5
Chapala

I’d been hearing Ayers’ commercials on Santa Barbara Radio for about a year. My 2019 Honda CR-V was due for an oil change, so I thought I’d give Ayers Repairs a try. My last oil change at one of those places that ONLY does oil changes was a minor DISASTER - when they went to drain the old oil (which, of course, has to be done before you can put in a full crankcase of new oil), that crummy shop USED A PAIR OF PLIERS TO REMOVE THE BOLT THAT GOES IN THE DRAIN HOLE INSTEAD OF THE RIGHT-SIZED WRENCH, AND STRIPPED OUT THE HEXAGONAL-SHAPED HEAD OF THAT BOLT! I HAD TO BUG THE MANAGER OF THAT PLACE NO LESS THAN TEN TIMES (!) UNTIL THEY FINALLY GOT A NEW REPLACEMENT BOLT FOR THE DRAIN IN THE OIL PAN!! AND IT TURNED OUT THAT THIS CRUMMY SHOP DIDN’T EVEN PUT IN THE MOBIL 1 SYNTHEITC OIL I’D ASKED THEM TO PUT IN!!!!. IT WILL BE A COLD DAY IN DEATH VALLEY BEFORE I GIVE THOSE GUYS MY BUSINESS AGAIN! SO. THE NEXT TIME I WAS DUE FOR AN OIL CHANGE, I TOOK MY CR-V TO AYERS REPAIRS. NOT ONLY DID THEY USE THE RIGHT TOOL TO REMOVE THAT BOLT FROM THE DRAIN, THEY ACTUALLY PUT IN THE OIL I SPECIFICALLY ASKED FOR - MOBIL ONE 0W-50 MULTI-VISCOSITY OIL. EVERYTHING WENT PERFECTLY, THE WAY THEIR RADIO COMMERCIAL PROMISED… AYERS TOOK CARE OF ME AND MY CAR, AND THEY DID IT WHILE I WAS OUT HAVING LUNCH. AND THE PRICE WAS VERY REASONABLE, CONSIDERING THAT MOBIL ONE SYNTHETIC OIL ISN’T WHAT YOU’D CALL “CHEAP”, ESPECIALLYWHEN YOU COMPARE THE PRICE OF THE STUFF TO MOST OTHER MOTOR OILS ON THE MARKET. BUT I’VE USED NOTHING BUT MOBIL ONE IN THE LAST 5 CARS I’VE OWNED, AND I HAVE NEVER NEEDED AN ENGINE REPAIR WITH ANY OF THEM! THERE’S NO “MAGIC FORMULA” HERE - IT’S JUST ALWAYS BEEN MOBIL ONE IN THE ENGINE, AND K&N OIL & AIR FILTERS (AND WHEN YOU BUY A K&N AIR FILTER, IF YOU GET THEIR CLEANING KIT, YOU’LL NEVER NEED TO BUY ANOTHER AIR FILTER FOR THAT VEHICLE! THE KIT COMES WITH AN AEROSOL DETERGENT THAT YOU SPRAY ON THE FILTER (ONCE YOU’VE REMOVED IT FROM THE ENGINE), LET IT SIT FOR A WHILE, THEN JUST WASH THE DIRT OUT OF IT WITH A GARDEN HOSE, LET IT DRY, AND PUT IT BACK IN! THEN YOU’RE GOOD FOR ANOTHER YEAR, YEAR AND A HALF. HOW LONG IT WILL LAST BEFORE YOU HAVE TO CLEAN IT AGAIN DEPENDS 💯% ON HOW DUSTY IT IS WHERE YOU DRIVE. BUT LOOK AT THE FILTER AFTER 3000 MILES. IF IT’S BLACK, IT’S TIME TO CLEAN IT AGAIN. THE WHOLE PROCESS IT EASY TO DO, AND YOU CAN SET THINGS UP SO YOU HAVE SOMETHING ELSE TO ACCOMPLISH WHILE THE FILTER’S DRYING AND THEN YOU CAN PUT IT BACK IN. IF YOU’RE CAREFUL WITH IT, IT’S GONNA LAST AS LONG AS YOUR CAR DOES… MAYBE LONGER! ANYWAY, THE NICE PEOPLE AT AYERS REPAIRS ON CHAPALA DID A GREAT JOB WITH MY CAR, AND I’M DEFINITELY BRINGING IT BACK TO THEM WHENEVER IT NEEDS SERVICE. THEY REALLY DO WHAT THEIR RADIO COMMERCIAL SAYS - TOOK CARE OF ME AND MY CAR!

5
Chapala

Robert/ Niki have helped on my El Camino Project for the last year.... a new engine, converting to electronic fuel injection and a host of other items, and all done in a very methodical manner which I like being from the aerospace ranks. I would recommend them wholeheartedly and then some! Services: Steering / Suspension, A/c installation & repair, Transmission, Check engine light diagnostic, Tuning, General repairs & maintenance, Electrical Repair, Engine Repair, Oil change, Air conditioning, Electrical

Thank you, George, for trusting us to help you with your projects! We appreciate all of your kind words and recommendations. We're here to help when you need us.

- Chapala
5
Chapala

Robert was very helpful on the phone and in person. He and his staff are friendly and competent. I felt at ease leaving my car at Ayers for the two days necessary for repairs. I appreciated the exterior car wash they provided as well! I recommend. Services: General repairs & maintenance, Check engine light diagnostic

Hi Erik, Thank you for your terrific comments and review! We appreciate your trust and will make sure that we always take the best care of your vehicle.

- Chapala
5
Chapala

Excellent 5 stars rating! Quality work performed and very helpful, friendly, workplace! It’s great that a free car wash is performed too! Car looks and works like new, inside and outside, but it’s 7 years old.

5
Chapala

Service: Engine repair Positive: Professionalism, Quality

5
Chapala

Great customer service and communication!

5
Chapala

Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Value Thorough and professional. You won’t find a better automotive service company in Santa Barbara. Services: Battery, Tires, General repairs & maintenance, Tire rotations, Tuning, Brakes, Diesel, Oil change, Transmission

5
Chapala

As usual, Efrain took good care of me and my old ride. I live on a fixed income and worry every time I need to visit that I'll have a huge bill. I had some questions about service and he explained very thoroughly how the different repairs would be carried out and why, and the ones that could wait. Together we're managing to keep this aging car (and owner :)) in running shape.

Hi Linda, Thank you for your feedback and 5-star review! Our goal is to provide the best possible service at a fair price. We're happy that we were able to help you with your questions and keep your car running well. We'll be sure to share this feedback with our team as well so they can continue providing excellent customer service!

- Chapala
5
Chapala

We had a great experience at Ayers and were fortunate to meet Robert. He was professional, concise, and reasonably priced. His team operated like a well-oiled machine. To top things off, we were pleasantly surprised by their services including a car cleaning. We will be returning customers.

Hi Michaela, Thank you for sharing your experience, we're glad to hear that we were able to provide such a great experience for you. We know that vehicle maintenance and repairs aren't always ideal, but it was truly a pleasure to take great care of you. We look forward to working with you in the future!

- Chapala
5
Chapala

Thoroughly impressed by the vehicle maintenance inspection report that I received from Ayers! Very professional team and was pleasantly surprised that they washed and cleaned my truck after the inspection. Look forward to using them again for future maintenance on my vehicles.

Hi Warner, Thank you for you kind words and for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are glad to hear that our team was able to exceed expectations in both customer service and quality of work. We appreciated the opportunity to serve you, and we look forward to working with you on future maintenance of your vehicles!

- Chapala
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