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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

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

2006 Saab 9-3

Saab 9-3

Mileage
104,000
Service Date
4/22/2019
Services Performed
  • INSTALL NEW SPOILER
 
TONY A. gave our service a 5 star review on 4/23/2019

2006 Volvo S40

Volvo S40

Mileage
115,132
Service Date
4/18/2019
Services Performed
  • 112K SERVICE: 11200K 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 CABIN FILTER, PERFORM BRAKE FLUID EXCHANGE BRAKES F- 8 MM R- 6 MM TIRES F-6 MM R- 5 MM TIRE PRESSURE SET TO 36 PSI
  • NOISE IS COMING FROM RIGHT REAR WHEEL HUB
  • WHEEL HUB – Remove and Replace – Rear,One Side – [Includes: Replace Bearing, Seal and Studs.] – [Includes: R and I Knuckle Assembly (where applicable). Includes: Replace Inner and/or Outer Bearings, Cups, Seals and repack (where applicable).]
 
JAMES E. gave our service a 5 star review on 4/23/2019

2017 Volvo V60

Volvo V60

Mileage
23,276
Service Date
4/17/2019
Services Performed
  • RESET TIRE LIGHT
  • SET DISPLAY TO STAY ON
  • 10000 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 CABIN FILTER BRAKES F- 9 MM R-7 MM TIRES SET TO 36 PSI
 
PHYLLIS* B. gave our service a 5 star review on 4/23/2019

2007 Volvo V70

Volvo V70

Mileage
81,400
Service Date
3/19/2019
Services Performed
  • REPLACE WATER PUMP AND TIMING BELT WITH IDLER AND TENSIONER PULLEYS.
  • CHECK FLUID LEVELS AND TIRE PRESSURES. TIRES SET TO PSI
 
LANG S. gave our service a 5 star review on 3/20/2019

2011 Volvo XC60

Volvo XC60

Mileage
77,665
Service Date
3/8/2019
Services Performed
  • 75K SERVICE VOLVO 3.0/3.2 75000 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, CABIN FILTER, PERFORM BRAKE FLUID EXCHANGE BRAKES F-10 MM R- 0 MM TIRES F-2 MM R- 4 MM TIRE PRESSURE SET TO 36 PSI
  • REPLACE REAR BRAKE PADS and ROTORS INCLUDES:REPLACE BRAKE PADS, INSPECT CALIPERS, HARDWARE, AND BRAKE HOSES. REPLACE ROTORS ROAD TEST VECHILE AND PERFORMANCE TEST BRAKING SYSTEM.
 
ELIESA B. gave our service a 5 star review on 3/9/2019

2007 Saab 9-3

Saab 9-3

Mileage
171,612
Service Date
1/24/2019
Services Performed
  • SAAB 0W40 OIL CHANGE REPLACE ENGINE OIL AND FILTER, CHECK FLUID LEVELS AND TIRE PRESSURES, VISUAL INSPECTION OF ENGINE COMPARTMENT AND UNDERCARRIAGE, CHECK LIGHTS, CHECK BATTERY/STARTER/CHARGING SYSTEM. BRAKES F- 10MM R- 10MM TIRES F- 2/1MM R- 2MM SET TO 38 PSI. NEEDS TIRES 215/55R16
  • I WAS UNABLE TO DUPLICATE THE CLUTCH SLIP AT THIS TIME.
  • FOUND CRUISE CUT OUT SWITCH FOR CLUTCH PEDAL WAS FAULTY. INSTALLED A NEW SWITCH. VERIFIED OPERATION.
  • FOUND RIGHT FRONT DOOR LOCK BAD, CAUSING ALARM TO SOUND RECOMMEND NEW LOCK
  • REPLACE RIGHT FRONT DOOR LOCK ASSEMBLY, CHECKED SEVERAL TIMES WITH CAR LOCKED, ALARM HAS NOT GONE OFF
  • REPLACED WIPERS
  • MOUNT AND BALANCE FOUR NEW TIRES DOT 00TR1YEH35158 X4
  • TIRE FET
  • TIRE DISPOSAL
  • CHECK AND ADJUST WHEEL ALIGNMENT
 
DANA A. gave our service a 5 star review on 2/4/2019

2006 Volvo V70

Volvo V70

Mileage
141,754
Service Date
1/4/2019
Services Performed
  • REPLACE REAR WIPER ARM AND BLADE
 
DANA C. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/4/2019

2005 Volvo V50

Volvo V50

Mileage
139,802
Service Date
12/26/2018
Services Performed
  • REPLACE ENGINE OIL AND FILTER, CHECK FLUID LEVELS AND TIRE PRESSURES, VISUAL INSPECTION OF ENGINE COMPARTMENT AND UNDERCARRIAGE, CHECK LIGHTS, CHECK BATTERY/STARTER/CHARGING SYSTEM. BRAKES F-8MM R-10MM TIRES F-6MM R-6MM SET TO 36 PSI.
  • REPLACE FRONT WIPER BLADES
 
KAREN I. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/28/2018

2006 Volvo S40

Volvo S40

Mileage
113,433
Service Date
12/17/2018
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- 8 MM R-8 MM TIRES F-6 MM R- 6 MM TIRE PRESSURE SET TO 37 PSI
  • REPLACE SHIFTER BLIND
 
JAMES E. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/18/2018