Bold and Outstanding Precision/Performance in Acura TLX Model

2017-06-27T16:12:36+00:00June 27th, 2017|Acura, New Vehicles|

Acura further establishes themselves as a contender in the luxury vehicle arena by bringing cutting edge innovations to the table, evidenced by the new TLX.

Acura makes history with the first Precision All-Wheel Steer (P-AWS) system. The P-AWS system, designed to independently adjust the toe angle of the rear wheels, allows for fully independent rear steering. Rear wheels can pivot automatically to as much as 1.8 degrees in the same direction as the front wheels to offer a smooth, stable, and steady lane change. This state-of-the-art design also allows the rear wheels to turn in the opposite direction of the front wheels (reverse phase steering) to assist in vehicle rotation for easier turning capabilities. When braking at high speeds, the system aids in changing the rear wheel angle in order to increase braking ability and safety. At lower speeds, the reverse phase steering can aid in reducing its turning circle and maneuvering in tight areas. Utilizing P-AWS system enhances maneuverability and control, creating a powerhouse in all wheel design.

Acura TLX Body Structure is an ACE in the Industry

The body structure of the Acura TLX is among the next generation of automotive design as it encompasses Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE). This design offers enhanced protection for the Acura driver and passengers alike. It has multiple braces at the front corners to distribute energy so that the impact decreases when a collision is unavoidable. Occupant safety is the utmost concern. The outer braces will transfer the impact of a collision to the center and then send the force from the impact around the cabin in a more even manner. These safety tools aid in taking the force of the crash away from passenger(s). As a premium dealer to a wide region of drivers, Acura Santa Barbara takes comfort in the brand’s constant efforts toward safer vehicles.

Awards Abound for the Acura TLX

A finalist in the USA News 2017 Best Luxury Mid-Size Cars for the Money awards, Acura TLX stands out among its opponents as a top dog. Acura Santa Barbara continues to supply automotive excellence to its valued customers. Come in and test-drive an Acura TLX today.

TLX: Sleek Look, Powerful Engine

The Acura TLX encompasses four-wheel steering and torque vectoring, which enhances precision and agility. The powertrain is a 206 horsepower with 2.4-liter engine and has an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic or 290 horsepower, 3.5 liter, V-6 engine with a nine-speed automatic. The LED lights around the corners of this remarkable and technological advanced masterpiece makes driving the Acura TLX a great roadside partner in the automotive arena. Acura Santa Barbara’s friendly and knowledgeable sales representatives are eager to answer all of your automotive needs.

About Acura Santa Barbara

Acura Santa Barbara, serving the Santa Barbara area, is the premier retailer of new and used Acura vehicles. With a dedicated sales staff and top-trained technicians, at Acura Santa Barbara we aim to make each customer’s auto shopping experience fun, easy, and financially advantageous. Check out the 2016 TLX, MDX, the popular RDX, or any of the other reliable, affordable models in the Acura line up. Acura Santa Barbara is located at 401 South Hope Ave in Santa Barbara, right off the 101 and Hope Ave exit.

Acura Santa Barbara

401 S Hope Ave Ste D
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-563-4266
Email: sales@sbautogroup.net
URL:

Land Rover Celebrates 30 Years of Satisfied Drivers in North America

2017-05-10T12:11:15+00:00May 10th, 2017|Land Rover|

Land Rover has established itself as a staple of the luxury SUV class by offering a state-of-the-art vehicle with an original style and vigor.

There is something about driving a Land Rover that tells other drivers this person has a unique robustness for life. The brand builds vehicles that confront and adapt to difficult terrain, establishing them as the desired vehicle for adventurous people. In fact, the Land Rover brand has kind of become the vehicular embodiment of adventure. From the Range Rover Sport to the new Discovery, Land Rover vehicles offer exceptional handling, unmatched luxury and comfort, and a signature style that always holds true to the brand. Land Rover Santa Barbara is proud to celebrate the brand’s 30th year in North America, and looks forward to decades more of the unique flavor of innovation and improvement that Land Rover brings to the SUV class.

