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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

2004 Volvo XC70

Volvo XC70

Mileage
165,467
Service Date
9/12/2019
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- 8 MM R- 8 MM TIRES F- 7 MM R- 7 MM ROTATED TIRES TIRE PRESSURE SET TO 36 PSI
 
STAN B. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/15/2019

2011 Volvo C70

Volvo C70

Mileage
52,837
Service Date
9/13/2019
Services Performed
  • REMOVE AND REPLACE FRONT ROTORS
  • ROTATE TIRES FREE
  • TEST DROVE VEHICLE FOUND VIBRATION COMING FROM FRONT ROTORS, PADS ARE GOOD 6MM ALL FOUR RECOMMEND FRONT ROTORS
 
JODI T. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/14/2019

2012 Volvo S60

Volvo S60

Mileage
62,889
Service Date
8/21/2019
Services Performed
  • PURCHASED A GOOD USED ENGINE, REPLACED WATERPUMP AND TIMING BELT, SPARK PLUGS AND SEALS AND GASKETS AS NEEDED. INSTALLED THE ENGINE WITH NEW COOLANT OIL AND FILTER. VERIFIED OPERATION. RECHARGED THE AC SYSTEM. INSTALLED NEW BULKHEAD INSULATOR AS THE OLD ONE WAS RODENT DAMAGED.
  • VEHICLE HAS ROD KNOCK, ACCORDING TO THE STICKER THE VEHICLE IS 2000 MILES PAST DUE ON OIL CHANGE, SERVICE DUE MESSAGE ON, OIL IS BLACK WILL NEED ENGINE.
 
JASON P. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/14/2019

2004 Volvo XC70

Volvo XC70

Mileage
108,501
Service Date
9/12/2019
Services Performed
  • CHARGED THE BATTERY AND TESTED, OK. CHECKED CHARGING SYSTEM, NO FAULT FOUND. CHECKED CURRENT DRAW IN SYSTEM, FOUND 200mA DRAW AFTER 20 MINUTES. FAULT TRACE THE SOURCE OF THE DRAW, FOUND THE ALARM SIREN WAS THE PROBLEM, REMOVED RIGHT FRONT INNER FENDER LINER TO ACCESS AND DISCONNECT THE ALARM SIREN HARNESS CONNECTOR. NOW HAS 19mA DRAW WHICH IS GOOD. NOTE: THE ALARM SYSTEM HAS BEEN PROGRAMMED OFF PREVIOUSLY.
 
LISA H. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/12/2019

2008 Volvo S80

Volvo S80

Mileage
102,842
Service Date
9/11/2019
Services Performed
  • CEM C1D2105 MISSING TIRE PRESSURE SENSOR SYSTEM PROGRAMMING FAILURE LEFT FRONT SENSOR UNABLE TO READ WILL NEED NEW SENSOR RIGHT NOW ALL TIRES ARE SET AT 36 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. FOUND DTC FOR EVAP SYSTEM PERFORMED EVAP TEST SYSTEM OK CLEARED CODES TEST DROVE NO CODES RETURNED POSSIBLE GAS CAP LOOSE COULD HAVE CAUSED THIS CODE ECM PO44100 EVAPORATIVE EMISSION SYSTEM INCORRECT PURGE FLOW
 
