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Meet the Team: JAVIER OVALLE

Meet the Team: JAVIER OVALLE

JAVIER OVALLE Senior Auto Technician Javier has been a valued Hillside employee for 18 years.  With a grin, he says, “I am the best!”   He started working on cars when he was 12, learning from his father and attending school in Colombia.  He’s continued his education in Los Angeles.  His favorite part of the job is “everything… fixing any car.” “God and family” are most important to him.  Javier and his ... read more

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MEET THE TEAM: SERGIO IBARRA

MEET THE TEAM: SERGIO IBARRA

SERGIO IBARRA Senior Auto Technician With 27 years of experience, Sergio has seen many changes in automotive technology. During the 1980’s and 1990’s, when car engines became increasingly reliant upon computers, Sergio eagerly enrolled in classes to update his skills. His passion for learning continues to this day. “The new designs, the new systems are very interesting.” He’s worked at Hillside for seven years and enjoys “diagnostics&hellip ... read more

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Meet the Team: Julio Santana

Meet the Team: Julio Santana

JULIO SANTANA ​Senior Auto Technician Although he was born in Torrance and is working in Torrance, Julio doesn't usually stay put in one spot for long; he’s the kind of guy that is always on the move, whether he’s skateboarding, drifting, or racing cars.   And did you notice his favorite past times all deal with wheels? No wonder his ASE- certification includes suspension, steering and brakes! Julio became interested in servicing cars after his own needed ... read more

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Unplug and Stay Focused While Driving

Unplug and Stay Focused While Driving

Distracted Driving - Please don't! We've all been distracted by something while driving, like eating, drinking, the radio, checking directions, or even putting on makeup. Well okay, maybe you haven't, but you've seen other drivers doing it. One of the big distractions today is...our cell phones. We are all addicted. Some will admit it, some won't. According to a poll taken by the National Safety Council, 82 percent of Americans think cell phones are addictive. Facts about ... read more

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How To Save Your Gas Dollars This Summer

How To Save Your Gas Dollars This Summer

 Saving on gas mileage will help save money on gas. Whether you are driving across town or across the country, everybody wants to save gas dollars. The estimated gas mileage for your vehicle is just that, an estimate. There are many things that contribute to that estimate, like how you drive, maintain your vehicle and when, how and where you full up. Here are some tips to help you get the most mileage out of your gas and save gas dollars this summer. Fill up your tank early or la ... read more

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Thank You for Voting Us as Favorite in 2019 Reader's Poll!

Thank You for Voting Us as Favorite in 2019 Reader's Poll!

Hillside Auto Repair Voted Daily Breeze's Reader's Poll Favorite since 2002! ASE Certified Technicians Hybrid Vehicle Specialists 5 Star Reviews  All Makes and Models Open Monday to Saturday Ask about our Early Bird/Late Owl Drop-Off & Pick-UP To make an appointment for your car, please call 310-373-7676 or schedule online: Thank You!    

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Hot Car Safety for Kids and Pets

Hot Car Safety for Kids and Pets

Kids or pets in hot cars can be a dangerous combination. Protect your kids and pets this summer. Every summer we hear about kids and pets being left alone in hot cars. In the case of the kids, sometimes it's due to distractions or miscommunication between caregivers. Or sometimes kids get into unlocked cars to 'play' without anyone knowing, until it's too late. This isn't a subject that we like to discuss, but talking about hot car safety, might just save a life. The Facts ... read more

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What to do if You're in a Car Accident

What to do if You're in a Car Accident

You have just had a car crash, and in these moments you may feel disoriented and not know what to do. You are not alone and share this feeling with many others. On average, over six million automobile accidents occur in the US every year. To help you in the unfortunate event, we have compiled a quick guide on what you should do in the moments after an automobile collision. Check for Injuries First Tempers can flair in accidents that involve more than one vehicle, but in the moments after an ac ... read more

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Staged Car Crashes

Staged Car Crashes

If you have ever been involved in a car accident you know how traumatic this experience can be. However, an accident isn't always what it seems. Believe it or not, there are those who will put themselves and others in mortal danger purely for financial gain. Staged vehicle collisions happen more frequently than you would think, and these criminal conspiracies are one of the most dangerous forms of fraud you can encounter. What Is A Staged Vehicle Collision? The purpose of a staged vehicle ... read more

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Even Your Shocks Get Old

Even Your Shocks Get Old

Over time, even your vehicle's shocks get old and worn out. Shocks along with brakes and tires are often called the "Safety Triangle". They all kind of work together, so when one wears out, the others may feel it. The "Safety Triangle" may be compromised which can cause stopping and loss of steering performance or overall vehicle stability. We never really think about our shocks getting old and worn out, probably because we don't see them. Out of sight - out of mind ... read more

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