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Peninsula Beat interview: Dave Carney, Hillside Auto Repair Owner Local business, Hillside Auto Repair, is saving hybrid vehicle owners money in a big way

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DAVE AND ZOIE NEED YOUR HELP — DONATE TO FOOD ON FOOT

DAVE AND ZOIE NEED YOUR HELP — DONATE TO FOOD ON FOOT

We know that you’re busy. And your “To Do” list is way, way long. But take a moment and think about this: What’s a “To Do” list for someone without a home? Where will I sleep? Where will I find a bathroom? Will I get to eat today? Will I get to shower? We don’t have to make these difficult decisions every day. We consider ourselves fortunate. So, we’re proud to support Food on Foot, an outstanding 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that ... read more

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Ask The Professor: Maintaining Your Hybrid Vehicle

Ask The Professor: Maintaining Your Hybrid Vehicle

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Trustworthy. Knowledgeable. Courteous. Professional.

Trustworthy. Knowledgeable. Courteous. Professional.

That's how people describe Hillside Auto, who now also provides service for hybrid cars. Click here to schedule an appointment for your car, or learn more about our hybrid vehicle services in Torrance, CA here

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Hillside’s Seven-Layer Cake: Caring is the Secret Ingredient

Hillside’s Seven-Layer Cake: Caring is the Secret Ingredient

  Zoie Carney is a fabulous baker.  She’s famous across the Palos Verdes Peninsula and the LA South Bay. What’s less well-known is that Dave, Zoie’s husband, and the staff of Hillside Auto Repair are also talented cake makers.  They’ve been baking an award-winning seven-layer cake for 30 years. Baking?  In an auto repair shop?  Absolutely.  Hillside employees love sharing their “We Care” cake.     Dave explains ... read more

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Thank You for Voting Us South Bay's Best!

Thank You for Voting Us South Bay's Best!

For the second year running, we are grateful our customers have voted Hillside Auto Repair the BEST Independent Auto Repair in the South Bay! "Today’s cars are built to last 200,000 miles plus and will do so if properly maintained,” said owner Dave Carney, “and finding the right shop that you can trust is part of the equation to a well maintained car.” Hillside Auto Repair specializes in preventive maintenance on all makes and models of cars. And now, Hillside Auto Repair specialized serv ... read more

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Ahead of the Curve — Hybrid Vehicle Innovators and Early Adopters

Ahead of the Curve — Hybrid Vehicle Innovators and Early Adopters

Victor Wouk poses proudly with his 1972 hybrid Buick Skylark at the EPA vehicle emissions-testing laboratory in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Today, the Toyota Prius is the most popular car line in California and the Los Angeles metropolitan area leads the nation in the sale of hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs). Forty years ago, no one would have predicted that HEVs would be so popular.  No one except Victor Wouk, the “Godfather of Hybrid Technology”. Wouk built the first working proto ... read more

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What My Father Taught Me: A Father’s Day Message

What My Father Taught Me: A Father’s Day Message

When I was a little kid, I thought my dad was the best. At everything. Nobody could build a deck as sturdy as my dad’s. Nobody could create a garden as beautiful as my dad’s. Nobody could skip a rock across a pond as many times as my dad. Nobody could sing in the shower with as much gusto as my dad. Nobody was his equal. Nobody. My father shaped me into the person I am today. Because of his influence, I enjoy getting outdoors and being physically active. I love hiking — the wa ... read more

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Hillside Auto Repair Introduces Cutting-Edge Service for Hybrid-Electric Vehicles

Hillside Auto Repair Introduces Cutting-Edge Service for Hybrid-Electric Vehicles

Dave and Zoie Carney, owners/operators of Hillside Auto Repair in Torrance, are pleased to announce that they have joined The Hybrid Shop (THS), an international network of auto repair shops committed to providing expert care for hybrid-electric vehicles by embracing the latest battery pack conditioning, hybrid technology and knowledge that is available only to licensed dealers. Typically, a new hybrid battery can cost as much as $3000 to $8000. Hillside Auto Repair’s fully trained and certi ... read more

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The Hybrid Shop Named a Finalist in the 2014 American Business Awards!

The Hybrid Shop Named a Finalist in the 2014 American Business Awards!

  The Hybrid Shop has been selected as a finalist in the New Product or Service of the Year - Consumer Services category of the 2014 American Business Awards and will ultimately be a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie Award winner in the program. Award winners will be announced in San Francisco on Friday, September 12, 2014.    “We’re extremely honored by this recognition. To be selected as a finalist in the New Product or Service of the Year – Consumer Services c ... read more

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