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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

2012 Jeep Wrangler

Jeep Wrangler

Mileage
43,506
Service Date
9/25/2020
Services Performed
  • Removed brake light housing and license plate bracket. Found clips to plate bracket broken and hardware for bracket pulled out of body. Checked wiring and light bulb. Wiring is good, but bulb filament is broken. Replaced tail light bulb and retested light, ok. Reinstalled license plate clips to body, and reinstalled plate frame. Plate frame staying in place well. Reinstalled license plate.
 
Ben B. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/25/2020

2017 Jeep Cherokee

Jeep Cherokee

Mileage
46,412
Service Date
8/31/2020
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.
 
NATE N. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/1/2020

2012 Jeep Wrangler

Jeep Wrangler

Mileage
32,915
Service Date
8/25/2020
Services Performed
  • Smog Test and Visual Inspection
  • State fee for electronic submission of smog inspection results.
  • State Issued Smog Certificate
 
CRAIG A. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/25/2020

2016 BMW X3

BMW X3

Mileage
53,403
Service Date
8/13/2020
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. CBS monitor readings. Engine Oil: 0% Front Brakes: 5% Rear Brakes: 6% Brake Fluid: 0% Vehicle Inspection: 16% Reset inspection and engine oil monitors. Will reset others when parts are next serviced. Oil filter cap center section was stuck on old filter. Was able to remove it and reclip it to filter cap.
  • 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 ( 7mm) Rear ( 4.5mm). Test drove vehicle to check brakes, found brakes operating properly at surface street and highway speeds. Checked brake wear and found rear brakes will be due at next service along with a brake flush.
  • Replace cabin filter element. Reassemble filter housing and access panels.
  • Replace engine air filter.
 
FLORENTINO M. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/13/2020

2013 Volkswagen GTI

Volkswagen GTI

Mileage
114,235
Service Date
8/12/2020
Services Performed
  • Install replacement lower spoiler assembly.
  • Lubricate and check chassis. Change oil and oil filter. Check air filter and breather filter. Check all fluid levels and tire pressures.
  • Removed sway bar end links. Cleaned sway bar and mounting tabs of corrosion. Installed new end links. Test drove vehicle after repairs. No further noise during low speed turns.
  • Replace cabin filter element. Reassemble filter housing and access panel.
  • Test drove vehicle to confirm customer's concern. Unable to duplicate shake/vibration at speed. Possibly due to road surface with low profile tires. During low speed turns did hear some noise from front of vehicle. Raised vehicle on lift and inspected front suspension components. Found marks on inner fender liner where driver's front wheel will rub at full right lock. Also found sway bar end links joints loose and binding. Recommend new sway bar end links.
 
Nathan L. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/13/2020

2012 Toyota Prius

Toyota Prius

Mileage
121,625
Service Date
8/12/2020
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.
  • Installed new push style body clip to flap. Reinstalled into body receiver slot.
 
GEOFF F. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/12/2020

2007 Lexus IS 350

Lexus IS 350

Mileage
143,806
Service Date
8/10/2020
Services Performed
  • Scanned vehicle found code P0430 (Bank 2 Cat Efficiency Below Threshold). Raised vehicle and inspected air fuel ratio sensor and downstream oxygen sensor, both sensors are ok. Checked live data and found sensors are reading and responding, but bank 2 air fuel ratio is varying more than it should. During testing noted smoke coming from tail pipe that smelled of unburnt fuel or oil. Removed engine cover and inspected. Note: Engine cover is cracked. Found intake plenum bolts are shiny and show evidence of recent removal. Ignition coils have been numbered and coil on cylinder #5 is new. Need to physically inspect exhaust, intake, and spark plugs. Further diagnosis is required. If customer has service history of vehicle, it may help narrow down possible cause of excess combustives.
 
Tanner J. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/10/2020

2009 Acura RDX

Acura RDX

Mileage
72,340
Service Date
8/7/2020
Services Performed
  • Service air conditioner. Check condition of all belts and lines. Evacuate and recharge with reclaimed R-134. Test system performance. Test drove vehicle, was able to duplicate customer's concern. Inspected vehicle belt, AC lines, and components for any damage or wear. All appear ok. Inspected system with black light to check for any leaks, none found. Evacuated refrigerant and only recovered .374kg. Should be .5kg in system. Added dye and recharged system to spec. Reinspected with black light, no current leaks found. Test drove vehicle, and found AC blowing cold even at idle now. Suggest customer drive vehicle and reinspect for leaks if AC performance starts to decline.
 
RICK L. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/7/2020

2006 Mercedes-Benz E55

Mercedes-Benz E55

Mileage
87,206
Service Date
7/16/2020
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. Tested main battery and it is good. Checked small memory battery and found it failed load test. Recommend new battery. Replaced small battery and rechecked both battery systems. All load tests passed. Cleared error codes in vehicle systems.
  • 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 ( 8mm) Rear ( 7mm). Rotors have grooves. Scanned vehicle, found error codes for ABS Control Module. Checked live data, module had internal fault stored. Once key was cycled, fault would reset. After a short drive, fault would reappear and multiple control units would store a code for lost communication with ABS control module. Recommend new ABS control module and new front and rear pads and rotors.
  • Remove wheels from vehicle. Inspect brakes. Computer spin balance. Reinstall wheels to vehicle and torque lug nuts to manufacturer's specifications.
  • Removed ABS module cover and disconnected wiring and brake lines. Removed control module and transferred required fittings to new unit. Installed new brake control module and reconnected hydraulic lines. Connected wiring and reinstalled covers. Performed zero point adaptation of new control module. After brake replacement was completed, performed brake bleeding procedure. Confirmed brake fluid was at correct level after bleeding. Test drove vehicle and checked brake operation. Brakes now working properly and no further error codes or loss of communication.
  • 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.
  • State tire tax per tire.
  • Tire disposal fee per tire.
 
ERNEST N. gave our service a 5 star review on 7/17/2020

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