Mechanic Shop in San Pedro - Harbor Brake & Automotive Service

An Auto Repair Shop with Strong Roots in San Pedro

Here’s Our Story

Established in 1931, Harbor Brake & Automotive Service has faithfully served San Pedro with quality auto repair for over 80 years. The shop was owned by the Lebsack family for two generations, earning a superb reputation for honesty and quality in the San Pedro community. In 2004, the Yankovitch family bought the business, proud to keep it going, and today, the shop is owned by Evan Yankovich and his mother, Rose Wagner. Evan, himself, took over the business from his father, Joseph, after he passed away, and he enjoys honoring the shop’s history, while bringing it into the digital age. Click here to read full article.

Harbor Brake & Automotive Service - Brake Service in San Pedro
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The Harbor Brake crew always performs top quality work because we value your trust!

At Harbor Brake & Automotive Service, our crew always performs top quality work because, above all, we value the trust our customer put in us to get the job done right, the first time and on time. Our technicians are highly skilled and take pride in their work, and our friendly service writers walk customers through any maintenance or auto repairs their vehicle may need. Harbor Brake’s team is always ready to get you back on the road quickly and worry-free.

Meet Our Auto Repair & Service Team

  • Evan Yankovich
    Evan YankovichGeneral Manager

    Evan has 15 years of auto repair experience, starting at the age of 21 when his father bought Harbor Brake & Automotive Service. He took over the shop in 2007 and completed his Business Economics degree from Cal State Long Beach while managing Harbor Brake during the day. At the shop, Evan combines his automotive knowledge and computer knowledge. In fact, one of the first things he did at the shop was convert all the handwritten paperwork to computers. Even is also vice president of the San Pedro Lions Club.

  • Eric
    Eric GardnerTechnician

    Eric has over 20 years of experience as a mechanic, repairing anything from semi-trucks and buses to light-duty vehicles and cars. In high school, he competed in the National Automotive Technology Competition and won first place. Eric received a partial scholarship to UTI in Chicago where he completed an auto and diesel program. He is an ASE Master Certified Technician. He has a strong knowledge of most makes and models and consistently diagnoses vehicle issues correctly the first time.

  • Erica Yankovich
    Erica YankovichService Writer
    Erica has been Harbor Brake’s service writer since 2013. Her addition allowed Evan to free up some of his time to focus more on his ownership and management duties, as well as his role in San Pedro Community. She is a team player – always working with the technicians and the manager to make sure customers are 100% satisfied with their experience. Erica enjoys being able to help her family’s business grow and thrive.
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