When was the last time you walked into a mechanic's shop and thought to yourself, "Wow, everyone here is so friendly! Their waiting room is nice too. I think I'll stay while they work on my car." The truth is, too many autobody shops in Mount Pleasant are dark, dingy, and dirty. To make matters worse, their staff are aloof and often don't know a thing about customer service.
At A+ Auto, our goal is to change the way people view Automotive Shops. When you visit our shop, we want you to walk in and feel like you are a part of our family. When you become our customer, we will work hard to ensure you never have a reason to look for a different mechanic in Mount Pleasant, SC. We want to restore your trust in the automotive business and make certain you never feel cheated or are unsure about your vehicle's repairs.
As a full-service auto mechanic shop in Mount Pleasant, we do everything from routine maintenance like oil changes to major repairs involving engines and transmissions. We started off in 2004 as a Major Repair Auto Shop and barely made it through the 2008 recession. However, we persevered and came back strong in 2010 by adding more services and becoming a true full-service auto shop. Today, we have been at our location in North Mount Pleasant for more than 16 years, and we have no intention of going anywhere soon.
Unlike some auto repair shops in Mount Pleasant, we pride ourselves on A+ customer satisfaction and outstanding workmanship. We are so confident in our abilities that we back up our work with a four-year, 48K mile warranty - unheard of in our industry. When we say we're a one-stop-shop for ALL of your auto repair needs, we mean it!
Some of the most requested auto repair services we offer include:
- General Maintenance and Repair
- Transmission Repair
- Air Conditioning Repair
- Engine Repair
- Electrical Repair
- Alignment Services
- Diagnostic Services
What we Do
- Your A+ Auto Mechanic in Mount Pleasant, SC
- Why Choose A+ for Auto Repair in Mount Pleasant, SC?
- General Automobile Maintenance and Repair in Mount Pleasant
- Electrical Maintenance and Repair in Mount Pleasant
- Engine Repair in Mount Pleasant
- Transmission Repair in Mount Pleasant
- Air Conditioning Repair in Mount Pleasant
- Tires & Brakes in Mount Pleasant
- Vehicle Wheel Alignment in Mount Pleasant
- Welcome to the A+ Auto Family
Why Choose A+ for Auto
Repair in Mount Pleasant, SC?
Our loyal customers keep coming back to A+ Auto because we genuinely want to provide them with top-notch auto repairs and the most helpful customer service in the Mount Pleasant mechanic industry.
Why choose us, you ask?
The Best Warranty in the Biz
Our warranty covers your first 48 Months or 48,000 Miles
The Best Car Mechanics in Mount Pleasant
Our auto body professionals are ASE certified technicians. In addition, our shop is certified as Nationwide Gold and a NAPA Auto Care Center.
The Best Perks
We're talking FREE shuttle rides, same-day service on most repairs, quality work approved by you, and no surprise charges. Our business model is simple: give our customers the highest quality work with the most helpful customer service. No if's, and's, or but's.
As a family-owned and operated auto mechanic shop in Mount Pleasant, we are proud to serve the Lowcountry. After all, you're our neighbors, and neighbors have to look out for one another. Swing by our shop to see the A+ Auto difference. We think you will like what you see!
Maintenance and Repair
in Mount Pleasant
You have spent thousands of dollars on your vehicle. Doesn't it make sense, then, to take care of your investment? General maintenance and repair services like oil changes and tire rotations are crucial for maintaining the life of your car or truck. Perhaps more importantly, routine service can help ensure your safety systems are fully functional. When your car is up-to-date on maintenance, you have peace of mind knowing your friends and family are safe.
A few reasons you should bring your car or truck in for regular maintenance include:
Extend Your Vehicle's Life
With regular maintenance, you can keep your vehicle in good shape year-round. By keeping a regular maintenance schedule, you can prevent breakdowns and reduce wear and tear that can reduce the life of your vehicle. By giving your car or truck the attention it needs, you can get the most out of your vehicle and keep it in good shape well past the 100k mile mark.
