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Meet the Team: Jose Ruiz

Jose Ruiz senior auto technician of Hillside Auto Repair in Torrance had a Hot Wheels collection as a kid

Senior Auto Technician

His childhood Hot Wheels collection might have been a sign. As far back as he can remember, Jose has always liked cars. 

He completed the automotive technician training program at UEI College - Gardena and worked for an aftermarket service shop before joining Hillside in 2016.  

Jose relishes the variety of cars that come into his service bay. He’s happy to “work on every type of vehicle” and keep them running in top condition.   

He wants to continue to expand his knowledge and skills, and fulfill his “passion for helping people”. He says, “For me, there are a lot of personal rewards”. 

In his free time, Jose rocks out to music from the ’60’s, ’70’s and ’80’s, watches horror and suspense movies, and noshes on sushi. He’s visited Ireland, Hawaii, Florida, Washington DC and Mexico, and hopes to do more traveling in the future.  

He enjoys jogging in the hills and goes to the gym every day on his way home from work. The convenient location helps him to stay motivated,  

His family are professional-grade animal lovers. The household includes Bowser the desert tortoise, Alex the husky, Ralphy the Pomeranian, Bosco the guinea pig, 40 lovebirds, a hamster and fish.  

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