Santa Monica Hybrid

(424) 325-6185
32 Verified Reviews

8:00am to 5:30pm


825 Olympic Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90404 USA


  • Martin Kruszelnicki, Owner
  • Established 2005
  • 3 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 1 ASE Certified Auto Technician
  • 85 Years of Car Repair Experience

Santa Monica Hybrid Reviews


32 Verified Reviews
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by - Verified Customer May 11, 2015

Very good service, good people, very knowledgeable about hybrid cars.

by - Verified Customer April 29, 2015

Very good service, and thorough explanations. They do not try to do extra service and run up your bill.

by - Verified Customer April 20, 2015

I am happy to recommend 405 Auto to family, friends and colleagues. Reason being is that I am always well taken care of here. I have been a customer for 5 years. The repairs are done correctly and finished when I am told they will be. My car is always washed and vacuumed, and that is a nice personal touch. The staff is honest, knowledgeable and friendly, and always greet me with a smile.

by - Verified Customer April 17, 2015

Good knowledgeable and pleasant staff.

by - Verified Customer April 16, 2015

Great technical and customer service.

by - Verified Customer April 14, 2015

Service is always excellent and staff is very cordial.

by - Verified Customer April 09, 2015

Great service. Great people. I feel comfortable and confident with the work that they do.

by - Verified Customer April 07, 2015

I liked the work they did on my car but they are a little pricey.

by April 03, 2015

They failed to correctly diagnose problems with car. Said things were wrong on the car that were not and ried to replace expensive parts that are perfectly fine. Nice personalities, bad technicians, out to just make money.

by - Verified Customer April 01, 2015

Friendly, no sales pitch pressure service with reasonable recommendations and suggestions for repairs.

by - Verified Customer April 01, 2015

They are quick and efficient.

by - Verified Customer March 29, 2015

Convenience, price, and location.

by - Verified Customer March 29, 2015

Good service, professional. I have only had one issue, I was told that 405 would order a replacement part for me and call when it arrived. I never heard back from them.

by - Verified Customer March 24, 2015

The offer fast, courteous, above and beyond the call of duty service.

by - Verified Customer March 05, 2015

Superior explanations, service and pricing.

by - Verified Customer March 05, 2015

Excellent service, quick and honest.

by - Verified Customer March 03, 2015

They are honest and my car has been in their care for years - 2003 Nissan Murano with 113,000 miles on it running well with no major issues.

by - Verified Customer February 19, 2015

They are the best, period.

by February 18, 2015

Great service and fast.

by - Verified Customer February 18, 2015

Good Service.

by - Verified Customer February 18, 2015

Knowlegeble and customer-frienlty experts.

by - Verified Customer February 18, 2015

I like the quality of service and response.

by - Verified Customer February 17, 2015

I've had good service.

by - Verified Customer February 17, 2015

Awesome...over delivered.

by - Verified Customer February 12, 2015

Excellent customer service and the quality of work is great.

by - Verified Customer February 11, 2015

I have found them to be very thorough, reliable, efficient, trustworthy, and much better prices than the dealership.

by - Verified Customer February 08, 2015

Excellent, fast, professional service. Friendly, nice owners

by - Verified Customer January 29, 2015

I like their expertise and professionalism.

by - Verified Customer January 27, 2015

These guys know what they're doing and are fair.

by - Verified Customer January 26, 2015

Great personal attention by Marty (the owner).

by - Verified Customer January 11, 2015

They love the cars they service and want you, the customer, to feel the same about your car and their shop. I had another place I went to for years but due to an unfortunate circumstance had to find another and have never been happier.

by - Verified Customer January 08, 2015

They always have the best service.

RepairPal Scorecard


405 Auto is your go to shop in the Santa Monica area for European vehicles. This team of automotive professionals is very experienced and takes the time to attend regular training to help ensure your vehicle is repaired correctly the first time. This training, coupled with some of the best automotive tools and computer diagnostic equipment enable this location to provide repairs ranging from advanced diagnostics and programming, to check engine light repairs, to minor and major mechanical repairs, to tires and wheel alignment, as well as your scheduled maintenance needs. Our unbiased review of their most recent customers revealed they not only do a great job taking care of your car, they also excel at customer service as well. This team was described as “superior”, “professional”, “knowledgeable”, “friendly”, and “courteous”. For your peace of mind they back their work with a 36-month / 100,000-mile warranty. A local shuttle service, rental & loaner vehicles, early bird drop off, Saturday business hours, and a waiting area with wireless Internet are available for your convenience.