Land Rover: A Brief History

Land Rover’s journey to North America actually began in 1985 when a team of executives from Land Rover Leyland Ltd. met to decide whether the luxurious and daringly capable Range Rover would be a good fit for North American drivers. At the time, Land Rover was on the verge of releasing a new four-door version of the Range Rover, an exciting addition to the lineup. With a strong suspicion that drivers in areas like the Pacific Northwest and the Appalachian Mountains would gravitate to the vehicle’s combination of luxury and competence, Land Rover began to assemble a retailer network.

The next step was then to place an ad in Automotive News and wait for retailers to bite. Shockingly, 1,000 applicants showed their interest in the opportunity to be one of the first North American Range Rover dealers. Unfortunately, only 36 openings were available. Nevertheless, the 1987 Range Rover sold 2,586 units in its first year in the North American market. At the time, this was an impressive number. However, when you consider the 73,861 vehicles sold by Land Rover this past year, the number seems a little less significant, but we must take into consideration that the number of retailers has grown to 168.

Since its maiden voyage in 1987, Land Rover has continued to grow as a popular brand in North America. At Land Rover Santa Barbara, we are constantly impressed by the new innovations and modification made to these vehicles. Land Rover makes it clear that they have a targeted audience: those who enjoy adventure and those who enjoy luxury, but especially those who enjoy both.

About Land Rover Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Auto Group is conveniently located off the 101 and Hope Ave and proudly serves Santa Barbara and the greater Southern California area. Santa Barbara Auto Group is an authorized Land Rover dealer and features a wide array of new and pre-owned Land Rover vehicles. As a premier Land Rover dealership, Land Rover Santa Barbara welcomes drivers and is dedicated to providing the highest in sales and service assistance. Furthermore, the fully trained Land Rover auto repair technicians will keep your Land Rover in top running conditions.

Land Rover Santa Barbara

401 S Hope Ave Ste B
Santa Barbara, California 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-563-4264
Email: sales@sbautogroup.net
URL:

How to Save Time and Money when Purchasing/Leasing a Luxury Vehicle

2017-02-10T10:03:00+00:00February 10th, 2017|Acura, Audi, BMW, Certified Pre-Owned, Jaguar, Land Rover, luxury, Mercedes Benz, New Vehicles, Porsche, premium, Santa Barbara Auto Group, smart|

Santa Barbara Auto Group offers tips to help you save money on your next purchase or lease of a new or pre-owned luxury vehicle.

Purchasing or leasing a new car is an important decision with many factors to consider. There is an overabundance of options when it comes to brand, model, and package options that the experience can become overwhelming. In addition to choosing the vehicle, customers must choose the best financial plan to commit to which presents a whole other flood of options. So whether it is a new purchase or just time to trade in for a newer model, Santa Barbara Auto Group wants to offer you some tips on how to make the experience as easy as possible.

Research your Top Picks Beforehand

Before heading out to the dealership, it can be helpful to research the brands and models you might be interested in. Think about your daily driving habits and consider all of the factors that might be influential, such as: power, efficiency, safety, performance, safety, and functionality. Do you have a brand preference? Have you had a model that you loved and want to learn more about its updated version? It’s helpful to look over consumer choice lists in automotive journals like Motor Trend or Car and Driver, or safety reviews from institutions like the IIHS or NHTSA.

New or Used?

The next question to consider is whether you want to buy a new or pre-owned vehicle. If the model you’ve been looking into is out of your price range, it’s possible that it’s available at a more reasonable price pre-owned. All certified pre-owned vehicles undergo thorough testing to ensure they meet brand standards, so there is no reason to worry you’re buying an unreliable vehicle.

Consider Pricing and Incentives

Pricing and incentives is something you may want to consider prior to deciding whether you’re buying new or pre-owned. At Santa Barbara Auto Group, we often provide sale, lease, and financing specials that may be significant enough to sway your decision. All of the information is available on our website so customers can compare prices online. Be sure to ask our sales representatives about available cash incentives and seasonal specials.

Take a Test Drive!

