Dave Scholl Is Your Santa Barbara Volvo Man
Dave Scholl has been working on cars since high school, but he didn’t take a serious interest until he took a job at a local gas station back in 1976. That’s where the owner of Oswald’s, an adjoining repair shop, noticed his knack for mechanics and took Dave under his wing, teaching him anything and everything about Volvos.
After working for another repair shop for nearly 20 years, Dave decided to take the leap and embark out on his own. In 1995, he opened Dave Scholl Automotive. His business has proudly surpassed its 20 year milestone and Dave, along with his family, continue to be the face and hands of the business, making it a truly family owned and operated business.
When you first drive up to Dave Scholl Automotive, you’ll be met by their cute “Meet and Greeter”, Cody a chocolate labrador. After a few sniffs ‘hello’, you’ll most likely be greeted by Dave himself, who will come to talk with you about your vehicle. Once he gets all the information he needs, you’ll probably then make your way into their office to talk with the real personality behind the business, his wife Terri. They also have another mechanic that helps out named Frank, and sometimes when they are in a real bind you might catch a glimpse of their son-in-law Micah, offering an extra hand as well. If you’ve ever heard any of their ads on the local radio, you know that their daughter Tracy and their granddaughter Hailey are the voice of the company.
After almost 40 years in the automotive industry, you will still find Dave Scholl Automotive as a humble, family run business, which is definitely hard to find these days.
After 9/11, a customer came in for an oil change and painted this beautiful flag on our window. We love it and it’s been a symbol of our shop ever since. Many people will even use this flag as their “check-in” image on social media when they tell their friends where they are.
- Serving Santa Barbara Since 1965
- Bonded & Insured
- Family Owned & Operated
- Rides Available
- ASE Certified Master Technician
- Competitive Prices
- High Quality Workmanship
- Volvo Specialists
- Full Service Auto Repair