STAFF & EXPERTISE
Staff & Expertise
Steve Smith CAE AMIMI
Steve has owned and run the very successful Apollo Autos Ltd in Erith for over 30 years and in 2007 took on the challenge of expanding with another garage based in Snodland. He is a fully qualified technician, MOT tester and Authorised Examiner, he served his apprenticeship many moons ago in a Ford Main Dealer, Steve likes to keep up with modern technology and specialises in engine diagnostics, he splits his time between Erith and Snodland to tackle the ‘problem’ jobs as and when needed. Steve also has a great passion for Retro and Modified cars in any spare time he gets. We have gained some lovely customers over the years and he’s always happy to see these faces year after year.
Wife of Steve Smith and has worked with him since 1984. Katina has worked in the motor trade since leaving school (a long while ago now) and has a wide knowledge and understanding of vehicles, she now spends less time doing reception work, hence handing that over to Emma as the accounts side of two business takes up all her time, although the boys know when ‘boss lady’ does turn up she means business.
Son in law of Steve & Katina and Emma’s Husband, Rob is a fully qualified motor technician, MOT tester and vehicle diagnostic specialist, he oversees the day to day running of the Erith branch. Rob has had 16 years previous experience as a Senior technician within a Ford Main dealer and came and joined us at Erith over 10 years ago now, so with a total of 26 years in the trade he has a wide knowledge of engine management systems and auto electrics, he loves a challenge and can figure out most problems, he won’t let it beat him.
Daughter of Steve & Katina Smith and Rob’s wife, Emma originally took over Erith reception from Katina 18 years ago, she now has many years experience in the motor trade and a vast knowledge and mechanical understanding of vehicles and their problems. Emma is our Office Manager and is very competent receptionist and is there to help and advise you. She also knows how to keep all the techs in check too!!
He is our principal MOT Tester and been MOT testing for over 20 years and been with us for the last 10 years now. Paul is here to give your vehicle a comprehensive inspection to DVSA guidelines to ensure it is in roadworthy condition and he goes above and beyond expectations.
Fully Qualified Technician & MOT tester
Tim initially completed his apprenticeship course with us when he was younger back in 2002, he then left and explored other avenues in 2008, gaining more valuable mechanical experience and came back and joined our team in 2016. Tim is a fully qualified technician, MOT tester and welder to mot standards.
Joe is our young apprentice, he is currently in his 3rd year studying motor vehicle mechanics at North West Kent College. Joe is a great team member, always smiling and great to have around, fantastic with customers and eager to learn on the tools with his passion for cars.