It would be naïve to commit to a vehicle that you’ve never driven. Once you’ve found the right car, ask to take it for a test drive. This will ensure you that the vehicle meets the power, control, and comfort requirements you need. It’s also a great time to ask questions about the vehicle’s performance, safety, and technology features.

At Santa Barbara Auto Group, we are dedicated to providing you an enjoyable purchasing experience. Our friendly and knowledgeable sales staff will be happy to assist you through the process of finding and purchasing the luxury vehicle that best suits your lifestyle and preferences.

About Santa Barbara Auto Group

Santa Barbara Auto Group is located off the 101 and Hope Ave and serves Santa Barbara residents and drivers throughout Southern California as the premium dealer for Acura, Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, and Smart. Every Santa Barbara Auto Group employee is dedicated to providing the highest in sales and service assistance. Santa Barbara Auto Group represents eight different luxury brands and friendly experienced sales representatives are available seven days a week. To learn more about your favorite luxury vehicle, or to schedule a test drive, feel free to call, email, or visit Santa Barbara Auto Group.

Santa Barbara Auto Group

402 S Hope Ave
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-682-2000
Email: sales@sbautogroup.com
URL:

Keep Your Luxury Vehicle Operating at Peak Performance with Santa Barbara Auto Group

2017-01-27T09:33:03+00:00January 27th, 2017|Acura, Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, luxury, Maintenance, Mercedes Benz, Porsche, Santa Barbara Auto Group, smart|

Bring your luxury vehicle to the expert team at Santa Barbara Auto Group to ensure it stays in top condition.

With the Winter weather conditions just around the corner, it’s important to make sure your luxury vehicle is running at peak performance. The team of expert technicians at Santa Barbara Auto Group wants to provide you the comfort of knowing you won’t get stuck out in the cold this winter, or that your tires can handle the slick layer of ice or snow you may encounter.

The best way to be sure that your vehicle is safe and operating at its full potential is to set up routine maintenance checks. Many vehicles experience unwanted and unexpected problems because they don’t receive service regularly. By keeping up with maintenance routine checks, most problems can either be avoided, or detected and fixed before they become more serious.

At Santa Barbara Auto Group, we offer brand-specific maintenance and services—as well as genuine brand-specific parts—for eight premium luxury brands including Acura, Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, and smart.

Additional Important Precautions

  • Tire Inspections – Very few people are aware of the integral role tires play in your overall vehicle performance. It’s important to have a technician inspect them to make sure the tread is not worn or damaged to a point that’s dangerous. This is especially important with Winter coming soon. Be prepared for the weather.
  • Fluid Check – It’s important to check the different fluid levels in your vehicle to make sure it’s running efficiently. Especially before taking a long road trip, have someone check your engine and radiator for possible problems, as well as the oil level and coolant level.
  • Brake Inspection – I hope the importance of this is obvious. If you hear any grinding in your brakes, make sure to get them checked immediately. Even if they seem to be working well, it’s a good precautionary measure to get them checked every once in a while because when brakes start to go, they go quickly.
  • Additional Parts & Services – Taking preventative measures is one of the smartest things you can do to keep your vehicle working properly. Don’t hesitate to ask your service technician about any other services or repairs they might suggest. This may include inspecting the battery, windshield wipers, filters, and other fluids. It helps to have trained eyes taking a look at your vehicle from time to time because a service technician will notice signs of wear that might prevent a budding problem.

Driving a luxury vehicle should be just that—a luxury. In order to keep it that way, these routine maintenance and service checks are important. Santa Barbara Auto Group makes it easy on customers by providing the ability to set up appointments online or by phone. Santa Barbara Auto Group operates service departments for eight premium luxury brands and is dedicated to providing the best experience possible.

About Santa Barbara Auto Group

Santa Barbara Auto Group is located off the 101 and Hope Ave and serves Santa Barbara residents and drivers throughout Southern California as the premium dealer for Acura, Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, and Smart. Every Santa Barbara Auto Group employee is dedicated to providing the highest in sales and service assistance. Santa Barbara Auto Group represents eight different luxury brands and friendly experienced sales representatives are available seven days a week. To learn more about your favorite luxury vehicle, or to schedule a test drive, feel free to call, email, or visit Santa Barbara Auto Group.

