The agricultural city of Salinas, CA, serves as the seat of Monterey County, located at the mouth of the Salinas Valley roughly eight miles from the Pacific Ocean. Incorporated in 1874, Salinas covers more than 23 square miles of land, home to a growing population nearing 160,000 people.
Chinese immigrants did much of the farm labor in the town’s early days, earning Salinas the second-largest Chinatown in the state after San Francisco’s. Today, Salinas operates as the main business, governmental and industrial center of the region, under the motto, “Rich in Land, Rich in Values.” Also nicknamed “The Salad Bowl of the World”, the city is known for its vibrant farming industry with many major vegetable producers headquartered here. As the hometown of author John Steinbeck, Salinas today offers an emerging arts scene and a variety of annual cultural events.
When it comes to auto repairs, Wayside Garage is proud to offer impeccable auto repairs to the Salinas community. We’ve been in business since 1946, adhering to high standards of workmanship along with thoughtful customer service. As a family-owned and operated facility, our team strives to make Salinas drivers feel right at home with a warm experience from start to finish. Our shop is conveniently located in nearby Seaside, where we treat all cars like family.