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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

2005 Acura TL

Acura TL

Mileage
143,098
Service Date
11/20/2020
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.
  • REPLACE FRONT HOOD STRUTS
  • REPLACE WIPER BLADES
  • Perform interior detail
 
LINDA T. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/20/2020

2014 Jeep Cherokee

Jeep Cherokee

Mileage
164,306
Service Date
11/17/2020
Services Performed
  • Check coolant level and condition. Pressure test cooling system for leaks. Inspect hoses and cooling system components. Check operation of cooling fans. Removed radiator cap and engine cover. Connected pressure tester and attempted to add pressure to system. Heard bubbling sound in driver side of engine bay. Checked for source of noise. Found heater hose fitting cracked and leaking. Hose goes from upper heat hose to lower radiator hose T. Recommend replacing hose with damaged fitting. Need to drain coolant and disconnect upper and lower radiator hoses from engine to access broken hose. Reconnect hoses after replacement and fill and bleed cooling system prior to checking for any additional leaks. Removed upper and lower radiator hoses from engine. Removed broken heater hose assembly. Replaced heater hose clamp with new unit and installed new hose. Reattached radiator hoses. Filled cooling system and pressure tested. No additional leaks present. Bled cooling system and test drove vehicle. No further overheating and coolant level is steady.
 
HUY N. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/17/2020

2004 Chevrolet Avalanche

Chevrolet Avalanche

Mileage
323,280
Service Date
10/26/2020
Services Performed
  • Test drove vehicle to confirm customer complaint. All the noises heard while driving around block. Also noted ABS light is on. Lifted vehicle and inspected front suspension and brake components for source of noise. All components have surface rust and corrosion present. While inspecting individual components, found passenger side wheel hub noisy when turning wheel by hand. Suspect a failed bearing inside of wheel hub assembly. Recommend new wheel hub prior to further diagnostics. Removed brake caliper and rotor from suspension upright. Removed axle retaining nut and loosened front drive axle from hub. Removed hub retaining bolts and loosened hub assembly from upright. Removed hub and cleaned mounting surfaces of corrosion. Tested old hub by hand and was able to recreate grinding noises. New hub spins smoothly and quietly. Installed new hub and reattached suspension upright and axle nut. Reinstalled brake assembly and wheel. Test drove vehicle. ABS warning light still on, but no further grinding, whirring, or squealing noises heard.
 
Anthony H. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/2/2020

2009 Volkswagen GTI

Volkswagen GTI

Mileage
113,482
Service Date
10/28/2020
Services Performed
  • Connected scan tool and checked for codes. Light off, but codes are stored for idle control higher than expected (P0507) and fuel trim on bank 1 (P0171). Test drove vehicle and monitored live data. Vehicle running normally, but fuel trims are too high. Suspect an air leak in intake system. Removed engine covers and air filter housing. Smoke checked vehicle, found a leak coming from turbocharger inlet hose after MAF. Inspected hose, found large crack in side of hose. Recommend replacement of hose prior to further diagnosis. Removed intake piping and hose. Replaced hose with new unit. Reassembled intake piping. Cleared codes and test drove vehicle. No codes stored or pending, and live data no longer shows lean conditions from unmetered air. Reinstalled engine covers and test drove a second time. No idle surging or hunting present and no check engine light or codes.
  • Installed new hardware for front license plate.
 
Jordan F. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/28/2020

2019 Honda Accord

Honda Accord

Mileage
3,662
Service Date
10/27/2020
Services Performed
  • Removed interior door panel and exterior door handle to inspect latch and handle mechanisms. Found impact had dislodged the door latch rod, causing rod to jam and make door hard to open. Removed rod and connections to correct alignment. Reinstalled door mechanisms and tested operation. Door working normally at this time. Reinstalled door handle cover and interior door panel.
  • TPMS light on. All tires at 25psi. Filled tires to correct inflation amount of 33psi and reset TPMS light. Reset service indicator as well, vehicle not due for service at this time. Test drove vehicle, tire light did not return.
 
