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MEET THE TEAM: PEDRO PENA

MEET THE TEAM: PEDRO PENA

PEDRO PENA Auto Technician Pedro grew up in the westside of Los Angeles, attending Uni High and playing on the Wild Cats soccer team. He later moved with his family to Hawthorne. Even as a child, Pedro liked cars – he loved to play with his toy cars. He started his venture in car maintenance by changing the family car’s oil in high school. He continued to learn on his own and then enrolled in Universal Technical Institute’s (UTI) automotive technical program to advance ... read more

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MEET THE TEAM: ROBERT RAMIREZ

MEET THE TEAM: ROBERT RAMIREZ

ROBERT RAMIREZ Service Advisor “Hillside Auto Repair is like a family,” was one of the first things Robert said with a smile in describing why he likes his new job as a Service Advisor here. “So far, I love this place. We have the time to explain to customers about the service their cars need, and to be friendly.” Hillside is pleased to have Robert join our team. He had twenty-six year of automotive experience when he became a Hillside Service Advisor in January ... read more

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MEET THE TEAM: ANDREW PERALES

MEET THE TEAM: ANDREW PERALES

ANDREW PERALES Porter Born in Harbor City Hospital, Andrew has lived in whole life in different communities of the South Bay: Torrance, Lomita, and Carson…. At a young age, Andrew started to tinker with tools because he wanted a bike, and he built one himself from parts.  Then, surrounding by the ever-present lowriders belonging to his uncles and other relatives, he became interested in cars.  And not just any car, but the classics.  He doesn’t like the new s ... read more

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Knowing your Rancho Palos Verdes mechanic is a good thing, for you and your vehicle.

Knowing your Rancho Palos Verdes mechanic is a good thing, for you and your vehicle.

If you own a vehicle, chances are you've been to an auto repair shop. How well do you know your Rancho Palos Verdes mechanic?  The price of repair cost can be expensive, that's why it's important to have a mechanic you know and trust. And if you take your vehicle to the same repair shop over the years, they know you and they know your vehicle.   Reasons it's important to know your mechanic... They know you and your vehicle. They keep records of all your vehicle maint ... read more

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Meet the Team: Sam Bond

Meet the Team: Sam Bond

SAM BOND ​Service Manager Don't let his large stature fool you; Sam's not scary -- he is an easy-going, happy-go-lucky guy. Sam is a South Bay local who first became interested in cars because his dad was a taxi driver for over 30 years. When Sam was 16, he began to help his dad maintain his car. Before joining Hillside Auto Repair in 2018, Sam worked at Jiffy Lube, and then at Firestone Tires, where he became a top performing Store Manager. He graduated from WyoTech ... read more

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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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