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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

2018 Ford F-150

Ford F-150

Mileage
96,171
Service Date
7/26/2022
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.
  • Removed engine covers and intake piping to access all ignition coils. Removed coils and disconnected wiring. Removed spark plugs. Cleaned spark plug tubes of any debris or oil residue. Installed new plugs and torqued to spec. Reinstalled ignition coils and wiring. After completion of service reinstalled intake and test drove vehicle.
  • Drain cooling system completely. Flush system with water. Refill system with correct coolant. Bleed cooling system. Test drive to confirm proper cooling system operation. Top off coolant.
  • Let vehicle sit before starting, but no belt noise or squeaking present at start up. During service, removed drive belt and inspected pulleys, belts, and accessories. No play, noise, nor roughness found on pulleys. Tensioner is not loose. Belts are ok. Test started vehicle multiple times during and after service. No noise found at this time. Recommend leaving vehicle overnight for inspection if symptom continues.
  • Tested sunroof and shade operation. Sunroof opening properly and shade moving normally. Found sunroof vent operation studdered once, but no other issues present at this time.
  • Test drove vehicle before service to try and replicate fan noise. Heard rattle coming from under vehicle. During service, removed skid plates and found one screw missing, and one clip broken and rattling. Steam cleaned fan assemblies to remove any debris or dirt, and to remove coolant residue from front of engine. Cycled cooling fans through low and high speed settings. No noise or vibration present after cleaning. Reinstalled skid plates and moved clip from missing bolt to replace broken U nut. Tightened all clips and test drove again. No further vibration present from skid plate at this time.
 
Bruce M. gave our service a 5 star review on 7/27/2022

2018 Mercedes-Benz C300

Mercedes-Benz C300

Mileage
13,081
Service Date
7/25/2022
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.
  • Removed cover and replaced key fob battery. Key now locking and unlocking car. Noted key had moisture present inside of housing. Recommend drying key in warm dry place to prevent corrosion of internal components.
 
Lucy B. gave our service a 5 star review on 7/25/2022

2013 Volkswagen Golf

Volkswagen Golf

Mileage
207,516
Service Date
7/19/2022
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.
  • Test drove vehicle to verify customer concern, vehicle has misfires present under heavy load. Inspected vehicle for ignition system issues, or airflow issues during service. Noted spark plugs are worn and intake valves have excess carbon buildup present. Recommend replacement of spark plugs and performing intake and throttle body cleaning to remove carbon deposits.
  • Perform throttle body and intake cleaning with BG fuel system. Add injector cleaner to fuel tank.
  • Removed engine covers and ignition coils. Removed spark plugs from engine. Cleaned spark plug tubes of any debris or contamination. Installed new spark plugs and torqued to spec. Reinstalled ignition coils and wiring. After completion of services, test drove vehicle and rechecked for misfires or pinging. No further running issues present at this time. If symptom returns, further diagnosis will be required.
  • 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.
  • Drain cooling system completely. Flush system with water. Refill system with correct coolant. Bleed cooling system. Test drive to confirm proper cooling system operation. Top off coolant.
  • Remove wheels from vehicle. Inspect brakes. Remove tires. Install new tires and valve stems(if required). Computer spin balance. Reinstall wheels to vehicle and torque lug nuts to manufacturer's specifications.
  • State tire tax per tire.
  • Tire disposal fee per tire.
  • Performed 4 wheel alignment. Test drive vehicle after repairs to confirm handling characteristics.
  • Replace engine air filter.
  • Replace cabin filter element. Reassemble filter housing and access panels.
 
BRIAN M. gave our service a 5 star review on 7/20/2022

2014 Infiniti QX60

Infiniti QX60

Mileage
147,224
Service Date
7/8/2022
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.
  • Test drove vehicle to check for noise. Inspected vehicle for exhaust leaks with it running on lift. No exhaust leaks present. Removed drive belt and checked for noise from tensioner or other engine accessories. All ok. Noise still present when vehicle is running without belt. Noise is not a safety issue. Further investigation required to pinpoint source of noise.
  • Replaced 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.
 
