Ray was very patience and kind with dealing with me and my car issues. As a guy who‘a new to driving and to motor vehicles. My biggest fear was being taken advantage of due to my lack of knowledge. But, I took a chance with Santa Monica Motors, and I have to say, I never felt more assured and secured due to their professionalism and transparency with every process along the way. Highly recommend
Great place to take your car for service, registration, repairs and anything else you might need. Highly recommend this garage to anyone in the Santa Monica area. Can’t imagine taking my cars (a Subaru Crosstrek and Toyota FJ Cruiser) anywhere else.
Since moving to the area in 2021, Santa Monica Motors is the only auto shop where I’ve brought my car: I go to them for my oil changes, servicing, and big repairs/replacements. (For context, I drive a used car from 2005– there’s always a lot of upkeep!) I’m really hesitant about auto shops because I’ve had a lot of bad experiences (a lot of mechanics try to swindle me because I’m a woman of color and they assume I don’t know anything about cars). Santa Monica Motors is by far the most trust worthy, honest, communicative, respectful, and genuinely helpful auto shop I’ve ever been to. They’re really incredibly hard working, and really know what they’re doing. They’re dedicated to not just getting the job done quickly, but getting the job done right. The mechanics also have the most integrity I’ve ever witnessed: they have this awesome online system through which they send customers pictures, videos, and explanations of everything that they see in your car when they service it. That way, you could even show another mechanic the pictures and get a second opinion before moving forward with the suggested repairs. Believe me—you don’t actually need that second opinion, because Santa Monica Motors is really honest and professional about what repairs your car actually needs, and their prices are SUPER fair. And they keep you updated throughout the whole process. For my latest repair, I had to get my accelerator pedal sensor replaced. The first two replacement parts that came in weren’t going to run well in the car, and the Santa Monica Motors team was really dedicated to getting the right part for my car that wouldn’t give me trouble down the line. I really appreciate how much time they put into getting the job done right. The entire team- from service mechanics to smog to front desk staff- are really friendly, pleasant, and helpful. All in all, I always have a great experience with this shop, and they keep my old car running really smoothly. There’s a reason why Santa Monica Motors is so popular in the neighborhood (there’s always a line whenever I go)… This is the only auto shop I’ve ever recommended to other people. I’m so happy that I finally found a place I can trust, and that I genuinely want to support!
This place is awesome. Friendly. Fast. Organized. Got my smog check and renewed my registration and was out the door quickly. Really great experience.
These guys are awesome fast efficient and very helpful if your car does not pass I’ve been using them for many many years
Top notch service performed with notable courtesy.
These guys are great! I’m coming back for my service needs! Thank you so much Bob and the other nice young technician. Fantastic service: quick, convenient professional and polite. Don’t even think of going anywhere else.
Terence, thank you for all the support! Feel free to get in touch if we can lend a hand with anything. -The Team at Santa Monica Smog Check
They performed a smog check very quickly. They were very pleasant and professional. I am delighted.
Denise, thanks for the great review about your smog check with us! Whenever your vehicle needs anything else, we'll be here for you. -The Team at Santa Monica Smog Check
Always fast and excellent service
Jeff, thanks for this excellent review! If we can assist you in the future, feel free to let us know. -The Team at Santa Monica Smog Check