Few situations are as sketchy as your vehicle breaking down on a road or highway, especially at night. Regular maintenance can help reduce the probability of getting stranded. Plus, your car will be in better working condition year-round.
Fewer Repairs Needed
When you have the A+ team perform preventative maintenance on your vehicle, you're staying ahead of the repair game. Wait too long to have your car's oil changed, or its engine checked, and you might need emergency auto repair. These problems often happen at the worst times and cost a lot of money. When you keep your vehicle maintained, you can reduce repairs and their cost.
Common maintenance and repair jobs include:
- Oil Change
- Water pumps
- Belts & Hoses
- Fluid Services
All services performed by A+ Auto Service will be backed by our Industry Leading 4 Year/ 48,000 Mile Parts and Labor Warranty.
Electrical Maintenance and
Repair in Mount Pleasant
Every day, we hop in our cars, crank the ignition, and make our way to whatever destination we're headed to. Most vehicle owners do this without a second thought, but have you ever taken a moment to think about your car's electrical components?
Your vehicle's electric system not only starts your car - it makes your radio, dashboard, and headlights functional. Today, most cars have complex electrical components that are responsible for on-road safety systems and all-wheel drive mechanics.
At A+ Auto, we perform a variety of electrical maintenance work in Mount Pleasant, from simple battery replacements to comprehensive re-wiring. Our team of skilled electrical technicians will dial down to the root cause of your issues and provide you with a detailed explanation of what's going on with your car. Once we understand your car's electrical issues, we get to work on solving the problem at a price you can afford.
Some common automobile electrical problems we solve include:
- Dead Batteries
- Bad Alternators
- Bad Battery Cables
- Blown Electrical Fuses
- Bad Starter
Engine Repair in Mount Pleasant
When it comes to your car or truck, maintaining your engine is arguably the most important task you can take. That's because the engine is like the heart of your vehicle. Without a properly functioning engine, you can't drive anywhere. One of the most common signs that your engine needs service is an oil leak. If you notice a leak, we advise you to bring your vehicle to our experienced mechanic in Mount Pleasant, SC, immediately. Driving a vehicle with a leak can cause more damage, which in the end, could cause engine failure and result in very expensive repairs.
Some common engine maintenance services we offer include:
- Air and Fuel Filter Replacement
- Spark Plug Replacement
- Spark Plug Wiring Inspection
- Throttle Body Services
- Much More
At A+ Auto Service, we don't stop with routine engine maintenance. Our highly-skilled engine repair technicians can completely rebuild or replace your faulty engine at a price you can afford. If your "check engine" light comes on, don't ignore it - bring it in to our shop before the problem gets worse.
in Mount Pleasant
If your engine is the heart of your car or truck, consider your transmission its circulatory system. Problems with your vehicle's transmission are just as "mission-critical" as those with your engine. Fortunately, with regular maintenance checks and our transmission repair services, your vehicle is in good hands. However, waiting too long to have your transmission serviced can lead to a domino effect of issues. Those problems will be costly and may render your vehicle inoperable.
A few warning signs you may need transmission repair include:
- Slipping Gears
- Burning Smell
- Leaking Fluid
- Humming or Clunking Sounds
- Unresponsive Gear Shifts
From minor maintenance services like transmission fluid changes to full transmission rebuilds, we have the tools and trained technicians to handle the job.
Air Conditioning Repair
in Mount Pleasant
There are some things in the south that you must have. When it comes to your automobile, you can include air conditioning on that list. In Mount Pleasant, the weather doesn't just get hot - it gets really hot, with a lot of humidity. Keeping your A/C maintained helps prevent serious situations where your A/C goes out when you need it the most. Of course, air conditioning isn't just reserved for hot days in the Lowcountry - your car's A/C plays an important role in the winter as well, like defrosting your windows. If you notice strange smells, leaks, or no air conditioning at all, it's time to bring your vehicle to our A/C mechanic in Mount Pleasant, SC.