Santa Barbara Auto Group

402 S Hope Ave
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-682-2000
Email: sales@sbautogroup.com

Santa Barbara Auto Group’s Tips for Purchasing a Luxury Vehicle

2017-01-10T18:37:59+00:00January 10th, 2017|luxury, New Vehicles, Santa Barbara Auto Group, Shop Online|

Let Santa Barbara Auto Group guide you through the process of finding the best luxury vehicle for your situation with these helpful tips.

For most people, buying a new car is an exciting experience. More than likely, you’re purchasing a vehicle that you’ll be driving daily for possibly the next decade or longer. However, the process of purchasing a luxury vehicle is complex and can be overwhelming. It can be difficult to compare models and prices, along with package options and warranty information without a wealth of knowledge in the car industry. When making a commitment like purchasing a luxury vehicle, it’s important to know that you’re buying a car that is personalized to suit your needs.

Thankfully, the team at Santa Barbara Auto Group is here to help. Not only do we strive to offer the highest quality luxury vehicles, but we also strive to create the best buyer experience for our customers. So here are a few tips to make your purchasing experience easier:

Google is a Very Useful Tool

Before making your way to a dealership, it’s better to do some research at home to narrow your options down to a few models that you may be interested in. The auto industry is constantly progressing and new vehicles and/or vehicle updates are occurring every day. Also, it helps to know what aspects of the driving experience are important to you. There are several things to consider, such as power, fuel-efficiency, safety, technology, and other contributing factors to the functionality of the vehicle. There are several journals online that provide useful information and vehicle reviews. If you’re interested in the safety of a vehicle, the IIHS or NHTSA are good places to search. If you’re looking for a review of a vehicle, you may want to check out MotorTrend or Car & Driver.

Don’t Forget to Consider Pre-owned and/or Older Models

After you’ve narrowed down your preferences, it’s time to decide whether you want a new or pre-owned vehicle. It often happens that drivers find the luxury vehicle they love, but it’s out of their price range. In this case, it may be possible to find a Certified Pre-owned model of the vehicle. People are sometimes scared by the thought of a pre-owned vehicle, but these vehicles are subject to thorough testing. They’re reviewed to ensure that they meet brand standards and often come with comprehensive warranty programs.

Whether you prefer a new or pre-owned vehicle, it helps to research and compare prices and incentives between your favorite picks. At Santa Barbara Auto Group, we provide sale, lease, and financing specials online so buyers can compare their choices from home. Finally, be sure to ask your sales person about available cash incentives and seasonal specials. In fact, at Santa Barbara Auto Group, we encourage our customers to ask as many questions as they can. Our sales representatives are happy to offer they’re knowledge, guidance, and a test drive if you’d like.

About Santa Barbara Auto Group

Santa Barbara Auto Group is located off the 101 and Hope Ave and serves Santa Barbara residents and drivers throughout Southern California as the premium dealer for Acura, Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, and Smart. Every Santa Barbara Auto Group employee is dedicated to providing the highest in sales and service assistance. Santa Barbara Auto Group represents eight different luxury brands and friendly experienced sales representatives are available seven days a week. To learn more about your favorite luxury vehicle, or to schedule a test drive, feel free to call, email, or visit Santa Barbara Auto Group.

Santa Barbara Auto Group

402 S Hope Ave
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-682-2000
Email: sales@sbautogroup.com

Preserve the Factory Finish on Your Luxury Vehicle with Santa Barbara Auto Group

2017-01-06T10:55:17+00:00January 6th, 2017|luxury, Paint Protection, premium, service|

Santa Barbara Auto Group offers Ghost Shield and First Class Paintless Dent Repair to maintain the sleek exterior of your luxury brand vehicle.

