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Welcome to Oren's Automotive,
your car service in Santa Barbara, CA!

If you’re looking for auto repair in Santa Barbara, CA, you’ve found us. Here at Oren's Automotive we work hard to earn your trust and loyalty. We know how important it is to find a Santa Barbara car service you can rely on, so your satisfaction is our top priority each and every day.

Here at Oren's Automotive we understand what makes customer service truly outstanding. You will feel the difference exceptional customer care makes when you work with us. We know auto repair in Santa Barbara offers you lots of choices, and we aim to provide the kind of caring customer service that will bring you back.

Our professional automotive service offers you years of combined expertise from our well-trained technicians. We treat our auto repair professionals well because we value their skill and can-do attitude. We know our team sets us apart, saving you time and money, not to mention worry. When it comes to auto repair in Santa Barbara, we are totally confident that Oren's Automotive is the best option in town!

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About Oren's Automotive Santa Barbara, CA

For years Oren's Automotive has been there for the people of Santa Barbara, CA. We love what we do, and that basic fact fuels our business. We are dedicated to our customers, and that’s why they stick with us—the best auto repair Santa Barbara has to offer.

Our family of technicians and service staff sees their work here at Oren's Automotive as more than a job. It’s their vocation and livelihood. Each member of our team is invested in your satisfaction.

Oren's Automotive was founded on the basic idea that everyone deserves respect. It is our mission to treat each person that comes through our door with dignity and sensitivity. We believe this attention to detail has paid off by providing us with our loyal, friendly family of customers. That’s what makes Oren's Automotive the best car service in Santa Barbara, CA!

Are you ready to experience the best Santa Barbara, CA car service available? Please give us a call or make an appointment here.

The Absolute Best Car Service in Santa Barbara, CA

What sets Oren's Automotive apart from all of the others in Santa Barbara, CA?

Trust: When it comes to auto repair in Santa Barbara, it’s all about earning loyalty and trust by doing our very best every day. We are determined to earn and keep your trust.

Talent: At Oren's Automotive, you can rest easy knowing that our highly-skilled, experienced auto service professionals are handling your car. Our technicians bring years of experience, skill, and education to the Santa Barbara auto repair table.

Time: We take the time we need to provide you with top quality car service in Santa Barbara, and we take the time to talk to you about what that means. We listen to you so we understand your needs and goals for your auto repair.

Recently Serviced Vehicles

2008 Volvo XC90

Volvo XC90

Mileage
151,514
Service Date
9/23/2021
Services Performed
  • Inspected vehicle for customer concern. No error codes stored in engine nor transmission control modules. Found engine oil slightly low, and drivetrain noise present at times. Unable to duplicate power loss or burning smell. Rechecked transmission fluid and found fluid dark and some particulate present. Recommend replacement of transmission fluid as first step.
  • Drained transmission fluid. Inspected fluid for debris or contamination. Fluid is dark, but no excess clutch nor bearing material found in fluid. Refilled transmission with fresh fluid to spec. Cycled transmission through gears and rechecked level. Topped off fluid and reinstalled intake and battery components. Test drove vehicle 40+ miles. Engine running normally and no further drivetrain noise presented itself.
 
Kerry H. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/15/2021

2017 BMW i3

BMW i3

Mileage
62,866
Service Date
10/11/2021
Services Performed
  • Includes: Change engine oil and filter. Check transmission fluid level and adjust as needed. Check coolant condition and pressure check system. Check brake fluid level and condition. Check power steering fluid level and condition. Check belts; coolant, fuel, and vacuum hoses for damage/degradation. Check antenna operation (if applicable). Lube all doors and latches. Tighten door brake fasteners. Lube hood hinges and latch. Check differential fluid level. Check axle boots, CV joints, and/or U-Joints for damage. Check wheel bearings for play. Check parking brake operation. Check for fluid leaks. Check interior and exterior lights. Check wiper and washer jet operation. Check tire wear and condition. Set tire pressures to specification. Vacuum cowl. Check intake and cabin air filters. Test drive vehicle.
 
