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!

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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.

  • 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.

  • LuisAuto Repair Mechanic

    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.

  • George Jr.
    George Jr.Auto Repair 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.

  • AdrianAuto Repair Mechanic
    Adrian has 7 years experience as a tire, oil, and brake technician and has worked for two other shops in his automotive career.  Adrian is taking classes and learning how to do more repairs and maintenance at our shop.  Adrian has a great personality and gets the job done.  He is a self starter and hard worker.
    David has over 15 years of experience in the automotive industry repairing all types of vehicles.  He has worked at both dealers facilities and independent shops.  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 with having Dave as one of our associates.
  • EddieAuto Repair Mechanic
     Eddie has worked in the automotive service and repair business for 10 years and has a lot of experience as a oil, tire, brake, and preventive maintenance technician.  Eddie attends may outside classes and is learning more skills on a regular basis.  Great to work with and does excellent and thorough jobs on all vehicles he handles.