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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

2010 Chevrolet Traverse

Chevrolet Traverse

Mileage
153,288
Service Date
6/24/2020
Services Performed
  • Checked cooling system, found coolant reservoir empty and radiator low. Pressure checked cooling system for 10+ minutes at 14psi. Found coolant leaking from water outlet housing. Recommend new gasket and seal for water outlet and refill cooling system.
  • 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 accessories to access coolant outlet. Removed hoses and removed coolant outlet. Cleaned mounting surfaces and installed new gasket. Replaced o-ring and reinstalled outlet. Connected hoses and accessories. Filled and bled cooling system. Pressure checked system again, no loss of pressure or coolant. Test drove vehicle, no further overheating issues and no coolant smell present.
  • Replaced engine air filter.
 
MIKE F. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/25/2020

2011 Ford Edge

Ford Edge

Mileage
110,975
Service Date
6/18/2020
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.
 
ROBERT B. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/19/2020

2015 Audi Q5

Audi Q5

Mileage
68,292
Service Date
6/16/2020
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.
  • Rotate Tires
  • Scanned vehicle for codes. Found codes stored for circuits open and resistance implausibility for bank 1 sensor 1 air fuel ratio sensor. Inspected sensor, wiring is ok. Checked live data with vehicle running, sensor is not reading properly. Cleared codes and retested system, codes returned immediately and sensor is not working properly. Recommend replacement of air fuel ratio sensor.
 
SUZY C. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/17/2020

2015 MINI Cooper

MINI Cooper

Mileage
59,173
Service Date
6/15/2020
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 and patched tire. Rebalanced wheel and reinstalled on vehicle.
 
DAVID S. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/17/2020

2014 Chevrolet Traverse

Chevrolet Traverse

Mileage
83,492
Service Date
6/12/2020
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.
 
ANGELA N. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/12/2020

2005 Toyota Prius

Toyota Prius

Mileage
162,962
Service Date
6/10/2020
Services Performed
  • Replace rear brake shoes. Clean mounting surfaces. Replace wear sensor as required. Replace brake drums. Lubricate caliper slides. Adjust parking brake mechanism. Performed brake fluid exchange and bled brakes at all corners. Cleared ABS codes, reset module and road tested vehicle. ABS and brake warning lights no longer illuminated and brakes functioning properly.
  • Scanned vehicle for codes. Found code C1344 (Rear Left brake hydraulic circuit) stored in ABS module. Computer not allowing brake fluid into left rear circuit. Pressed brake pedal and engaged parking brake, but was still able to rotate left rear wheel by hand. Inspected left rear wheel and brake line, no leaks found. Removed rear wheel and brake drum. Found brake shoes worn out and allowing brakes to travel too far before engaging. Computer sees excess fluid flow as a possible leak and shuts off rear wheel circuit. Recommend rear brake shoes, drums, and a brake fluid flush. After brake service, reset ABS control module and recheck system.
 
Erika R. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/10/2020

2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser

Chrysler PT Cruiser

Mileage
35,826
Service Date
5/27/2020
Services Performed
  • Removed failed power steering pressure switch. Cleaned fluid from vehicle pigtail. Installed new switch assembly and reconnected wiring. Reassembled power steering system and engine covers. Cleared codes and test drove vehicle. All emissions monitors set and no codes are stored or pending.
  • Scanned vehicle to check codes. Found code P0700 and P0551. P0700 is a transmission code, and P0551 is for the power steering pressure switch. Removed engine covers to check switch, found switch leaking internally and fluid residue inside of electrical connector. Recommend replacement of failed switch.
  • Smog Test and Visual Inspection
  • State fee for electronic submission of smog inspection results.
  • State Issued Smog Certificate
 
DONA B. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/27/2020

2010 Toyota Corolla

Toyota Corolla

Mileage
171,382
Service Date
5/26/2020
Services Performed
  • Checked vehicle starting system. Found battery dead. Vehicle starts with jump. Charged battery and tested, battery is bad. Replaced battery and cleaned battery cable ends. Retested system, vehicle starting properly. Test drove vehicle to set emissions monitors, all monitors set properly. During test drives, noted starter motor is occasionally hanging up. Recommend starter replacement.
  • Removed failing starter assembly. Installed rebuilt starter assembly. Test started vehicle multiple times. Starter is no longer hanging up or slow to start.
  • Replaced Wipers
  • Detail interior and exterior of vehicle.
  • Smog Test and Visual Inspection
  • State fee for electronic submission of smog inspection results.
  • State Issued Smog Certificate
 
KAREN G. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/27/2020

2019 MINI Cooper

MINI Cooper

Mileage
6,555
Service Date
5/14/2020
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 and patched tire. Rebalanced wheel and reinstalled on vehicle.
 
JO T. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/25/2020

2006 Nissan Murano

Nissan Murano

Mileage
127,446
Service Date
5/22/2020
Services Performed
  • Connected scan tool and performed full body scan. There was a code stored for C1145 (Yaw Rate Sensor). During testing, found battery voltage is only 11.0V. Tested charging system, alternator failed test. Recommend new alternator prior to further diagnosis. Removed and replaced alternator unit. Reassembled engine accessories and tested alternator. Alternator is now charging. Reset systems and test drove vehicle. Light is out and vehicle is operating properly.
 
VINCE D. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/24/2020

2014 Kia Soul

Kia Soul

Mileage
82,532
Service Date
5/13/2020
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.
 
STEVE H. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/15/2020

2016 Toyota Prius

Toyota Prius

Mileage
34,934
Service Date
5/5/2020
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. CUSTOMER SUPPLIED OIL AND FILTER
  • Replace cabin filter element. Reassemble filter housing and access panels.
  • Replace engine air filter.
 
FABIAN G. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/6/2020