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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

2013 Toyota Tundra

Toyota Tundra

Mileage
99,489
Service Date
5/4/2021
Services Performed
  • Ran wires from control module in left rear through bed and along chassis to front cab. Removed driver side kick panel to access wiring harnesses. Traced harness pin out to find door lock signal wires. Connected wires from shell module via jumper wires and tested lock operation. Lock on shell responding correctly. Trimmed wire sheath to give room for connectors. Installed new quick splice connectors on factory wires and connected wires from shell. Secured wires to harness and frame under vehicle. Reinstalled kick panel cover. Tested shell lock operation after completion. All working normally at this time.
 
Ryan H. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/4/2021

2007 Chevrolet Tahoe

Chevrolet Tahoe

Mileage
102,175
Service Date
5/4/2021
Services Performed
  • Smog Test and Visual Inspection
  • State fee for electronic submission of smog inspection results.
  • State Issued Smog Certificate
 
CAROL W. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/4/2021

2014 Chevrolet Traverse

Chevrolet Traverse

Mileage
96,119
Service Date
5/4/2021
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.
  • Install new battery. Clean cable ends. Perform battery adaptation to vehicle as needed.
  • Removed tires and rotated.
  • Replace cabin filter element. Reassemble filter housing and access panels.
  • Replace engine air filter.
  • Replace rear brake pads. Clean mounting surfaces. Replace wear sensor as required. Replace brake rotors. Lubricate caliper slides. Adjust parking brake mechanism. Road test vehicle.
 
ANGELA N. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/4/2021

2011 Lexus LS 460

Lexus LS 460

Mileage
127,924
Service Date
4/27/2021
Services Performed
  • Install new battery. Clean cable ends. Perform battery adaptation to vehicle as needed. Installed new positive battery cable end.
 
ROBBIE B. gave our service a 5 star review on 4/28/2021

2008 BMW M6

BMW M6

Mileage
154,470
Service Date
4/20/2021
Services Performed
  • Washed and prepped vehicle for clear vinyl installation. Laid and trimmed protective vinyl on front bumper, front edge of hood, and mirror faces. Let adhesive cure 4 hours after installation was completed.
 
GUNNAR L. gave our service a 5 star review on 4/21/2021

2011 Subaru Outback

Subaru Outback

Mileage
85,043
Service Date
4/16/2021
Services Performed
  • Check brake fluid for moisture and contamination. Inspect all hydraulic line and hoses. Inspect calipers and wheel cylinders. Inspect master cylinder and cap. Drain and refill entire brake system including master cylinder, calipers, wheel cylinders. Bleed system until clean fluid is seen.
  • Found ticking noise present when parking vehicle after initial inspection. Noise is coming from HVAC housing. One of the actuator motors for the HVAC system is clicking. Need to diagnose which actuator is in need of replacement. Tested HVAC system multiple times during service and test drives. Clicking noise did not return. Will have to check which actuator is source of noise when it is happening.
  • Remove and reinstall four wheels and rear brake drums (if applicable) to inspect brake condition. Inspect entire system for leaks. Test drive vehicle and check brake operation. Lining remaining is: Front ( 10mm) Rear ( 8mm). During inspection found front and rear brake pads have been replaced, but rotors were not replaced. Front passenger side brake caliper is missing one hold down bolt to slider, allowing brake caliper to come out of place and rub on vehicle wheel. Recommend replacement of front brake pads, rotors, and missing caliper hardware before further brake diagnosis. Test drove vehicle after initial repairs and found vehicle has shake at highway speeds, and when braking from rear of vehicle. Inspected wheels and brakes. Found rear rotors in similar condition to fronts and glazed. Also found evidence of wheel weights being lost on some wheels. Recommend rear brake job and balance all wheels.
  • Remove wheels from vehicle. Computer spin balance. Reinstall wheels to vehicle and torque lug nuts to manufacturer's specifications.
  • Removed front wheels. Removed lower ball joints from spindles. Disconnected lower ball joints from control arms. Installed new ball joints into control arms and then into spindles. Reinstalled wheels.
  • Removed upper and lower engine covers. Drained cooling system and engine oil. Removed serpentine belt from engine accessories. Removed timing covers. Removed timing belt and pulleys from engine. Removed water pump assembly and cleaned mounting surface. Installed new water pump and gasket material. Checked cam seals for leaks, ok. Installed new tensioner assembly and idler pulley. Installed timing belt and release tensioner pin. Cycled engine manually to check timing, OK. Reinstalled timing covers and engine accessories. Installed new serpentine belt, tensioner, and idler. Filled and bled cooling system. Refilled oil and installed new oil filter. Test started motor and checked operation of belts and accessories. All ok.
  • Replace cabin filter element. Reassemble filter housing and access panels.
  • Replace front brake pad linings and replace front brake disc rotors. Clean and lubricate brake calipers and slide mechanisms. Installed new brake caliper retaining bolts on passenger side. Check and fill brake fluid. Bleed air from system. Road test vehicle.
  • Replace rear brake pads. Clean mounting surfaces. Replace wear sensor as required. Replace brake rotors. Lubricate caliper slides. Adjust parking brake mechanism. Road test vehicle.
 