At A+ Auto, we service a wide variety of A/C issues, including:
- Damaged or Failed Compressor
- A/C System Leaks
- Clutch Issues
- Low Refrigerant Levels
- Filter Problems
- Broken Belts
- Broken Blower Motor
- Cross Contamination
- A/C Control Head Malfunctions
Vehicle Wheel Alignment in
Do you really need to have your wheels aligned when you bring your vehicle in for service? Yes, absolutely. A proper wheel alignment ensures your tires meet the road at the right angle, point straight when they need to, and remain centered in your wheel wells. When your wheels are out of alignment, your gas mileage and ride comfort suffer.
Common signs of misalignment include:
- Car Pulling to Right or Left
- Rapid Tire Wear
- Uneven Tire Wear
- Noisy Steering
- Squealing Tires
Not only can alignment issues cause driving to be uncomfortable, but it can also cause a lot of damage to your vehicle. To avoid uneven tire wear and costly repairs, we suggest getting your vehicle alignment checked, which is FREE at A+ Auto.Free Estimates
Tires & Brakes in Mount Pleasant
Few situations are scarier than driving when the brakes go out. Your vehicle's brakes are its most vital safety system. They give you the ability to stop or slow down, so you can avoid serious car accidents and pedestrians in the roadway. Having good brakes can mean the difference between life and death, which is why it is so important that you keep them well maintained. If your brakes are getting worse and worse, it might be time to replace them.
The same goes for your tires - another vital part of your vehicle's makeup. When your tires are worn, you're putting yourself and your family at risk when you drive with them. Tires with worn-out tread won't function properly in adverse conditions, like when you drive through deep standing water on the highway.
A+ Auto Service is a Certified Hercules, General & Continental Tire Dealer. A lot goes into finding the right tire, whether you need basic all-season tires or real-deal off-road rubber. If you don't know where to start on your search for new tires, one of our auto mechanics in Mount Pleasant, SC would be happy to help.
When you visit our shop for routine maintenance or new tires in Mount Pleasant, be sure to have your brakes inspected while you wait. The last thing you want to do is drive off our lot with brakes that won't stop you.
Some common warning signs that you need brake repair includes:
- Grinding Noises When Stopping
- Spongy-Feeling Brake Pedals
- Shaking Steering Column
- Squealing and Squeaking Sounds When Stopping
- Wobbling or Vibration at Highway Speeds
Welcome to the A+ Auto
When you trust us with your vehicle, know that we take that trust very seriously. Unlike some of our competitors, we like to treat our customers like family. And when you're like family, you can rest easy knowing your car or truck is in capable hands. Whether you need a simple oil change or a new engine install, we're here for you every step of the way.Free Estimates
Latest News in Mount Pleasant, SC
Local developer hopeful about Shem Creek boutique hotel future after lawsuit win
A local developer recently won a lawsuit against the town of Mount Pleasant and is looking forward to building the Shem Creek Boutique Hotel.MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCSC) - A local developer recently won a lawsuit against the town of Mount Pleasant and is looking forward to building the Shem Creek Boutique Hotel.The local family-owned development company, CKC Properties wants to start construction on the Shem Creek Boutique Hotel as soon as possible. But even after a lawsuit win, their right to build is still on hold because the ...
A local developer recently won a lawsuit against the town of Mount Pleasant and is looking forward to building the Shem Creek Boutique Hotel.
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCSC) - A local developer recently won a lawsuit against the town of Mount Pleasant and is looking forward to building the Shem Creek Boutique Hotel.
The local family-owned development company, CKC Properties wants to start construction on the Shem Creek Boutique Hotel as soon as possible. But even after a lawsuit win, their right to build is still on hold because the town is appealing.
The Shem Creek Boutique Hotel has been in the works in Mount Pleasant for years but was stopped in its tracks by what the CKC’s lawsuit says was “behind-the-scenes political interference.”
The court has ruled twice that the town’s zoning commission wrongly denied approval to the company. The original lawsuit says CKC Properties went through the process the right way and met all the requirements for approval, but the town slowed down their progress and created new rules and regulations behind the scenes to stop the Shem Creek Boutique Hotel.
“It’s a shame and it’s very uncomfortable for us. You know, we’ve never sued anyone. We aren’t litigious people,” Colin Colbert says.
