The IAPA Annual Blow the Motor Scholarship FUNdraiser Blows Another Set of Motors for Young Techs

The IAPA Annual Blow the Motor Scholarship FUNdraiser Blows Another Set of Motors for Young Techs

Goleta, California, June 11, 2015 – On its 10th year the Annual Blow The Motor Night will be offering a fun experience for the entire family, blasting air bags and hoods right off of donated cars to raise funds to support students who dream of a career in the automotive industry. This long-standing event that happens only once every year has been hosted by the Santa Barbara Chapter of the Independent Automotive Professionals Association and will be happening at the Elks Lodge on July 15, 2015.

The Annual Blow the Motor Scholarship FUNdraiser can be enjoyed by the entire family and includes a tri-tip dinner. Participants place friendly bets on the winning second – the number of seconds it will take for each vehicle to finally explode. Barbeque starts at 6pm, and blowing-up and raffle begins from 6:30pm until all the engines blow.

The Automotive Repair Industry encourages seasoned repair technicians to invest time and effort in aspiring young techs through mentoring and hands-on training. This is one way of showing the youth that there are very real opportunities for success in the future through the auto maintenance field. And to further support the educational needs of these students, the IAPA started Blow the Motor Night – the only major FUNdraiser organized once every year.

“This is our 10th year blowing up those engines”, says Nikki of Ayers Automotive Repairs, a member of the IAPA that takes in apprentice automotive technicians. “It’s all about blowing up engines, meeting old friends and helping the future generation get an education”, she adds.

At the annual Scholarship Awards Dinner of the IAPA held last April 2015, the trade association awarded an all time high of $5,000 to qualified students from San Marcos High School, Santa Barbara City College, and new this year, Santa Ynez High School. The scholars are enrolled in the different levels of Auto Technician programs. And the money raised in the upcoming IAPA Annual Blow the Motor Scholarship FUNdraiser goes toward the scholarship of these hardworking and deserving students.

About the IAPA: The Independent Automotive Professionals Association is a trade association comprised of highly professional automotive repair specialists. The IAPA provides business resources its members and promote professionalism in the automotive service industry. For more information about the Annual Blow the Motor Scholarship FUNdraiser or the IAPA Santa Barbara Chapter, visit the website  or call 805.845.4244.

About Ayers Automotive Repair: Ayers Automotive Repair, with two locations in Santa Barbara, has provided trusted auto repair, diesel repair and truck repair services since 1979. Customers rely on Ayers for domestic vehicle repair, foreign vehicle repair, truck service, and hybrid repair. Hours of operation are Mon-Fri: 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Visit the website at for current automotive repair specials. “Like” the Facebook page to receive car care tips. Call 805-319-7169 in Chapala or 805-617-0494 in Anacapa to set an appointment for automotive and hybrid maintenance.

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Ayers Repairs Is Now A Certified Brake and Lamp Inspection Auto Repair Shop

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 25, 2015, Santa Barbara, CA: In striving to provide the widest possible range of auto repair services to customers, Ayers Automotive Repairs is proud to announce that it has just been designated as a Certified Brake and Lamp Inspection auto repair shop for California.

This designation is important to owners of California vehicles that have been listed as “salvaged” or “totaled” by the owner or insurance company. If the owner wishes to revive or return the vehicle to the road, one step required by California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is to obtain a brake and lamp inspection from a certified auto repair shop. This step is required even if the ownership of the vehicle has not changed. The brake and lamp inspection certificate will confirm that the vehicle is once again “safe and roadworthy” so that it may be retitled.

“As a family business, Ayers Automotive understands that sometimes a family needs to put a vehicle that had been considered salvaged at one time back on the road,” commented owner Robert Ayers. “We also want to make sure that vehicle is safe to operate. We are very proud that our brake repair and automotive repair shop has met the rigorous standards of the State of California to perform these brake and lamp inspections. There are very few other auto repair shops in Santa Barbara that are able to provide such a wide range of services.”

