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    This is Bayview Auto Center thread, which is Out of Character and all information provided here can not be used for any In Character purposes. Main goal of this thread is to present Bayview Auto Center for the community and show our company structure, core values, service that we provide every day and of course our lifestyle.


    Plane just landed in Los Santos International Airport and you passed security check holding your bag in one hand and the Visa card in another. Full of hope, curiosity and hunger for adventures you step through the doors of airport, where soft, warm and a bit salty wind form the ocean greets you and whispers that finally you are in the city of Los Santos. Following the wind, mixed sounds of revving engines and squeal tires could be heard form not far away. Moving towards the sound you get on the Greenwich Parkway and right away in the distance source of the engines symphony appears - Bayview Auto Center. This is how most of us started our journey in Los Santos and met mechanics shop, where knowledge, experience, passion for vehicles and friendship are combined to help this city.
    Bayview Auto Center is one of two mechanics shop in the town and its main goal is to help people of Los Santos with their vehicles starting with some small polishing tasks, towing jobs and ending with full car performance and body customization for the car shows or races. Besides that, we are always collaborating with other government companies helping them out on their duties, like impounding cars or providing our assistance on their organised events.
    To accomplish our tasks, Bayview Auto Center center has amazing garage with all kinds of tools. We have hydraulic lifts, spraying booth, engine hoist, tire changers, wheel balancer and many more machines to provide premium class service for every customer. As one of old mechanics said: “If you can't find the right tool in this garage Mr. Arizona, you don't belong near a car.” 
Besides our amazing garage where we do engineering miracles, we have another garage where we are keeping our company vehicles, that helps us in the city.  We have  two types of tow trucks. 

  •  Heavy duty tow truck, which we are using most of the time, because most of the problems that we encounter are quite extraordinary and requires that extra power, which heavy duty tow truck has plenty, because of turboch arged inline-4. 
  • Another one is small light duty tow truck, which is mostly used in hardly reachable places in the city, like small backstreet, or house backyard, where heavy duty tow truck would not fit. Also this truck is used way less because of its manufactures fault installing V8 engine with aluminum cylinder heads without possibility to use truck at its full potential.

In assistance for tow trucks, we have three types of utility trucks:

  • A Cherry Picker variant of the Utility Truck, which we use on very rare occasions, since we find it useful only when vehicle or its parts are stuck in the trees or on the roofs of houses.
  • A Box variant of the Utility Truck is mostly used truck alongside tow trucks, since it has quite spacious trunk to put a lot of spare parts for roadside assistance.
  • Utility pickup truck is the last one from utility vehicles selection that we have right now. It is also the smallest one and mostly used for business trips or as an additional car in the events. The truck is powered by a V8 engine, but once again, because of the aluminum cylinder heads it does not stand out for it performance.
  • Flatbed is the last model in our companies garage, which supposed to be used to transport cars with the drivetrain, steering or wheel systems failures, since its not recommended to tow cars with these type of failures, but currently we are not using them, because of the failures of the hydraulic system, which controls platform of flatbed. Even for us it is currently not possible to fix that without manufacture spare parts, which are still in the Europe, sadly.

    But all those tools and trucks could not do anything without amazing people, who work at Bayview. Every mechanic in the shop is passionate about his or her work to the bottom of their heart. Besides the passion for their job, Bayview mechanics are true professionals in the vehicles engineering and design fields, because they are always ready to help choosing what kind of performance upgrades should be installed and how they will improve the car or which color you should go for and how it will fit the car. 
    Knowledge, passion for the work and experience are not the only traits that Bayview employees have. Besides those professional strengths, they are truly amazing people, who are always ready to listen and help to each other, because whole Bayview team is like one big family, which always takes care of each other. On top of that, employees not only cares about each other, but also looks after every customer, who comes to Bayview. For example, if someone is having a bad day, short visit in Bayview really could make a difference and make that day at least a bit better.


