Meet the Harbor Brake & Automotive Service Team

Established in 1931, Harbor Brake & Automotive Service has been operated by third-generation mechanic Evan Yankovich since 2004. Evan strives to deliver the best auto repair possible by pairing state-of-the-art automotive technology with old-fashioned workmanship. When he's not serving as Vice President of the San Pedro Lions Club, Evan patronizes local cancer research and pet adoption charities.

At Harbor Brake & Automotive Service, we value honesty and a commitment to superior craftsmanship above all else. That's why we offer a 36,000 mile warranty on all repairs performed by our ASE-certified technicians. When you bring your vehicle to our shop, you can always count on pick-up and drop-off service, rental cars for lengthy repairs and free Wi-Fi.

  • Alternators
  • Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
  • Batteries
  • Brake Inspection, Service & Repair
  • Check Engine Light Service
  • Coolant / Antifreeze Change
  • CV Joints
  • Diagnostics
  • Differentials & Axles
  • Drive Axles
  • Electrical Repairs
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Four Wheel Drive
  • Front Wheel Drive
  • Fuel Injection Cleaning
  • Heating Systems
  • Power Doors & Windows
  • Rattles, Squeaks & Bangs
  • Starters
  • Preventative Maintenance
  • Steering
  • Suspension Repairs
  • Timing Belt Replacement
  • Transmission Flush
  • Routine Tune-Ups
  • U-Joints
  • Vehicle Multi-Point Inspections
  • Water Pumps
  • Wheel Alignment
  • Wheel Bearings

Our Vehicle Service Specialties

  • Brake Inspection, Service & Repair

    Brake Inspection, Service & Repair

    Without a doubt, timely brake repair is the easiest way to avoid auto mishaps. Routine brake repair runs the gamut from replacing rotors to adjusting rear drum springs. The complicated nature of modern vehicles can make brake repair a real headache for the average commuter. At Harbor Brake & Automotive, we take the mystery out of brake repair for our valued customers through clear communication and pricing. When you need brake repair service in San Pedro, we're ready to rock at a moment's notice.

  • Check Engine Light Service

    Check Engine Light Service

    Nothing strikes fear in the hearts of drivers like the dreaded check engine light. A check engine light can mean a variety of things. Fortunately, today's sophisticated OBDII scanners can track down the source of a check engine light problem easily. Once the cause of a check engine light is identified, a skilled mechanic can rectify the issue in short order. At Harbor Brake & Automotive, we leverage our decades of combined automotive repair experience to make your check engine light disappear ASAP.

  • Diagnostics


    At Harbor Brake, we’re not only experienced in various auto repair services, we are also experts in engine and emissions system diagnostics. Our shop is equipped with the most up-to-date computer diagnostic technology and equipment to troubleshoot check engine lights and pinpoint the exact issue causing problems for your vehicle. You don’t have to worry about “trial and error auto repair” with us.

  • Scheduled Maintenance

    Scheduled Maintenance

    You will pay less to own any vehicle over its service live if you invest in scheduled preventive maintenance. At Harbor Brake & Automotive Service, we emphasize and specialize in preventive maintenance as a means of prolonging vehicle life for our customers, but at the same time, we’ll never suggest a service you don’t truly need. Our goal is to give you peace of mind knowing your car is in the best condition possible when you take to the road.

  • Preventative Maintenance

    Preventative Maintenance

    Preventative maintenance can entail everything from clearing check engine light codes to brake repair. Spending a few bucks on preventative maintenance now could save you a lot of dough in the future. Many preventative maintenance measures like coolant flushes and transmission filter replacements are fairly inexpensive. Long story short, adhering to a sensible preventative maintenance schedule should keep your vehicle running reliably for decades. The team at Harbor Brake & Automotive can always be counted on to deliver sound preventative maintenance at a fair price.

  • Suspension Repairs

    Suspension Repairs

    Neglecting a burgeoning suspension problem tends to have a snowball effect on the rest of the suspension system. For instance, driving on defective shocks can cause the premature failure of critical suspension components like ball joints. When it comes to suspension repairs, putting off the inevitable is a great way to end up spending a ton on new parts. When your suspension needs some TLC, Harbor Brake & Suspension is the shop to call. We'll make your suspension problems a distant memory in a hurry.

  • Routine Tune-Ups

    Routine Tune-Ups

    Regular tune-ups can make any vehicle run like new no matter how old it may be. Generally speaking, tune-ups focus on improving the performance of the engine. Most tune-ups include the replacement of vital ignition parts like spark plugs and air filters. More comprehensive tune-ups might involve replacing ignition coils and wires. Quality tune-ups often include a throttle body cleaning as well as a mass air flow (MAF) sensor cleaning. Engine tune-ups don't cost a lot and deliver a superior return on investment.

  • Wheel Alignment

    Wheel Alignment

    For the typical driver, improper wheel alignment is the root cause of many automotive problems. If your wheel alignment is out of whack, you'll notice that your tires will exhibit premature wear. Furthermore, lousy wheel alignment can cause certain suspension components to break down before their expected expiration date. There's no question that a yearly wheel alignment will improve a vehicle's handling and fuel economy. Harbor Brake & Automotive is proud to dole out the finest wheel alignment service in the San Pedro area.

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