About Us

Mickey’s Auto Repair

Personalized Car Care In Columbia, SC

Learn More About Our Team — Mickey’s Auto Repair

Opened in 1985, by Michael “Mickey” Phipps, Mickey’s Auto Repair started as an ambitious 7-bay auto repair shop in Columbia, SC. By the time it was purchased by husband-and-wife business partners Jason and Claudia Donnelley, it had already established a reputation in the local community. Their mission was to take the local and established Mickey’s name and expand on its hometown roots in Columbia, SC. That meant more focus on customer service and comfort with a local touch to their auto repair offerings. In 2017 Claudia and Jason opened Minnie’s Auto Repair, a female focused automobile mechanic’s garage.

Our values are, and have always been, focused on integrity and honesty. We don’t believe in working fast… we believe in working well and doing the job right. We also believe that our job is to take the stress out of car management, which means that we fix your problems, help you prevent future issues, and never, ever suggest unnecessary repairs or parts.  We follow the golden rule, in that we treat others how we would want to be treated—with honesty.

At Mickey’s we work hard to become your regular mechanic for all your maintenance and repair work. We want you to be comfortable to come to us for any and all car related questions and leave confident that you received good and trustworthy advice.

Auto Repair Tools

Our Technicians

We only hire experienced professionals and provide them with continuing training opportunities. This means that they are always undergoing advanced and continued training on the newest cars, computer systems, and engines.  

Why does this matter? Today’s vehicles are altogether different than they used to be just a few decades ago. The ever-increasing presence of computer technology requires an entirely different level of education. And the more our techs know, the better we can serve you and save you money.

A Local Columbia, SC Auto Repair Shop

We are located only 10 minutes from the heart of Columbia. Convenient for Columbia and Irmo residents, Mickey’s accepts drop-offs, walk-ins, and scheduled appointments. Whether it is an emergency, or you simply need a mechanic near you that you can trust, Mickey’s is your repair shop. 

Call us today to learn more about how we can help you.

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

Professional, Honest Auto Repair Near You!

Call Us Today

We accept walk-ins, drop-offs, and advanced appointments. If you need an oil change, transmission rebuild, or anything in-between then give us a call to find out how we can help you.

We are a local car repair shop 10 minutes from the heart of Columbia, SC. We aren’t hard to find, so make the decision to build a relationship with a real mechanic. Your car will thank you for it.

Call Us: 803-772-5556

Hours: Mon to Fri 8am to 5pm