Colbert is a partner in CKC Properties with his father. Their office is downtown, and they have been managing properties in the Lowcountry for nearly a decade. Colbert says their goal as a smaller firm, is to go into the area and build out things that enhance the community.
“When the master in equities made his ruling about a month ago, we thought we were seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. He ordered that we were allowed to move forward through DRV (Design Review Board) and hopefully be able to start building this project has been delayed for two years. We recently found out that it was being appealed and the town has taken a position that they aren’t going to let us move through,” Colbert says.
CKC Properties is still suing for damages, asking the town to pay their legal fees of more than $100,000, and is asking a judge to give them the go-ahead to build even as they wait for the appeal to play out. The court will hear these requests in early November.
“I’m still very excited about this project. I think it’s going to be a beautiful development, successful development and I think it’s the right development for that location in Shem Creek. I can’t think of a better use for that property that would not only benefit the businesses around it, but also not impact the residents because there are no residents at that location,” Colbert says.
The town of Mount Pleasant did not wish to comment when asked about the rulings so far in this lawsuit and CKC’s request to move forward. In past reporting, the town also declined to comment on pending litigation.
“We’re still very excited but, if isn’t a change in the mindset of Mount Pleasant, I don’t see us doing business there ever again,” Colbert says.
Colbert says their company has a history of working closely with neighbors and the town staff of where they build. He did speak highly of the Mount Pleasant staff that helped them through their proposal process. He expressed frustration at the commission and council members who proclaimed their anti-development stance at all costs.
“To get to this position and have the political figures take a position that they’re going to just continue to push the appeal and spend taxpayer dollars on legal expenses, and now you know, it’s forcing us to file suit for damages and claims for all the costs that we’ve incurred throughout this process,” Colbert says.
A comment Mayor Will Haynie made to Live 5 News in 2021 about the project was cited in the original lawsuit. The lawsuit says Haynie’s quote and continues: “‘I have a history of not supporting this type of development.’ The mayor’s comments on a by-right development like the Project are irrelevant and irresponsible.”
Colbert says it’s disappointing to see officials put their weight behind something that so far has come up in favor of his company. He says he wishes neither party was ladened with the legal fees this process has brought.
“In the meantime, the town is going to suffer from taxpayer dollars being spent on legal costs and probably an inevitable damages judgment against the town. It’s a shame for the taxpayers and the citizens of Mount Pleasant. And obviously us as developers, it’s no fun and it’s a very uncomfortable position to be in,” Colbert says.
He fears the efforts against this development are rooted in the anti-development mindset more than the real legal rights and processes, shown by the results so far of his lawsuit win.
“They wait until the last second of the approval process and try to knee-cap the project from unethical and illegal means and it results in huge settlements and the project inevitably going through. So I think there’s got to be a new regime that’s honest and if they want to be anti-development that goes about I the right way and stops wasting taxpayer dollars, they can,” Colbert says.
Colbert says the CKC team is looking forward to their next steps and hearing from a judge soon about their ability to keep working. A judge will hear CKC’s lawsuit request for legal fee payment from the town and their right to proceed on November 8th.
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Town ushers in Big Bad Breakfast
Loyal Mount Pleasant patrons of Big Bad Breakfast in Downtown Charleston now have reason to rejoice, as the popular eatery has officially cut the ribbon on its Brickyard Plantation site at 2664 N. Highway 17.Mayor Will Haynie and Town Council members joined forces with the Mount Pleasant Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 17 to celebrate the recent opening of Big Bad Breakfast’s 18th Southeast location and second Lowcountry venue.Since opening its doors to the Mount Pleasant community on Aug. 29, reported franchise co-owner Juli...
Loyal Mount Pleasant patrons of Big Bad Breakfast in Downtown Charleston now have reason to rejoice, as the popular eatery has officially cut the ribbon on its Brickyard Plantation site at 2664 N. Highway 17.
Mayor Will Haynie and Town Council members joined forces with the Mount Pleasant Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 17 to celebrate the recent opening of Big Bad Breakfast’s 18th Southeast location and second Lowcountry venue.