Being an authorized dealer of eight premium luxury brands, Santa Barbara Auto Group knows how important it is to preserve that brand new car look. They also have the experience to know the best methods for maintaining that chic exterior shine. That’s why Santa Barbara Auto Group offers Ghost Shield to prevent things like scratches, dents, and weather deterioration from damaging your vehicle’s exterior, and First Class Paintless Dent Repair on the off-chance that it does occur. Santa Barbara Auto Group is proud to be an authorized luxury vehicle dealer and they rise to the challenge to offer you the best vehicles and services they can.

How Does Ghost Shield Work?

Ghost Shield is a urethane film that is transparent and durable. It’s scratch, tear, and puncture-resistant, providing a strong protective layer between your paintjob and the outside world. Ghost Shield’s virtually invisible film is capable of deflecting and absorbing impact from road debris like rocks, stones, sand, trash, and insects.

There are three package options for Ghost Shield, depending on the surface area of your vehicle that you want covered.

  • Basic Package – Covers the lower bumper
  • Standard Package – Covers lower portion of hood and fenders, entire front bumper, headlights, and side mirrors if painted
  • Premium Package – Covers entire hood and fenders, front bumper, headlights, and side mirrors if painted. Basically, this protects all surfaces from the front of your doors forward

Ghost Shield is applied by technicians certified through 3M and Venture Shield so customers can feel assured it is being applied correctly. Ghost Shield also comes with a 5-year warranty and can be removed without residue if you wish to sell the vehicle.

How does First Class Paintless Dent Repair Work?

Most drivers in our country today find themselves in a crowded parking lot several times a week, if not every day, so it’s more than likely that you’ve parked next to a careless driver within the last month. Say this driver is in a hurry and swings the door open too quickly putting a fresh dent in the side of your luxury vehicle. What would usually be a giant headache is now an easy fix with Santa Barbara Auto Group’s First Class Paintless Dent Repair. Paintless Dent Repair is a non-invasive repair process for minor dents and dings that keeps the factory finish on your car for years. In fact, Santa Barbara Auto Group allows unlimited dent repairs if you opt for Paintless Dent Repair on the date of your purchase. Visit Santa Barbara Auto Group to learn more about the benefits of these protection plans and explore their selection of luxury vehicles while you’re there.

About Santa Barbara Auto Group

Santa Barbara Auto Group is located off the 101 and Hope Ave and serves Santa Barbara residents and drivers throughout Southern California as the premium dealer for Acura, Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, and Smart. Every Santa Barbara Auto Group employee is dedicated to providing the highest in sales and service assistance. Santa Barbara Auto Group represents eight different luxury brands and friendly experienced sales representatives are available seven days a week. To learn more about your favorite luxury vehicle, or to schedule a test drive, feel free to call, email, or visit Santa Barbara Auto Group.

Santa Barbara Auto Group

402 S Hope Ave
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-682-2000
Email: sales@sbautogroup.com

Keep Your Luxury Vehicle in Top Condition at Santa Barbara Auto Group

2016-08-12T20:20:09+00:00August 12th, 2016|luxury, Maintenance, parts, service|

Ensure your vehicle is running at peak performance with the expert team at Santa Barbara Auto Group.

Excited to hit the road this summer for some beautiful drives? Looking to travel across country for work or pleasure? Or are you just concerned about keeping your vehicle in top condition? No matter what motivates you, Santa Barbara Auto Group can help you keep your car running at its best this summer.

To make sure your vehicle is in the best condition possible and to avoid any unwanted problems on the road, it is important to have your car serviced regularly. At Santa Barbara Auto Group, we offer brand-specific maintenance and services for eight premium brands including Acura, Audi, BMW, Jagaur, Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, and smart.

In addition to your regular scheduled maintenance services, it is important to have various aspects of your vehicle’s performance inspected including:

  • Tire Inspections: Tires play an integral role in vehicle performance so it is important to keep them it top condition. A professional technician can check and adjust the tire pressure and search for damage or wear so you don’t have a surprise blow-out halfway to your destination.
  • Fluid Check: As temperatures warm, it is important to check the different fluids that keep your engine running cool and efficiently. Before hitting the road, be sure you have fresh oil, engine coolant, and have your radiator and engine checked.
  • Brake Inspection: Keep your vehicle running smoothly by having your brakes inspected for wear and topping off your brake fluid levels.
  • Additional Parts and Services: Talk with your service technician to see if there are any other services or repairs they suggest. This may include inspecting the battery, windshield wipers, filters, and other fluids. Your technician will be able to notice early signs of wear and help you prevent a problem before it even presents itself.