    Back in the day Bayview itself did not exist and where Bayview is now, there was one and only auto center in Los Santos and it was called Los Santos Customs. It was lead by a person, who was called Mr. Kingpin by the ones who knew him. He did not do his job well as he was not around much and people started to suspect something shady is going on, as he was always hard to talk to, due to lack of concentration, as he did a lot of drugs. That lead to Michael Dew - “Kingpin’s” second to take over. LSC, as it was called at the time, was in a different situation, as security was an issue. Even though the leader changed he was also suspected to be involved with local biker gang, who posed as just a biker club. They were roaming the city on their bikes and even if they did something illegal, they did not do it on the premises of Los Santos, so Los Santos Police Department had no reason to suspect anything. An investigation might have occurred, but no one knows for sure. So Michael Dew, being a motorhead and constantly interacting with Bikers, lead to attracting attention from other local gangs, as it was stated, that the auto center will not have any involvement with any criminal gangs or activities, so CCTV’s were installed and a wall was requested to be built by the leader and Head of HR - Mr. Hurezanov a.k.a Bobo Shikanovsky, so the auto center would be a safer place for everyone to be in. 
    Few months later, the new, but firm gang called The Savages, which at the time started to make their name known by the citizens, government workers and LSPD, as they were fierce and well organized and constantly growing.They were causing constant threats to the staff and the customers by arriving in numbers, armed to their teeth and hiding their faces under masks, leading to bloody shootouts between local citizens, mechanics and them. This lead to a security division being created by Boris Hurezanov a.k.a Bobo Shikanovsky, who employed mechanics, owned CCW permissions (gun license) and trained them to wield a gun for the business sake while on duty. Bobo also instructed the staff with steps to take in an emergency situations and presented it to whole staff, with instructions about escalation of force, upon a threat, as he was a formal LSPD officer as well. 
    As mentioned above, it became almost everyday routine to call LSPD and LSES to nowadays Bayview location and people, who wanted to come and repair or modify their car started to come in pairs or small groups only for security reasons. There were always at least one mechanic on the roof, looking out for suspicious activity and he would press the alarm button if he would see gang activities nearby. The shop had the support of local friendly gangs and business owners, including the biker gang and citizens in general who voluntarily patrolled nowadays Bayview area and helped fight off The Savages. Local police on the other hand did nothing until one officer came, who changed it all - Nathan Ames or as he liked to call himself - The Dragon. He would be parked on the shop's premises for hours every day, which lead to The Savages avoiding the area overtime and it became a peaceful place.
     Then the Savages changed their approach. Mason Savage was one of the kind “mastermind”, as some people used to call him. He changed his plan and his organization members started to infiltrate in all government factions, including the auto center. Their own people with clean records and decent amount of experience landed to the city of Los Santos and quickly became rich and powerful as no one else was, but that is the story for another day. 
     Days went by and finally mechanics were safe,security division was disbanded and everyone started to work in peace, doing, what they loved to do, but having in mind, that if needed the division could be established again, in matter of days. Since then, every mechanic had to buy a gun and pass the firearm exam, to be licensed. As I mentioned before, CCTV’s with night vision up to 120 meters were installed and no expense was spared for passive infrared sensors on the territory, to alarm the LSPD when the shop is closed and no one is around. 
    One, usual workday the government decided that they would open a second mechanic shop in town. They offered LSC to move to another location, while the new shop would open in the old location. That is Bayview now. LSC took the opportunity to hand over the old auto center to one of their own - Mr. Biggs, who was an amazing person. The high command knew, that we would run the business perfectly, so they convinced the government, that he would be the man for the job. So that is how there are now two auto centers in Los Santos. 
    Even though the owners and the whole high command were friends, shared a cup of beer once in a while, power and money can change a man. So conflict started between the two auto centers, casualties were not avoided… The situation got so strict that mechanics from rival auto centers were not welcomed on one another's territories and if they came to talk, they were greeted with guns and being instantly surrounded. This whole thing happened, because some of the new mechanics got into a fight between one and another. Arguments lead to physical actions and some were injured. Reporting the whole situation for the higher ups, of course, to save their asses for causing the conflict. Whole story was edited to a point of fiction. Bobo and Michael, knowing Mr. Biggs well, knew, that this is just a misunderstanding and it needs to be talked out between both parties. It was hard to organize this, as the whole story got leaked and the biggest Russian mafia - The Bratva was very close with the old LSC and their higher ups, so they were constantly threatening the new auto center, Bayview, even without the knowledge of LSC. So all these conflicts lasted for months until Michael, Bobo and Mr. Biggs as being grown men and reasonable people decided to have a meeting, between the trio and came to terms of collaboration and working together, to reach the same goal - help the citizens of Los Santos and make the city a nicer place to live for all of the mechanics of Los Santos. From that day the two auto centers are working together as a group of people, interested in cars and everybody hoped for the sake of the city and all people in it, that, this will last forever and nothing like that would ever repeat, as the best teacher is history and experience gained from mistakes. 