Since opening its doors to the Mount Pleasant community on Aug. 29, reported franchise co-owner Julie Bumgardner, the public reception has been wonderful, with droves of locals filing in to the breakfast, brunch and lunch staple from Park West, Dunes West, Hamlin Plantation and Oyster Point, among other town communities.
The look and menu of the Mount Pleasant restaurant aren’t all that different from what’s found in the Charleston location — and that’s good news, according to Bumgardner and staff members.
“We tried to stay very similar as far as our décor, so that we could establish what our brand looks like,” added Bumgardner, who operates the privately-owned business with her husband, Wayne, along with Big Bad Breakfast founder John Currence.
The Oxford, Mississippi-based Currence laid the groundwork for Big Bad Breakfast in 2008, as he was determined to turn his love affair with breakfast into a reality.
But unlike other breakfast restaurants that serve a preponderance of frozen menu items, Big Bad Breakfast cooks with freshly grown local and flavorful produce that has been instrumental in the franchise’s rapid growth, continued Bumgardner.
The Mount Pleasant outpost receives its vegetables and farm-fresh goods from Limehouse Produce in North Charleston.
“The food is delicious,” attests the Mount Pleasant site’s front-of-house manager Natalia Rojas, who singled out the restaurant’s homemade biscuits as one of its more popular food items baked with “layers and layers of love.”
Go-to beverages, such as the in-house Bloody Mary and Irish Coffee, are also a big hit with Big Bad Breakfast’s considerable legion of devotees.
Big Bad Breakfast is open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For more information on the breakfast, brunch and lunch provider, visit www.bigbadbreakfast.com.
“A Seamless Transaction” Meet the Mitchells
Mount Pleasant Magazinehttps://mountpleasantmagazine.com/2023/house-and-home/a-seamless-transaction-meet-the-mitchells/
When Mark Mitchell retired in 2006 from almost 30 years with Enterprise Rent-A-Car, he intended to play golf, relax and travel. Now, Mitchell has reached 17 years in a second career of real estate, where he often partners with his wife Lisa, a fellow Dunes Properties realtor. And together, they and their team have become some of the most sought-after agents in the Charleston area.“Our specialties are resort communities, suburban communities and relocations,” said Mitchell, broker-in-charge for Dunes Properties offices in M...
When Mark Mitchell retired in 2006 from almost 30 years with Enterprise Rent-A-Car, he intended to play golf, relax and travel. Now, Mitchell has reached 17 years in a second career of real estate, where he often partners with his wife Lisa, a fellow Dunes Properties realtor. And together, they and their team have become some of the most sought-after agents in the Charleston area.
“Our specialties are resort communities, suburban communities and relocations,” said Mitchell, broker-in-charge for Dunes Properties offices in Mount Pleasant, Folly Beach, Seabrook, Kiawah, and the Charleston Peninsula since 2020. “And whether our clients are buying or selling, our focus is to solve their problems for a seamless transaction.”
Mitchell added that while trust is the most vital factor between clients and realtors, listening is nearly just as important.
“Too many agents try to project their taste on a client instead of listening to what they want,” Mitchell said. “So with me and all 60 of our agents, the attitude is to let the client do the talking.”
That talking often includes many questions, such as:
“I look at it as providing a service or solving a problem for a client,” Mitchell said. “My biggest reward comes when I get repeat business from a client I’ve helped in the past.”
This approach has led to much recognition: the Dunes Properties team realized more than $300 million in sales for 2022; and the Mitchells have been acknowledged by the Charleston Trident Association of Realtors as realtors of distinction on multiple occasions.
“And our region comprises more than 7,000 real estate agents,” Mitchell said.
It’s a far cry from 2006, when Mitchell’s retirement ended after only two months. Knowing something about real estate, he got a real estate license and that same year he got on with Dunes Properties selling beach houses.
A few years later, Mitchell got a call from a friend, “who needed someone to find some relocation information for people who represented Volvo.”
“So when the company located a plant here about 10 years ago, we got the contracts to find houses for more than 100 of their representatives,” Mitchell said.
Now, after 17 years in a second career, Mitchell doesn’t plan to make any second attempts at retirement anytime soon.
