Ballantine, SC

The unincorporated community of Ballantine, SC, covers 2.2 square miles of land, ranking as one of the wealthiest areas in the state. This includes the neighborhood of Lake Murray of Richland, altogether known as “The Gateway To Lake Murray,” home to a population of about 2,500 people.

The town sprang up around the railroad in the late 19th century, named for Alan Ballentine who moved his family to this rural farming area in the 1850s. In recent years, Ballantine began the process of becoming incorporated, partially driven by encroachment from nearby Irmo. However, the vote for incorporation failed. Meanwhile, Ballantine has continued to see significant growth thanks to its lakefront location and proximity to Columbia via Interstate 26. The John Jacob Calhoun Koon Farmstead is a local attraction listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Ballantine drivers deserve excellent service when it comes to maintaining their cars and trucks, and Kestner Automotive is the place to provide it. Our team proudly serves the Ballantine community with trusted, long-lasting auto repairs on a wide range of vehicle makes. As a family-owned business, Kestner Automotive upholds a dedication to quality, while we see every customer as a blessing. Our Columbia shop is a short drive away, where we’ve been keeping families safe since 2002.

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All parts and labor are guaranteed for at least 24 months or 24,000 miles from the initial service date, not to exceed manufacturer's ' warranties, unless otherwise stated on your invoice.


If you choose to wait on your vehicle, enjoy our high speed wifi and a complimentary coffee.


Our technicians are certified and trained in modern up to date testing procedures and equipment.


Our shuttle will get you to your destination. Loaner vehicles are available on a limited basis.

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Call Us: (803) 828-0143
4031 Broad River Rd. , Columbia, SC 29210
Mon – Fri: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
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Call Us: (803) 223-7601
764 West Main St. , Lexington, SC 29072
Mon – Fri: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sat: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM