A Tradition of Quality Service

Family-owned-and-operated for more than 60 years, Samo Wheel & Brake Service offers a level of honest, personalized service you simply won't find anywhere else. Our crew always goes the extra mile to ensure your complete satisfaction.

A Member of the Automotive Service Council of California

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Our Promise To You...

Get your car back on the road with the help of Samo Wheel & Brake Service, your source for honest auto repair services in Santa Monica, California. No gimmicks, no sales pressure—our goal is to simply help you. From brake repair to suspension work, our experience technicians get the job done and get the job done right.

At Samo Wheel & Brake Service, we guarantee that you will never be sold any products or services that are not necessary to solve your automotive troubles. You can always expect straight, no-nonsense talk from our sales and service teams.

Brake Technician

Brake Repair Services in Santa Monica, CA

A different kind of auto repair center, Samo Wheel & Brake Service offers upfront, honest services and never pressures our customers into unnecessary repairs. This tradition not only saves you money, but also provides you with peace of mind since you now have a brake repair and suspension shop you can always depend on.

Brake Services

As our name suggests, we specialize in brake services. Our experts thoroughly inspect your brake system to determine your needs. We offer brake repair and replace pads and rotors. Breathe easier knowing that our technicians ensure that your brake problems will be resolved. We work on just about any foreign or domestic vehicle.

Under Car Auto Repair

In addition to brakes, we offer other auto repair services at affordable prices, including suspension work, Alignment, Suspension Repair, Shock & Struts, Axle Replacement, Bearing Replacement. Samo Wheel & Brake Service works on just about any foreign or domestic vehicle. Drive in to receive an automotive assessment.

Auto Care Services To Keep You On The Road

Brake Services:

Your brakes never seem like a problem until it’s too late. Over 20% of accidents caused by mechanical failure are due to faulty brakes. That’s second only to tires. And unlike tires, you can’t easily check brake wear on your own.

We’re brake experts. We’ll make sure your pads, shoes, rotors, calipers and hydraulic system are all in good shape before you find out the hard way.

Diagnostics & Emergency Repairs

What is that sound? Is it a squeak? A squeal? A sputter?

Does it start?

Don’t self-diagnose your car issues, let us figure out exactly what’s ailing your vehicle.

You count on your car to keep your life running. So we’ll get you back on the road as soon as possible. And you can always rely on us for a complete, accurate and fair price quote.

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Listen To What Our Customers Say…

It’s Our Customers That Matter Most.

Shona B.

What can I say? Yet another great discovery courtesy of Yelp. All the reviews are true. Both Howard and Lewis are great, and they never ever ever try to push you on anything they don't think is strictly necessary. See exactly the kind of mom and pop shop that I love to support and I'm so glad that I found them! If you're having any kind of break Rotator strut issue, please come here!

David S.

I can echo all of the other reviews. Diogenes supposedly searched for an honest man. His search would've ended with Howard. I recently got 4 new tires at Costco and the man there said I needed a wheel alignment, even though I told him I hadn't experienced any pulling while driving or when I stepped on the brake. I brought my car into Samo Wheel & Brake Service,
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Richard N.

Howard is one of the nicest people I've ever met, period. Super accommodating, fair price, and a staple in Santa Monica. I can't recommend it highly enough for your wheel and brake service! That reminds me, I gotta go get my rotors resurfaced. Thanks Samo!

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Some Common Myths About Caring For Your Car:

“Only a dealership can perform my scheduled maintenance.”

There’s no need to get your car serviced at an over-priced dealership service center. Any quality repair shop like ours should have the tools to perform the required service to your manufacturer’s specifications to preserve your warranty. If you have any doubts-- just ask us!

“Premium gasoline gives my car premium performance.”

Unless your car’s manual specifically states to use “premium fuel only,” then buying premium fuel is just a waste of money. American drivers wasted more than $2 billion in 2015 using premium fuel in cars designed to run on regular unleaded fuel.

“Use a penny to test when to replace your tires. ” 

The “Penny Test” is a trick many of us were taught to test tread depth. But the truth is that by the time you can see Honest Abe’s head, your tire performance has already been compromised. Want to stay safe? Try using a quarter instead!

Who We Are:
Samo Wheel and Brake Services
 In Santa Monica

We’re proud to have been providing the best auto care to the Santa Monica community for more than 60 years. We’ve performed many thousands of brake checks and emergency repairs for families just like yours to keep their cars on the road and performing at their best. Our shop is stocked with state-of-the-art equipment and diagnostic tools operated by a well-trained team of mechanics. We are experienced in comprehensive auto care for both domestic and foreign vehicles of all types.

We treat our customers like we would want to be treated. That means you’ll always receive a through, accurate quote and the best pricing possible. Schedule an appointment to see for yourself.

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s that bump, clunk, squeal, or screech? 

We get some variation of this question about 20 times per day! Unfortunately, it’s hard to tell exactly what’s wrong without the proper diagnostic equipment. We’ve got the tools to do it, so bring you car in and we’ll let you know exactly what’s causing your mystery sound.

Does it hurt my car if I drive with the check engine light on?

It is possible, but unless the light is flashing then you’re usually okay for a short distance. It’s more likely that you’ll experience reduced performance. We do recommended that you come see us right away, to see what exactly is wrong before it can do long-term damage.

What’s the correct tire pressure for my car?

The recommended tire pressure is set by the tire manufacturer. Tire pressure is measured in PSI (pounds per square inch) and you can find your recommended pressure on the side of your tires. Properly inflated tires will help you get better gas mileage and reduce tire wear.

Bring Your Car To Samo Wheel and Brake, Auto Care Experts!
Easy To Find &
Convenient Hours 

Office Hours:

Monday           8:00AM-4PM

Tuesday           8:00AM-4PM

Wednesday     8:00AM-4PM

Thursday         8:00AM-4PM

Friday               8:00AM-4PM

Saturday                    Closed 

Sunday                       Closed


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