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Welcome to SwedeMasters,
your car service in Santa Barbara, CA!

If you’re looking for local Volvo, Saab, BMW, and Mini auto repair in Santa Barbara, CA, you’ve found us. Here at SwedeMasters 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.

Since 2000, Swedemasters has been providing our friends and neighbors in Santa Barbara with dependable, trustworthy Volvo, Saab, BMW, and Mini repair services. Whether your vehicle needs a minor tune-up to a major overhaul, our trained service technicians are skilled at quickly diagnosing and pinpointing solutions to problems, saving you valuable time and money.

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About SwedeMasters Santa Barbara, CA

SwedeMasters Santa Barbara is a family owned and operated auto repair facility. Owner Tim Kitt took over from Lipman Volvo in July 2000 and added Saab to the existing Volvo business and in 2014 added BMW and Mini to the lineup. We specialize in the repair and service of Volvo, Saab, BMW, and Mini automobiles. We feature factory specific diagnostic and programming equipment for these makes. Maintenance is performed as per the manufacturer’s guidelines. Customer relations and satisfaction is our number one concern. Please check our reviews to see how our customers feel about us. Come and give us a visit at SwedeMasters.
We look forward to meeting you!

Are you ready to experience the best Santa Barbara car service available? Please give us a call or make an appointment here.

The Absolute Best Car Service in Santa Barbara, CA

What sets SwedeMasters apart from all of the others in Santa Barbara, CA?

Trust: When it comes to auto repair in Santa Barbara, CA, 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 SwedeMasters, 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, CA, 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

2007 Volvo XC90

Volvo XC90

Mileage
190,456
Service Date
7/18/2019
Services Performed
  • ECM P062001 GENERATOR CONTROL CIRCUIT GENERAL ELECTRICAL FAILURE ECM P062074 GENERATOR CONTROL CIRCUIT MECHANICAL FAILURES CHECK CHARGING SYSTEM 11.86V SHOULD BE 14V RECOMMEND ALTERNATOR
  • INSTALL NEW SEAT PANEL
  • INSTALL USED ALTERNATOR 6 MONTHS WARRANTY ON PART, NO WARRANTY ON LABOR CHECK CHARGING SYSTEM, SYSTEM IS WORKING AS DESIGNED
 
FAL O. gave our service a 5 star review on 7/18/2019

2005 Volvo S60

Volvo S60

Mileage
114,266
Service Date
7/16/2019
Services Performed
  • Changed Motor Oil and Replaced Filter, Added Synthetic Motor Oil, Lube Chassis, Check all Fluid Levels RADIATOR LEAKING ON RT SIDE TANK RECOMMEND RADIATOR
  • REPLACE WIPERS
  • REPLACE HEADLIGHT BULB AND REAR PARK LAMP
 
DAVID Y. gave our service a 5 star review on 7/16/2019

2007 Volvo S40

Volvo S40

Mileage
69,968
Service Date
7/8/2019
Services Performed
  • 7.5K SERVICE: 7500 MILE INSPECTION AND LUBRICATION SERVICE, OIL AND FILTER CHANGE, REPLACE OIL CAP SEAL, CHECK FLUIDS, CHECK TIRES INC. SPARE. ROTATE TIRES AS NECESSARY. CHECK LIGHTS. LUBE DOORS AND HINGES. INSPECT BRAKES, STEERING AND SUSPENSION. CHECK MUFFLER SYSTEM, CHECK INTEGRITY OF COOLING SYSTEM. CHECK SERPENTINE DRIVE BELT CONDITION. PERFORM BATTERY/STARTER/CHARGING TEST. RESET SERVICE LIGHT. BRAKES F- MM R- MM TIRES F- MM R- MM TIRE PRESSURE SET TO PSI
  • install windshield washer nozzle left
 