MIKE V. gave our service a 5 star review on 7/8/2022

2014 Lexus RX 350

Lexus RX 350

Mileage
61,955
Service Date
6/17/2022
Services Performed
  • Connected scan tool and performed full vehicle scan. Found code C1AC1: Master Module Axis Misalignment. Checked live data from blind spot monitor and found live data shows alignment at +6.1 degrees. Allowable range is -3.6 to +3.6 degrees. Removed rear bumper assembly to inspect sensor and mounting brackets. Found driver side sensor mounting bracket and mounting tab on body are bent slightly. Loosened mounting hardware and moved sensor to see if alignment can be reset, but error code is hard stored in module. Recommend repairing mounting tab on body and replacing mounting bracket and sensor. After completion of repair, system will need to be programmed and calibrated. Customer declined further repairs at this time. Reinstalled rear bumper cover. Reset error codes.
 
Pat M. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/22/2022

2016 Mercedes-Benz S550

Mercedes-Benz S550

Mileage
46,126
Service Date
6/17/2022
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.
  • Scanned vehicle for SRS error codes, none found. Air bag light was not on during test drive or service. Spoke to customer and confirmed light is on when customer has bag in passenger seat. Suspect bag is causing passenger seat sensor to activate and cause air bag light to come on. Recommend keeping bag on floor or connecting passenger seatbelt to turn light off.
  • Replace engine air filter.
  • Install new battery. Clean cable ends. Perform battery adaptation to vehicle as needed.
  • During inspection, found front left tire has inside edge wear to the point wires are coming out of tire. Rear tires have 4/32" tread depth and will need to be replaced soon. Front right tire has edge wear also, but 7/32" tread depth. Recommend replacement of all tires and an alignment to prevent further tire wear issues and correct safety issues with current tires. Customer declined replacement of 3 remaining tires at this time. 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.
 
Lucy B. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/21/2022

2011 Toyota Tacoma

Toyota Tacoma

Mileage
103,781
Service Date
6/16/2022
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 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 Pads ( 6mm) Rear Shoes ( 2mm). Recommend rechecking brakes at next service. No brake shake or noise found during test drives.
  • Replace engine air filter.
  • Replace cabin filter element. Reassemble filter housing and access panels.
 
RICHARD C. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/18/2022

2015 Honda Pilot

Honda Pilot

Mileage
61,876
Service Date
6/7/2022
Services Performed
  • Removed engine covers and splash shields. Removed front tire and inner wheel well. Drained cooling system. Removed drive belt and engine accessories. Removed timing covers and motor mount. Aligned timing marks and removed timing belt, tensioner, and idler pulleys. Removed water pump from engine. Cleaned mounting surfaces and installed new water pump and gaskets. Installed new timing belt, tensioner, and idler assemblies. Released tensioner and manually cycled motor to check for correct timing, OK. Reinstalled timing cover and motor mount. Mounted engine accessories and reinstalled drive belt. Topped off engine fluids. Filled cooling system and bled air from system. Reinstalled engine covers and splash shields. Test drove vehicle. Engine running properly. Rechecked fluid levels, all OK.
  • Cleaned associated parts in hot tank to remove oil residue and debris.
 
LONNIE S. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/7/2022

2016 Volkswagen Tiguan

Volkswagen Tiguan

Mileage
82,618
Service Date
6/3/2022
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 Spark plugs
  • PERFORM AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION SERVICE
  • REPLACE BOTH FRONT REAR LOWER CONTROL ARM BUSHINGS.
  • Perform four wheel alignment
 
MCKENNA R. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/6/2022

2004 Lexus LS 430

Lexus LS 430

Mileage
171,485
Service Date
5/17/2022
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.
  • Replaced engine air filter.
 
JANE B. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/17/2022

2012 Honda CR-V

Honda CR-V

Mileage
117,974
Service Date
4/22/2022
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 interior lights. Removed covers on overhead lights to check bulbs. Adjusted bulbs to make proper contact with tabs and found lights are working at this time. Rechecked lights after completion of service and repairs. Dome lights still functioning properly. Replaced tail light bulb that was out during service as well.
  • Smog Test and Visual Inspection
  • State Issued Smog Certificate
  • State fee for electronic submission of smog inspection results.
  • 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.
  • Steam clean vehicle to remove oil residue and debris build up. Added oil dye to engine. Recommend driving vehicle 500-1000 miles and having engine inspected for source of leak.
 
Deb K. gave our service a 5 star review on 4/22/2022

2006 Mercedes-Benz C230

Mercedes-Benz C230

Mileage
112,160
Service Date
4/18/2022
Services Performed
  • Install new battery. Clean cable ends. Perform battery adaptation to vehicle as needed.
 
RONALD G. L. gave our service a 5 star review on 4/19/2022