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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

2005 Volvo V50

Volvo V50

Mileage
129,236
Service Date
11/14/2019
Services Performed
  • REPLACE COOLANT RESERVIOR
 
SETH A. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/25/2019

2008 Volvo XC90

Volvo XC90

Mileage
89,432
Service Date
11/19/2019
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-5 MM R- 3 MM TIRE PRESSURE SET TO 36 PSI
  • INSTALL HOOD STRUTS
 
LINDA N. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/20/2019

2004 Volvo S60

Volvo S60

Mileage
71,568
Service Date
11/15/2019
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=2MM R=9MM TIRES F=5MM R=5MM SET TO 36PSI RECOMMENDATIONS FRONT BRAKE PADS AND ROTORS REPAIR NAIL IN TIRE RIGHT FRONT
  • REPAIR TIRE WITH NAIL
  • REPLACE FRONT BRAKE PADS AND ROTORS REMOVE FRONT BRAKE PADS, CLEAN AND INSPECT CALIPERS, LUBRICATE SLIDING MECHANISMS, INSTALL NEW BRAKE PADS AND ROTORS, RE-TORQUE WHEELS, TEST DRIVE AND BURNISH-IN BRAKES. COMPLETE VISUAL INSPECTION OF ENTIRE BRAKE SYSTEM.
 
SHARYN H. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/18/2019

2013 Volvo XC90

Volvo XC90

Mileage
62,377
Service Date
11/5/2019
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- 10 MM R- 10 MM TIRES F- 7 MM R- 5 MM TIRE PRESSURE SET TO 36 PSI
  • REPLACE LEFT REAR DOOR OUTER CHROME MOLDING
  • SCANNED WITH VIDA, FAULTS STORED :- CEM 1A61 COMMUNICATION WITH TRANSMISSION CONTROL MODULE. ECM P060C68 INTERNAL CONTROL MODULE MAIN PROCESSOR PERFORMANCE, ALGORITHM BASED FAILURE- EVENT INFORMATION. ECM U010100 LOST COMMUNICATION WITH TRANSMISSION CONTROL MODULE. TCM U210000 CONTROL MODULE NOT CONFIGURED. CHECKED FOR SOFTWARE UPDATES, SHOWED ECM, TCM AND TOTAL CAN SYSTEM AVAILABLE. WE HAD PERFORMED TOTAL CAN UPGRADE PREVIOUSLY!! PERFORMED TRANSMISSION CONTROL MODULE SOFTWARE UPGRADE. RECHECKED THE SYSTEM AFTER UPGRADE, NO LONNGER SHOWS ECM AND TOTAL CAN AVAILABLE. I SUSPECT THERE WAS CONFUSION IN THE CONFIGURATION AND AFTER RE UPGRADING TCM, EVERY BODY GOT RECONFIGURED. PLEASE ADVISE IF ANY FURTHER PROBLEM. NOTE: ADDED $20 GASOLINE IN ORDER TO DRIVE THE CAR.
 
NICOLE B. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/5/2019

2013 Volvo XC90

Volvo XC90

Mileage
1
Service Date
10/24/2019
Services Performed
  • PROGRAM SUPPLIED KEY AND FOB
 
GREGORY H. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/25/2019

2004 Volvo XC70

Volvo XC70

Mileage
170,724
Service Date
10/8/2019
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- 4 MM R- 9 MM TIRES F- 6 MM R- 6 MM TIRE PRESSURE SET TO 36 PSI RECOMMNED BRAKES NEXT SERVICE
  • FOUND P/S FLUID LOW THAT WAS MAKING NOISE, CHECK FOR LEAKS P/S RACK LEAKIG AT TOP SEAL RECOMMEND TO ADD STOP LEAK TO HELP , WILL RECHECK IN A MONTH TO SEE IF THE FLUID HAS GONE DOWN. IF I DOES THEN THE RACK WILL NEED TO BE REPLACED
 
TOM, DONNA S. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/10/2019

2006 Volvo S40

Volvo S40

Mileage
117,011
Service Date
10/7/2019
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- 10 MM TIRES F- 5 MM R- 5 MM TIRE PRESSURE SET TO 36 PSI
 
