About Us


Elite Tire and Automotive has been providing quality car care in Cathedral City, California, since 2000. We are a family-owned business delivering honest and professional automotive repair and auto maintenance services to the people of Cathedral City and surrounding areas. The quality ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certified technicians at Elite Tire and Automotive employ today’s latest automotive technology and are equipped to handle all major and minor repairs on foreign and domestic vehicles.

Elite Tire and Automotive is a certified NAPA AutoCare Center; we are able to provide the benefits of an established national entity while maintaining the personal touch of a family-owned business. We understand that your vehicle is a major investment, and that is why we care for each customer’s vehicle as if it were our own.

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Come by and visit our clean and professional shop in Cathedral City, California.

Smog Check and Auto Repair
With over 35 years of experience and third generation of Professional Mechanic, Elite Tire and Automotive is the best option! We open in 2000 in Cathedral City but have being working on Auto Repair since 1983. This are some of the most popular services but we are not restricted to them,Smog Check, Smog Repairs, Diagnose Check Engine Light, A/C Maintenance & Repair, Tune Ups, Transmission Service & Overhaul, Diagnose Electrical Problems, Suspension Repairs and Alignment, Dashboard Lights Diagnose & Repair, Brakes Inspection & Repair, Oil Changes, New Tires Sale, if there is any service that you may need give us a call at (760) 770-7533.

Our Heritage
I was born in the city of Guatemala and from a very young age I watched my grandfather and father working as mechanics in our home, they worked on heavy duty trucks and cars. This is where my interest to become a mechanic came from; I wanted to follow on their footsteps and repair my own vehicles.

I started helping in the shop cleaning and doing some minor disassembling, and helping with whatever I could and learning from watching. When I was only 15 years old, I was already able to rebuild an engine and work on cars and trucks. When I turned 18 I had the big opportunity to migrate to the United States of America to continue with my long dream.

When I first arrived to California, I went to live in Long Beach. There I had the opportunity, with my experience, to work at a local Car Dealership for used cars. After a year of hard working in Long Beach I relocated to the beautiful City of Palm Springs California. In Palm Springs I started to work at Fred Alstrong Acura Dealer. I worked at the dealership for 3 years where I learn more about customer service and technical stuff.
They closed down the dealership and the manager of the department opened up his own business. The manager asked me to work for him in Performance Automotive in Cathedral City, where I became a manager of the shop for 10 years.

Later in the year 2000, I got the biggest opportunity in my life, to open up my own business and buy a shop, and Smog Check in Cathedral City CA. That is when I opened up Elite Tire and Automotive.

I am the proud owner of “Elite Tire and Automotive”, and my priority was and always will be to “Satisfy my Clients with Honesty and Quality”. I’m a third generation Professional Mechanic and I enjoy working on cars and helping my customers and friends. To better serve our clientele, halfway through 2018 we will offer body shop and alignment services.

Meet the Elite Team of Certified Mechanics

Axel Cabrera
Smog Technician/ Master Mechanic

Elizabeth Cabrera
Customer Service/ Accounting

Master Mechanic

Master Mechanic/ Body Repair


About NAPA AutoCare


As a NAPA AutoCare Center, we follow a strict code of ethics so customers will know up-front what to expect. As part of this code, we pledge:

  • To perform high-quality diagnostic and repair service at a fair price using quality NAPA parts.
  • To employ ASE-certified technicians.
  • To be dedicated to customer satisfaction.
  • To exercise reasonable care for the customer’s property while it is in our possession.
  • To obtain prior authorization and provide a price estimate for work performed.
  • To provide a system for fair settlement of customer complaints should they occur.
  • To maintain the highest standards of our profession.
  • To uphold the integrity of all members of the NAPA AutoCare Program.

Our National NAPA AutoCare Warranty
We currently offer the NAPA AutoCare Peace of Mind Warranty, which provides our customers with 24 months/24,000 miles of worry-free protection on qualifying parts and labor. Wherever you may travel, our warranty is honored at more than 14,000 NAPA AutoCare locations across the country.


68350 Kieley Rd
Cathedral City, CA 92234