Knowledgeable, honest, fast and reliable


Fast turn-around time

We pride ourselves on the ability to repair or service most cars on the same day.

"My car broke down Sunday July 4th ...They had the part in stock and I was on my way home by 4 PM Monday."  Moira O. - Stamford, CT

Expert repair and service

We have been providing expert repair and service on Saab, BMW, and Volvo automobiles in Santa Barbara since 1988. Steve Bowman is an ASE Certified Master Technician and a Saab Master Technician he has been in the auto repair business for over 35 years. We now have a BMW Certified Master Tech on staff.

Loyal Customers

"I have been using Steve Bowman since I got my licence at 16 (10 years). My family has been using him for all our Volvos since I can remember" Jessica R. - Santa Barbara, CA

"Been using them for more than a decade and trust no one else with my cars" Tom S. - Santa Barbara, CA

Best Value

"...far cheaper and more pleasant than any dealers around here."  Tom S. - Santa Barbara, CA

"What more could you ask for? Honest, fast and well priced" Jesicca M. - Santa Barbara, CA

The latest technology

We have invested in the latest factory tools, training and technology to insure that your automobile is fixed right the first time.

Quality OEM Parts

We carry a large inventory of OEM quality parts to insure quick and professional service.

MAP AND DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Foreign Car Service Directions

OUR ADDRESS

Bowman's Auto Repair
910 A Philinda Ave
Santa Barbara, CA 3001

HOURS OF OPERATION

The service department is open:
Monday to Friday 9am - 5:30pm

COMMUNITIES WE SERVE

  • Santa Barbara
  • Goleta
  • Montecito
  • Carpinteria

What our customers say


  • “..so glad to have discovered this gem... can't thank this team enough!! Steve & Phoebe you are both dolls!”
    Julie M. - Santa Barbara, CA
  • “I love that they always take the time to elaborate on the details of the job performed... I recommend no other auto repair shop in town. 5+ starts”
    Danny R. - Santa Barbara, CA
  • “... Multiple times they have called giving me my options and price breakdown waiting on my appoval.... Highly recommended”
    Chad B. - Santa Barbara, CA
  • “You couldn't find more knowledgeable, honest and helpful mechanics. They would always ask before performing any more service...”
    Agnus M. - Oakland, CA
  • “Great mechanics and good, honest service.”
    Brent A. - Santa Barbara, CA

Services we offer


AC Systems
Automatic transmissions
Battery Testing and replacement
Belts and hoses

Brake pads and rotors
Complete mechanical service
Diagnostics
Factory scheduled service 

Filter replacement
Fluid maintenance
Fuel system and fuel savings
Major services 

Minor services and oil changes
Mufflers and exhaust
Safety inspections
Shocks, struts and suspension