  • AC/Heating
  • Alignment
  • Check Engine Light
  • Collision Repair & Paint
  • Diagnosis
  • Hybrid/Electric
  • Muffler & Exhaust
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
  • Smog/Emissions Testing
  • Timing Belts
  • Tire Sales/Repair
  • Transmission Repair
  • Upholstery
  • Vehicle Detailing
  • Windshield/Glass
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  • Car Delivery
  • Car Pickup/Dropoff
  • Car Wash
  • Child Friendly
  • Coffee
  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Financing
  • Gas/Diesel
  • Heated Waiting Room
  • Loaner Car
  • Open Saturday
  • Parts/Accessories
  • Rental Car
  • Service Guarantee
  • Shopping Nearby
  • Shuttle
  • Towing
  • Warranty Accepted
  • Wireless Internet
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  • Bosch Service Network
  • iATN


405 AUTO European Cars Specialist is one of the most technology advanced auto repair shops in Southern California. We specialize in high end, luxury European vehicles like Aston Martin, Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, Maserati, Mercedes Benz, Mini, Porsche and Rolls Royce. We are capable of doing any repair in house and our work comes with a 3 year warranty. We strongly believe that proper diagnostics is key for accurate and reliable repair. Please come and let us take care of you and your car in the best European way!


  • Audi
  • BMW
  • FIAT
  • Honda
  • Hyundai
  • Jaguar
  • Land Rover
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Mini
  • Porsche
  • Smart
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo
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Questions Answered by Santa Monica Hybrid
What is the most likely repair and cost?
Most likely you will have to replace torque converter, it is worn and lock up clutch is slipping. It is very common problem on 5HP19 transmissions.
still getting the check engine light? why?
You still have error codes in engine control module. I'd recommend scanning it, then with error codes we will be able to recommend further action.
Car has 79,000 miles. Is this normal?Seal ...
It is common problem on all ABC equipped cars. Most of the time cause is lack of service as owners and most of repair shops does not have knowledge about how active body control system should be serviced. There is fluid and filter for ABC hydraulic system that should be replaced periodically and special procedure should be carried out at the time of service, that on most cases extends greatly life of whole system and especially the pump (it is called tandem pump that incorporates power steering pump and high pressure suspension pump in one body). ABC pump for your car is $2020 and to replace it it takes about 4-5 hours. Repair will also take 4-5 bottles of hydraulic fluid, ABC filter and "rodeo test" to bleed the system. We usually do height calibration at the same time.
I have a 2015 Audi Q7, bought on Friday wi...
From what you are describing it seems like fuel starvation. This car has 2 fuel pumps, low pressure and high pressure. When you release gas pedal, fuel pressure builds up then car goes fine again. I've seen that before, but since your car is brand new, Audi will have to repair that for you. Good luck!
Seems like you may have problem with coolant and fuel temperature. I'd suggest bringing your car to Land Rover specialist that will be able to read live data from both sensors.
The time change was recently replaced. U s...
I assume that you meant timing chain, not "time change". You may have camshaft timing incorrectly set. It is common mistake, your car has VANOS on intake camshafts, there is special procedure involved when replacing chain & timing components. If you did not have problem with cam sensor before, I'd suggest checking timing first.
Car hangs up in 3rd and 4th gears for as m...
Your car seems fairly new and should be under factory warranty if miles are not over. If no warranty, I'd suggest having your car scanned completely for any error codes that could point in the condition your car is experiencing.
OBDII readiness status results=<br>Continu...
You may have problem with oxygen sensors or catalytic converter. Is that only monitor that did not complete? I'd suggest getting live data from oxygen sensors, and see short and long term air fuel ratio adaptation, then based on findings I'g recommend further action.

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