Full Service Auto Repair | We do it right the first time!

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

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



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.”


Mike Sanford and his assistant Lucy are ready for any automotive service need!

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.
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 Blythewood, Lexington, Winnsboro, Ridgway, Lake Wateree, Elgin, Lugoff, Sumter, West Columbia, Gilbert, Red Bank, Batesburg-Leesville, Prosperity, Chapin, Irmo,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.

“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.”