Columbia, SC

As the capital city of South Carolina, Columbia also serves as the seat of Richland County. It covers a large land area of more than 132 square miles, home to a population of roughly 135,000 people.

Named for Christopher Columbus, Columbia received its first charter as a town in 1805, then later became a city in 1854. It’s situated at the merging point of the Saluda and Broad rivers, operating under the Latin motto that translates to “Justice, the Queen of Virtues.” Columbia today houses the main campus of the University of South Carolina, the state’s largest university, as well as Fort Jackson, the biggest U.S. Army installation for basic combat training. Finlay Park covers 18 acres and hosts such annual events as Kids Day and The Summer Concert Series.

Columbia 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 Columbia 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 conveniently located on Broad River Road, where we’ve been keeping families safe since 2002.

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auto repairFor honest and efficient repairs in Columbia, SC, turn to the capable team at Kestner Automotive. 

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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