Get To Know Us At The Mechanic OC

Since 2014, The Mechanic OC has proudly served Orange County and the surrounding area. Our ASE Master Technicians are ready to diagnose, maintain, and repair your vehicle. We have four bays and three lifts, ensuring that your automotive maintenance or repair service is completed in a timely manner.

At The Mechanic OC, we strive to make your automotive maintenance or repair service seamless. We achieve this by providing expert, efficient automotive services that are both reliable and affordable. Our team of skilled mechanics takes a holistic approach to automotive maintenance and repair, identifying underlying issues to prevent future problems and extend the lifespan of your vehicle. Additionally, we offer a range of amenities and accommodations to keep you comfortable while you wait, including complimentary Wi-Fi, refreshments, and a clean, comfortable waiting room. We also offer a pick-up and drop-off service. When you choose The Mechanic OC, you can trust that your car is in good hands and your experience with us will be stress-free and convenient. Give us a call to schedule an appointment today.

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Nestor Mendoza

Nestor Mendoza, owner and operator of The Mechanic OC has been formally trained at the Universal Technical Institute in Rancho Cucamonga. He completed the 51-week Universal Technical Institute training program in 2005. After learning the theory and function of automobiles, Nestor was explicitly trained by the Audi-focused manufacturer program, a 12-week course in which the specific manufacturer teaches technicians all functions and theories of their particular make. The Audi Automotive Technician Program allowed him to refine his skills in diagnosing computer-controlled components in all vehicles. After his formal training, he was hired by Audi dealerships in the Inland Empire, where he put his technical knowledge to work. After three years of hands-on experience with German cars, the owner decided it was time to expand his knowledge and skill set of auto repair to other makes and models.

Nestor took his modern vehicle training and returned to basics by taking a position as a lead technician at a classic car repair facility. Working as a lead technician at a classic car repair facility gave him a rare and valuable look back into the past, and he gained knowledge that would serve him in his career. Working on classic cars allowed Nestor to learn the theory of how classic car technology worked. This helped Nestor better understand and repair modern-day passenger cars. After this, Nestor went into business on his own. Nestor enjoys building classic cars and motorcycles as a hobby. His first project was a 1966 Mustang that he had restored. Nestor has made some very high-end and restomod Mustangs since then. Nestor has also modified classic motorcycles into café racers with modern technology. Nestor is an avid cigar smoker and hosts cigar night events. Nestor also creates regular auto repair content for his YouTube channel (The Mechanic OC), where he shows off his high-quality work.