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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

2006 Scion xB

Scion xB

Mileage
56,228
Service Date
1/13/2022
Services Performed
  • Smog Test and Visual Inspection
  • State Issued Smog Certificate
  • State fee for electronic submission of smog inspection results.
 
Heather B. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/14/2022

2007 BMW M5

BMW M5

Mileage
56,031
Service Date
12/22/2021
Services Performed
  • Noted check engine light was off during initial inspection. Test drove vehicle. Connected scan tool and checked vehicle for codes. Found error code P0228 (thermostat monitoring) and code 279D (power management, closed circuit violation). Checked live data and found coolant not staying at operating temp. Suspect thermostat is stuck in open position. Recommend replacement of thermostat and checking coolant temp sensor for proper resistance. Also noted AC belt is cracked along length of belt. Recommend replacement of AC belt and checking pulleys and accessory belt for any issues. Power steering system has incorrect fluid present. Fluid is yellow and should be a minty green color. Wipers are torn, recommend replacement. Checked SMG control module for any codes. No codes pending, current, nor in history at this time. Transmission shifting normally at this time.
  • Removed engine covers, intake piping, and splash shields. Drained cooling system. Removed upper intake plenums. Disconnected radiator and cooling system hoses from thermostat housing. Removed thermostat housing from engine and disconnected rear coolant pipes. Cleaned mounting surfaces and sealing connections on coolant pipes. Installed new thermostat into housing. Installed new water pipe adapters. Reinstalled thermostat housing using original hardware. Installed banjo bolts with new washers. Reconnected coolant hoses and lines. Replaced oil return hose and reinstalled intake plenum. After completion of service items, filled and bled cooling system. Checked system for leaks. None present at this time. Reinstalled engine covers and splash shield. Test drove vehicle. No check engine light present. Rescanned vehicle. No error codes stored nor pending.
  • With engine covers removed for thermostat service, loosened tensioner for AC belt and removed damaged belt from vehicle. Spun pulleys by hand. Found tensioner and idler pulley rough. Removed accessory drive belt and checked those components. Belt is cracking, and pulleys are also rough. Recommend new tensioner and idler pulleys for both belts, and new belts. Removed idler pulleys and belt tensioners from engine. Installed new idler pulleys and new accessory belt tensioner pulley. Reinstalled accessory belt tensioner assembly. Installed new AC belt tensioner assembly. Routed new belts and installed both. Reinstalled air intake piping. Checked belts after test driving vehicle. Belts are ok, and no noise present from pulleys.
  • Replace cabin filter element. Reassemble filter housing and access panel.
  • Drained incorrect power steering fluid from reservoir. Cycled steering to drain old fluid from system while adding new power steering fluid. Test drove vehicle after completion of repairs. Topped off fluid.
  • Replace wiper blades on vehicle.
 
Robert G. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/23/2021

2019 Jeep Cherokee

Jeep Cherokee

Mileage
43,414
Service Date
12/3/2021
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. Install new battery. Clean cable ends. Perform battery adaptation to vehicle as needed.
 
Hannah B. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/4/2021

2006 Mercedes-Benz C230

Mercedes-Benz C230

Mileage
111,864
Service Date
11/30/2021
Services Performed
  • Connected scan tool. Found multiple error codes for low voltage and lost communication from 15 out of 22 modules. Tested battery. Found battery low and in need of a recharge. Charged battery overnight and rechecked in the morning, battery passed load test and charging system working normally at this time. Cleared error codes and test drove vehicle.
  • 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.
 
RONALD G. L. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/3/2021

2007 Ford Escape

Ford Escape

Mileage
67,291
Service Date
12/1/2021
Services Performed
  • Checked fuses and switch operation. All ok. Removed left rear door panel to inspect window motor and wiring. Found motor is getting power, but is not responding. Disconnected window from regulator and removed window regulator and motor assembly. Found regulator broken and cable unspooled causing motor to bind. Installed new assembly and connected wiring. Tested operation. Motor responding properly. Reconnected window and tested. OK. Reinstalled door trim panel and hardware. Window now operational from both switches.
  • 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.
  • Removed tires and rotated.
  • 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.
  • Install new battery. Clean cable ends. Perform battery adaptation to vehicle as needed.
 
