Santa Barbara, CA
Isla Vista, CA
I struggled to find a car mechanic in town for my BMW that I trusted and that did excellent work. Bowman's is the only place I'll take my car now. All members of the staff are amazing and always kind.
I love that they always take the time to elaborate the details of the job performed and how that aspect of the car interacts with everything else.
I recommend no other auto repair shop in town.
Jerry Seinfeld once said a good mechanic more valuable than good sex. In an industry that is notorious for screwing you without consent Bowman's Auto repair is one of the good guys.
Steve and Brady run a good dependable shop and are always honest with everything they do to your car. Multiple times they have called, giving me my options and price breakdown waiting on my approval.
Great service! I was recommended by a friend to go there, and you couldn't find more knowledgeable, honest, and helpful mechanics. They would always ask before performing any more service, and even recommend against doing certain work because they didn't think it would be worth my money.
I like them so much that I specifically waited to come back to Santa Barbara to get the oil changed on one of my cars.
We have been providing expert repair and service on fine automobiles in the tristate area for over 30 years. We have invested in the latest factory tools, training and technology to insure that your vehicle is fixed correctly the first time.
Our technicians are factory trained and have all of the right tools to get your car back on the road quickly. Our success is derived from the trust and loyalty of our repeat customers, and the expertise of our Factory trained Technicians and Service professionals.
We measure our performance by the feedback our loyal customers have given us throughout the years. It takes many years to develop a reputation for expertise, quality and integrity.
We provide our customers with personalized attention and do everything in our power to make the maintenance of your vehicle our top priority. We pride ourselves on the ability to repair or service your vehicle on the same day.
We stock a complete inventory of OEM and Genuine parts to insure quick and professional service. All repairs and services are made by appointment only. We provide our customers with personalized attention and do everything in our power to make the maintenance of your vehicle our top priority.
Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday
8am - 5:30pm
Belts and Hoses
Brake pads and rotors
Complete mechanical service
Minor services and Oil changes
Mufflers and exhaust
Shocks, struts and suspension
"We have been providing professional repair and service on BMW, Mini, Audi, Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz, Volvo, Subaru, Saab automobiles in Santa Barbara since 1988. Will service/repair most foreign and domestic vehicles upon request. Bowman's is the elite and ONLY auto repair shop to feature Master technician Brady Bowman.
Here at Bowman's we utilize factory diagnostic tools, OEM parts to correspond with the manufacture of the vehicle, without the dealer price and headache. Our repairs come backed with 2 year or 24k Warranty. We offer a courtesy shuttle upon request with your scheduled appointment."
Top Wrench is an homage to the 'well tuned' mechanic and his craft and a list of the BEST BMW repair shops in the United States. Bowman's Auto Repair is listed in the Top Wrench Hall of Fame for independent repair shops.
We were recently honored by ExtremeWrench.com as one of the highest rated independent repair shops specializing in the repair of BMW · VOLVO · MINI · SUBARU · VW · BENZ · TOYOTA automobiles.
It varies from model to model, but as a general rule you should change your oil every 3 - 4 thousand miles and perform the annual recommended factory scheduled maintenance.
False! Consumers are entitled to have their cars serviced wherever they choose. Always read your warranty to understand what constitutes a covered service item. As long as detailed records are kept (as we do here for all of our customers) and the service intervals are met your warranty will never be void.
According to the federal Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, you can have your vehicle serviced by any competent independent service station, shop or garage and still maintain your warranty.
Do you bring your steak to a restaurant? But seriously, we prefer not to install parts that a customer brings to our facility. There are several reasons for this.
First how does the customer know what part to supply? Who diagnosed what is wrong with the vehicle? Is the part the correct application ie correct chassis number or engine number?
Many parts are different based on whether the car has ABS brakes etc. Is the part supplied up to our quality standards? We pride ourselves on quality work and that includes quality parts. In our opinion, bring your own parts is the same as taking your own food to a restaurant.
In most cases we cannot accurately diagnose your vehicle over the phone. Your Volvo® is an extremely complex piece of machinery that requires hands on testing and inspection.
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