Ayers Automotive Repair

(805) 222-4874
34 Verified Reviews

7:30am to 5:30pm


1301 Chapala St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 USA


  • Nikki Ayers, Owner
  • Established 1978
  • 8 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 98 Years of Car Repair Experience

Ayers Automotive Repair Reviews


34 Verified Reviews
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by - Verified Customer December 10, 2015

Robert, Nikki, Eferim, Maureen. I am sorry I have not done a Yelp recommendation as I am recovering slowly from Viral Pneumonia and feel lousy.!!! I love Ayers Repairs, I shout my loving you to everyone. I will get to Yelp even before I do Christmas Cards...I HATE being late...Please bear with me.....

by - Verified Customer December 10, 2015

Ayers premium service and competent technicians come at a price. I certainly would recommend Ayers to someone with a valuable car that should get expert service. Efrain knows his business and is a pleasure to visit.

by - Verified Customer December 09, 2015

I was 100% pleased with the service I received. The people at Ayers were friendly, professional, accommodating and thorough. My car arrived with several problems and left feeling brand new.

by - Verified Customer December 07, 2015

Professional, great service, trustworthy.

by - Verified Customer December 04, 2015

Air conditioning and heating didn't work after I got it back.

by - Verified Customer December 03, 2015

Just recommended to a friend. You do a good job.

by - Verified Customer November 30, 2015

I like the customer service.

by November 29, 2015

They contacted me through the Unity Shop, it's a charity organization they offered to do some work in my car. I am a single mother to a 3 year old and at the time (11/07/15) I was headed into the hospital for a very major Hysterectomy I had explained to them my car was all over the road that the ball joints were bad the alignment was off. They kept my car for nearly 2 weeks when my friend went to pick it up she went because I was in the hospital for 9 days and couldn't walk upon release . They did nothing but change the oil. My oil was fine it had been changed 8 weeks prior. They let me to be leave they would at least fix one of the things wrong with my car. They did nothing but give me excuses and put me off . Very evil thing to do to a very sick single mother.....

by - Verified Customer November 18, 2015

They quoted me and serviced the same day.

by - Verified Customer November 17, 2015

Took me right in the day I needed help. Job done by end of work day and they cleaned out my car!! Very personable and caring.

by November 10, 2015

Quality work, efficient and friendly.

by November 10, 2015

Customer service was good. Staff is very friendly.

by - Verified Customer November 10, 2015

I believe they are honest. They wash my car. Someone picks me up and takes me home.

by - Verified Customer November 02, 2015

Great service and follow up.

by - Verified Customer November 02, 2015

The service repaired the car and it is driving great. Everyone is friendly and knowledgeable. Robert Ayers is especially professional.

by - Verified Customer October 22, 2015

They offer Great Service, good customer relations, quality parts, timely repairs.

by - Verified Customer October 20, 2015

They are ALWAYS exactly as promised. Very careful. Extremely competent and totally professional. Like going to a dealer but not being overcharged or 'worked' for unneeded repairs!

by - Verified Customer October 15, 2015

By far the most professional, courteous, and honest auto repair shop I have ever encountered. As a customer, you never feel as though you are being taken advantage of, and everyone there is extremely friendly, knows your name, etc.

by - Verified Customer October 13, 2015

The Ayers are wonderful people and they show that every time we are in the shop. They greet you offer you coffee, and really try to make you feel comfortable. You just know you will go back when there is another problem with your car.

by - Verified Customer October 12, 2015

Work was well done. Service personnel friendly. Service facility located in a good location for me.

by - Verified Customer October 08, 2015

My car has never run better then after taking it to Ayers.

by - Verified Customer October 08, 2015

Quality care.

by - Verified Customer October 07, 2015

They are very qualified.

by - Verified Customer October 06, 2015

Very Friendly and super service!

by - Verified Customer October 01, 2015

Excellent service.

by - Verified Customer April 15, 2012

The guy at the desk was kind of moody.

by - Verified Customer March 25, 2012

I think they do really good work there - honest work at an honest price.

by March 25, 2012

They are very good and I would continue to use them.

by - Verified Customer March 22, 2012

I personally thought they were awesome because they took care of everything. They sent me a report of everything that needed to be done on my car. They sent me a postcard in the mail. They always remember who I am when I call over there.

by March 07, 2012

I never got call backs when they had my car. I don't think I would go back again.

by - Verified Customer March 06, 2012

They're just very courteous and explain the problems very clearly that your car may be having, in laymen's terms which I appreciate.

by February 26, 2012

I wouldn't recommend. They seemed dishonest - just unfair repairs. Air conditioner worked for two weeks after the repair. The guy was very evasive, very intrusive, and disrespectful.

by - Verified Customer February 23, 2012

A couple times they have told me I needed costly repairs and I haven't been able to do them at the time because of the cost and then when I return to have something done it is no longer a problem. They said something needed to be replaced as soon as possible and then I take the car back and all of the sudden there's no problem with that particular item. So that was confusing.

by - Verified Customer February 23, 2012

It's an upper scale shop and you pay for your quality. Prices may be higher but so is the quality.

RepairPal Scorecard


Ayers Automotive, on Chapala Street, has been servicing Santa Barbara since 1978. Their highly trained and ASE certified technicians can take care of all of your automotive service and repair needs, including installation and service for handicap vehicle upgrades. In addition, they take great pride in caring for their customers. Nikki and her husband Robert have owned the two-location business for all these years and take the time to educate the community about vehicle service and purchase. Our survey of their recent customers reveled group who described this shop to us as: "wonderful", "friendly", "professional", "courteous", and "honest". A local shuttle service, rental cars, early bird vehicle drop off, and a waiting are with WIFI access are available for you convenience.



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  • Roadside Assistance
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
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  • Timing Belts
  • Tire Sales/Repair
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