Personalized Car Care In Columbia, SC

Learn More About Our Team — Mickey’s Auto Repair

In 1985, Mickey’s Auto Repair was started as a small neighborhood full service auto repair shop by its namesake Michael “Mickey” Phipps. In 2007 Jason Donnelley and his wife Claudia purchased the business and immediately Jason began to develop a more personal approach to customer service.

In the beginning of 2015 Claudia took over the administrative end of the business and together we made changes to the building and customer area.

Here at Mickey’s we still believe in the value of integrity, doing things right and honestly. We believe in taking good care of our customers and our community. We work with integrity to inform you of the repairs you require, and never suggest unnecessary repairs, upgrades, or upsells. The goal is to ensure your current, new, or used vehicles is roadworthy at all times!

Our Technicians Are ASE Certified

To ensure that our ASE certified technicians have the training required to maintain and repair all makes and models, we invest in ongoing automotive training. With the advanced electronics present in modern vehicles, this is more important now than ever! While we have the diagnostic computers to accurately pinpoint the repair you require, we always perform a visual inspection and assessment of each area in need of repair. To ensure you are confident in the quality of our work, provide a warranty of between 12,000 and 36,000 miles depending on the auto parts and repair.

Just Outside Of Irmo And 10 Minutes From Downtown

We are located just 10 minutes from downtown Columbia and Columbiana Center, but on the edge of town making us a convenient auto repair shop for Irmo residents too! Walk-in any time you require scheduled maintenance, or when as-needed or emergency repair arise. If you need to drop your car off for repair, we provide a free shuttle. While we are committed to a prompt turnaround, we never sacrifice quality for rapid turnaround. If you are looking for an auto shop you can trust, look no further!

What Can We Repair For You?

We invite you to stop by our full service shop any time you are in need of factory scheduled maintenance, an emergency repair, or if your car or truck doesn’t drive, sound, or feel quite right. Also stop by with your new to you used car for a roadworthy inspection. We will quickly assess your repair needs, and provide you with the details you need to make an informed decision. We never suggest unnecessary repairs, upgrades, or upsells!

  • Oil Changes
  • Brake Repairs
  • Tune-Ups
  • Wheel Alignment
  • Transmission Repairs
  • Engine Repairs
  • A/C Servicing
  • Exhaust Repairs
  • Tire Rotation
  • Computer Diagnostics
  • Electrical Repairs
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • As-Needed Repairs
  • Emergency Repairs
  • And More!

Walk-In Or Schedule To Drop Your Car Off For The Day

You can walk-in to Mickey’s Auto Repair any time Monday thru Friday from 8am to 5pm. If you have time to wait, pop in to our lobby where we have free Wi-Fi. If we will need your car for the day call or stop by to schedule a convenient day and time. We offer a free shuttle service to take you back home or to work.

We Specialize in a Variety of Auto Repair Services

Standard Maintenance Services

Factory Scheduled Maintenance
30/60/90/120K Mile Services
DMV Certified Vehicle Inspection & Repairs
State Emission Inspections & Repairs
Computer Diagnostics
Oil Changes
Tune Ups
Filter Replacements
Safety & Emissions Inspections
Windshield Wiper Blades
Fluid Services
Trip Inspections
Maintenance Inspections
Check Engine Light Diagnostics & Repair
Brake Repair & Antilock Braking System (ABS) Repair
Shocks & Struts Repair
Chassis & Suspension Repair
Suspension & Steering Repair


Transmission Repair & Service
Transmission Replacement
Driveline Repair & Maintenance
Axle Repair & Replacement
Clutch Repair & Replacement
Transmission Fluid Service
Flywheel Repair & Replacement
Driveshaft & U-Joint Repair
Transmission Flush
Differential Diagnosis
Differential Rebuild & Service

Engine Services

Engine Repair
Engine Replacement
Engine Performance Check
Belt Replacement
Hose Replacement
Cooling System Repair
Radiator Repair & Replacement
Water Pump Repair & Replacement
Drivability Diagnostics & Repair
Fuel Injection Repair & Service
Fuel System Repair & Maintenance
Ignition System Repair & Maintenance

Tire Services

Tire Sales
Tire Installations
Tire Rotation
Tire Balancing
Tire Replacement
Wheel Alignment
Tire Air Pressure Checks
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Repair & Service

Heating & Air Conditioner Repair

Heating & Cooling System Diagnostics
Auto Air Conditioning Repair & Service
Heating System Repair & Service
Belt Repair & Replacement
Compressor Repair & Replacement
Evaporator Repair & Replacement
Refrigerant Replacement

Fleet Services

Factory Scheduled Maintenance
Preventative Maintenance (PM)
Semi & Commercial Truck Repair & Maintenance
Pre-Purchase Inspections
DOT Inspections
State Inspections
Fleet Accounts

Auto Electrical Services

Electrical System Diagnostics & Repair
Alternator Repair & Replacement
Starter Repair & Replacement
Windshield Wiper Repair
Power Lock Repair
Power Antenna Repair
Power Steering Repair
Power Window Repair
Power Accessory Repair
Light Repair & Bulb Replacements

Exhaust Services

Exhaust Repair & Replacement
Muffler Repair & Replacement
Tailpipe Repair & Replacement
Catalytic Converter Repair
Exhaust Manifold Repair
Custom Exhaust Fabrication
Exhaust Upgrades

Hybrid Services

Factory Scheduled Maintenance
State of Health Battery Testing & Conditioning
High Voltage Battery Testing & Conditioning
High Voltage Cable Inspection & Repair
Brake System Repair & Maintenance
Transmission Fluid Flush
Heating & Cooling System Repair


5531 Bush River Rd Columbia SC 29212

Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm