Happy Easter From Ayers Repairs

Hop on Over to Ayers for National Car Care Month

Ayers Automotive - National Car Care MonthIt’s April and that means one thing here at Ayers Automotive Repair – National Car Care Month. Spring is the perfect time to let us perform any necessary auto repairs you might have put off over the winter. You want your car to be in top shape for any trips you plan to take this summer!

National Car Care Month is sponsored by the Car Care Council to remind car owners to give your car some extra attention. Results of vehicle inspections held at community car care events across the country last year revealed that 84 percent of the vehicles checked needed some type of service or parts, up 5 percent from the previous year. “Following a routine maintenance program makes financial sense, extending useful vehicle life and helping avoid costly repairs down the road,” reports Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council.

Ayers Automotive believes that regular car care for your domestic, foreign, hybrid or diesel autos is the key to vehicle longevity, along with improved safety and dependability. Here are some tips to keep your car in top running condition:

  • Brake Repair: Have your car’s brake system inspected annually, even if you don’t suspect any problems. Don’t risk any problems while traveling this summer, when it’s easy to let us perform a quick brake check.
  • Check Engine Light: It’s always worthwhile to have us check this out. A flashing check engine light indicates a problem that is currently happening and requires immediate attention.
  • Headlights: It’s important to see and be seen on the road. Let us inspect your car’s headlights and taillights to make sure everything is in good working order.
  • Coolant Levels: Cooling system failure is a leading cause of vehicle breakdowns. We’ll check your coolant level and change it if needed to prevent serious damage or engine failure.
  • Funny Odors: If you smell something funny in your car, it could indicate some type of problem. A musty smell, for example, might indicate a clogged or dirty cabin air filter.
  • Battery: As a battery ages, it performs less efficiently. If your car’s battery is more than three years old its chances of failure increase significantly. 

More car fires happen every year from deferred maintenance than accidents. Keep your family safe this summer; bring your car to Ayers today for brake repair, transmission repair, diesel service, or hybrid maintenance.

Happy Easter!
Nikki and Robert Ayers,
Your Local Auto Repair Experts

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 http://ayersrepairs.com 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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Plan Some Spring Car Trips Around Santa Barbara

Auto Repair in Santa BarbaraIt’s almost St. Patrick’s Day, which means spring can’t be far behind! Ayers Automotive Repair knows that many customers enjoy getting in their car and taking day trips around the beautiful Santa Barbara area. Before you take a spring tour of your own, make sure your car can handle the ride. Make an appointment now for auto repairbrake repair, or transmission repair, and you’ll be ready to hit the road. Here are some places around Santa Barbara that would make a great car trip this spring:

  • The Santa Barbara Loop: One of National Geographic’s Ultimate Road Trips. This 166-mile drive lets you enjoy Santa Barbara’s Mediterranean climate, gardens, pristine beaches, peaceful yacht harbor, and colorful mountains. Along the way you will take in the flower fields of Lompoc, horse country of Santa Ynez Valley, mission city of Ventura and the orange groves of the Ojai Valley.
  • Self-Guided Wine TourThe unique nature of the valleys of Santa Barbara Wine Country provides a patchwork quilt of micro-climates and terrains, resulting in one of the most diverse grape-growing regions in the country. The Santa Barbara Vintners’ Association publishes information and detailed maps of the vineyards in SantaBarbara Wine Country, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Ynez Valley, Sta. Rita Hills, Ballard Canyon, and Happy Canyon.
  • Tour Hearst Castle: Hearst Castle is located on Highway 1 along the majestic Central Coast of California. Nestled in the hills at San Simeon, the Castle is approximately a two and a half hour drive from Santa Barbara. Conceived by newspaper giant William Randolph Hearst and designed by architect Julia Morgan Hearst Castle began as a hilltop retreat. Over the years the estate became a museum, showcasing part of Mr. Hearst’s extraordinary collections.
  • Explore The Santa Barbara CoastTake 154 to Los Olivos and Santa Inez and watch for wineries with tours and tastings. The drive back towards Santa Barbarapasses through a bald eagle habitat so keep your eyes on the treetops. For a little side trip from 154, make a left on scenic 192, Foothill Rd. and drive to Montecito. At Mission Canyon Dr., take a left to visit the extensive Botanical Gardens.

Look for the coupon on our website which offers $25 off repairs totaling $150 or more in labor expenses. Only one coupon accepted per visit. Not valid with other offers or special. Trust Ayers for all your pre-trip auto repairtruck service and diesel repair needs.