“I like learning about different types of homes and communities and meeting people from all over the world looking to either buy or rent,” Mitchell said. “And if you solve your client’s problems and concerns, then success takes care of itself.”
By L. C. Leach III
Charcuterie concept opens first South Carolina location in Mount Pleasant
Graze Craze, a new charcuterie concept known for crafting grazing boards and boxes, has opened its first South Carolina location at 3373 South Morgans Point Road in Mount Pleasant.The new storefront is located in the National Crossing shopping center at the main entrance of the Charleston National neighborhood, according to a news release. Graze Craze is a part of Big Flavor Brands, the food service division of Starpoint Brands, a family of companies affiliated with United Franchise Group.At Graze Craze, charcuterie experts, kn...
Graze Craze, a new charcuterie concept known for crafting grazing boards and boxes, has opened its first South Carolina location at 3373 South Morgans Point Road in Mount Pleasant.
The new storefront is located in the National Crossing shopping center at the main entrance of the Charleston National neighborhood, according to a news release. Graze Craze is a part of Big Flavor Brands, the food service division of Starpoint Brands, a family of companies affiliated with United Franchise Group.
At Graze Craze, charcuterie experts, known as grazologists, design arrangements that feature an array of ingredients that are ideal for grazing, like fresh fruits and vegetables, premium meats and cheeses, artisanal sweets, nuts and more, the release stated.
The Mount Pleasant Graze Craze is the only one of its kind in the Charleston area, and the franchise owners behind the new store Keith and Kendra Lovas are thrilled to share something completely new with the community they call home, the release stated.
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“The wonderful people of Mount Pleasant love to gather and celebrate,” said Keith Lovas in the release. “There is no better centerpiece for a special occasion than a Graze Craze charcuterie board — it’s unmatched in quality, beauty and functionality.”
The Lovas enjoy playing a role in their community with Kendra working at a local elementary school and Keith coaching youth sports teams through the Mount Pleasant Recreation Department, according to the release. In addition to serving exceptional grazing boards, the Lovas plan to use their Graze Craze to expand their local involvement and sponsor sports teams, further supporting kids in being active and chasing their dreams. The Lovas are also interested in bolstering regional business development through their involvement with the Mount Pleasant Chamber of Commerce.
Graze Craze charcuterie arrangements incorporate an assortment of flavors, like the popular Gone Grazey board, balanced to provide a bit of everything – a mix of cured meats, premium cheeses, crackers, fresh produce, nuts and more. The Vegegrazian is designed with a medley of fresh fruits and vegetables for anyone embracing a plant-based lifestyle.
The artisan-inspired charcuterie offerings at Graze Craze are available in different size options, from Char-Cutie-Cups and Picnic Boxes for nibbling to sharing-size boards with enough fresh food to feed a large party, the release stated.
Charleston’s new indoor sports, restaurant venue ready to open
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A new entertainment site and sports bar opens next week in Mount Pleasant.
Mix at 730 Coleman Blvd., which originally was set to open earlier in the summer but encountered material and staffing delays, will open Oct. 16, according to owner David Breen.
The opening comes after the recent launch of another indoor sports entertainment site in the town’s northern sector.
Crush Yard opened in late September at 3365 S. Morgans Point Road in the former Palmetto State Armory location. It offers pickleball and a restaurant.
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11: Number of new upscale townhomes coming to a mixed-use development in the Lowcountry.
5.44: Millions of dollars paid for a multifamily community in North Charleston that sold for $3.5 million 18 months ago.
+ Slower sales: Charleston-area home sales slipped again in September for the 25th consecutive month.
+ Food line: A new supermarket with international flare joins the lineup of several grocery chains serving the Charleston area.
+ New lease: Another new restaurant recently signed on to join several others coming to an expanding shopping center in the Charleston region.
Jack Davis, a principal owner of the rebranded Charleston Creekside Inn in West Ashley, talks about the changes made to the lodging over the past year, including a new cabana and floating dock as well as new furnishings, paint and other alterations to the 31-year-old motel previously known as Creekside Lands Inn.
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