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 his skills.
Through UTI, he landed his first job in the automotive industry at Sunrise Ford as a lube tech. He later advanced to a senior technician at Firestone in Manhattan Beach. Working there for five years, Pedro did it all: suspension, brakes, alignment and more.
Having two young children, Pedro looked forward to joining the Hillside Auto Repair team in February 2020, so he’d have weekends off to spend more time with his family. While not working, Pedro enjoys trips with his family to warm-weather locations like San Diego, TJ and Phoenix.
Next time you bring your car into Hillside Auto Repair in Torrance, please say “hi!” to Pedro.