Malka D. gave our service a […]

2007 Lexus ES 350

Lexus ES 350

Mileage
144,441
Service Date
4/14/2021
Services Performed
  • Inspected vehicle for no start condition. Found no electrical response from vehicle. Connected jump box and vehicle was still non-responsive. Checked battery voltage, found only 3.3 volts in battery. Charged battery overnight and battery only came up to 7 volts. Recommend new battery and testing for electrical draw. Installed new battery and reset vehicle systems. Vehicle starting normally. Checked charging and starting system for proper electrical load. All ok. Connected ammeter and checked vehicle for power draw. No excess power draw present at this time.
 
ANN G. gave our service a 5 star review on 4/18/2021

2017 Mercedes-Benz C300

Mercedes-Benz C300

Mileage
40,771
Service Date
4/14/2021
Services Performed
  • Disconnected wiring harness to clock spring/stalk assembly from dash. Removed steering wheel and retaining hardware. Removed assembly from steering column. Transferred steering column covers to new stalk and clock spring assembly. Installed new assembly onto steering column and connected wiring. Reinstalled steering wheel and horn plate. Torqued steering wheel nut to spec. Connected wiring to steering wheel controls and air bag. Reinstalled air bag. Started vehicle and checked steering wheel controls for proper operation. All buttons functioning properly. Turned wheel side to side and no noise present in column. Test drove vehicle and checked operation of steering wheel and control stalks. All working properly at this time.
  • Inspected vehicle for customer concerns. Verified multiple warning lights on dash, and a clicking noise when turning the steering wheel. Checked operation of steering wheel controls, none are currently responsive. Connected scan tool and performed full body scan. Found codes stored in 7 modules. All codes are for lost communication or open circuits. SRS module has codes for open circuits to driver air bag squibs 1 and 2. Removed air bag assembly and checked air bag circuits for continuity. Found no communication through air bag connectors. Checked continuity at harness connector at dash, ok. Removed horn plate and found steering wheel clock spring is source of noise and cause of lost communications. Recommend new clock spring assembly.
 
Jane S. gave our service a 5 star review on 4/18/2021

2015 Lexus ES 350

Lexus ES 350

Mileage
40,968
Service Date
4/16/2021
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.
  • Inspect vehicle for no start condition. Found vehicle would start with jumper. Charged battery and rechecked, battery is not taking proper charge. Recommend new battery. Install new battery. Clean cable ends. Perform battery adaptation to vehicle as needed.
  • Remove wheels from vehicle. Computer spin balance. Reinstall wheels to vehicle and torque lug nuts to manufacturer's specifications.
  • Replace cabin filter element. Reassemble filter housing and access panels.
  • Replace engine air filter.
  • Replace rear brake pads. Clean mounting surfaces. Replace wear sensor as required. Replace brake rotors. Lubricate caliper slides. Adjust parking brake mechanism. Road test vehicle.
  • Replace wiper blades on vehicle.
 
LYNNE G. gave our service a 5 star review on 4/17/2021

2015 Toyota Prius

Toyota Prius

Mileage
36,658
Service Date
4/15/2021
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 cabin filter element. Reassemble filter housing and access panels.
  • Replace engine air filter.
  • Replace rear wiper blade on vehicle.
 
CAROL K. gave our service a 5 star review on 4/15/2021

2018 Kia Niro

Kia Niro

Mileage
47,222
Service Date
4/5/2021
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 cabin filter element. Reassemble filter housing and access panel.
 
PATRICIA J. gave our service a 5 star review on 4/6/2021

2005 Jeep Wrangler

Jeep Wrangler

Mileage
68,322
Service Date
4/2/2021
Services Performed
  • Found transfer case lever misaligned due to transfer case mounting spacers. Adjusted linkage to align with new transfer case location and reinstalled bushing to help retain linkage. Tested transfer case shifter operation, all ok at this time.
  • Inspected AC system. Found system has pressure, but compressor clutch is not activating. Checked power at ac clutch, none present. Traced power to fuse box, found AC fuse is blown. Replaced fuse and rechecked system function. AC now working properly.
  • Inspected exhaust system for source of leak. Leak appears to be from exhaust manifold. Recommend removal and replacement of exhaust manifold/intake gasket as first step. If exhaust manifold is cracked, may require replacement of manifold.
  • Remove wheels from vehicle. Inspect brakes. Computer spin balance. Reinstall wheels to vehicle and torque lug nuts to manufacturer's specifications.
  • Removed front skid plate and steering damper. Cleaned mounting bolts of debris.
  • Removed worn end links and replaced with quick release style extended links to match vehicle lift. Installed new mounts for sway bar disconnect quick release. Set links to equal length during installation. After driving vehicle, links may need length adjusted if one side is pre-loaded.
  • Scanned vehicle for stored error codes. Found codes P0344, P0340, and P0335 stored and current. All codes are for camshaft/crankshaft position errors. Reset codes and started motor. Code P0344 returned for cam position error. Inspected wiring at cam sensor for damage. Found wires good, and sensor appears to be relatively new. Removed sensor and inspected. Found magnet in sensor is very weak, which will cause sensor to not read properly. Recommend new sensor before any further diagnosis. Replaced cam position sensor. Cleared error codes and started vehicle. No error codes returned immediately and vehicle is running smoother. Test drove vehicle to check additional customer complaints and rescanned after test drives. No error codes stored or pending, and no check engine light present.
  • Test drove vehicle and checked for steering wobble. Found some wobble present from front suspension. Checked front suspension components. Found sway bar end link bushings worn and steering damper weak. Also found tires appear to have lost wheel weights. Recommend tire balance and replacing worn components as first step in repairs.
 
Stephen L. gave our service a 5 star review on 4/5/2021