Quality/Continuous Improvement - passion for work is one of the keys to be great at what you do. Same goes for the mechanics profession. If you want to make vehicles run fast and smooth, you have to love and understand them by heart and with the mindset, which is always eager to learn we can do it better with every new day.

Customer Focus - sometimes it is an overlooked thing, but mechanics work not only with the cars, but they also communicate and help customers by explaining them how to take care of their car, what modifications to choose or just by asking if they would like to have a coffee while their car is in the garage.

Integrity - with the trust in the heart of the integrity we keep our word with every customer, colleague and partner. It always motivates us to go for that extra mile.

Family spirit - Whole Bayview team was always like one big family and every member of it is always ready to help each other no matter what and that is the reason why we always overcome even the biggest problems that we face.



Owner  - in other words CEO of the company, who represents company in city hall, handles negotiations with other companies and communicates with government officials on all matters. Besides main tasks also takes care of whole company’s workflow and makes sure of smooth work on daily basis.

Co-Owner - owner’s right hand, helps to work on contracts and partnerships with other companies. Ensures smooth workflow in the company and handles some of the government tasks. Coordinates and ensures that rules and decisions in the company would be smoothly implemented in daily basis. Also coordinates and advises other management members.

Staff Manager (Management) - mostly focuses on the employees of the Bayview. Checks performance and advises people on their daily basis. Teaches them and helps to improve. Besides that, actively communicates with other management members about the promotions and suggests potential candidates for the promotions. Monitors people’s activity.

Head of Supervisors (Management) - mostly focuses on supervisors and closely works with them on their daily tasks by providing them instructions and guidance. Makes sure that supervisors are always up to date with situation and new decisions in the company.

Head of Instructors (Management) - mostly works with instructors making sure that all employees are following best mechanics standards, providing the best service with great SLA. Also organizes trainings to improve employees qualification and takes care of whole training period in the Bayview.

Instructor (Supervisory) - person, who helps employees on their daily duties and teaches them how to improve and get even better at their work. Also makes sure that every trainee would have the best introduction and training, before starting his work. 

Supervisor (Supervisory) - person, who leads employees on their daily basis, helps on more complicated tasks, makes sure that people are up to date with all the new decisions and rules in the company. Provides his insights about problems that arises or might arise for the rest of the management.

Lead Mechanic - employee with the motivation and potential to help and guide others. Closely works with supervisors helping them to lead other employees on their daily basis. Ensures smooth company work on his or her shift and helps other employees with their tasks.

Senior Mechanic - employee, who knows his or her job well, does not need guidance or a lot of supervision. Follows the rules and helps other mechanics with their daily tasks and does the job on the highest standard.

Mechanic - employee, who takes care of his or her tasks well, knows the rules and can advise other employees. Is fully capable of handling tasks by  himself or herself and does not need additional training.

Junior Mechanic - employee, who just passed the intern period and showed his or her knowledge and skills multiple times by handling customers with passion and quality. Also knows basic rules of the company and shows motivation to learn more.

Intern Mechanic - employee, who just ended his or her training period and showed his or her basic skills working on vehicles and provided great customer service. Knows how to work with the tow truck and handle basic daily tasks.