Adela B. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/11/2021

2006 Mazda 6

Mazda 6

Mileage
315,613
Service Date
9/28/2021
Services Performed
  • Inspected vehicle for customer concern. Test started vehicle and found starter not responding. Checked for power at starter, power ok, but no signal. Traced wiring to starter. Relay and fuse are good, but relay is not getting signal. Was able to start vehicle after wiggling key to get ignition switch to engage. Once vehicle was started, found check engine light on. Connected scan tool and checked for error codes. Found 3 codes stored in ECU and 2 codes stored in SRS module. Error codes in ECU are P2004(Intake Manifold Runner Control Stuck Open), P2119(Throttle Actuator Control Range/Performance), and P2188(System Too Rich At Idle). Also found a pending error code for misfire in cylinder #1. Inspected vehicle for proper operation of intake runner and solenoid. Vacuum solenoid is getting proper signal and intake runner is actuating when commanded. Test drove vehicle and was able to feel some vibrations and clunks at low to medium speed. Inspected vehicle on lift and found passenger inner cv joint boot torn and joint has some play in it. Also found rear lower torque mount and transmission mount worn and broken. Recommend replacement of axle and mounts to correct vibration issue. Ignition switch stopped responding during testing. Recommend replacement of ignition switch.
  • Removed steering column covers. Disconnected ignition switch wiring from column. Removed electrical portion of ignition switch. Installed new electrical switch and tested ignition operation. Ignition now working properly. Reinstalled Steering column covers.
  • Removed engine covers and splash shields. Supported engine on stand. Removed battery and intake piping to access transmission mount. Removed failed mount and replaced with new unit. Reinstalled battery tray, battery, and intake piping. Removed lower torque mount from chassis and transmission bracket. Installed new mount and reinstalled mounting bolts. Removed engine support stand.
  • Removed passenger front wheel. Moved brake caliper out of the way and removed rotor assembly. Removed axle retaining nut from hub. Disconnected steering knuckle from shock and upper control arm. Removed axle from hub and transfer case. Removed axle seal from output of transfer case. Cleaned area and installed new axle seal. Installed new axle into transfer case and hub. Reconnected upper control arm and shock. Reinstalled brake components. Installed new axle nut and torqued to spec. Reinstalled wheel. Test drove vehicle to check for vibration issues. No further drivetrain vibration felt at low to medium speeds.
  • Steam clean vehicle to remove axle grease residue and debris build up.
 
Hilda M. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/4/2021

2013 Audi S5

Audi S5

Mileage
109,946
Service Date
9/29/2021
Services Performed
  • Includes: Change engine oil and filter. Check transmission fluid level and adjust as needed. Check coolant condition and pressure check system. Check brake fluid level and condition. Check power steering fluid level and condition. Check belts; coolant, fuel, and vacuum hoses for damage/degradation. Check antenna operation (if applicable). Lube all doors and latches. Tighten door brake fasteners. Lube hood hinges and latch. Check differential fluid level. Check axle boots, CV joints, and/or U-Joints for damage. Check wheel bearings for play. Check parking brake operation. Check for fluid leaks. Check interior and exterior lights. Check wiper and washer jet operation. Check tire wear and condition. Set tire pressures to specification. Vacuum cowl. Check intake and cabin air filters. Test drive vehicle.
  • Replace engine air filter.
  • Replace cabin filter element. Reassemble filter housing and access panels.
 