JENIFER B. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/11/2019

2005 Volvo XC90

Volvo XC90

Mileage
161,625
Service Date
9/10/2019
Services Performed
  • 120K SERVICE: 120000 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. REPLACE ENGINE AIR FILTER, CABIN AIR FILTER, FUEL FILTER, FLUSH BRAKE FLUID. RESET SERVICE LIGHT.
  • BOTH FRONT POSITION LIGHTS, R/F MARKER LIGHT, LEFT LOWER POSITION LIGHT, RIGHT LICENSE PLATE LIGHT REPLACED.
  • CALIBRATE BRAKE CONTROL MODULE SENSOR.
  • 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 3100 MISFIRE AT LEAST 1 CYLINDER ON START UP. ECM 3260 MISFIRE CYLINDER 6 ON START UP. CHECKED SPARK PLUG ON #6 CYLINDER IN REALLY POOR CONDITION, I TRIED A NEW PLUG BUT STILL HAD MISFIRE, INSTALLED A NEW #6 COIL AND THIS STOPPED THE MISFIRE. RECOMMEND REPLACE SPARK PLUGS AND COILS. OTHER FAULTS STORED:- ECM 120D MAF SIGNAL TOO LOW, SUSPECT THIS IS RELATED TO MISFIRE. ECM 614B EXHAUST CAM SHAFT CONTROL, THIS IS CURRENTLY NOT PRESENT, COULD HAVE BEEN RELATED TO LOW OIL LEVEL. RECOMMEND TROUBLE SHOOTING IF FAULT RETURNS. FAULT STORED FOR ALARM SIREN COMMUNICATION, THIS USUALLY INVOLVES ALARM SIREN REPLACEMENT. BCM 0112 YAW CONTROL SENSOR CALIBRATION, RECOMMEND RECALIBRATE ALL BCM SENSORS.
  • CHECK FLUID LEVELS AND TIRE PRESSURES. TIRES SET TO 38 PSI TIME FOR SERVICE MESSAGE ON, OIL IS DIRTY. OIL FILTER HOUSING IS LEAKING, SEAL? AIR FILTER IS DIRTY. BRAKE FLUID 2% MOISTURE, RECOMMEND FLUSH. FUEL FILTER IS ORIGINAL, SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE AT 120K SERVICE. VENT FILTER? TIMING BELT HAS NO REPLACEMENT STICKER AND BELT HAS MINOR CRACKS IN IT. SUSPECT 120K SERVICE WAS NOT COMPLETED. BRAKE VACUUM SWITCH IS BROKEN. ANTI SKID LIGHT ON, SEE NOTE ON BCM CALIBRATION. SEVERAL LIGHTS OUT, BOTH FRONT POSITION, R/F MARKER, LEFT LOWER POSITION, RIGHT LICENSE PLATE. REAR WIPER BLADE WIPING STRIP IS MISSING. LEFT WASHER INOP, SUSPECT CHECK VALVE OR NOZZLE. BRAKES F-10MM R-10MM TIRES F-5/4MM R-5MM TOPPED OFF WASHER FLUID.
  • INSTALL A NEW TIMING BELT WITH IDLER AND TENSIONER PULLEYS, REPLACE WATER PUMP AND THERMOSTAT, FILL WITH NEW COOLANT. REPLACE SERPENTINE BELT.
  • REPLACE BRAKE VACUUM SWITCH
  • REPLACE LEFT WASHER CHECK VALVE AND IF NECESSARY NOZZLE.
  • REPLACE REAR WIPER BLADE.
  • REPLACE SPARK PLUGS AND IGNITION COILS.
 
SANNA W. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/10/2019

2004 Volvo C70

Volvo C70

Mileage
53,857
Service Date
8/22/2019
Services Performed
  • I WAS UNABLE TO CALIBRATE THE TOP AS THE GLASS IS LOOSE AND TOP WILL NOT PACK DOWN. RECOMMEND REPLACE TOP THEN RECALIBRATE.
  • RADIO NOT WORKING RADIO CODE?
 
BOB K. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/3/2019

2007 Volvo S80

Volvo S80

Mileage
142,000
Service Date
8/20/2019
Services Performed
  • REPLACE HEADLIGHT PIG TAIL LEFT SIDE REPLACE TURN SIGNAL BULB LEFT SIDE FRONT
 
GREG E. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/21/2019

2008 Volvo C70

Volvo C70

Mileage
104,322
Service Date
8/16/2019
Services Performed
  • REPAIR TIRE OFF VEHICLE, PATCH, and BALANCE
 
MORTIMER G. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/17/2019

2004 Volvo XC70

Volvo XC70

Mileage
108,500
Service Date
7/25/2019
Services Performed
  • REPLACE RIGHT AND LEFT LOW BEAM BULBS
 
LISA H. gave our service a 5 star review on 7/25/2019

2008 Volvo XC90

Volvo XC90

Mileage
86,517
Service Date
7/22/2019
Services Performed
  • 7.5K SERVICE VOLVO 3.0/3.2 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-9 MM R- 9 MM TIRES F- 4 MM R- 6 MM TIRE PRESSURE SET TO36 PSI
 
LINDA N. gave our service a 5 star review on 7/23/2019

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