About Ayers Automotive Repair: Ayers Automotive Repair, with two locations in Santa Barbara, has provided trusted auto repair services since 1979. Whether customers need Chrysler repairAudi repairHybrid repair, Toyota repair, or Porsche repair, the shop’s trained service technicians pinpoint solutions to automotive problems. Hours of operation are Mon-Fri: 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Visit the website at http://ayersrepairs.com to watch videos on auto repair. “Like” the Facebook page to receive regular automotive specials. Call 805-962-7316 to set an appointment for automotive and hybrid maintenance.

At Ayers Automotive, we know great car performance isn’t a matter of Irish luck – it’s a matter of regular, professional auto maintenance.

Show Your Automobile Some Love At Ayers Auto Repair

Dear Friends,

Having a vehicle during the holiday season is going to make your life much easier. Whether you are packing your belongings and heading off to mom and dads for Thanksgiving or you are loading up the car with gifts for Christmas, having a vehicle will make it much more convenient as you are getting from place to place. As the holidays come near and holiday cheer starts to grow, we here at Ayers Repairs want to wish you and your family a happy Thanksgiving and a safe winter season.

As helpful as your car can be during the holidays, imagine what your life would be like without it. You’d have the task of planning transportation beforehand, and you’d be wasting a lot of money on taxis and gas money that you are giving to your friends.

In order to make sure that you aren’t relying on your feet to get around this holiday season, it might be time that you consider auto repair and maintenance services. Even if your car is running great now, colder months are afoot and it’s important that you prepare your vehicle for any changes that may occur.

If you’re putting your car into a repair shop, here are some of the things that you’ll be thankful they are taking a look at.

If you’re putting your car into a repair shop, here are some of the things that you’ll be thankful they are taking a look at.

Oil Level

It is vital that you have enough oil in your vehicle every time that you go to turn it on. If you do not have a sufficient amount of oil, then your car will have a variety of different problems that could’ve been easily avoided. When you take your car into a repair store, one of the first things that they will look at is your oil filter and the amount of oil that you have. This is a relatively simple repair to have done, so it’s something that you should ensure that your car has completed at least once every 3-4 months.


When you are cruising in the cool California breeze, you need to ensure that your brakes are working effectively. If they aren’t, your afternoon drive could turn into a much more traumatic experience. If you’ve heard scratching sounds coming from your wheels, or if you notice that it’s taking longer for your vehicle to come to a complete stop, you should consider brake repair services. Without properly working brakes, you’ll have a long road ahead of you throughout the holiday season.


You can also rely on an auto repair shop to assist you with transmission repair services as well. The transmission is what allows your vehicle to shift gears and get up to faster speeds, so it’s important that you keep it in good working shape. Your transmission is not as easy to fix as other parts of your car, so you may want to consider a specialized repair shop. For example, if you need a Ford repair shop for your transmission, that is something you should specifically look out for.


California winters won’t get as cold as other parts of the country, but it can still be a bit chilly if you don’t have a heater in your vehicle. Whether you are looking for a Ford or Toyota repair for your vehicle, be sure that they will take a look at your heater as well.

Overall Engine Use

Finally, an auto and truck repair shop will take a look at your overall engine use. They will keep an eye out for any obvious problems that may be occurring due to a problematic engine. In addition, if you need a diesel service or diesel engine repair, you may need to look for a shop that fulfills these requirements. A diesel repair often needs more attention than your average engine, which is why it should be seen by a specialized auto repair shop.

Your vehicle is an important part of your life. If you are noticing any problems with your vehicle this holiday season, use the time off from Thanksgiving to take it to a auto shop and have it looked at.

Follow these tips so that you don’t end up broke down on the side of the road this year, and having to call our favorite Santa Barbara Towing Company.  Owner Frank Lopez has over 20 years experience in the towing service industry.

Did you know that Ayers Repairs is offering 10% off labor (max $100 discount)  good towards in house services for any person that brings in a $20.00 toy, book or non-perishable food item donated to the Unity Shoppe?   The 10% labor discount will be freely given to anyone with a toy or food product for the Unity Shoppe, no strings attached and if you don’t need work today we will give you a voucher towards future services. Read more here.

Lastly, did you know that Ayers recently added a new employee to our team? We are happy to announce the expansion of the customer service area with the addition of Maureen Ware as a service advisor.

As the year comes to a close, we’ve had the chance to look back and realize how grateful we are and how much we appreciate everyone who has supported the growth of Ayers Repairs over the years. From our family to yours, we hope that everyone has a happy Thanksgiving, and a wonderful and safe holiday season. Many, many thanks to our wonderful staff for your exceptional focus, drive and determination. Your contributions make a real difference in the growth of our auto shop every year.

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At Ayers We Care For You, We Care for Your Car! 

