About Valencia Auto Performance & Simply Smog in Santa Clarita

Get to Know Valencia Auto Performance & Simply Smog

Mike and Pam Cavanah have owned Valencia Auto Performance & Simply Smog since 2004. The shop started out as a smog test only facility, but when the Cavanahs added auto repair and maintenance services to the mix, the business quickly grew. We believe our team’s commitment to providing a friendly, high-quality automotive service experience may also have something to do with it. To better accommodate our customers, we moved from our original 2,000 square foot smog shop in 2013, setting up house in a 5,000-square foot auto repair facility half a mile away. Today, we’re proud to be the only ASE Blue Shield-rated auto repair shop in the Santa Clarita Valley.

For us, working in auto repair is fun and rewarding because we love meeting new people, seeing our customers happy, and providing personalized service to every driver who comes to our shop!

Meet Our Auto Repair & Service Team

  • Mike & Pam
    Mike & Pam CavanahOwners

    Mike and Pam Cavanah have owned Valencia Auto Performance & Simply Smog since 2004. They are very hands-on shop owners, with Mike overseeing operations from the frontend to the backend and everything in between. He enjoys talking to customers and suppliers, and drives our courtesy shuttle van on a regular basis. Meanwhile, Pam does the bulk of the daily bookkeeping (with Norma’s help), pays the bills, does payroll, and covers the front counter when needed. Both Mike and Pam are available to chat anytime, and welcome hearing from our awesome customers.

  • SamShop Manager

    Our shop manager, Sam, has over 35 years of experience in the auto repair and service industry. He has worked for Valencia Auto Performance for six years, and keeps the shop running smoothly. Sam is very knowledgeable on all makes and models, and has managed other auto repair shops in the past here in California and in Arizona. He is also a licensed California smog inspector.

  • AlanHead Service Advisor

    Alan is our head—and very qualified—service advisor. He will discuss with you the automotive problem or service you’ve come in for, take your car for a test drive, and diagnose the issue. He’s skilled at explaining solutions on how to fix auto problems, and will quote you an accurate price and approximate time it will take to repair your car. Alan has worked at German, Asian, and domestic dealerships and independent shops in Southern California, and brings with him experience as both a mechanic and a service advisor. In fact, he was a BMW Master technician, and has been in the automotive industry for over 35 years.

  • NormaCustomer Service

    Norma’s is the bright and smiling face everyone sees when they first come to the counter at Valencia Auto Performance & Simply Smog. She will write you up and check you out for smog tests and smaller issues like oil changes. In general, she keeps our shop humming.

  • AbbyCustomer Quality Control

    Abby is our follow-up person, making sure our customers are satisfied with their experience at Valencia Auto Performance. She will call you on the phone a few days after your visit, ask you how it went, and thank you once again for your business. As our customer quality control contact, she relays any issues to Mike and Pam.

  • AngelAuto Repair Technician & Smog Inspector

    Angel has over 15 years of experience in the automotive industry repairing all types of vehicles, plus he is a licensed California smog inspector. He is excellent at fixing all types of mechanical problems, as well as those tricky electrical issues that can stump a less experienced technician. We’re thrilled Angel has been with us for four years now.

  • LuisAuto Repair Technician

    Luis is a great mechanic with a bright and cheery disposition. He has experience working on all makes and models, and has been in the automotive industry for 22 years.

  • George H.Smog Inspector & Mechanic

    George is a licensed California smog inspector and mechanic with over 25 years of experience in the auto repair industry.

  • BrianOil Change & Tire Department Lead

    Young and very energetic, Brian has been in the auto repair industry for 6 years, and heads up our oil change and tire installation department. He is also qualified to handle other automotive services, like timing belt replacement, brakes, and tune-ups.

  • Robert C.
    Robert C.Customer Service

    Robert works with Norma writing up orders at the front counter, and drives our courtesy van that can take you home, back to work, to the mall, or wherever you’d like to go while your car is being serviced. He’ll pick you up, too! Robert also keeps our fleet accounts running smoothly.

  • George Jr.
    George Jr.Mechanic

    George is a young experienced mechanic. He has been in the automotive service and repair industry for 5 years and is very skilled in many aspects of the business. He works with Brian and does oil changes, tire mounting and balancing, brake jobs, timing belts, water pumps, radiators and many other jobs that come into the shop.