Joe Becht, Owner

Joe has been in the automotive repair business for over thirty years. Twenty years of service experience with high end 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, 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!

Erik 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 and children in Temecula and when he 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.

William Spurgin, Lead Technician

Bill grew up in Spokane, Washington, where he started working on cars with his Dad at the age of 13.  Once out of high school, he worked at an Auto Body shop for 10 years and then owned his own shop for six.  After relocating to Southern California he started work as an Automotive Technician.  Currently he is a Master Automobile Technician with A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7 and A8 ASE certifications.

Bill and his wife have two children and he enjoys spending time with family as well as riding dirt bikes, drag racing and jet boats.  In other words, he has a need for speed!

Service Team

Henry Trujillo, Technician

Born & raised in Los Angeles, CA,  Henry developed an interest in autos at age 12 watching his father and uncles repair their vehicles and initially worked on dirt bikes and quads. He attended UTI after graduating high school earning a certificate in Automotive Repair on Ford Diesels.  He then worked at Midas for two years followed by a stint at Goodyear and then Inland Auto and Truck.

Henry is married and enjoys off-roading, baseball with his children (two boys) and practicing at the shooting range. Other hobbies include jet skiing and boating, camping and attending car races.

Jesus RodriguezTechnician

A native of Fallbrook, Jesus started working on industrial machines such as bobcats and forklifts at 17 with his Father.  He attended UTI earning a certificate in Automotive Technology in 2011. He apprenticed with a transmission shop and then moved to Express Tires prior to coming to California Auto Centers.

Jesus loves to camp fish, off-road and hunt.  He also loves working with computers. He is married but waiting to start a family.