Palmetto Auto Service
1201 Broad River Rd
Columbia, SC 29210 USA
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8:00am to 6:00pm
8:00am to 6:00pm
8:00am to 6:00pm
8:00am to 6:00pm
8:00am to 6:00pm
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(803) 335-2546
26 Verified Reviews

Auto Repair Experience

  • Robert R Ballentine, Owner
  • Established 2014
  • 3 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 1 ASE Master Auto Technician
  • 43 Years of Car Repair Experience
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Palmetto Auto Service has been serving the community of Columbia and the surrounding area since 2014. This RepairPal Certified shop features an experienced team led by an ASE certified Master Technician. Repairs performed here can range from minor and major mechanical repairs, to check engine light and computer diagnosis and repairs, as well as your scheduled maintenance needs. All this work is backed by a 24-month / 24,000-mile warranty for your peace of mind. Our survey of their recent customers revealed a group who describe the team here as “awesome”, “friendly”, “excellent”, and “timely”. Early bird drop off and a waiting area with wireless Internet are also available at this shop.


Auto Repair Experience

  • Robert R Ballentine, Owner
  • Established 2014
  • 3 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 1 ASE Master Auto Technician
  • 43 Years of Car Repair Experience


  • AC/Heating
  • Alignment
  • Check Engine Light
  • Classic Car Repair/Restoration
  • Diagnosis
  • Muffler & Exhaust
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
  • Smog/Emissions Testing
  • Timing Belts
  • Tire Sales/Repair
  • Transmission Repair


  • AAA Member Discount
  • Child Friendly
  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Free Estimates
  • Heated Waiting Room
  • Military Discount
  • Service Guarantee
  • Warranty Accepted
  • Wireless Internet



Message from the Shop

We are a full-service preventive maintenance and automotive repair center. We perform high quality, guaranteed service you can trust at a fair price. We repair both domestic and foreign vehicles and your best choice for maintenance of your car, SUV, truck, and fleet vehicles.

Palmetto Auto Service is family owned and operated. We use the latest diagnostic equipment to guarantee your vehicle is serviced correctly while maintaining your manufacturer warranty. We use quality replacement parts and employ ASE Certified technicians. We look forward to your business and assisting you with your automotive needs.

Makes We Serve

  • Acura
  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Buick
  • Cadillac
  • Chevrolet
  • Chrysler
  • Dodge
  • FIAT
  • Ford
  • GMC
  • Geo
  • Honda
  • Hummer
  • Hyundai
  • Infiniti
  • Isuzu
  • Jaguar
  • Jeep
  • Kia
  • Land Rover
  • Lexus
  • Lincoln
  • Mazda
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Mercury
  • Mini
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan
  • Oldsmobile
  • Plymouth
  • Pontiac
  • Porsche
  • Ram
  • Saab
  • Saturn
  • Scion
  • Smart
  • Subaru
  • Suzuki
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo

Overall Rating

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by - Verified Customer February 22, 2017

I love Palmetto auto care I never have too worry or question about the work that has too be done I feel safe and secure with Palmetto auto care thank you.

by - Verified Customer January 31, 2017

Very happy with the customer service!

by - Verified Customer January 19, 2017

Easy to work with, quick and to the point

by - Verified Customer January 03, 2017

Great service; even though it took a little longer due to parts having to be ordered

by - Verified Customer December 20, 2016

We trust Robert with the repairs on our vehicles and appreciate his honesty.

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by - Verified Customer September 15, 2016

Great as always!

by - Verified Customer September 15, 2016

They did a great job. It was a 9hr job and I was told I wouldn't receive my car until the next day, but they put in work and I recurve my car the same day. Anything I need to be done I'm always down for Palmetto service.

by - Verified Customer August 19, 2016

Quick, efficient and Robert was willing to work with me on the financial side of things.

by - Verified Customer July 28, 2016


by - Verified Customer July 15, 2016

Had belts put my car.

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by - Verified Customer July 14, 2016

They are friendly and fast.

by - Verified Customer June 29, 2016

Service was great. The staff was friendly and took care of my problem in a timely manner.

by - Verified Customer June 27, 2016

Quick service.

by June 23, 2016

Very nice people.

by - Verified Customer June 16, 2016

They diagnosed the problem quickly and fixed it just as quickly.

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by - Verified Customer June 15, 2016

It was fine.

by - Verified Customer June 14, 2016

I got my car back in good timely fashion.

by - Verified Customer June 14, 2016

Great, fast service.

by - Verified Customer June 14, 2016

Very fast and friendly service. I used them because of drive time warranty. They were very familiar with that.

by June 08, 2016

Customer service.

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by - Verified Customer June 03, 2016

The service was awesome!

by - Verified Customer May 27, 2016

The last things that I had them do was the rear struts on my Jaguar and they did an excellent job. They are very good at what they do.

by - Verified Customer May 18, 2016

Very satisfied.

by - Verified Customer May 11, 2016

Got an oil change and tire replaced. Expedient and friendly service.

by - Verified Customer May 10, 2016

I think they did great work at a reasonable price. They got my vehicle back on time and when they promised.

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