Luxury drivers want to make sure they are able to enjoy the performance and safety features they have invested in. To make this possible, we invite drivers to have their vehicle professionally inspected at Santa Barbara Auto Group. Scheduling services is convenient and simple and can be set up online or by phone. Santa Barbara Auto Group operates service departments for eight premium luxury brands and is dedicated to providing the best experience possible.

About Santa Barbara Auto Group

Santa Barbara Auto Group is located off the 101 and Hope Ave and serves Santa Barbara residents and drivers throughout Southern California as the premium dealer for Acura, Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, and Smart. Every Santa Barbara Auto Group employee is dedicated to providing the highest in sales and service assistance. Santa Barbara Auto Group represents eight different luxury brands and friendly experienced sales representatives are available seven days a week. To learn more about your favorite luxury vehicle, or to schedule maintenance or services, feel free to call, email, or visit Santa Barbara Auto Group.

Santa Barbara Auto Group

402 S Hope Ave
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-682-2000
Email: sales@sbautogroup.com

BMW 7 Series Proves Luxury Design Never Stops Improving

2016-03-14T13:32:54+00:00March 14th, 2016|BMW|

BMW Santa Barbara takes a close look at the features and updates of the newest BMW 7 Series model released this year.

The BMW 7 Series has long captured drivers’ hearts and attention with its sophisticated design and precision performance. Unlike other sedans, it welcomes drivers and passengers alike with a sense of personalized comfort and confident capability. BMW engineers have continued to further this legacy and the brand is proud to introduce the newest update to the model line as the newest standard for BMW precision craftsmanship.

Innovative Design Elements

At a time when manufacturers are searching for new ways to bring increased efficiency to the road, BMW has honed in on advanced design elements that set them apart from the competition. The new 7 Series sedan features a unique Carbon Core frame that is lighter, stronger, and sturdier than ever before. It offers improved handling, fuel efficiency, and comfort for discriminating drivers.   Thanks to the lightweight design, the BMW 7 Series Sedan is capable of rocketing from 0 to 60mph in just 4.3 seconds powered by a TwinPower Turbo V-8 engine with 445hp and 480lb-ft of torque. Such astonishing power gives the 7 Series best-in-class performance.

The Future of Communication Controls

However powerful, luxury vehicles are more than just a powerful engine. To be truly luxurious, premium vehicles must blend performance with sophisticated design and comfort. BMW has done this yet again and takes the experience one step further with the introduction of gesture control. The Gesture Control system is the first ever in a production vehicle and allows the driver to command communication and entertainment features with intuitive hand gestures.   Additionally, a removable 7” Touch Command table is included in the dash that activates climate, music, communication, lighting and more to give the driver ultimate control over the driving experience. Cabin features also include LED illuminated ambient lighting packages, a Rear Executive Lounge Seating package featuring electric reclining seats and footrests.

Exclusive Ownership Benefits

As a BMW 7 Series owner, drivers also have access to a myriad of personal services. For example, they can reach a BMW Expert Concierge any time day or night to assist them with ownership-related questions or mobility services. BMW 7 Series owners also receive priority scheduling and expedited service within 48 hours for any service-related needs. Once it is time for the appointment, a BMW representative will even provide complimentary pick-up and drop-off from your home or office and a comparable loaner vehicle to use in the meantime.

At BMW Santa Barbara, we are committed to providing the highest level of service and sales assistance. We are proud to share the latest innovative updates for each vehicle and believe the newest BMW 7 Series continues to set the standard higher for its class and are excited for our customers to experience it for themselves.