CAROLYN K. gave our service a 5 star review on 7/9/2019

2006 Volvo V50

Volvo V50

Mileage
122,777
Service Date
7/1/2019
Services Performed
  • 7.5K SERVICE: 7500 MILE INSPECTION AND LUBRICATION SERVICE, OIL AND FILTER CHANGE, REPLACE OIL CAP SEAL, CHECK FLUIDS, CHECK TIRES INC. SPARE. ROTATE TIRES AS NECESSARY. CHECK LIGHTS. LUBE DOORS AND HINGES. INSPECT BRAKES, STEERING AND SUSPENSION. CHECK MUFFLER SYSTEM, CHECK INTEGRITY OF COOLING SYSTEM. CHECK SERPENTINE DRIVE BELT CONDITION. PERFORM BATTERY/STARTER/CHARGING TEST. RESET SERVICE LIGHT. BRAKES F- MM R- MM TIRES F- MM R- MM TIRE PRESSURE SET TO PSI
  • CHECK ENGINE DIAGNOSTIC CONNECT DIAGNOSTIC EQUIPMENT AND READ OUT ANY STORED TROUBLE CODES, FOLLOW DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURES FOR THE STORED CODES AND ADVISE THE CUSTOMER. ECM 261A FUEL PRESSURE SYSTEM SIGNAL TOO LOW INSPECTED VEHICLE FOUND FUEL FEED LINE DAMAGED, FUEL LINE BRACKETS BROKEN AND CAN SEE THAT ROCK IT FUEL TANK RIGHT AT THE FUEL PUMP, THAT HARD OF A HIT CAN CAUSE DAMAGE TO THE PUMP. RECOMMEND FUEL LINE AND POSSIBLE PUMP
  • REMOVE FUEL TANK AND REPLACE PUMP, RE INSTALL TANK, REMOVE FUEL FEED LINE AND REPLACE, CLEAR ALL CODES AND DRIVE ALL IS WORKING AS DESIGNED
 
GARY E. gave our service a 5 star review on 7/2/2019

2017 Volvo V60

Volvo V60

Mileage
21,741
Service Date
6/25/2019
Services Performed
  • 10000 MILE /6 MONTH INSPECTION AND LUBRICATION SERVICE, OIL AND FILTER CHANGE, REPLACE OIL CAP SEAL, CHECK FLUIDS, CHECK TIRES INC. SPARE. ROTATE TIRES AS NECESSARY. CHECK LIGHTS. LUBE DOORS AND HINGES. INSPECT BRAKES, STEERING AND SUSPENSION. CHECK MUFFLER SYSTEM, CHECK INTEGRITY OF COOLING SYSTEM. CHECK SERPENTINE DRIVE BELT CONDITION. PERFORM BATTERY/STARTER/CHARGING TEST. RESET SERVICE LIGHT. BRAKES F- 10 MM R- 9MM TIRES F-5/7MM R-5MM AFTER ROTATION. TIRES SET TO 38 PSI VEHICLE DOES NOT HAVE SPARE.
 
BONNIE C. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/30/2019

2006 BMW 330Ci

BMW 330Ci

Mileage
146,579
Service Date
6/20/2019
Services Performed
  • REPLACE OIL SENDER AND SENSOR WARRANTY
  • OIL AND FILTER CHANGE, CHECK FLUID LEVELS AND TIRE PRESSURES, VISUAL INSPECTION OF UNDERCARRIAGE AND ENGINE COMPARTMENT, BATTERY/STARTER/CHARGING SYSTEM CHECK. RESET SERVICE LIGHT.
 
BARRY T. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/21/2019

2004 Saab 9-3

Saab 9-3

Mileage
90,045
Service Date
5/31/2019
Services Performed
  • ENGINE OIL AND FILTER CHANGE, CHECK FLUID LEVELS AND TIRE PRESSURES. VISUAL INSPECTION OF UNDERCARRIAGE AND ENGINE COMPARTMENT. BRAKES F-2MM R-8MM RECOMMEND REPLACING FRONT BRAKE PADS AND ROTORS. TIRES F-3.5MM R-3.5MM SET TO 38 PSI TIRES COMING UP IN NEAR FUTURE. BRAKE FLUID 2% MOISTURE, RECOMMEND FLUSHING. NEEDS AIR FILTER AND VENT FILTER.
  • NO FAULTS STORED PERTAINING TO TCS.
  • REPLACE FRONT BRAKE PADS AND ROTORS
  • FLUSH BRAKE FLUID.
  • REPLACE VENTILATION FILTER AND AIR FILTER.
 
HANK S. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/21/2019

2009 Volvo S60

Volvo S60

Mileage
64,682
Service Date
6/7/2019
Services Performed
  • 60K SERVICE: 60000 MILE INSPECTION AND LUBRICATION SERVICE, OIL AND FILTER CHANGE, REPLACE OIL CAP SEAL, CHECK FLUIDS, CHECK TIRES INC. SPARE. ROTATE TIRES AS NECESSARY. CHECK LIGHTS. LUBE DOORS AND HINGES. INSPECT BRAKES, STEERING AND SUSPENSION. CHECK MUFFLER SYSTEM, CHECK INTEGRITY OF COOLING SYSTEM. CHECK SERPENTINE DRIVE BELT CONDITION. PERFORM BATTERY/STARTER/CHARGING TEST. RESET SERVICE LIGHT. REPLACE SPARK PLUGS BRAKES F- MM R- MM TIRES F- MM R- MM TIRE PRESSURE SET TO PSI
 
