As the name suggests, auto repair businesses fix cars, trucks and other motorized vehicles. Although a few states such as Texas, have no special licensing requirements to work on cars, most states and some cities and counties require auto mechanics and their businesses to be duly licensed. In California, an auto mechanic may need a professional license, state license to run a repair shop, county auto repair permit, county HAZMAT permits and a city business license. Regulations vary from state to state.
At the heart of the San Joaquin Valley lies Fresno – a center of agriculture and commerce. Fresno supports its growth and development in part by being business friendly. The city keeps licensing to a bare minimum, while Fresno County regulates food, childcare and other industries that affect public safety and welfare. In addition to its extensive agriculture industry, Fresno is home to several major medical systems, insurance companies and telecommunication companies.