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(310) 889-0492 Mon - Fri: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

(310) 439-9404 Mon - Fri: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Sat: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

2318 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405

Welcome to Santa Monica Motors

Welcome to Santa Monica Motors. Our family-owned facility has been proud to serve the Santa Monica community with the highest-quality service since 1975, investing in our reputation for honesty and customer satisfaction year after year. With a highly-trained, professional, and courteous staff, our team of automotive experts can handle just about any service your vehicle requires. As a preferred dealership alternative, we offer all of the perks of your local auto-dealer chain with a highly-personalized touch and none of the corporate hassle.

Services include, but are not limited to: Engine Diagnoses, Manufacturer Maintenance, Pre-Purchase Inspections, Brakes, Electrical Issues, Oil Changes, and much more. For your peace of mind, Santa Monica Motors stands by its 2 year, 24,000 mile warranty coverage on all repair services. At our shop, we guarantee absolute customer satisfaction—a fast, efficient and professional experience that will keep your car healthy and send you happily on your way in no time at all. Whether it’s an annual smog check, routine maintenance, or general vehicle service, Santa Monica Motors has you covered. Stop by or call today to learn more about what we can do for you. We hope to see you soon, and thank you for choosing Santa Monica Motors! Read More

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$10 Off
Smog Check

Save $10 on your next smog check. Restrictions may apply. Please present offer upon visit.

Santa Monica Motors’ STAR Certified Smog Check station has built a reputation for honest and reliable smog testing services since 1984. Our smog testing service center is certified to process ALL vehicles, including gross polluters, diesel engines, out-of-state cars, and vehicles that mandate a STAR certified smog check. Additionally, our station is fully equipped to inspect RVs and motor homes.

The Santa Monica Motors Smog Check station is equipped with 7 test machines, which means there is no need to make an appointment and your wait time will be minimal. Come and relax with a cup of coffee in our very comfortable, newly-remodeled waiting room while our technicians take care of your vehicle.

Why Do I Need a Smog Check?

The State of California, based off the Federal Clean Air Act, requires vehicles to be inspected every two years to meet the state’s regulations. You may also need a smog check if you recently moved from another state or if you recently bought a pre-owned car. Smog checks are part of a larger plan to reduce air pollution and improve the air quality within our state.

What Happens During a Smog Check?

If your car was made prior to 2000, a smog check will consist of a test using the Emissions Inspection System (EIS). The system measures your vehicle’s emissions under various conditions. The most common auto pollutants are carbon monoxide (CO), nitrous oxide (NO), and hydrocarbons (HCs). If the test shows any of these chemicals to be outside federal or state guidelines or the car’s sensors are not functioning, the vehicle fails the smog check. Smog Check Station hours: Mon ‐ Fri: 8:00 AM ‐ 5:00 PM
SMM Smog Team

Save up to $15

Save up to $15 on any general repair or service of $100 Restrictions may apply. Please present offer upon visit.

$10 Off Smog Check

 Save $10 on your next smog check. Restrictions may apply. Please present offer upon visit.

Don’t have time
to schedule a smog check?
No Problem!

Just walk in and we will
be happy to assist you!

Why Choose Us?

We offer a comprehensive set of services that cater to a wide variety of car lines.