When an owner brings a salvaged vehicle into Ayers Automotive for an inspection, the automotive repair professionals will conduct a thorough and complete examination of the critical brake and lamp components. These may have been damaged during an accident, been thrown out of line during a theft, or suffered from deterioration during the period of disuse. Any aftermarket equipment must also be in good working order, to insure the safety of the driver and all passengers.

This is yet another in a long list of official designations and memberships that Ayers Automotive has accumulated in its 36 years of operation. The auto and truck service shop is also a Smog Station and a STAR Station for the state of California, Green Certified Shop, ASE Certified, and is a member of the Automotive Service Association.

About Ayers Automotive Repairs: Family-owned Ayers Automotive Repairs in Santa Barbara, CA has provided dependable, trustworthy brake repair and transmission repair services in Santa Barbara since 1979. Whether a customer needs Chevrolet repair, BMW repair, truck repair, or hybrid service, the shop’s skillful service technicians can diagnose and find solutions for many automotive problems. Hours of operation are Mon-Fri: 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Visit the website at to download a coupon worth $25 off repairs totaling $150 or more in labor expenses. “Like” the Facebook page to receive regular specials and automotive care tips. Call 805-962-7316 for more information or to set an appointment for a brake and lamp inspection.

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4th of July

Get Your Car Ready for Summer Fun with Ayers Automotive Repair

Ayers Automotive Repair - Summer Car CareThe 4th of July is just around the corner, and that means one thing – road trip! Whether you take the family to the beach, pull a camper to the mountains, or take off to explore this great country, make sure you first bring your vehicle to Ayers Automotive Repair for a complete check-up or auto repair service.

Nobody enjoys spending their vacation sitting around a car garage waiting for a transmission repair or a brake repair job. The mechanic doesn’t know your car, you wonder whether you have found a reputable service center that will repair your vehicle correctly, and dealership prices are too high. Here are some things you’ll want us to check before you hit the road:

  • Air Conditioning: Hoping to avoid annoying arguments along the way? One way to keep things from getting heated up between family members is to have the car interior nice and cool. Let Ayers Automotive perform air conditioner service on your car and you’ll all stay cool as a cucumber!
  • Brakes: Nothing puts a stop to the fun faster than brake failure. Let us put your brakes in tip-top stopping condition for everyone’s safety. Be sure to check out our brake repair special and receive $25 off the labor costs. Available for most cars and light trucks. Some restrictions apply. Expires 7/8/15.
  • Trucks: Whether you’re pulling a motor home, boat, jet skis, dirt bikes, or ATVs, you want to make sure your truck or SUV can carry the load. Bring your vehicle into Ayers for truck service and we’ll make sure everything from tires to suspension, batteries and fluids are all in good shape.
  • Tires: Getting a flat tire can be dangerous and time-consuming. You have to pull out all of your suitcases to access the spare tire, if there even is one, and then you might have to stop at a service station anyway. Have Ayers check your tires, make sure they are balanced and aligned, or let us put on new tires so you can drive in comfort.

As the #1 auto repair shop in Santa Barbara, we are proud to serve all of our customers with the highest standards. Your happiness and satisfaction mean the world to us, so we guarantee you will leave our shop with all your expectations exceeded.

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Happy Summer and Enjoy the Road,

Nikki and Robert Ayers, your Local Auto Repair Experts!


About Ayers Automotive Repair: Since 1979, Ayers Automotive Repair has built its reputation on providing the best in domestic vehicle repair, foreign vehicle repair, and hybrid service. Services include Toyota repair, Ford repair, Dodge repair, Jeep repair, Volkswagen repair, and hybrid repair. Visit the website at to download a coupon good for $25 off repairs totaling $150 or more in labor expenses. “Like” the Facebook page to receive car care tips. Call 805-319-7169 in Chapala or 805-617-0494 in Anacapa to set an appointment for automotive car care or diesel service.

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