About Car Nerds

Car Nerds is the brainchild of a 15 year industry veteran who was tired of the traditional way dealerships and independent shops do business, recklessly upselling services in the name of bottom line profits. There is a need for a more honest approach to car service, one that gives the customer access to the right information to make decisions about how to take care of his/her car.

Car Nerds is a knowledge collective. Industry veterans that have worked for car manufacturers that are tired of the traditional way of doing business and want a more ethical yet technologically superior alternative. At our shop, the customer has access to a wealth of knowledge and friendly people that go above and beyond to make the dreaded trip to the mechanic an enjoyable experience.

Top Services

  • Alternator Replacement
  • Brake Pad and Rotor Replacement
  • Catalytic Converter Replacement
  • Scheduled Maintenance Service
  • Spark plug Replacement
  • Timing Chain Replacement
  • Transmission Fluid Services
  • Transmission Repair
  • Turbocharger Replacement
  • Water Pump Replacement

Top Vehicles Serviced

  • Acura
  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Honda
  • Hyundai
  • Jeep
  • Mazda
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Nissan
  • Subaru
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen


  • 12 mth/12K mi. warranty (whichever comes first) for parts & labor*

Services Offered

  • HVAC blower motor
  • Brake master cylinder
  • Brake pad replacement
  • Brake rotor Replacement
  • Brake shoe replacement
  • Radiator replacement
  • Brake system diagnosis
  • Check engine light diagnosis
  • Diagnose my vehicle
  • Electrical system diagnosis
  • Catalytic Converter replacement
  • Oxygen sensor replacement
  • Engine mount replacement
  • Timing Chain replacement
  • Turbocharger replacement
  • Water Pump replacement
  • Exhaust replacement
  • Muffler replacement
  • Fuel pump replacement
  • Fuel system repairs
  • Hybrid battery replacement
  • Hybrid inverter assembly
  • Ignition system diagnosis
  • Coolant system flush
  • Drive belt replacement
  • Engine oil and filter change
  • Minor/external transmission service
  • Serpentine / drive belt
  • Spark plug replacement
  • Timing belt replacement
  • Tire rotation
  • Alternator replacement
  • Battery replacement
  • Starter replacement
  • Suspension ball joint
  • Axle shaft oil seal replacement
  • Transmission diagnosis
  • Transmission repair
  • Valve body service

Vehicles Serviced

  • Acura
  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Cadillac
  • Chevrolet
  • Chrysler
  • Dodge
  • FIAT
  • Ford
  • GMC
  • Honda
  • Hyundai
  • Infiniti
  • Isuzu
  • Jeep
  • Kia
  • Land Rover
  • Lexus
  • Lincoln
  • MINI
  • Mazda
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Mercury
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan
  • Pontiac
  • Porsche
  • Saab
  • Saturn
  • Scion
  • Subaru
  • Suzuki
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo
  • smart


    • Early drop off
    • Shuttle service
    • Loaner car
    • Free wifi
    • Wait on site
2013 BMW X3
2015 Honda CR-V
2010 Toyota Prius
2008 Porsche Cayenne
"Did thermostat job and had a leak after the car was returned. Drove it back and not only did they repair it but the did not charge for the part or the labor. Amazing shop!!!!"
2014 Hyundai Elantra
"Entirely adequate without being in any way exceptional."
2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class
2006 Lexus IS 350
2004 Toyota Tacoma
2003 Dodge Dakota
2009 Lexus ES 350
" I took my 2009 Lexus LS 350 in for an oil change and a "check up"and that's exactly what I got...!! They said nothing else was needed...:) They were also helpful in recommending Blair's Keystone Bodyshop to re-glue door molding who charged me only what I wanted to tip them...!! Nice people. "
2009 Toyota Tacoma
2010 Volkswagen Tiguan
2013 Lexus CT 200h
2010 Acura ZDX
2007 Infiniti G35
1999 Toyota Avalon
2010 Mazda 3
"Fast, Efficient and friendly staff, what more could you ask for !👊🏾"
2004 Hyundai Tiburon
1994 Mazda RX-7
"Prompt. Straightforward. Knowledgeable. Fair."
"Gil is a very nice guy, knowledgeable and professional. He took care of my bmw 328i very nicely. Excellent work done for my 100,000 mile maintenance. Also fixed my leaking oil housing gasket. Definitely recommend for BMW owners."
"Gil and Rony are the BEST! They are very professional, courteous and attend to my car's needs in a timely fashion. I appreciate their customer service and support, they go above and beyond, I am happy to support their business, I come here every time my hybrid car needs a fix."
"Have had great experiences here. Recently, Gil really helped me out and made sure my car got all the care it needed. Honestly would rate them higher than 5 stars if I could. All the staff is kind and incredibly helpful."
"These are the most trustworthy mechanics I've had in my 20-plus years of owning a vehicle--and I'm extremely discerning (even more than I am with dentists). I live in Hollywood but travel to Santa Monica (and take a Lyft back if I leave my car overnight) just for their excellent service and affordable prices. My understanding is that they were started by a former Toyota dealership mechanic who found the dealership to be overcharging, so he decided to start his own place where he could offer specialized knowledge for reasonable prices. I currently own a Prius, but I'd bring any make of car here. One of the things I most appreciate is that they will talk to you about which repairs need to be done urgently - or are necessary for long-term health of the vehicle - and those that you can get by without addressing if your car is older and you simply cannot afford to fix every minor issue that inevitably ails an aging vehicle. That earns my trust. The last time I was there, they threw in wiper blades for free, given that I'd hair a fair number of repairs done. But this isn't a place where you need to bargain for freebies or lower prices (which I've done pretty much everything other place I've taken my car) - the prices they give you are incredibly fair and you will come away with your money's worth. Just don't miss the turn into the lot - if you think you're seeing it, you are."
"Great guys! Honest! Took my BMW 528i and checked it out. Kindly let me know car was beyond repair and didn’t charge me. Highly recommend Car Nerds!"


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