Mike M. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/2/2021

2011 RAM Dakota

RAM Dakota

Mileage
126,525
Service Date
11/11/2021
Services Performed
  • Connected scan tool and checked vehicle for any pending error codes, all ok. Test drove vehicle and monitored live data from oxygen sensors, MAF sensor, fuel trims, and additional parameters to check for any signs of sensor failure or improper running conditions. All data is ok. Attempted to perform oxygen sensor monitor drive cycle, but was unable to accomplish due to traffic. Drove vehicle on extended test drive overnight. Rechecked monitors in the morning and O2 monitor has still not set. Performed oxygen sensor drive cycle successfully on remote road before traffic was an issue. Oxygen sensor monitor set after completion of drive cycle. Drove vehicle back to shop and rechecked all monitors and for any error codes stored nor pending. All monitors are set, and no error codes are stored nor pending. Vehicle was retested. Smog test passed.
  • Smog Test and Visual Inspection
  • State Issued Smog Certificate
  • State fee for electronic submission of smog inspection results.
 
Clyde F. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/29/2021

2018 Lexus LS 500

Lexus LS 500

Mileage
18,169
Service Date
11/9/2021
Services Performed
  • Connected scan tool and performed full body scan to check AC system for any error codes. Found code B1451 stored for compressor solenoid circuit. Removed engine covers and checked clutch at compressor. Clutch is operating properly. Traced wires and checked for proper current draw from compressor when activated. Current is within spec. Symptoms are indicative of AC amplifier in need of repair or replacement. Checked history on vehicle with Lexus due to mileage. Found vehicle is still within factory warranty coverage. Recommend having dealership inspect/correct issue.
 
Pat M. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/10/2021

2005 Acura TL

Acura TL

Mileage
146,843
Service Date
11/8/2021
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 cabin filter for damage or contamination, ok. Inspected vents for dust contamination. Found particulate matter consistent with foam ducting insulation. Suspect foam is aged and brittle. Blew out vents with air to remove as much debris as possible. Tested HVAC on high speed fan, no further dust present from vents at this time.
 
LINDA T. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/9/2021

2017 Toyota Sienna

Toyota Sienna

Mileage
61,804
Service Date
11/4/2021
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.
  • Replace engine air filter.
  • Replace cabin filter element. Reassemble filter housing and access panels.
  • Remove wheel from vehicle. Inspect brakes. Remove tire. Install new tire and valve stem(if required). Computer spin balance. Reinstall wheel to vehicle and torque lug nuts to manufacturer's specifications.
  • State tire tax per tire.
  • Tire disposal fee per tire.
 
TAMIR K. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/4/2021

2005 Infiniti QX56

Infiniti QX56

Mileage
184,131
Service Date
11/3/2021
Services Performed
  • Inspected washer system. Found washer pump covered in glue and fluid reservoir half full. Checked for power and ground at pump, OK. Removed air intake and inspected reservoir. Reservoir has no leaks visible. Fluid in reservoir smells like a bug cleaner additive was used. Recommend replacement pump prior to further diagnosis. Removed air filter housing and intake piping. Removed wiring and hoses from pump assembly. Removed pump from reservoir and drained fluid. Flushed reservoir with water to remove any residue from previous cleaner. Installed new pump and grommet. Filled reservoir with water to check for leaks. None present. Connected wiring to pump and tested pump operation. Pump outputting water normally. Reconnected hoses and tested washers. Front washers working properly. Rear washer working too. Topped off washer reservoir with washer fluid concentrate. Reinstalled intake piping and air filter housing.
 
Barbara M. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/3/2021

2015 MINI Cooper Countryman

MINI Cooper Countryman

Mileage
58,337
Service Date
10/29/2021
Services Performed
  • Connected scan tool and checked vehicle for error codes. Found code 2EE2 stored in ECU for thermostat activation. Checked live data for temp readings. Found temp reading high even though engine is cold. Recommend replacement of thermostat and temp sender assembly to correct issue. Drained cooling system. Removed intake piping and air filter housing. Moved engine wiring harness to access thermostat assembly. Disconnected temp sender wiring and heater hoses. Removed retaining clip for radiator hose and removed thermostat assembly from engine. Cleaned mounting surface and installed new thermostat and housing. Installed new wiring harness to temp sender and connected to stock harness. Reconnected radiator and heater hoses. Filled cooling system and pressure tested, no leaks present. Reinstalled wiring, intake, and filter housing. Bled cooling system. Cleared error codes. Started vehicle and checked live data. Coolant temp reading normally. Let vehicle idle until it reached operating temp. Fans coming on correctly, and temp readings steady. Test drove vehicle. No further overheating warning on dash, and no error codes stored nor pending.
 
Andrew N. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/29/2021

2011 RAM Dakota

RAM Dakota

Mileage
126,281
Service Date
10/28/2021
Services Performed
  • Smog Test and Visual Inspection
  • State Issued Smog Certificate
  • State fee for electronic submission of smog inspection results.
 
Clyde F. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/29/2021