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Michael Dyckman

Michael Dyckman

President

Michael began working for his parents when they bought Cars Automotive & Muffler​ in 1979. He took over the business when his parents retired in 1992. Since taking over, Michael has overseen many changes at Cars Automotive & Muffler, especially when he expanded the business into a full automotive repair facility in 1994. He is always seeking improvement within his business and takes pride in how the shop has grown. Michael enjoys scouting with his sons, boating, water skiing, riding his desert toys, but everyone who knows him, knows that making everything clean is his favorite hobby.

Gilda Dyckman

Gilda Dyckman

Vice President

Gilda left the diamond & fine jewelry industry after 16 years and jumped into the Automotive Industry working at Edelbrock Corporation in 1997. Gilda joined Cars Automotive & Muffler full time in 1999, but after her sons were born in 2000, raising identical twins with autism took her away from Cars Automotive & Muffler. By 2005 Gilda was back in full swing, and can now be found running around at Cars Automotive & Muffler doing just about everything except she leaves the mechanic work to the rest of the team. Gilda loves to volunteer and has given much of her spare time to PTA, Rotary, Friendship Circle, El Segundo Education Foundation, & many Autism organizations. When not volunteering, Gilda loves to spend time with her family, friends, BBQs and enjoys traveling with Michael, Brent & Troy.

Kevin Baerg

Kevin Baerg

ASE Master Technician / General Manager

Kevin has been a valued Cars Automotive & Muffler employee since 2004. He began his automotive career at the age of 10 sweeping the floors in his family’s business. At the age of 18 he began his ASE certifications and became a Master Technician at the age of 21 years old. He also holds a National Child Passenger Safety Certification, Brake & Lamp, and is a Smog Technician. He loves to keep up in the latest technology in the automotive industry and keeps the shop up with the latest IT systems. He enjoys racing RC cars, snowboarding and especially spending time with wife and beautiful daughters.
Shirlee Hewitt

Shirlee Hewitt

Service Advisor

Shirlee has been a valued Cars Automotive & Muffler employee since October 2019. Shirlee started her career 15 years ago as a technician, moved up to the parts department, and has settled into her current position as a service advisor. Shirlee holds a service advisor platinum-certification in Toyota, Ford & Subaru and is also has the Michelin Tire Certificate. In her spare time, Shirlee likes to spend time with her family, playing soccer, and since moving to Southern California she has a new passion for boogie boarding. Maybe you’ll catch a wave with her at one of our local South Bay beaches.
Richard Sherman

Richard Sherman

ASE Master Technician

Richard has been a valued Cars Automotive & Muffler employee since 1999. Started in the automotive industry at the age 16 years old, received his ASE Master Technician certifications at the age of 20 years old. He holds brake, lamp & smog certifications and in the industry for 39 years. When not working on cars he enjoys music, reading, hiking, and servicing in ministry at his church. He is a devoted family man, married for over 34 years and enjoys spending time with their daughter and his son when is in town on leave from the Marine Corp.

Arturo Ramirez

Arturo Ramirez

Service Technician

Arturo has been a valued  Cars Automotive & Muffler employee since 2008. He began selling auto parts in Mexico at the young age of 14. In 1999 he began working as a technician and hold ASE certificates in brakes & air condition and takes pride in providing the best service to our customers. In his spare time he enjoy helping others by living a healthy lifestyle with Amway. He enjoys spending time with Rosa his wife and 3 beautiful girls, he may be out numbered at home but they are his pride and joy.

Art Acosta

Art Acosta

Service Technician

Art has been a valued Cars Automotive & Muffler employee since 2016. Art first began selling parts to the retail and began working as a technician in 1999. He holds an ASE certificate in air conditioning and brakes and prides his work in these two areas. If not working on cars he love music and DJs on the weekends for family and friends. He loves to BBQ and you find him at the shop feeding the team on most Saturdays. But most of all, he loves the time he spends with his daughter.

Armando Acosta

Armando Acosta

Service Technician

Armando has been a valued  Cars Automotive & Muffler employee since 2018. Armando first began working as a technician in 1993. Armando is our exhaust specialist and holds several other ASE certifications and takes pride in his work. If not working on cars he loves to go see rodeos with his wife and is always up for a good BBQ with his family and friends.

Dale Cockerille

Dale Cockerille

Customer Service Representative

Dale has been a valued Cars Automotive & Muffler employee since February 2020. He grew up in the DMV, for us Native Californians that’s the D.C., Maryland, & Virginia area. He began in the automotive industry at the early age of 17 years old as a porter and quickly moved up as a technician and finally settled into customer service in the Auto Body world. He prides himself in providing the best customer service to our customers from his first “Hello”. In his spare time he enjoys cycling and his favorite pastime is spending time gaming with friends near and far.
BRENT AND TROY DYCKMAN

BRENT AND TROY DYCKMAN

The Next Generation

Michael & Gilda’s identical twins born into the Automotive Industry. Brent & Troy are looking forward to attending SCROC in the Fall of 2019 when they finish up at El Segundo High School. They are anxious to prepare for the automotive industry and helping out with the family business. They have the love of hot rods and both love to ride quads and dune buggies in the desert.