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.
Riverside is the most populated city within the area commonly referred to as "The Inland Empire" and is the county seat of Riverside County. The city is home to the University of California Riverside, a number of regional hospitals and the Goodrich Tire Company. Although Riverside was once a small town known for its location on Route 66, the city today has a diverse economy and a largely suburban feel.