About Us

University Tire & Auto Service in Los Angeles, CA, began in 1985 and was taken under new ownership by John Bitterolf in 2009. John has now been in the automotive industry for over 17 years. He actually received a film studies degree from UC Santa Barbara and post-graduate certification in computer programming from UCLA. He starting working at an automotive shop sales counter to pay the bills and ended up falling in love with the automotive industry, leading him to own and manage his own shop.

The industry is continually changing, so it is exciting for our staff to learn about new vehicles and technology. John loves working outside, which is why our sales counter is in our service bays. His background is originally from outside the industry, so he has a perspective from both the shop and the customer. We understand that our clients are looking for someone who is honest and transparent.  They need a shop that can distill all of the automotive information that can be found online and empower them to make an informed decision. John is that person and we are that shop!

We donate to several charities throughout the year, including yearly donations to Toys for Tots. We have also taken it upon ourselves to "adopt" our block to pick up litter around the neighborhood on a daily basis.

We feel a genuine need to make sure that our customers have a safe and reliable vehicle on the road. Our technicians are ASE certified and receive new training on a regular basis. We specialize in tire sales and repair as well as wheel alignment, although we are also a full-service auto repair shop. Our goal is to become the go-to solution for all of our clients' automotive needs and continually provide excellent customer service.

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