Mike Magers (Owner) has been working in one capacity or another here at Smitty's since he was able to drive. In 1987 when Smitty experienced health issues, Mike answered the call and began a career at Smitty’s. Mike is an ASE certified Master Tech with a degree in business from San Diego State and a degree in Transportation Technology from Cuyamaca College. He is certified with the CTI technical institute for Hybrid repair. He is married with 3 fantastic kids. He enjoys surfing, diving and quad riding with his family.
Enrique (Office Manager) is Mike’s oldest son. Enrique has a background in management and recently received his diploma in Kinesiology at San Diego State University. He’s an avid Charger fan and when not crunching numbers at Smitty’s he can be found working out or skateboarding.
Giuseppe aka "JJ" (Service Advisor Assistant) is actually Giuseppe (The technician’s) son. We all call him "JJ" because it’s just easier that way! "JJ" has been working with one of our suppliers as a driver and aspires to be a technician. His experience in the parts industry is truly an asset to Smitty’s. He’s attending Cuyamaca College in pursuit of his degree in Transportation Technology. "JJ" enjoys surfing and photography - he’s pretty good!
Dan (Service Advisor) was born and raised right here in San Diego and has over 35 years of automotive experience. He’s been a service writer at three dealerships- Ford, Jeep and Chrysler; no matter what kind of car you have he knows it. Dan achieved and maintained Chrysler’s prestigious Five Star award from 1998-2009. On a typical weekend you might find him engaged in restoring his beautiful Muscle cars. For most of his adult life he’s been a on the pit crew for midget race cars and several years was a driver in the mini sprint car racing series. Dan’s unassuming nature and genuine concern for others makes him the perfect fit on the front line at Smitty’s.
Rick (Technician) has been Mike’s "go to" guy since 1995- His Christian background has been a moral compass when decision making finds a gray area. He has done it all- Manager, Service Advisor, Technician, Fabricator and Facilities manager. Rick has a degree in Aviation flight operation and Aviation technology from Miramar College. This ASE Master Tech is an advanced engine performance specialist. He is certified with the CTI technical institute for Hybrid repair. Rick enjoys bible studies, flying and sailing.
Alfredo (El Maestro) is the patriarch of the business, having worked here since 1995. Generally soft spoken, Alfredo is very passionate about church topics. He is the Deacon at his church and when not turning a wrench can be found organizing a food drive for the underprivileged. He is married with two beautiful girls.
Jose (Technician) began his career with Smitty's in 1996 - If he were a baseball player he would win the prize for most consecutive starts. You can always expect a smile from Jose and he has the most contagious laugh in the building (dare I say the industry?) He consistently produces quality work and has one of the lowest “comeback” rates in the industry. Jose enjoys Tae Kwon Do. He is married and is the "soccer dad" for 3 active kids.
Giuseppe (Technician) came on the scene in 2007. He loves being part of the Smitty team. Giuseppe brings almost 20 years of automotive experience to our family of seasoned veterans. He is fast and accurate. Giuseppe has a tool for every job and is an inspiration to work with. Giuseppe is single with three grown boys. He likes Surfing and just about anything his boys are involved in.
Beto (Technician) has been a natural leader here at Smitty’s since he came on the scene in 2007. This ASE Master Tech / Advanced Engine Performance Specialist owned his own shop for five years. He is certified with the CTI technical institute for Hybrid repair. Beto’s years of experience and excellent work ethic have been valuable asset to the Senior Tech team at Smitty’s. He is married, with three girls and spends his "off hours" working on his new home.
Sam (Service Advisor) has over five years experience in the automotive industry. He is also fluent in Spanish and has a “hands on” approach. His work ethic has rewarded him with a proven track record of success. Most recently, as a general manager of Elite Auto Group, he learned the essentials of customer satisfaction. His early background was in the parts industry which serves to improve the quality and value of parts we provide. Sam enjoys weekends spent with his Family and friends. He's all about basketball; in fact he was the MVP for his league. He also enjoys building his high performance car and racing it at the Barona drag strip. Like any red-blooded San Diegan, Sam is an avid Padre and Charger fan.
Sergio (Technician) is an ASE certified Master Tech and an advanced engine performance specialist. He is the newest man on the team but has experience and wisdom beyond his years. He is happily married. He enjoys surfing and autocross.