Eric Obrochta

Eric Obrochta is the owner of South Main Auto Repair LLC, a Napa Auto Care Center, in Avoca, New York, since 2005. In addition to taking care of customer cars, Eric also provides mobile diagnostics and programming to other area shops. Born to shop-owning parents in 1980, Eric now shares his experiences with others as the owner of the popular South Main Auto YouTube channel, with more than 643,000 subscribers.


When you're the mechanic in the family

March 1, 2019
I think we have all been in the situation as a shop owner, mechanic, technician, handy man or whatever you like to be called where we are approached by a family member or a close...

Do I really need a lab scope?

Nov. 29, 2018
Often our toolboxes are littered with tools that haven't seen the light of day in months. That's not true for my DSO!

The importance of checking engine mechanical conditions during drivability diagnostics

Sept. 1, 2018
Many drivability concerns are related to engine mechanical conditions. Check for these first before you spend too much time playing with ignition or fuel issues!

EVAP Code P0452 - simple fix, right?

April 1, 2018
I started out my diagnosis on a 2003 Ford Escape with an automatic 3.0 VIN 1 24 Valve V-6 with the customer interview to gather the information and the complaint — with just shy...