve been taking our cars to Joy Auto since I moved here 12 years ago. I trust them to advise the right thing to do. They always back up their work with a guarantee that they stand behind — I can confirm that. And you won’t find nicer people to work with. They even help out local kids with their bikes (I saw that). Love local businesses that take care of their community. I recommend Joy to all my friends and acquaintances and anyone that has been there has also been satisfied with the experience. I actually enjoy taking my car in (except when it’s sick:)


  • -MaryAnne B.

    My experience every time I go to Joy Automotive, is what you would always want it to be. From the beginning in dealing with the guys in the front office (which I would say, they are the nicest, most accomodating, that I have EVER dealt with. The mechanics really think out side the box about how to best repair your car. They really go to bat and beyond at Joy Automotive. I will NEVER go anywhere else


  • -Eagan G.

    We have been taking our Prius to Joy Auto for years now. The team is great, reliable, affordable and honest. Unlike the Toyota dealership that we initially used for the 2 years "free" maintenance, Joy Auto never finds things that need to be fixed. Sometimes they have suggestions for things we should consider, but I have literally never felt like I'm being hoodwinked in their care. It's the best place for car maintenance on the Westside!!!


  • -Karin C.

    Joy came to me highly recommended by a picky friend who has been their client for years. By now Joy Automotie Service and Repair has done 2 major apparently successful services on my old but great car. Beside the technical, their customer service has been tops in every way from clear communication, clean work environment, accurate time prediction, and reliable estimates. I have recommended JOY to all my friends.


  • -Marissa G.

    Joy Automotive has always done an excellent job with repairs to my car. I have used them for years and highly recommend them as they are honest, stand by their repairs, are AAA recommended, and do great work!


  • -Wendy O.

    Staff thoughtful, helpful, knowledgeable. Repair was explained and work done at a fair price. Staff always follows up after service to make sure all is okay. And car is always returned freshly washed. Highly recommend.


  • -Monica C.

    I love taking my car into Joy Automotive! Everyone there is super helpful, friendly and most of all honest. They are always upfront about what your car needs, their service is prompt and they usually throw in a car wash. So glad I found this gem in Santa Monica!!


  • -Brian G.

    Took my car for an oil change. They took a while but because they had a load of cars to take care of first! Great service. Definitely coming back to fix my other car. I liked their car wash service too!! It needed a wash so badly.


  • -Audra M.

    The guys here are super helpful, they always explain things thoroughly, and provide different options based on your needs. Also, its usually possible to get work done same day if you drop your car off early enough. So easy and convenient!


  • -Allison M.

    I won’t go anywhere else besides to get my car serviced. Joy has the best, most knowledgeable and honest guys in the auto business. I recently took my car to another auto shop in the Valley, who did an inspection and failed to figure out that my break padding was dangerously low. Thank goodness I went to Joy for a random oil change shortly thereafter, and they let me know about the breaks. I called 6 different shops for a quote to get my breaks redone, and Joy had the best pricing!


  • -Rob J.

    I began taking my vehicles to Joy Automotive on a recommendation after moving to the area a number of years ago. From my very first visit, they have consistently treated me better than anywhere else I have ever gone. First and foremost, they know their stuff - top notch mechanical work is all they do. But, you'll also find them to be extremely polite, professional and NO ONE will ever take more time to discuss the issues and offer options that get you back on the road anywhere near their price. To say I am extremely satisfied with their work and what they charge would be an understatement. If you have issues with your vehicle, take it to Joy and ask for Jessie. You will not be disappointed. These guys ROCK!

Call us for service: 310-450-1712

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