About BMW Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Auto Group is conveniently located off the 101 and Hope Ave and proudly serves Santa Barbara and the greater Southern California area. Santa Barbara Auto Group is an authorized BMW dealer and features a wide array of new and pre-owned BMW vehicles. The sales department at Santa Barbara Auto Group has one purpose – to exceed customers’ expectations from test drive to delivery. The professional sales team is committed to a no-pressure, high integrity approach to every ownership experience. Santa Barbara Auto Group also features a dedicated professional service department and a state-of-the-art facility offering the most current diagnostic and repair equipment available and highly skilled factory-trained technicians to deliver efficient quality vehicle care.

Santa Barbara Auto Group is dedicated to providing the best sales and service experience in Southern California. To learn more about any of the popular BMW models including the BMW 2-Series, 3-Series, 5-Series, or i8 models, feel free to call, email, or stop by for friendly personal service.

BMW Santa Barbara

402 S Hope Ave Ste A
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-563-4251
Email: sales@sbautogroup.net

Tips for Saving Time and Money When Buying a New Luxury Car

2016-01-06T11:55:45+00:00January 6th, 2016|Santa Barbara Auto Group|

Santa Barbara Auto Group offers tips for customers looking for a new or pre-owned luxury vehicle to help make their purchase experience easier.

Purchasing a new car is an exciting and important decision. For this reason, it is important for customers to take time to research their top choices and consider all of their financial options. Whether it is your first purchase or time to trade in for a newer model, we offer some tips that will help guide you through the buying process to make it easier and more efficient.

Decide on your Top Picks

Before heading out to a dealership, it is often helpful to do some online research to determine what brands and models are your favorite.   There are many factors to consider including the kind of power, efficiency, performance, safety, technology, and functionality you need in a car. Do you have a favorite brand? Are there new or updated models you want to learn more about? Consider reviewing consumer choice lists from leading automotive journals or safety reviews from institutions such as the IIHS or NHTSA.

New or Used?

Once you have narrowed down your preferences, it is important to consider whether you want a new or pre-owned vehicle. If the car you love is out of your price range, it may be possible to find a certified pre-owned model that you can afford. Certified pre-owned models are thoroughly tested and reviewed to ensure they meet brand standards and often come with comprehensive warranty options.

Research Pricing and Incentives

Whether you prefer a new or pre-owned model, it is important to research the pricing and incentives available on your favorite picks. At Santa Barbara Auto Group, we provide sale, lease, and financing specials online so buyers can easily compare models and find the best price. Be sure to ask your sales person about available cash incentives and seasonal specials.

Take a Test Drive

Once you find the car that is right for you, be sure to take it out for a comprehensive test drive. You will be spending a lot of time in your new vehicle so it is important to make sure that it is comfortable and provides the power, control, and comfort that feels best for you. This is a great time to ask questions about the vehicle’s performance, safety, and entertainment features.

At Santa Barbara Auto Group, we are dedicated to providing an exceptional buying experience. Once you find the car that is right for you, our friendly sales representatives will be happy to assist you through the buying process to provide information about the car, offer a test drive, consider the best incentives, financing, and sales options, and deliver the car to you with personalized attention.

About Santa Barbara Auto Group

Santa Barbara Auto Group is located off the 101 and Hope Ave and serves Santa Barbara residents and drivers throughout Southern California as the premium dealer for Acura, Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, and Smart. Every Santa Barbara Auto Group employee is dedicated to providing the highest in sales and service assistance. Santa Barbara Auto Group represents eight different luxury brands and friendly experienced sales representatives are available seven days a week. To learn more about your favorite luxury vehicle, or to schedule a test drive, feel free to call, email, or visit Santa Barbara Auto Group.

Santa Barbara Auto Group

402 S Hope Ave
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-682-2000
Email: sales@sbautogroup.com

Santa Barbara Auto Group Explores The New 2014 Range Rover Long Wheelbase

2013-12-29T07:33:23+00:00December 29th, 2013|Land Rover|

Santa Barbara Land Rover fans will have more to love about the 2014 Range Rover. They will soon be able to enjoy more legroom and storage in the Range Rover thanks to the long wheel-base model for 2014. This available option gives owners the space they need to fit more friends, family, and adventure into every ride. The 2014 Range Rover will be available in a standard wheelbase and a long wheelbase.