Trainee - new employee, who just started his or her career in the Bayview, works on basic daily tasks and at the same time learns and improves himself or herself. Tries to follow the rules and implement them, while he or she is working.


Ryan Cooper - Owner

    A caring and very helpful young man, born on the 2nd of April 1991 in a city called Rotterdam, in a small country called the Netherlands.
    He has a twin brother as well and he had a sister, who was born on 1993 10th of April.
    He was only 5 years old when he instantly lost both of his parents in the car accident. He and his brother miraculously survived without a scratch, but unfortunately their sister wasn't that lucky and died at the hospital after 5 hours of treatment.
    Ryan and his brother, Marcus, were quickly adopted and lived with their new parents until their 12th birthday. Their new parents were unfortunately very abusive. They mistreated and hit kids for years, and on their 12th birthday, which they never celebrated in the first place, Ryan decided to make a break for it and ended up living on the streets, he never got to see his brother as he left him behind as well....
    In order to survive, he had to steal food and money. However, these street skills made him very agile. He learned the arts of parkour and knew some self taught fighting moves from different cultures just by memorizing street fights. Also, he used to hang out at a mechanic shop in the heart of Rotterdam as he became friends with the owner of the place. (the only person he didn't rob for some reason.)
    After paying quite some attention to his work Ryan decided that he wants to give it a try. Owner noticed that and gave him a car to work on, and observed his work. Mechanic liked what he saw and gave him a job as mechanic. Ryan was 16 at that time. Unfortunately the owner died of some sickness short after he joined the crew and he lost his job again since there were nobody who would be able to take over the place. Then Ryan went to freelance on the streets, helping people with their cars for little to no labour price since he just enjoyed working on cars.
    After a while, he joined the Dutch Military Forces as a Marine to serve a few years until he had enough money to move to Los Santos. He went there for the better life and to live the American dream.There he joined Bayview as a mechanic, where he climbed the ladder till he reached Manager. He still works there and has a wife and kid. 

Main specialization:

  • Vehicular bodywork
  • Classic Japanese cars
  • Heavy duty trucks
  • Muscle cars
  • Respray and colour expert
  • V8 engines
  • Motorcycles

Paul Silverton - Co-Owner


    Paul Silverton was born in Eastern Europe, small country called Lithuania and was raised by great parents. His father works as a lead mechanic in one of the biggest road construction companies in Lithuania. Because of the father’s work Paul was surrounded by mechanical engineering miracles from the very beginning and got used to be surrounded by all kinds of machines.

  • 2009 - 2013 attended Vilnius lyceum with focus on mechanical engineering.
  • 2013 - 2017 attended Kaunas University of Technology and graduated with a bachelor of science degree in Mechanical Engineering with by covering “Improving old cars performance with ML based ECU's without sacrificing durability” topic.
  • 2018 May - started working in the Bayview Auto Center
  • 2018 - writing MSc in University of San Andreas, topic: “Hybrid engine’s performance increase using AI based ECU’s”

Main specialization:

  • ECU’s
  • Classic Japanese cars
  • Heavy duty trucks
  • NA engines
  • Hydraulic systems

Luke Kuperus - Staff Manager


    Luke Kuperus was born on the 15th of April 1990 in a small town in the Country side of The Netherlands, he was born in a family of 5 with 2 older brothers a mom and a dad. His dad was and still is a mechanic at a local mechanic shop. His mom was a surgeon's assistant,  but unfortunately she lost the battle with ALS 2 years ago.
    He was a smart kid but never the best student in school and always rather fooled around than study. When he graduated from high school his parents gave him a plane ticket to Los Santos. He was there for 6 weeks and did some working and exploring. Like a lot of people he fell in love with Los Santos.
    When Luke got back from vacation, he decided to join the Dutch armed forces. He went to the recruiting office and signed a contract for the infantry in the Army, his specialization being vehicle repair. He did 3 Tours of Afghanistan and 1 Freedom mission in Mali. Most ranging from a year to 2 years. On his last tour of Afghanistan he got hit by a Roadside IED which hit our Boxer infantry vehicle. Luke got hit in the leg by shrapnel. He was in the hospital for 6 months and after that he got medically discharged and worked shit jobs for a while.
    After those events Luke decided to move to Los Santos because he really didn’t have anything to lose. When his plane landed in Los Santos, he got his truckers license and drove fuel trucks around for a while. He joined Los Santos mechanical services back in the day and worked as a low ranking mechanic for a while. After the split into Biggs and LSC he joined LSC, but didn’t like the way the current owner Michael was operating with the company, so he left. For a while he moved around in the city. After that he joined Bayview. It already passed a year or two since he joined and currently is working as a Staff Manager. 

