We provide the best Honda service and Honda repair in Covina, right here at Johnny’s Auto Service. We are big fans of Honda vehicles, and our ASE certified technicians are highly qualified to provide outstanding Honda service and Honda repair for every Honda driver that visits our Covina shop.
Why have we been such big fans of Honda for the 35+ years we’ve been in business? Quite frankly, we have been inspired by Honda’s historical origins.
Soichiro Honda was born on November 17, 1906, in Komyo Village, Iwata County, Shizuoka Prefecture, as the eldest son of Gihei Honda and his wife Mika. Gihei was a skilled and honest blacksmith and Mika an accomplished weaver. The family was poor but Soichiro’s upbringing was happy, even though his parents were insistent about the need for basic discipline. Thanks to the education provided by his parents, Soichiro Honda grew up to develop a freewheeling, irrepressible personality, yet always punctual about keeping his committments. He also inherited from his father his inborn manual dexterity and his curiosity about machines.
After a while, Gihei opened a bicycle shop. Bicycles were at last starting to become really popular in Japan and when people asked Gihei to repair their machines, he sensed a business opportunity. As well as working as a blacksmith he put his natural skills and willingness to learn to good effect, repairing second-hand bicycles and re-selling them at competitive prices. From this moment his business began to be seen as the best bicycle store in the neighborhood, and Soichiro helped his father with the family business.
When he was about to leave higher elementary school, Soichiro Honda saw an advertisement for Tokyo Art Shokai, an automobile servicing company, in a magazine called Bicycle World (Ringyo no sekai). The ad itself was not for bicycles but for “Manufacture and Repair of Automobiles, Motorcycles and Gasoline Engines”. Even as a toddler Honda had been thrilled by the first car that was ever seen in his village and often used to say in later life that he could never forget the smell of oil it gave off. So it is easy to imagine that when young Honda saw the ad, he immediately decided that he had to work at Art Shokai.
As Soichiro Honda grew from an apprentice to a young man, he worked on bicycles, then motorcycles, and later, automobiles. In April 1928, he completed his apprenticeship and opened a branch of Art Shokai in Hamamatsu, the only one of Sakakibara’s trainees who was granted this degree of independence. Mr. Honda was 21 years old and from this moment he devoted himself to making the most of his youth and skill. He was not just admired for his ability to repair machines, but gave free rein to his talent as an inventor, later earning the title “the Edison of Hamamatsu” and starting to do all kinds of work that went far beyond the narrow bounds of a repair workshop. His foundation at Art Shokai gave him the skills he would need to design the first Honda motorcycle, and expand his product line into a world-class manufacturer of various engines and vehicles.
As you can see, we are fans of the Honda brand, and that is why we strive to provide the best Honda repair and Honda service in the Covina area. We have special pricing on some of our services, and offer AAA discounts as a AAA Certified Repair Facility.
Visit our Covina location today at 239 East Bernadino Rd (A), Covina, CA. Call us at 626-966-5212 if you have questions, or simply request an appointment online. Feel free to complete an online early bird form for an early drop off.
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