LYNNE G. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/27/2020

2011 Hyundai Elantra Touring

Hyundai Elantra Touring

Mileage
96,005
Service Date
10/21/2020
Services Performed
  • Tested window switch for operation, all windows working except driver. Motor is audible in driver door, but glass is out of place and not moving. Removed inner door panels and trim to inspect vehicle. Found window regulator broken off of support panel and window. Recommend new window regulator and panel assembly. Removed retaining rivets for window regulator assembly. Disconnected window from regulator and removed regulator. Connected new regulator to window and installed into door. Replaced rivets with new hardware. Connected window switch and tested window operation. All windows working normally. Reinstalled interior trim and door panel. Test drove vehicle to check for improper door seal, rattles, or other issues. None present.
 
Brett L. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/21/2020

2015 Volkswagen Passat

Volkswagen Passat

Mileage
56,249
Service Date
10/15/2020
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.
  • Replace cabin filter element. Reassemble filter housing and access panel.
 
JASMINE B. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/21/2020

2009 Volvo XC90

Volvo XC90

Mileage
75,778
Service Date
10/13/2020
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.
  • Replace wiper blades on vehicle.
  • Steam clean vehicle to remove oil residue and debris build up.
 
HOWARD S. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/14/2020

2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500

Mileage
12,156
Service Date
10/13/2020
Services Performed
  • Smog Test and Visual Inspection
  • State fee for electronic submission of smog inspection results.
  • State Issued Smog Certificate
 
MARK S. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/14/2020

2004 Lexus LS 430

Lexus LS 430

Mileage
165,161
Service Date
9/28/2020
Services Performed
  • Connected scan tool and checked codes. Found multiple misfire codes stored and updates available for ECM and ABS units. Removed engine covers and inspected engine. Found rodent tracks throughout engine bay. Found intake vacuum line is broken and leaking after mass airflow sensor. Found evidence of coolant leaking at throttle body pipe. Removed ignition coils and plugs for cylinders 2, 4, 6, and 8. Plugs are lightly worn, but ok. Coils don't show any damage or signs of arcing. Replaced damaged vacuum hoses and cleared codes. Test drove vehicle, no codes returned and check engine light did not come on. Let vehicle sit over weekend and test drove again while cold, still not codes stored or pending. Vehicle running normally. Still some seepage of coolant at throttle body, but no check engine light or codes returned after multiple test drives.
  • Perform multi-step polish of both headlight housings. Seal after polishing. Adjust and aim headlights if needed.
 
JANE B. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/14/2020

2011 Audi Q5

Audi Q5

Mileage
90,278
Service Date
10/6/2020
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 panel.
 
CAROL W. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/6/2020

2012 Subaru Impreza

Subaru Impreza

Mileage
72,164
Service Date
10/1/2020
Services Performed
  • Inspected vehicle for noise and rough running condition. Noted noise originating from under hood. Sounds like a loose spark plug or exhaust manifold. Noise was loudest at cold start and lessened as vehicle warmed up. Found engine low on oil approximately 2 courts. Evidence of work done not long ago. Exhaust manifold nuts show tool marks, and gaskets for exhaust are not original. After checking vehicle for exhaust leaks or loose spark plugs found noise originating from EGR pipe not being connected to intake properly. Recommend removal of egr tube to clean threads on intake and reinstall or replace tube as needed. Removed intake piping and engine covers. Disconnected egr tube and removed from vehicle. Cleaned mounting connectors on exhaust and intake manifold. Cleaned tube and inspected for damage, ok. Reinstalled egr tube and tightened fittings to spec. After service rechecked vehicle for additional noises or running issues. No further noises or running issues present at this time.
  • Lubricate and check chassis. Change oil and oil filter. Check air filter and breather filter. Check all fluid levels and tire pressures.
  • Replace cabin filter element. Reassemble filter housing and access panels.
  • Replace engine air filter.
 
Paul N. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/1/2020