Reliable Santa Barbara Auto Repair and Services

If you're looking for an honest mechanic shop in the Santa Barbara area, Top Shop Automotive is here to serve you. We're happy to help for one-time emergencies or ongoing preventative maintenance, such as an oil change or a transmission fluid flush. We handle brake repair, suspension repair, transmission repair and other types of major or minor repairs. If your check engine light comes on, we also provide check engine light diagnostics. Our skilled and knowledgeable technicians know how to identify and fix a wide range of automotive issues.

Our Vehicle Repair Services

  • A/C Recharge
  • Air Intake Cleaning and Filter Changing
  • Anti-Lock Brake Service and Diagnostics
  • Automotive Engine Repair or Replacement
  • Battery Replacement and Service
  • Belts, Hoses, and Wiper Blade Replacement
  • Brakes and Rotors Service
  • Check Engine Light Diagnostics
  • Check Tire Pressure
  • Clutch Repairs and Replacement
  • Computer Diagnostics (Check Engine Light, Air Bag Light, etc.)
  • Cooling System Service (Water Pumps, etc.)
  • Diesel Service and Repair
  • Differential and Transfer Case (4WD) Service
  • Drive Train
  • Electrical and/or Wiring Problems
  • Engine Repair & Replacement
  • Exhaust System
  • Factory Scheduled Maintenance (30K, 60K, 90K, and 120K)
  • Fleet Maintenance Schedules
  • Fluid Services
  • Fuel Injection Cleaning and Service
  • Heating and Air Conditioning Service
  • Interior/Exterior Lighting Replacement
  • No-Start Diagnostics / Drivability Diagnostics
  • Oil, Lube, and Filter Service
  • Pre-Purchase Vehicle Inspection
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Power Steering
  • Regular Maintenance Based on Your Driving Profile
  • Steering and Suspension Service
  • Timing Belt or Chain Replacement
  • Tire Rotation
  • Transmission Service, Repair, or Replacement
  • Tune-ups, Air Filters, and Fuel Filters

Our Vehicle Service Specialties

  • Brakes and Rotors Service

    Brakes and Rotors Service

    To see if you need rotor or brake repair, a braking evaluation helps. We check your brakes to determine the extent of rotor or brake repair needs. Your brakes and rotors can become worn over time, and brake repair is often warranted when the brake pads aren't changed before they wear out. This causes heavy friction that leads to early wear and brake repair. Our team handles brake repair for a wide variety of makes and models.

  • Check Engine Light Diagnostics

    Check Engine Light Diagnostics

    There are many potential issues that are tied to a check engine light coming on. A faulty oxygen sensor is a common cause of a check engine light coming on. Some other common issues that activate the check engine light are bad spark plugs, faulty catalytic converters and faulty ignition coils. In some cases, a check engine light issue may be something as simple as a loose gas cap. If it's something that requires major repairs, we'll provide you with an estimate.

  • Engine Repair & Replacement

    Engine Repair & Replacement

    When it comes to getting your vehicle's engine running at top performance, deciding who to trust with your car's care is no easy decision. Here at Top Shop, we want to make things as easy as possible for you. As a proud local auto repair garage, we offer the most complete engine repair & replacement services in Santa Barbara, CA, and surrounding areas.

    Our engine repair technicians have years of experience in repair and replacement work on all kinds of vehicles including VW buses. You can trust us to get your vehicle back to peak performance and we will never overcharge you for engine repairs and replacements or any other work

  • Oil, Lube, and Filter Service

    Oil, Lube, and Filter Service

    An oil change is an important preventative maintenance task that you need to keep the moving parts of the engine protected and lubricated. Most manufacturers recommend an oil change about every few months or between 3,000 and 5,000 miles. With our oil change service, we work efficiently to help you move on with your day as quickly as possible. After an oil change, we also check fluids and dispose of the old oil. We will tell you when you should get your next oil change. Also, our oil change team knows how to find the right oil for your vehicle.

  • Preventive Maintenance

    Preventive Maintenance

    Your vehicle's manufacturer provides a preventative maintenance guide that is usually based on mileage. We can perform a tune-up and cover the preventative maintenance suggestions. It's important to follow your vehicle's preventative maintenance guidelines to avoid costlier problems, such as worn brakes or rotors from failing to change the brake pads. Our team can provide you with preventative maintenance suggestions, and we only perform preventative maintenance tasks that you authorize. We can also notify you if you need more extensive work, such as brake repair, suspension repair, transmission repair or something else.

  • Transmission Service, Repair, or Replacement

    Transmission Service, Repair, or Replacement

    If you notice a burning odor, strange noises, grinding or other problems, you may need transmission repair. Your transmission distributes power and has many components that can fail. When we perform a transmission repair evaluation, we let you know which parts are involved and need to be fixed or replaced. If transmission repair is not economical in terms of price, we may suggest replacing it. We have performed simple and complex transmission repair projects.


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