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Repair Tips

The technicians at Joy Automotive have years of experience working on standard 4-wheel drive (4×4) vehicles as well as all-wheel drive (AWD) vehicles. AWD is a full-time 4-wheel-drive system (all four wheels receive torque from the engine simultaneously) that employs a center differential that allows each tire to rotate at different speeds.

As a car owner, you want to keep your car running in great condition for as long as possible. So how do you do that?

One of the best ways is by following simple repair tips. You can keep your car running smoothly and safely by following these tips.

1) Check the tires regularly for wear and tear by looking at the tire treads and ensuring they’re evenly worn out. If any parts of the tire still show new rubber or the tire seems unduly worn or damaged, take it in for an inspection right away!

2) Ensure all fluids are correctly filled up and changed as needed (water, transmission fluid, power steering fluid). Failing to do so can cause significant problems with your vehicle’s performance—and even permanent damage if left unchecked over time!

3) Replace filters regularly to keep air quality high inside your car and outside from where it idles (such as when waiting at stoplights). This will help ensure better fuel economy over time because less fuel will need fresh filters.

Did You Know That Doing Your Own Repairs Can Also Risk Your Safety And The People On The Road?

When you’re faced with a decision about whether or not to do your own vehicle repairs, it’s important to consider the risk of doing so.

The most obvious risk is that you could cause more damage than is already present in your vehicle. For example, if you’re having trouble with your brakes and you remove them during a repair attempt, they could get damaged even further. This can result in unsafe driving conditions or even an accident.

Another risk associated with doing your own work on your car is getting injured from misusing tools or lifting heavy objects improperly. If you’re not careful when using these tools, they may slip out of your hands and cause injury or damage to yourself or others nearby.

Doing your own repairs can have unexpected outcomes on the road if you don’t know what you’re doing. That’s why we suggest you take your vehicle to an expert.

Don't let a stressful situation spiral out of control—find an expert who can handle your car problems for good!

If you’re like most people, you probably don’t have the time or the patience to deal with car problems. You just want them fixed and gone-fast.

Why? Because car problems are stressful and frustrating. They can cause significant delays and cost you money, both of which are bad enough on their own. When you’re dealing with emergency repairs, they can feel even worse.

That’s why it’s so important to find an expert who can help you choose the right services for your car, who will be honest and effective in their work, and who fixes your vehicle’s problem the first time.

With Our Genuine Commitment To Customer Satisfaction, We Want You To Know That You Are Choosing The Best.

We’ve been in business since 1995 and have built a reputation on honest and effective service. We are ASE-Certified auto repair technicians who are experts in every type of vehicle. We have earned our customers’ trust by providing honest and effective services throughout Santa Monica and surrounding communities.

We believe in making your experience with us as smooth as possible. That’s why we offer convenient appointment scheduling for all your needs. When you call our office at (3103) 450-1712, we will work with you to coordinate an appointment that fits your schedule and ensures prompt service.

Our goal is simple: You should be 100% satisfied with the service you receive from us. We firmly believe that your satisfaction is our priority, so please don’t hesitate to contact us if there’s anything we can do better for you!

Joy Automotive.
Your Trustworthy Auto Repair Experts in Santa Monica, CA

We know that your vehicle is a precious asset that you want to keep durable for years to come. Our full-service auto repair shop in California offers all the services you need from bumper-to-bumper.

Moreover, both existing and first-time customers in Santa Monica say that we have the best technicians in town – and we agree.

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We know that your vehicle is a precious asset that you want to keep durable for years to come.


We know that your vehicle is a precious asset that you want to keep durable for years to come.


We know that your vehicle is a precious asset that you want to keep durable for years to come.

Your Trusted Auto Repair Experts in Santa Monica, CA

For all your car repair and maintenance needs, do not hesitate to call Joy Automotive Service & Repair.
Our skilled and honest mechanics in Santa Monica are your partners in keeping your
vehicle reliable for years to come.

Please schedule an appointment online or visit our auto repair shop at 1325 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405.