Nikki and Robert Ayers,

Your Local Auto Repair experts

  • Q: What should I be looking for to determine if my vehicle needs to be seen to?
  • A: There are a variety of signs that you could look for to see if something is wrong with your car. If you notice that your vehicle is swaying to one side of the road or the other, or if you notice odd smells coming from the engine, or if you simply think that your vehicle is not running efficiently enough, these are all issues that can be seen to.
  • Q: How often should I consider a routine truck service?
  • A: Trucks often go through a lot more than your average car. If you are someone who puts your truck through the wringer, be sure that you are having it seen to at least every two months, if not more.
  • Q: Should my tires be changed this holiday season?
  • A: With changes in the weather, it is most certainly a good idea for you to change your tires to ensure that they are ready for the season.

Once you have your automobile seen to, check out these local events in Santa Barbara.

Thanksgiving 4 Miler:  Thanksgiving Day, November 27. Team up with family and friends for a great holiday start. Run Santa Barbara presents Santa Barbara’s flattest and fastest four-miler. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. in the Thunderbird Open Space, pocket park on Walnut. First three hundred on-line registrations get a free event shirt. Race begins at 9:00 a.m. on Hollister near the Magnolia Shopping Center. Prizes and gifts available. You’ll work up an appetite for Thanksgiving dinner at Blush!

Thanksgiving Day Pumpkin SmashThanksgiving Day, November 27. Have a smashing good time at the Santa Barbara Zoo’s annual Thanksgiving Day Pumpkin Smash from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Elephants, gorillas, and other animals will get tasty pumpkins to play with and eat on Thanksgiving Day. Cost is free with Zoo admission. Should be fun to watch, but we think our chefs have better ways to use a pumpkin!

Blush Restaurant + Lounge:  Thanksgiving Day, November 27. Let Blush do all the cooking for Thanksgiving this year.  They will be open Thanksgiving Day from noon until 10:00 p.m. Chef Brandon Worrell and his staff will create an amazing combination of California cuisine and traditional favorites for your holiday dining pleasure.

Art To Zoo Exhibit: November 26th - Take your family to the Art To Zoo exhibit at the Santa Barbara Museum Of Art. This is something your entire family will enjoy, as both an educational and entertaining experience.

Ayers Repairs is dedicated to providing Santa Barbara with the utmost care for their vehicles. Whether you need a simple oil change or something more drastic, we’ll put in the effort to make sure your vehicle stays on the road. To learn more about us, check us out at http://www.ayersrepairs.com.


About Ayers Automotive Repair: Ayers Automotive Repair, 1301 Chapala Street in Santa Barbara, CA has been providing friends and neighbors in Santa Barbara with dependable, trustworthy auto repair services since 1979. Whether a vehicle needs brake services, a minor tune-up, or a major overhaul, the shop’s trained service technicians are skilled at diagnosing and pinpointing solutions to automotive problems, saving customers valuable time and money. Hours of operation are Mon-Fri:7:30am – 5:30pm and Saturdays by appointment only. Visit the website and Facebook page or call 805-962-7316 for more information.

Have you heard about Ayers Car Care Club?

With over $550 worth of auto repair services for $139.98, the Car Care Club is the perfect gift for the ones you love.  It is like the superman of auto repair deals, able to leap an entire years worth of regularly scheduled maintenance in a single bound… and one super low price of just $139.98.  So cross another person off your list and make sure their vehicle is ready for 2014.

Here’s what you get:

  • Free 3 Minor Service Up to 5 quarts Oil (Synthetic Oil Extra) New Oil Filter 51
    Point Inspection
  • Free Air Conditioning Performance Test (Freon Extra)
  • $25.00 Off Brake Repair Front or Rear Service
  • $35.00 Off Complete Fuel Injection Cleaning Service Fuel Injectors, Fuel Rails
    Test Inspection
  • $40 Off any 30,000 or 60,000 or 90,000 Service Packages
  • Buy One Get One Free Wiper Blades (Blades Only for most vehicles)
  • $20.00 OFF Transmission Fluid Exchange With Our State Of The Art
    Transfusing Machine
  • $20.00 OFF Engine Cooling System Fluid Exchange
  • 10% Off Labor on Timing Belt Replacement Service

Plus Free Car wash and interior vacuuming, at every service…Make Your Appointment Today!


About Ayers Automotive Repair: Ayers Automotive Repair, with locations on Chapala and Anacapa Streets in Santa Barbara, CA has provided dependable, trustworthy auto repair services in Santa Barbara since 1979. Whether a customer needs Dodge repairAudi repairhybrid repairhybrid maintenance, or a major overhaul, the shop’s trained service technicians are skilled at diagnosing and pinpointing solutions to automotive problems, saving customers valuable time and money. Hours of operation are Mon-Fri: 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Visit the website at http://ayersrepairs.com 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 automotive and hybrid service.