Our Story

Our Story | Hillside Auto Repair

My wife and I opened Hillside Auto Repair in 1984 with the goal of providing quality automotive repair to the local South Bay residents. We came to Los Angeles from Minnesota and brought our Midwestern values and work ethic with us. We settled into the Valmonte area of Palos Verdes Estates, raised two children here, and participated in many local civic organizations. We feel fortunate to be part of the community on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.

As the owner of Hillside Auto Repair, I take pride in the quality of the work that our technicians deliver, the clean and friendly environment, and the personal attention that our customers receive from our Service Advisors. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly. I welcome the opportunity to talk with you.

Read our full story here.

Dave Carney
Owner, Hillside Auto Repair

Our Staff

Mike Riegger - Senior Service Advisor | Hillside Auto Repair

Mike Riegger

Senior Service Advisor

  • Graduate of Automotive Training Institute
  • Graduate of Management Success
  • Joined Hillside Auto Repair in 1996
  • Female-Friendly Certified
  • Meet Mike
 
David Smith - Senior Service Advisor | Hillside Auto Repair

David Smith

Senior Service Advisor

 
Javier Ovalle - Senior Auto Technician | Hillside Auto Repair

Javier Ovalle

Senior Auto Technician

 
Sergio Iberra - Senior Auto Technician | Hillside Auto Repair

Sergio Iberra

Senior Auto Technician

 
Carlos Jaime | Hillside Auto Repair

Carlos "CharlIe" Jaime

Senior Auto Technician

 
 
Eric Riesco | Hillside Auto Repair

Eric Riesco

Master Technician

  • 25 years experience in automobile service
  • ASE Certified
  • Joined Hillside Auto Repair in 2017, from Plaza since 2012
  • Meet Eric
 
Jesus Romero, Hillside Auto Repair auto technician

Jose RUIZ

Senior Auto Technician

  • ASE certified for brakes, and steering & suspension
  • 4 years industry experience
  • Joined Hillside Auto Repair in 2016
  • Meet Jose
 
 
Julio Santana | Hillside Auto Repair

Julio Santana

Senior Auto Technician

  • 7 years experience in automobile service
  • ASE Certified
  • Joined Hillside Auto Repair in 2017, from Plaza since 2013
  • Meet Julio
 
Michael Bassir - Mechanics Assistant | Hillside Auto Repair

Michael Bassir

Mechanics' Assistant

  • Everyone's Favorite Assistant
  • Joined Hillside Auto Repair in 2006
  • Meet Michael
 
Denise Shiozawa - Marketing Coordinator | Hillside Auto Repair

Denise Shiozawa

Marketing Coordinator

  • Internet Webmaster Certification Program
  • Inbound Marketing Certified
  • Part of Hillside Auto Repair team since 2013