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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 S60

Volvo S60

Mileage
100,758
Service Date
3/26/2020
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=3MM R=6MM TIRES F=7MM R=4MM SET 36PSI RECOMMEND FRONT BRAKE PADS APPROVED RECOMMEND PCV HOSE APPROVED RECOMMEND TIRE REPAIR APPROVED
  • INSTALL NEW FRONT BRAKE PADS, INCLUDES CLEAN, CHECK AND LUBRICATE CALIPERS, INSTALL NEW BRAKE PADS.
  • REPAIR TIRE ON VEHICLE, PLUG
  • replace pcv hose
 
JEFF R. gave our service a 5 star review on 3/27/2020

2010 Volvo S80

Volvo S80

Mileage
181,925
Service Date
3/24/2020
Services Performed
  • 7.5K SERVICE VOLVO V8 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- 6 MM TIRES F- 7 MM R- 7 MM TIRE PRESSURE SET TO 36 PSI REPLACED LEFT LICENSE PLATE LIGHT BULB.
  • REPLACE PASSENGER SIDE MIRROR GLASS
  • REPLACE WASHER NOZZLES
  • VALVE COVER GASKETS V8 VOLVO. REPLACE FRONT AND REAR VALVE COVER GASKETS.
 
PAUL P. gave our service a 5 star review on 3/25/2020

2004 Volvo XC90

Volvo XC90

Mileage
122,495
Service Date
3/13/2020
Services Performed
  • TEST DROVE CUSTOMERS VEHICLE TO VERIFY BRAKE NOISE, CHECK BRAKES FRONTS ARE AT 5MM AND REARS ARE AT 8MM REMOVED BRAKE PADS CLEANED AND APPLIED ANTI SQUEAK FLUID TO PAD MATERIAL. RE INSTALLED AND TEST DROVE AGAIN NOISE IS GONE. THERE IS A LITTLE BIT OF A LIP ON THE ROTORS BUT THEY WERE CHANGED 3000 MILES AGO. MY NEED TO GO TO A CERAMIC PAD IF ISSUE PERSIST. REPLACED RIGHT SIDE BRAKE LITE BULB.
 
MICHAEL A. gave our service a 5 star review on 3/13/2020

2008 Volvo XC90

Volvo XC90

Mileage
97,577
Service Date
2/18/2020
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- 7 MM TIRES F-7 MM R- 7 MM TIRE PRESSURE SET TO 36 PSI
 
LINDA M. gave our service a 5 star review on 2/19/2020

2011 Saab 9-3

Saab 9-3

Mileage
69,644
Service Date
2/17/2020
Services Performed
  • CHECK FLUID LEVELS AND TIRE PRESSURES. TIRES SET TO 38 PSI NOTE: LEFT REAR SHOCK ABSORBER IS STARTING TO LEAK.
  • FOUND AC IS LOW ON REFRIGERANT AND COMPRESSOR CLUTCH IS BURNT. EVACUATED THE AC SYSTEM TO VERIFY SYSTEM HOLDS VACUUM. SYSTEM HOLDS VACUUM OK. RECOMMEND REPLACING AC COMPRESSOR AND RECHARGE AC SYSTEM.
  • REPROGRAMMED THE KEY, NOW FUNCTIONING NORMALLY.
 
MICHAEL R. gave our service a 5 star review on 2/18/2020

2016 Volvo V60

Volvo V60

Mileage
24,129
Service Date
1/29/2020
Services Performed
  • 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. BRAKES F-9 MM R- 8 MM TIRES SET TO 37 PSI TIRES F=7MM R=5MM NOTE 11 WHEEL LUG NUT COVERS MISSING
 
GINGER R. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/29/2020

2017 Volvo XC60

Volvo XC60

Mileage
41,995
Service Date
1/17/2020
Services Performed
  • REPLACE WIPER BLADES
 
BARBARA H. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/20/2020

2009 Volvo V50

Volvo V50

Mileage
151,485
Service Date
1/15/2020
Services Performed
  • 150K SERVICE INCLUDES:- 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 VENTILATION FILTER, REPLACE ENGINE AIR FILTER, FLUSH BRAKE FLUID. REPLACE TIMING BELT WITH IDLER AND TENSIONER, REPLACE WATER PUMP AND COOLANT. RESET SERVICE LIGHT. BRAKES F- 10 MM R- 7 MM TIRES F- 3 MM R- 3 MM TIRE PRESSURE SET TO 36 PSI RECOMMEND NEW TIRES SOON. AC HOSE IS LEAKING BETWEEN COMPRESSOR AND CONDENSOR, WILL NEED REPLACING AND SYSTEM RECHARGE WHEN THE WEATHER WARMS UP. REAR WIPER BLADE IS TORN. LEFT FRONT POSITION LIGHT BULB IS OUT.
  • REPLACE REAR WIPER BLADE
  • REPLACE S.BELTS, (NO EXTRA LABOR WITH TIMING BELT)
 
DINA M. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/16/2020

2017 BMW X3

BMW X3

Mileage
51,240
Service Date
1/9/2020
Services Performed
  • BRAKE FLUID ONLY MEASURES 1% MOISTURE, RESET.
  • CHECK FLUID LEVELS AND TIRE PRESSURES. TIRES SET TO PSI
  • 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. BRAKES F-8MM R-7MM TIRES F-6MM R-6MM TIRE PRESSURE SET TO F-34PSI R-36PSI
 
KEVIN & ELIZABETH* H. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/9/2020

2010 Volvo S40

Volvo S40

Mileage
84,251
Service Date
1/6/2020
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 TIRE PRESSURE SET TO 36 PSI
 
FRANK W. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/6/2020

2004 Volvo V70

Volvo V70

Mileage
175,000
Service Date
12/23/2019
Services Performed
  • I WAS UNABLE TO DUPLICATE THE PROBLEM AT THIS TIME. SCANNED WITH VIDA IN CASE OF FAULT CODES FOR PEDAL SWITCH, NONE STORED. CHECKED SHIFTER KNOB, NO FAULT FOUND. REMOVED CENTER CONSOLE AND CLEAN AND LUBRICATE THE RELEASE MECHANISM. REASSEMBLE. PLEASE ADVISE IF ANY FURTHER PROBLEMS.
  • REPLACE LEFT STOP LIGHT BULB.
 
JOE* S. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/3/2020

2010 Volvo S80

Volvo S80

Mileage
190,998
Service Date
12/30/2019
Services Performed
  • CHECK BATTERY AND CHARGING SYSTEM, CHARGING SYSTEM IS GOOD BATTERY HAS BAD CELL REPLACED BATTERY AND RECHECKED ALL IS WORKING AS DESIGNED
 
ELIZABETH B. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/30/2019