Auto Repair San Diego County

Get to Know the El Cajon Auto Repair Shop that Cares

Travis Davison started Elite Smog & Auto in 2003 as a mobile mechanic. The business became a brick-and-mortar auto repair shop in 2008, and then a smog and general auto repair facility in 2017. Over 15 years, we’re proud to have built a loyal customer base in San Diego, allowing us to put down roots and expand our automotive services. Today, we’re an ASE-certified, California-certified full-service, auto repair, smog check, and smog repair center.

“I take great pride in accurately diagnosing auto-related problems and providing expert solutions. Having the opportunity to effectively interact and consult with our customers is critically important to me. I take great pride in maintaining a safe, productive and enjoyable work environment for all those involved.” - Travis Davison, Owner

Travis’s Certifications

  • State Licensed Smog Inspector
  • State Licensed Smog Repair Technician
  • ASE Master Certified Technician
  • ASE Certified L1 Advanced Level Specialist
  • ASE Certified Service Adviser
  • ASE Certification for Diesel Engines
Travis Davison - Owner and Master Mechanic at Elite Smog & Auto

Bringing Old-School Quality to a New-School Auto Repair Shop

Travis’s inspiration and work ethic are influenced by 30 years of independent and dealership level auto service experience. Starting early in his career, he learned from old-school auto repair technicians who took ultimate pride in doing quality work. The dealership environment, with its constant learning and management training, also showed him the importance of staying up-to-date on the latest automotive technology. However, the non-family atmosphere could be frustrating, especially when many of his mentors retired or moved up the chain. So, Travis decided to start his own auto repair business, focused on providing friendly, high-quality automotive services.

As a modern, full-service auto repair shop, Elite Smog & Auto is equipped with four lifts and a smog testing bay, as well as the latest technology, scanners, tools, information, and resources available. Travis also encourages and supplies our staff and himself with consistent training and certification opportunities to improve the shop’s overall performance. We recycle all our waste fluids, waste metals, and cardboard, working to be as environmentally clean as possible, even when our job is very dirty.

If you live in the El Cajon area, we hope to get to know you, too, and provide you with the best service available in the auto repair industry.