VIRGINIA A. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/7/2019

2012 Volvo C70

Volvo C70

Mileage
99,236
Service Date
6/4/2019
Services Performed
  • 7.5K SERVICE: 7500 MILE INSPECTION AND LUBRICATION SERVICE, OIL AND FILTER CHANGE, REPLACE OIL CAP SEAL, CHECK FLUIDS, CHECK TIRES INC. SPARE. ROTATE TIRES AS NECESSARY. CHECK LIGHTS. LUBE DOORS AND HINGES. INSPECT BRAKES, STEERING AND SUSPENSION. CHECK MUFFLER SYSTEM, CHECK INTEGRITY OF COOLING SYSTEM. CHECK SERPENTINE DRIVE BELT CONDITION. PERFORM BATTERY/STARTER/CHARGING TEST. RESET SERVICE LIGHT. BRAKES F- 7 MM R- 7 MM TIRES F- 6 MM R- 5.5 MM AFTER ROTATION TIRE PRESSURE SET TO 38 PSI SPARE SET TO 60 PSI. RIGHT INNER AXLE BOOT LEAKING GREASE, RECOMMEND REMOVE AND REBOOT AXLE. BRAKE FLUID HAS 2% MOISTURE, RECOMMEND FLUSHING.
  • FLUSH BRAKE FLUID.
  • REMOVE RIGHT AXLE, CLEAN AND REPACK CV JOINTS, INSTALL NEW BOOTS AND REASSEMBLE.
  • REPLACE REMOTE KEY BATTERY.
 
MARK H. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/5/2019

2008 Saab 9-5

Saab 9-5

Mileage
110,068
Service Date
5/16/2019
Services Performed
  • CHECK ENGINE DIAGNOSTIC CONNECT DIAGNOSTIC EQUIPMENT AND READ OUT ANY STORED TROUBLE CODES, FOLLOW DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURES FOR THE STORED CODES AND ADVISE THE CUSTOMER. TROUBLE SHOOT FAULT IN BOOST CONTROL SYSTEM, REPLACE DAMAGED VACUUM HOSES. RESET SYSTEM AND VERIFIED OPERATION.
 
JAMES C. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/17/2019

2010 Volvo S40

Volvo S40

Mileage
82,123
Service Date
5/14/2019
Services Performed
  • SUPPLY KEY AND REMOTE AND PROGRAM WITH SOFTWARE VIA VIDA.
 
FRANK W. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/14/2019

2004 Volvo V70

Volvo V70

Mileage
110,301
Service Date
4/22/2019
Services Performed
  • 7.5K SERVICE: 7500 MILE INSPECTION AND LUBRICATION SERVICE, OIL AND FILTER CHANGE, REPLACE OIL CAP SEAL, CHECK FLUIDS, CHECK TIRES INC. SPARE. ROTATE TIRES AS NECESSARY. CHECK LIGHTS. LUBE DOORS AND HINGES. INSPECT BRAKES, STEERING AND SUSPENSION. CHECK MUFFLER SYSTEM, CHECK INTEGRITY OF COOLING SYSTEM. CHECK SERPENTINE DRIVE BELT CONDITION. PERFORM BATTERY/STARTER/CHARGING TEST. RESET SERVICE LIGHT. BRAKES F- 7 MM R- 7 MM TIRES F- 6/3 MM R- 3.5 MM TIRE PRESSURE SET TO 38 PSI RIGHT FRONT TIRE IS WORN OFF INNER EDGE, LEFT REAR HAS A NAIL AND HAS ANOTHER SCAR WHERE SOMETHING HAS BEEN IN THE TIRE. THE LEFT FRONT IS MISMATCHED. RECOMMEND REPLACE 4 TIRES AND ALIGNMENT. NEEDS AIR FILTER AND BRAKE FLUID FLUSH. NEEDS FRONT AND REAR WIPER BLADES. NEEDS HEADLIGHT WIPER BLADES AND LEFT HEADLIGHT WASHER/WIPER RETAINER.
  • FOUND A NAIL IN LEFT REAR TIRE AND PRESSURE WAS VERY LOW. SHOULD HAVE TIRES SOON. INSTALLED A PLUG TO HOLD OVER UNTIL TIRES REPLACED.
  • PERFORM SMOG CHECK
  • FLUSH BRAKE FLUID.
  • REPLACE AIR FILTER
  • REPLACE FRONT AND REAR WIPER BLADES, AND LEFT WASHER/RETAINER.
 
MIKE S. gave our service a 5 star review on 4/23/2019