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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

2017 RAM 1500

RAM 1500

Mileage
49,177
Service Date
1/11/2023
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.
 
Bart F. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/11/2023

2018 Honda CR-V

Honda CR-V

Mileage
15,174
Service Date
1/9/2023
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.
 
Julie H. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/11/2023

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC300

Mercedes-Benz GLC300

Mileage
19,952
Service Date
12/23/2022
Services Performed
  • Removed and patched tire. Rebalanced wheel and reinstalled on vehicle.
 
JOANNE F. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/23/2022

2018 GMC Acadia

GMC Acadia

Mileage
65,895
Service Date
12/20/2022
Services Performed
  • Inspected vehicle for customer concern. Found no warning light present at this time, and after multiple restarts. Connected scan tool and checked vehicle systems for error codes. Found low voltage codes stored in history, but no other issues. All electronic power steering tests passed. Found battery is older and not holding much reserve power. If light is more common after vehicle sits for a few days, suspect steering system is disabled when battery voltage is too low causing light to come on. Same symptom will also disable AC compressor from engaging. Recommend replacement of battery before any further diagnosis. Removed battery hold down and cables. Installed new battery and reinstall hold downs. Cleaned cable ends and connected battery. Test drove vehicle. No warning lights and no error codes stored nor pending.
  • Steam clean vehicle to remove rodent residue and debris build up.
 
Larry D. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/21/2022

2019 Subaru Forester

Subaru Forester

Mileage
42,477
Service Date
12/14/2022
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.
  • Tested window operation and found it not going up properly during testing. Cleaned and lubricated window track and relearned open and closed position of window. All windows now going up and down normally.
  • Replace engine air filter.
 
JILL G. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/15/2022

2014 BMW 428i

BMW 428i

Mileage
112,877
Service Date
12/5/2022
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.
  • Install new battery. Clean cable ends. Perform battery adaptation to vehicle as needed.
  • Replace wiper blades on vehicle.
 
VENILDE J. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/5/2022

2011 Chevrolet Silverado

Chevrolet Silverado

Mileage
77,804
Service Date
11/28/2022
Services Performed
  • Inspected vehicle for check engine light. Found error codes stored for engine oil pressure switch (P0523). Inspected vehicle and found engine oil dirty and 2.5 quarts low. Topped off oil and reset error codes. Test drove vehicle and check engine light returned for same error code. Recommend replacement of oil pressure switch and filter. Also recommend oil change is performed. Removed engine covers and intake manifold to access switch. Disconnected wiring to switch and removed from engine. Removed oil screen from engine and replaced with new element. Installed new oil pressure sender. Reinstalled intake manifold. After completion of service and repairs, cleared error codes and test drove vehicle. Oil pressure readings now within spec, and check engine light did not return. Rescanned vehicle. No error codes stored nor pending.
  • Inspected washer fluid system. Found reservoir empty. Filled reservoir, but sensor is not reading properly. Recommend replacement of washer fluid level sensor. Disconnected wiring to sensor and removed from reservoir. Installed new sensor assembly and reconnected wiring. Coolant light went out, and sensor is reading properly.
  • Lubricate and check chassis. Change oil and oil filter. Check air filter and breather filter. Check all fluid levels and tire pressures.
 
Michael W. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/29/2022

2012 Subaru Outback

Subaru Outback

Mileage
146,624
Service Date
11/18/2022
Services Performed
  • Perform pre-purchase vehicle inspection. All exterior lights work. Cooling system holding pressure, but slightly low on level. No leak evidence present. Battery OK. No visible leaks or fluid residue present on engine, hoses, or pumps. Engine oil at minimum level. Drive belt and hoses in good condition. No cracks or swelling present. Front and rear wipers are streaking. Recommend replacement. Brake fluid dark. Recommend replacement of fluid. Engine air filter dirty. Recommend replacement. Cabin air filter dirty. Recommend replacement. Front struts are weak. Front right ball joint has play. Recommend replacement. Front right tire has outer edge wear. Possibly from ball joint play. Rear upper control arm bushings have stress cracks present. Check at next service. Rear brakes are getting low. Recommend replacement of pads and rotors soon. Rear differential fluid dark. Recommend replacement of fluid. Front diff and transmission fluid ok.
 
Kristi L. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/19/2022

2016 Subaru Forester

Subaru Forester

Mileage
52,044
Service Date
11/4/2022
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.
  • Replace front brake pad linings and replace front brake disc rotors. Clean and lubricate brake calipers and slide mechanisms. 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.
  • Replace wiper blades on vehicle.
 
DALE P. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/7/2022

2013 Toyota Tundra

Toyota Tundra

Mileage
104,343
Service Date
9/21/2022
Services Performed
  • Inspected vehicle for service and maintenance needs. Recommend the following items are addressed. Brake fluid dark, recommend exchange. Air and cabin filters dirty. Coolant, transmission, differential, and transfer case fluids should be exchanged. Battery weak and terminals corroded. Replace battery. Rear brakes worn.
  • 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.
  • Replace engine air filter.
  • Replace cabin filter element. Reassemble filter housing and access panels.
  • Drain and refill transmission fluid.
  • Drain and refill transfer case fluid.
  • Drain and refill differentials.
  • Install new battery. Clean cable ends. Perform battery adaptation to vehicle as needed.
  • 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.
  • 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.
 
Matthew G. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/11/2022

2013 Honda Fit

Honda Fit

Mileage
62,306
Service Date
10/6/2022
Services Performed
  • Inspected vehicle for noise and found front right wheel bearing noisy. Recommend replacement of hub and bearing to correct issue. Removed front wheel and brake components. Removed axle retainer and pressed axle from hub. Removed steering knuckle from strut and suspension components. Pressed hub and bearing from knuckle. Cleaned mounting surfaces and installed new bearing and hub using press. Tested new bearing for any noise or roughness when spun by hand. OK. Reinstalled knuckle assembly and tightened mounting hardware to spec. Reinstalled axle and brake components. Test drove vehicle. No further bearing noise present at this time.
  • During vehicle inspection for noise source, found coolant residue present around thermostat housing. Pressure tested system and found coolant leaking from thermostat gasket. Recommend replacement of gasket and thermostat to correct issue. Partially drained cooling system. Removed radiator hose from thermostat housing. Removed thermostat and housing assembly from engine. Cleaned mounting surfaces. Installed new thermostat and gasket into original housing. Reinstalled housing and thermostat. Connected radiator hose. Filled cooling system and pressure tested. No further leak present. Bled air from system. Test drove vehicle after completion of repairs. Coolant level ok, and no evidence of leak from thermostat.
 
Desmond O. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/7/2022

2006 Toyota Tacoma

Toyota Tacoma

Mileage
145,960
Service Date
9/6/2022
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.
  • Remove engine cover and intake piping. Removed breather lines from valve cover. Disconnected ignition wiring and removed coils. Removed valve cover and gasket. Cleaned mounting surfaces. Installed new gasket and spark plug tube seals. Reinstalled valve cover and torqued mounting hardware to spec. Reinstalled ignition components, breather lines, and intake piping. After completion of service, test drove vehicle and rechecked valve cover. No further leaks present at this time.
 
Ruth H. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/2/2022