JAMES E. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/7/2019

2005 Volvo S60

Volvo S60

Mileage
190,494
Service Date
10/2/2019
Services Performed
  • FOUND BAD BALLIST REPLACE UNDER WARRANY HEAD LIGHT WORKING
  • SEE NOTES #2
  • VEHICLE HAS A BLOWN HEAD GASKET, TRANSMISSION PROBLEMS AND COMPUTER ISSUES, HAVE ADVISED CUSTOMER THAT IT MIGHT BE TIME TO LOOK FOR ANOTHER VEHICLE AT THIS TIME FOUND CODES FOR NON COMMUNICATION WITH SEVERAL MODULES, TRANSMISSION CODES BCM CODES
 
HEATHER R. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/2/2019

2006 Saab 9-3

Saab 9-3

Mileage
127,330
Service Date
9/23/2019
Services Performed
  • RESET SERVICE LIGHT
  • VERIFIED CUSTOMERS CONCERN, LUBED ALL REAR BUSHINGS DROVE VEHICLE NO NOISE PRESENT AT THIS
 
DAVID H. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/29/2019

2006 Volvo V50

Volvo V50

Mileage
123,646
Service Date
9/23/2019
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. ECM 2600 FUEL PRESSURE SENSOR SIGNAL TOO HIGH RECOMMEND FUEL PRESSURE SENSOR REPLACE SENSOR CLEARED CODES TEST DROVE NO NEW CODES
  • REPLACE DEFECTIVE BULB
 
GARY E. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/24/2019

2016 Volvo XC60

Volvo XC60

Mileage
43,124
Service Date
9/23/2019
Services Performed
  • CHECK BRAKES REAR BRAKES WILL NEED TO BE REPLACED
  • 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 ECM P018D00 FUEL PRESSURE SENSOR B CIRCUIT TO HIGH RECOMMEND FUEL PRESSURE SENSOR
  • FUEL PRESSURE & TEMPERATURE SENSOR – Remove & Replace – All Applicable Models
  • REPLACE BATTERY AND CLEAN BATTERY TRAY OF ACID
  • REPLACE FRONT WIPERS
  • REPLACE REAR BRAKE PADS, INSPECT BRAKE ROTORS AND CALIPERS.
  • RESET LIGHT
  • SEE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ALSO NOTICED THAT BATTERY HAS BEEN LEAKING ACID, THEIR IS ACID IN THE BATTERY TRAY AND DOWN ON TRANS RECOMMEND CLEANING TRAY AND REPLACING BATTERY
 
RYAN D. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/24/2019

2010 Volvo XC60

Volvo XC60

Mileage
109,371
Service Date
9/16/2019
Services Performed
  • CUSTOMER STATE THE CAR WILL SOUND LIKE IT IS GOING TO START AND THE IT WILL DIE, SOMETIMES THIS CAN LAST FOR QUITE SOME TIME BEFORE CAR WILL START AGAIN. CHECK AND ADVISE. SCANNED WITH VIDA, NUMEROUS FAULTS STORED, A NUMBER OF THE FAULTS WERE VOLTAGE RELATED. CHECKED BATTERY AND CHARGING SYSTEM, FOUND NEGATIVE BATTERY TERMINAL BADLY CORRODED AND BATTERY LEAKING AT THE POST. WE CLEANED UP FOR THE WEEKEND BUT RECOMMEND REPLACE BATTERY. WE ALSO FOUND AN INTERMITTENT HIGH PITCH NOISE FROM THE ENGINE AND EXCESSIVE VACUUM IN THE CRANK CASE, RECOMMEND REPLACE PCV OIL TRAP. WE RESET ALL SYSTEMS BUT WERE ABLE TO DUPLICATE THE PROBLEM AFTER TEST DRIVE, IT SEEMED WORSE WHEN AC WAS TURNED ON. THE CUSTOMER TOOK THE CAR OVER THE WEEKEND AND THE PROBLEM DID NOT REOCCUR. WHEN THE CAR WAS RETURNED WE REPLACED THE BATTERY AND THE OIL TRAP. RESET ALL ADAPTATIONS AND EXTENSIVE TEST DRIVE. RESCANNED FOR TROUBLE CODES, NONE RETURNED. RECOMMEND CUSTOMER PICK UP VEHICLE AND ADVISE IF ANY FURTHER ISSUES.
  • CUSTOMER STATES THAT BOTH HEADLIGHT BULBS HAVE BEEN REPLACED IN THE LAST YEAR. CHECK AND ADVISE. REPLACE LEFT HEAD LIGHT BULB
  • REPLACE BATTERY
  • REPLACE OIL TRAP
 
SHANNON D. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/17/2019