Mount Pleasant Magazine Nov/Dec 2023

105 | | Finding a place that you can trust to complete any automotive work nowadays can be quite a challenge. It can be difficult to not feel taken advantage of or be convinced to spend more money than necessary when it comes to auto repairs and maintenance. Owner Johnny Page at Automotive Excellence in Mount Pleasant works diligently to ensure that nothing less than excellence is your experience. He prides himself on treating clients as people and having a straightforward approach to customer service. Since opening his doors in 2001, Page has worked to build a business that is honest and reliable. He said he opened the shop on “a hope, a prayer and a dime.” Page had experience in other shops and saw a need for a new maintenance shop in Mount Pleasant. Many of the shops at that time were phasing out due to owners retiring and reaching an age where they could no longer operate the business. He took the opportunity to provide unmatched customer service in the Mount Pleasant area and fill a much-needed gap. Being only 26 years old at the time, Page felt that he could do better and felt called to help others. He knew he wanted to treat customers as people and give them honest work. Automotive Excellence also has a thriving Facebook page. There are frequently videos posted about various parts of vehicle maintenance and repair. Everything from tips about weather change to the different benefits of used and refurbished engine parts. These videos allow you to meet the owner and learn more about who you are trusting with your vehicle. There are also humorous posts to lighten up your day. The business has been steadily growing since 2001 and now Page has a thriving shop. He attributes the success to word-of-mouth satisfied customers. There aren’t many shops around anymore that add a personal touch and really get to know their customers. No sales pitches or gimmicks are used at Automotive Excellence, just straight-forward discussions about what needs to be done in each situation. Page describes it as “cutting through the sales technique,” where he focuses on providing the best work that he can for each client. The shop handles all types of maintenance and repairs on a variety of different makes and models. If you are looking for somewhere to get your vehicle serviced or repaired, Automotive Excellence should be your first pit stop. With Page’s approach of “being straightforward with the customer,” and providing great work at an honest price, it’s no wonder that they have earned the reputation of excellence to match their name. You are not just a number at this shop, but a person who they value and want to serve. Reach out to Johnny Page and his team today to schedule your vehicle maintenance and repairs. BY CARI LAWSON Keeping you Rolling Automotive Excellence Give Automotive Excellence a call at 843-216-1599 or 843-881-1078 or stop by 1237 Ben Sawyer Blvd. or 1084 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. today. local commerce