About Us

San Pedro Mechanics Who Have A Passion For Auto Repair

Unlike our competitors, Harbor Brake & Automotive Service is an auto repair shop that’s highly experienced. Founded in 1931, our roots run deep. For nearly nine decades, our mechanics have brought value and quality to the auto repair experience. Between our top-notch performance and vast capabilities, Harbor Brake & Automotive Service has evolved into a professional, trusted, and sought-after auto repair facility. Our mechanics take pride in their work, and it’s for this reason why customers leave feeling satisfied. Whether you’ve been involved in an accident or require maintenance services, our mechanics are fully equipped to assist with your needs.

Meet The Man Behind Our Success

Evan Yankovich, a mechanic turned business owner, is the proud leader of Harbor Brake. Evan comes from a family of mechanics, so it only made sense for him to take over the shop in 2004. Evan’s worked in the auto repair domain since he was 21, which is why he’s so skilled at what he does. He seeks to uphold his father’s legacy by infusing transparency and integrity into the shop’s operations. Evan also has a strong focus on technology. He employs the latest tools and technology so that Harbor Brake & Automotive Service will see another 90 years of success.

Meet Our 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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