Welcome to Sanford’s Automotive Service of Columbia, South Carolina!

Sanford’s Automotive Service offers auto repairauto maintenance and other automotive services. We’re located in Columbia, South Carolina and proudly serve customers from all over the greater Columbia, SC area.

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With over 30 years experience and GM and ASE Master Certified Technicians, our motto is:

“If we can’t fix it, it can’t be fixed.”

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Meet Mike Sanford

Mike Sanford began working on motorcycles and cars in his garage at an early age. When he began entering racing competitions in Motorcross and Late Model Sportsman Dirt Track, he realized the need to know as much as possible about automotive and engine repair. Later, he worked as an auto mechanic at a local dealerships amassing more than 10 years experience before opening his own garage. Mike runs his business with the knowledge that his customers are very particular about who services their cars and trucks.

About Company

Sanford’s Automotive Service was formed because Mike knows that no customer likes the idea of surrendering their automobile to a huge corporation that views them as nothing more than a number on an invoice. Mike Sanford cares about the quality of service he provides and he cares about his customers. “When you come across a mechanic who us truly knowledgable and skilled in auto repair, plus offers personable and courteous service as well, it really takes the sting out of what can be an unpleasant experience.”

Not only can Sanford’s Automotive Service deliver the quality workmanship and personal service our clients demand, we can do it for considerably less than a dealership. Our labor rates are usually 15% to 25% less than those of the major automotive dealerships in this area. We proudly serve clients from the greater Columbia SC area, including the nearby cities of BlythewoodLexingtonWinnsboroRidgwayLake WatereeElginLugoffSumterWest ColumbiaGilbert, Red BankBatesburg-LeesvilleProsperityChapinIrmo,and Camden.

With our training and experience, there is no need to subject yourself and your vehicle to a large dealership dealing with hundreds of customers a week. There is no need to wait for two days when the job only takes an hour. There is no need to pay the outrageous labor rates that many others charge. Sanford’s Automotive Service will give the personal service you deserve in a reasonable time frame and at prices you can afford.

Why Choose Us

You don’t need to worry about the quality of repairs when Sanford’s Automotive Service works on your car. We have more than 30 years of expertise. Our services have been customized to meet the demands of what our community needs. We are the one who understands how to maintain and take care of vehicles.

Experienced auto repair specialists

We are committed to providing you with the best Auto repair service available. We always look for and select the best auto repair specialists.

Provide clean and modern facilities

Our customers frequently compliment us on how clean and well-organized we are. We put a lot of efforts into providing clean, up-to-date facilities.

Make auto repair services more convenient.

We at Sanford's Automotive Service know your automobile's importance to you. To make your auto repair experience better. We handle all the issues and problems you may face during the process.

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Owner Promise

“I know what my customers want. They want someone they can trust who’ll stand behind the work they do and they want it done in a timely manner. I personally guarantee the jobs that leave my shop. If a customer is not happy, I’ll do my best to make them happy.”

Customer Reviews
Gary Grosh
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It is normally not easy dealing with an auto mechanic long distance, over the phone. Mike is the exception to the rule; he is an honest, trustworthy and highly skilled mechanic. Mike replaced the transmission in my son's SUV keeping me informed via telephone and email of what needed to be done and how it was progressing. The work was performed flawlessly and quickly. I would recommend Mike to anyone in need of a mechanic.
Rianna Gaddy
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Mike is fantastic! Even though I barely know anything about cars, he was very patient and took time to explain what needed to be done. The repairs were made very quickly (only a day!), and he maintained excellent customer service the entire way through. He also performed an oil hange, topped off my antifreeze, and showed me how to check the fluid levels and other maintenance in my car moving forward. I will definitely be coming back to him in the future!!
Ken Woodall
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Great experience! Mike Sanford was able to get the parts and install them faster than I could have even had the parts delivered alone, and he managed to do it all under quoted cost! As a mechanic, I found Mike to be knowledgeable and friendly, and highly professional. He went out of his way to provide top notch service, and it shows in every aspect of his operation. I would definitely recommend Sanford’s Automotive to my friends for their auto repair needs.
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