Bart F. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/29/2021

2016 BMW 320i

BMW 320i

Mileage
79,609
Service Date
9/27/2021
Services Performed
  • Includes: Change engine oil and filter. Check transmission fluid level and adjust as needed. Check coolant condition and pressure check system. Check brake fluid level and condition. Check power steering fluid level and condition. Check belts; coolant, fuel, and vacuum hoses for damage/degradation. Check antenna operation (if applicable). Lube all doors and latches. Tighten door brake fasteners. Lube hood hinges and latch. Check differential fluid level. Check axle boots, CV joints, and/or U-Joints for damage. Check wheel bearings for play. Check parking brake operation. Check for fluid leaks. Check interior and exterior lights. Check wiper and washer jet operation. Check tire wear and condition. Set tire pressures to specification. Vacuum cowl. Check intake and cabin air filters. Test drive vehicle.
  • Replace engine air filter.
  • Replace cabin filter element. Reassemble filter housing and access panels.
 
STEVEN J. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/28/2021

2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser

Chrysler PT Cruiser

Mileage
36,472
Service Date
9/24/2021
Services Performed
  • Install new battery. Clean cable ends. Perform battery adaptation to vehicle as needed.
 
DONA B. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/24/2021

2005 Toyota Camry Solara

Toyota Camry Solara

Mileage
68,181
Service Date
9/22/2021
Services Performed
  • Includes: Change engine oil and filter. Check transmission fluid level and adjust as needed. Check coolant condition and pressure check system. Check brake fluid level and condition. Check power steering fluid level and condition. Check belts; coolant, fuel, and vacuum hoses for damage/degradation. Check antenna operation (if applicable). Lube all doors and latches. Tighten door brake fasteners. Lube hood hinges and latch. Check differential fluid level. Check axle boots, CV joints, and/or U-Joints for damage. Check wheel bearings for play. Check parking brake operation. Check for fluid leaks. Check interior and exterior lights. Check wiper and washer jet operation. Check tire wear and condition. Set tire pressures to specification. Vacuum cowl. Check intake and cabin air filters. Test drive vehicle.
  • Inspected exterior lights. Found driver side brake light is not illuminating. Removed trunk trim to access tail light housing. Removed bulb and inspected. Brake bulb is burnt out. Replaced with new bulb and tested. Light now working properly. Reinstalled tail light and trim.
  • Replace cabin filter element. Reassemble filter housing and access panels.
  • Replace engine air filter.
  • Checked washer system for proper operation. Confirmed customer complaint. Inspected washer nozzle for clog, nozzle is clear. Removed nozzle from hood and found fitting under hood is broken. Inspected passenger side nozzle as well and found nozzle cracked in same area. Recommend replacement of both nozzles and replacement of any cracked washer hose under hood insulation.
  • Replace wiper blades on vehicle after replacement of washer nozzles. Existing wiper blades are brittle and cracked.
 
JACH P. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/23/2021

2012 BMW X6

BMW X6

Mileage
48,154
Service Date
9/21/2021
Services Performed
  • Includes: Change engine oil and filter. Check transmission fluid level and adjust as needed. Check coolant condition and pressure check system. Check brake fluid level and condition. Check power steering fluid level and condition. Check belts; coolant, fuel, and vacuum hoses for damage/degradation. Check antenna operation (if applicable). Lube all doors and latches. Tighten door brake fasteners. Lube hood hinges and latch. Check differential fluid level. Check axle boots, CV joints, and/or U-Joints for damage. Check wheel bearings for play. Check parking brake operation. Check for fluid leaks. Check interior and exterior lights. Check wiper and washer jet operation. Check tire wear and condition. Set tire pressures to specification. Vacuum cowl. Check intake and cabin air filters. Test drive vehicle.
  • Remove coolant reservoir. Repair damaged wire to coolant reservoir. Reinstall reservoir. Fill and bleed cooling system. After removing coolant reservoir to access wiring harness found additional wires to front right ride height sensor were also damaged. Repaired all effected wires. Reinstalled wiring harness to connectors/sensors, and coolant reservoir. Refilled cooling system. Cleared error codes and test drove vehicle. No codes returned.
  • Steam clean vehicle to remove rodent residue and debris build up.
 
