After an honorable discharge from the army, Sal obtained an automotive degree from De Anza College in Cupertino CA. Graduate of Sequoia Institute (now called Wyotech). He worked at a few privately owned auto repair shops before working at large dealerships. He worked for a Mitsubishi dealership and Dodge dealership, both large shops in the bay area. Moving to Redding in 2002. Much of his work experience was gained while working for dealerships, having stayed at each job for many years. He has attended dealership training throughout his employment which provided training on repair of new auto models, thus keeping him current on auto repair procedures. He has gained 35 years of experience and still is certified as as ASE master.