Main specialization:

  • Exhaust Systems
  • Diesel engines 
  • Body work
  • Electrical Systems
  • Rotary Engines

Mikhail Rausstin - Instructor


    Mikhail Rausstin was born in Ukraine, however a short while after relocated to live in Liberty city with his grandparents. He spent his youth in the streets and later he managed to get himself into Vespucci University in Algoquin, Liberty city. He graduated the university and became a professional auto body repair denting and painting technician. With all that knowledge and a round zero in his bank account, he knew he had to start doing something, that would get him a plate of food, but wouldn’t get in trouble with law. So he found a cheap one spot garage and started working on vehicles there. At first his clients were his family, friends and friends of friends, but after few successful jobs word was spread, that Mikhail’s shop is doing a good job for a reasonable price. As years passed Mikhail kept doing better and better, although most of his family passed away and his friends took a criminal path, so they were either in the prison or not among the living at all. As he was feeling alone, city became really depressing, he decided to leave everything behind. He sold his shop, sold his small apartment and bought himself a plane ticket to Los Santos. After coming to LS, he was taken into one of the mechanic shops, Bayview, to work as a mechanic.

  • 2000-2004 Vespucci University, Automobile technological engineering, Bachelor’s degree
  • 2004-2008 Vespucci University, Auto body repair, painting and detailing, Master’s degree
  • 2009-2017 Opened up a shop called “Pay’n’Spray”.
  • 2018 September started working in Bayview.

Main specialization:

  • Classic car restoration;
  • Bodywork, dent repair;
  • Respraying, detailing, polishing;
  • Workshop design, blueprints;
  • Turbo systems;
  • Rotary engines.


    To become part of the Bayview family is fairly easy, because we do not have long list of strict requirements and it really does not matter a lot, if you just landed in the city or you know every street of Los Santos by heart. We are just looking for people like us: kind, motivated, ready to help and in love with cars. You think all these traits describes you? then we are looking forward to meet you!

    Whole recruitment process is separated into two main parts:

  • Application - this is the first step in the way of becoming Bayview mechanic, where you need to put some effort and impress HR team with your Application, which can be found in the Bayview Auto Center forum section  ( How to apply for a position at Bayview? ).
    After you filled form and left us a topic with a note about it, HR team will review application and most likely you will have answer within no more than 5 days.
  • Interview - this is the second step, if HR team liked your application. This step is needed, because we are looking forward to know you better in person. Also before the whole interview we do a mandatory background check in LSPD, just to make sure if you do not have the Bible size criminal record. No worries, couple tickets for speeding, illegal parking or other old and forgotten history does not bother us, because we believe that people change and learn. 

    After the interview, once again HR team will review the interview and will finally decide within no more than 5 days whether you are ready to sign the contract or you still need to put a bit more effort next time.

    After passing each part of the recruitment process, you will be notified by a reply message in the topic that you left in our forum.

    Finally, when you see the message that you are invited to sign the contract, all you need to do is show up in the Bayview and ask for someone from management staff to help you with the signing part. Once you put your signature at the bottom of the contract and you were added into our system - you are part of the Bayview family. Now you can take out work clothes from the locker. 
    Next thing that you should see after putting clothes on, is smiling instructor, who will give you outstanding training and guidance about our company, rules, people, vehicles, safety and how to do your daily tasks. After this training you will know basically everything that you need to get started working and if you forget something, there will be always someone beside you or in our discord willing to help you and answer all questions!


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