CRAIG S. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/22/2021

2015 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Ford F-250 Super Duty

Mileage
53,591
Service Date
9/17/2021
Services Performed
  • Inspected vehicle for service needs. Coolant tests to -40 degrees Fahrenheit. Fuel filter is due at 67k miles. Belt and air filters are good. Fluid conditions and levels are good for transmission, power steering, and brake fluid. Batteries are good. Recommend resetting service indicators, adding coolant conditioner, and changing oil and filter.
  • Includes: Change engine oil and filter. Check transmission fluid level and adjust as needed. Check coolant condition and pressure check system. Check brake fluid level and condition. Check power steering fluid level and condition. Check belts; coolant, fuel, and vacuum hoses for damage/degradation. Check antenna operation (if applicable). Lube all doors and latches. Tighten door brake fasteners. Lube hood hinges and latch. Check differential fluid level. Check axle boots, CV joints, and/or U-Joints for damage. Check wheel bearings for play. Check parking brake operation. Check for fluid leaks. Check interior and exterior lights. Check wiper and washer jet operation. Check tire wear and condition. Set tire pressures to specification. Vacuum cowl. Check intake and cabin air filters. Test drive vehicle.
 
Bill M. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/18/2021

2020 Hyundai Palisade

Hyundai Palisade

Mileage
19,586
Service Date
9/14/2021
Services Performed
  • Lowered exhaust system from rear of vehicle and supported on stand. Removed spare tire from vehicle. Removed lower cover from driver side of vehicle to access frame. Aligned hitch assembly with existing frame holes and installed one bolt per side to hold up assembly. Installed second vertical bolt per side and tightened until side mount holes line up with frame openings. Installed through bolts on both sides and torqued to spec. Torqued vertical bolts to spec. Reinstalled trim panel and spare tire. Checked for clearance on both, ok. Reinstalled exhaust onto hangers and checked for clearance, ok.
 
MARILYNN L. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/14/2021

2017 Jeep Wrangler

Jeep Wrangler

Mileage
51,311
Service Date
9/7/2021
Services Performed
  • Inspected vehicle for customer concern. Connected scan tool and performed full vehicle scan. Found two codes stored. U0414 (Implausible data received from Final Drive Module) is present in transmission control module, and code C1405 (Transfer case range position sensor circuit high) in the central gateway communication module. Test drove vehicle and monitored live data through communication gateway. Found transfer case is stuck in four wheel drive mode even though selector is in two wheel drive setting. Reset codes and rechecked live data. Vehicle now operating in two wheel drive and error codes did not return. Vehicle shifting normally also. Let vehicle sit and test drove again from cold. Vehicle still shifting normally and no longer in 4 wheel drive mode.
 
STEVEN C. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/7/2021

2007 Jaguar XKR

Jaguar XKR

Mileage
20,499
Service Date
9/3/2021
Services Performed
  • Check charging system for proper output to battery. Load test battery. Check all wiring. Inspect belt and adjust as required. Test for current draw on electrical system and record findings. Tested starter, battery, and alternator. All tests passed. Battery is new. Checked for power draw in vehicle while locked, with key inside, and with windows down locked and unlocked. Once vehicle was asleep, power draw was 50 milliamps. This is a normal power draw, and will not drain a battery causing a no start condition. Connected scan tool and checked for error codes in vehicle computers. Found 1 low voltage code in infotainment module. Other codes stored included fuel pump authorization, ignition authorization, and start button invalid signal. These codes could be a sign of no start condition due to the key not being in vehicle, or not being recognized by vehicle. Cleared codes and test started vehicle multiple times. Rescanned and no starting issue codes returned. If no start condition happens again, further investigation will be required.
  • Inspected socket for power, none present. Traced wiring diagram to rear fuse panel for power supply. Checked panel and found fuse burnt out. Replaced fuse with new unit. Lighter socket now has power and is working normally.
 
Susan M. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/3/2021