About

The Auto Inn

The Auto Inn is a family-run business located in Palm Springs California, less than a mile from Palm Springs Airport. We are as close a phone call away and ready to discuss how we can personalize our service to meet your needs and ensure your stored car, truck, or motorcycle receives the proper care.

The Auto Inn Team

Robert Defazio, President and CEO

Robert’s background is in construction and facilities management. He was Project Manager for construction of VIP Suites at Auto Club California Speedway. He was Construction Manager for development of Irwindale Raceway and upon completion of the project, we was The General Manager and CEO of Irwindale Raceway for 13 years. He purchased Auto Inn in 2014 when it was comprised of one warehouse building and has managed its expansion to be the full service program it is today

Nick Defazio, General Manager

Nick’s background includes race car driver, race spotter, NASCAR race car mechanic, and NASCAR Mechanic Team Manager for Roger Penske Racing, Kevin Harvick, HAAS Racing and others. Nick decided it was time to retire from the rigors of traveling the NASCAR circuit and spend more time with his wife and three young children. He joined Auto Inn to help his father and expand the business. He is dedicated to providing personal service to Auto Inn customers.

Jeri Johnson, Office Manager

Jeri takes care of the administrative aspects of the business so Robert and Nick can dedicate their time to directly serving our customers. You will meet Jeri if you need (1) assistance with our direct access to DMV, (2) notary service, or (3) assistance with billing/payment.