When you want the car, not the hassle.

Shopping for a car can be a very confusing and intimidating task.


Manufacturers boast they have the best vehicles and dealerships claim they have the best deals. Once you have narrowed the choices, you’ll probably still spend hours waiting at one or multiple dealerships. And hopefully, you’ll be assigned a salesperson that’ll make the experience enjoyable.

Thankfully, you have an option.

Our philosophy is different. We work with your best interest as our priority. We don’t represent a particular brand or dealership. Instead, we represent a brand of service that makes getting your next car a truly enjoyable experience. It was for that reason; The Automotive Advisor opened its doors and began taking the hassle out of the car-buying experience for clients in Columbia and elsewhere in January 2000.

At The Automotive Advisor, we provide knowledge and negotiating skills on your behalf. Our team knows the intricacies of car buying or leasing in a way that the typical car buyer is most likely unaware of.

Locally owned and operated, The Automotive Advisor is a full service automotive shopping company that specializes finding and delivering to you, most late model vehicles. We give advice as to the reliability, safety and resale value of the vehicle you may be considering and can offer you alternatives, if you like. We conduct extensive searches using a reputable network of suppliers, fully research available options and only present vehicles that have met The Automotive Advisor standards.

If you are in the market for a new or pre-owned vehicle for you, your family or your business, experience The Automotive Advisor difference. You’ll find out quickly why most of our new business comes from referrals of our long list of satisfied customers.

When you want the car, not the hassle.

Shopping for a car can be a very confusing and intimidating task.

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Step One

You’ve probably got an idea of what it is you’re looking for. Down to the make, model and even year. But what if you don’t? Let’s start there. We’ve been doing this long enough to know what questions to ask to allow us to help you best. Question: What details can I expect to be asked?

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We have a comprehensive list of suppliers throughout the southeast we deal with daily. These relationships greatly increases our ability to find the vehicle you are looking for QUICKLY. Question: Do you check for things like a Car Fax?

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We bring it to you! There’s no greater feeling than personally delivering the vehicle you’ve been looking for. You set a time and place you would like the vehicle delivered to you and we will be there. Question: How much will this service cost me?

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Step 1

You’ve probably got an idea of what it is you’re looking for. Down to the make, model and even year. But what if you don’t? Let’s start there. We’ve been doing this long enough to know what questions to ask to allow us to help you best.Question: What details can I expect to be asked?

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We have a comprehensive list of suppliers throughout the southeast we deal with daily. These relationships increases greatly our ability to find the vehicle you are looking for QUICKLY.Question: Do you check for things like a Car Fax?

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We bring it to you! There’s no greater feeling than personally delivering the vehicle you’ve been looking for. You set a time and place you would like the vehicle delivered to you and we will be there. Question: How much will this service cost me?

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When you choose The Automotive Advisor LLC for your next vehicle purchase or lease, what do you get?

  • We have over 20 years’ experience in the car buying/leasing business.
  • Engaged car buying service – we tailor our advice and service to your needs.
  • No need to spend hours at a car dealership.
  • Highly competitive prices on vehicles – the same, if not better, than the dealership.
  • No haggling or worrying about getting the best deal.
  • High quality pre-owned vehicles with clean history reports.
  • We have financing options available, or you can use your lender or the dealership.
  • We deliver to your home, office or lender – whatever is easiest for you.
  • All of our cars have applicable warranties, rebates, special rates and incentives.
  • There are no extra fees. Our cost is covered by the supplier.
  • The Automotive Advisor has an A+ Rating at the Better Business Bureau.
  • We are the preferred auto buying service for members of the Palmetto Health Credit Union and Palmetto Trust Federal Credit Union..
  • We sell new, pre-owned and certified pre-owned vehicles.
  • You can lease, purchase or trade.

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When you want the car, not the hassle.


Locally owned and operated, The Automotive Advisor is a full service automotive shopping company that specializes in representing you during your entire purchase or lease. We advise you as to the reliability, safety and resale value of late model and new vehicles.


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Advantages of The Automotive Advisor

Knowledge

With over two decades of experience in the automotive sales industry, we bring extensive knowledge and negotiation skills to the table. We are thoroughly versed in the intricacies of car buying/leasing in a way that the average car buyer is not, and we use these skills on your behalf.

Convenience

Gone are the days of spending hours at the dealership fretting about which car to buy and how much it will cost. TAA will discuss your needs and wants with you, find the perfect vehicle that fits your requirements, arrange payment or financing and then deliver your new car to your home, office or lender.

Flexibility

Instead of going from dealership to dealership, The Automotive Advisor can help you get any make and model vehicle, new or used, lease or purchase. We do not represent any particular brand or dealership so we can provide unbiased advice on any vehicle, with your best interest in mind. Think of us as a one-stop-shop.

No Pressure

We work for you, not the dealership. That means you set the timeline with no pressure from us, so if you are days, weeks, or even months away from your next purchase, we will work at your pace to ensure that you get the vehicle you want, when you want it.

Save Money

There is no extra cost to use The Automotive Advisor – the seller pays our fee. We continue to save you money by negotiating the purchase price on your behalf, and conducting market analysis and competitor research. This ensures that we present you with a competitive and fair price – no need to haggle! Finally, we will research local banks and financing sources to help find the lowest interest rate for you.

Confidence

We have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and long term relationships with local credit unions such as Palmetto Health Credit Union and Palmetto Trust Federal Credit Union. You can also check out our online review, and we’d be happy to provide references at your request.

What to expect when you become a client of The Automotive Advisor for your next vehicle purchase or lease:

  • No dealership hassles. No soliciting telephone calls, emails or texts. Instead, we conduct a comprehensive and consultative interview to assess your wants and needs for your new car.
  • Market Analysis and highly competitive pricing. We conduct an online market analysis to ensure that your price is in the lower 30% of vehicles that match your criteria within a 100-200  miles radius.
  • No haggling. The price that we present to you will have already been researched and negotiated to the best price possible. All warranties, rebates, special rates and incentives are also part of our search and pricing process.  
  • High quality pre-owned vehicles. We search using a multi-layered approach to find your next car or truck. You can be assured that we have thoroughly investigated the vehicle’s history including specifically checking for prior damage/accidents, maintenance records, number of previous owners and where the vehicle has spent its former miles, all of which are critical to making an informed buying decision. 
  • Trade-in. Need to trade in your current car or truck? Our team will assist in placing your current vehicle with a buyer or negotiate it as part of the dealership transaction.
  • Financing available with your preferred lender or ours. We understand that you may have an existing relationship with a financial institution and we are happy to work them on your behalf. If not, we have multiple financing resources to help you find the best option.
  • Delivery to your home, office or lender. No need to take time out of your day – we’re happy to deliver whenever and wherever it is most convenient for you and your busy schedule.
  • No extra fees. Our fees are paid by the supplier, so you will not incur any additional charges for our tailored and concierge services. We represent you throughout the entire process, and you get to enjoy our experience much more.
  • Trusted, reliable and proven representation.. With an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and an approved service provider for Palmetto Health Credit Union and Palmetto Trust Federal Credit Union, you can trust that we’re above board and looking out for your best interests.

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(803) 832-2250

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