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 one time everyone was shuffling off to Buffalo. However today, many have gone to roost. New York's second largest city is a regional economic center boasting education,biotech and banking. Because New York State regulates many key industries and business-types, Buffalo regulates only certain things. applications are simple and the permitting process is relatively straightforward.