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The Engine Company

(805) 413-4909
31 Verified Reviews

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8:00am to 6:00pm
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ADDRESS

516 N Nopal St
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 USA

AUTO REPAIR EXPERIENCE

  • Peter Kurrells, Owner
  • Established 1977
  • 2 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 25 Years of Car Repair Experience

The Engine Company Reviews

OVERALL RATING

31 Verified Reviews
5 stars
(21)
4 stars
(7)
3 stars
(2)
2 stars
(1)
1 star
(0)
by - Verified Customer June 15, 2017

Impressed that you were able to diagnose an unusual situation (tail lights remain on when battery goes bad!?)

by - Verified Customer June 05, 2017

Great.

by - Verified Customer June 04, 2017

Peter's the best!

by - Verified Customer May 25, 2017

Peter is always helpful and generous. His shop is a great resource to the community.

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by - Verified Customer May 21, 2017

Good work.

by - Verified Customer May 07, 2017

Satisfactory experience.

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by - Verified Customer May 07, 2017

I had confidence the work would be done correctly.

by - Verified Customer April 30, 2017

Excellent. They did a particularly good job of explaining repairs and being proactive regarding expectations of future work.

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by - Verified Customer April 18, 2017

The most honest shop I've ever experienced. Meticulous and thorough. Fair prices and nice people.

by - Verified Customer March 22, 2017

Always helpful and great service.

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by - Verified Customer March 15, 2017

The work I got done was fine.

by - Verified Customer March 13, 2017

I was pleased with the work that they did on my car, but they are expensive.

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by - Verified Customer March 13, 2017

As always, the staff at The Engine Company was informative - verbally walking me through each step in their procedures. Also, as always, Peter and the staff were thorough - doing everything that needed doing and making no effort to "sell" me on any additional work. They were quick and promptly had me on the road.

by - Verified Customer March 09, 2017

Peter has always done great work.

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by - Verified Customer March 06, 2017

Great service. Very knowledgeable and helpful.

by - Verified Customer February 21, 2017

I think the Engine Company is one of the top auto shops. They are a big pricey but worth it!

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by - Verified Customer February 15, 2017

I have been taking my care to the Engine Company for years. It is alway a fair price and he makes sure my car is in proper working order such as my tire pressure and tire wear.

by - Verified Customer February 15, 2017

Peter has always been extremely helpful in explaining to me exactly what my automotive issues are and then based on his recommendations issues are addressed.

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by - Verified Customer January 30, 2017

Everything went very well.

by - Verified Customer January 26, 2017

They did an awesome job. Got my car all fixed and ready to be sold. Probably got it sold for even more because of the excellent work done on it.

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by - Verified Customer January 24, 2017

It's a small little place, but they do really great, quick, and fair priced work here.

by - Verified Customer January 19, 2017

Peter is always very helpful.

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by - Verified Customer January 10, 2017

I think Peter is probably an excellent mechanic but the repairs took waaaaay too long.

by - Verified Customer December 28, 2016

The Engine Company always makes sure that my car is road worthy and lets me know what service it will need and when.

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by - Verified Customer December 26, 2016

My car has actually been in the shop for two weeks now and I haven't heard anything about its status.

by - Verified Customer December 22, 2016

They did everything they were asked to do and I would revisit this shop if needed.

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by - Verified Customer December 19, 2016

I was very pleased with the service. I don't have the need to come in often, but when I do I come here.

by - Verified Customer December 14, 2016

Honest and reliable work.

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by - Verified Customer December 13, 2016

Good.

by - Verified Customer December 08, 2016

They are always helpful.

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by - Verified Customer November 09, 2016

As always, knowledgeable, thorough, expert, trustworthy service. Their prices for parts seem very reasonable, though the labor costs can add up since they prefer to do all the preventive maintenance that should be done to reduce long-term costs and reduce breakdowns.


RepairPal Scorecard
90
OVERALL QUALITY SCORE

24
month
Nationwide
warranty
24
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TECHNICAL ABILITY
93
TOOLS & EQUIPMENT
77
CUSTOMER SERVICE
93
CUSTOMER AMENITIES
91

The Engine Company was established back in 1977 and has been proudly serving Santa Barbara and the surrounding area ever since. This RepairPal Certified shop features an experienced and well-trained team who are equipped with the tools and diagnostic equipment necessary for today's modern vehicles. Repairs performed here can range from minor and major mechanical repairs, to check engine light diagnosis and repairs, as well as your scheduled maintenance needs. All this work is backed by a 24-month / 24,000-mile warranty for your peace of mind. Our survey of their recent customers revealed a group who describe the team here as “awesome”, “knowledgeable”, “helpful”, and “reliable”. A waiting area with wireless Internet is also available for your convenience.


Details

SPECIALTIES

  • AC/Heating
  • Check Engine Light
  • Classic Car Repair/Restoration
  • Muffler & Exhaust
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
  • Timing Belts

AMENITIES

  • Coffee
  • Financing
  • Gas/Diesel
  • Parts/Accessories
  • Rental Car
  • Se Habla Espanol
  • Service Guarantee
  • Towing
  • Warranty Accepted
  • Wireless Internet
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AFFILIATIONS

  • Bosch Service Network

MAKES WE SERVE

  • Acura
  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Buick
  • Cadillac
  • Chevrolet
  • Chrysler
  • Dodge
  • FIAT
  • Ford
  • GMC
  • Geo
  • Honda
  • Hummer
  • Hyundai
  • Infiniti
  • Isuzu
  • Jaguar
  • Jeep
  • Kia
  • Land Rover
  • Lexus
  • Lincoln
  • Mazda
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Mercury
  • Mini
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan
  • Oldsmobile
  • Plymouth
  • Pontiac
  • Porsche
  • Ram
  • Saab
  • Saturn
  • Scion
  • Smart
  • Subaru
  • Suzuki
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo
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