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  • Thank You Letter to Food on Foot Donors

    blog postSunday 24 January 2016

    Dave & Zoie Carney HILLSIDE AUTO REPAIR HILLSIDE CHEVRON 24467 Hawthorne Boulevard Torrance, CA 90505 January 2016 DEAR VALUED DONOR, Zoie and I would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your outpouring of love and support and generous donations to Food on Foot. On Saturday, November 7th, we hosted our 5th annual fundraising event for Food on Foot at Hillside Chevron. It was a beautiful, sunny day this year so many of our customers and supporters stopped... read more

  • Staying Power: Car Owners Keep Vehicles Longer Than Ever Before

    blog postTuesday 15 December 2015

    Pop Quiz:  ​In the U.S., the average passenger car or light truck is…   6 years old 9 years old 12 years old 15 years old   The correct answer is C. According to IHS Automotive, the average age of all light vehicles on the road in the United States is 11.5 years, a record high.       You might want to blame the recession for the higher fleet age. And while it’s true that the economy played a role, other factors were also involv... read more

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

    blog postWednesday 13 August 2014

    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, “We feel honored when car owners bring their vehicles to us for service. We recipr... read more

  • Ahead of the Curve — Hybrid Vehicle Innovators and Early Adopters

    blog postFriday 11 July 2014

    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 prototype of the... read more

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

    blog postFriday 13 June 2014

    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 warm, alive-and-aw... read more

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