California Auto Centers

California Auto Centers

Foreign and Domestic Automotive Repair

IMG_4981-scalednameJoe Becht, Owner

Joe has been in the automotive repair business for over thirty years. Twenty years of service experience with highline German vehicle dealers
and manufacturers. Joe was a special technician for Audi, covering 12 states and 104 dealerships. He assisted dealers with unusual or persistent mechanical issues.Joe spent 13 years with Mercedes Benz corporate as a service and parts operations manager working with Southern California dealerships.


Erin Dempsey, Service Advisor

Pursuing a passion of service, Erin has dedicated the past 9 years to educating herself in automotive mechanics after leaving a successful career in
Cardiovascular research. Erin’s relentless curiosity and vehicle maintenance knowledge has earned her respect & excellence as an advisor.

Erin is an ASE C1 Certified Service Consultant.

Married 22 years and a mother of two active teenage children there is nothing about Erin that is average or ordinary. Erin is an avid reader, enjoys cooking, spending time with family and friends and serving her church. Erin has a BA degree from UCSD in Animal Physiology, is a published researcher and without question is a certified type A personality

IMG_4999-Erik-300x225Erik McGarvey, Service Manager

Erik loves a challenge, this characteristic has advanced his career as a quality super certified automotive technician. In the 14 years Erik has been in the Automotive Repair industry he has been a service advisor and worked hard at developing his mechanical knowledge
achieving multiple technician certifications. Erik is an ASE Certified Master Technician, MACS, L1 Advanced, Ford Diesel Certified, Smog Certified Instructor, and BAR EI/EO Certified.

Erik’s true passion is working on Domestic trucks. Erik lives with his wife in Temecula and is very excited about the arrival of his first child. While he still has free time he likes to go shooting, four wheeling, racing and fabricating. Something you may not know about Erik is that before becoming a technician he was a Certified L1, L2, L3 Firefighter.



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