About Us

Over 18 years ago, President & Owner Richard Garnett resigned as the assistant service manager of one of the largest local area Chevrolet dealerships with visions to open his own "low volume" and quality controlled auto repair shop where he could simply make a decent living for his wife and 2 daughters while offering his loyal customers a true customer centric experience for their automotive needs.

Tired of the hustle and bustle of "big business", stress, too many meetings and too much corporate politics, Richard looked forward every day to working on his regular group of customer cars and having a peaceful lunch under the walnut tree in front of the humble shop he leased on Homestead Road in Rock Hill.

The peacefulness abruptly came to an end after the county condemned the original business location to gain additional access for Rock Hill Airport improvements.  A new location would have to be found so all the tools, equipment and materials needed a new home.

Today, Premier Automotive has grown into Premier Automotive, Marine and RV, Inc. in a 4,000+ square foot building on the new location only 2 miles from the original shop with all necessary diagnostic and repair equipment capable of diagnosing and repairing your every problem. 

Offering full service domestic & import auto repair, Premier now has a staff with over 100 years combined experinece in their special fields.

In addition to auto repair, Premier also offers:

Full service inboard / outboard diagnostics for marine applications

Full service RV diagnostics & repairs

Marine cosmetic reconstruction & gel-coat repairs

Headed by Richard and his ASE certifications, Premier now houses full time automotive mechanics, a full-time master marine & RV tech, a service cooridinator, and other resources necessary for making your experience as a customer a pleasant one. 

When asked for a list of complete services offered in order to build this site, Richard's reply was, "It'd be easier to tell you what we DON'T do than what we CAN do.  If it rolls or floats, we can fix it.  Period."

Premier's business location also houses Dream Cars, Auto & Marine, Inc.  Dream Cars offers top quality transportation, toys and boats for re-sale to the public that are ALWAYS sold under current market value pricing and ALWAYS go through the Premier 27-point inspection process to verify that customers are purchasing trouble-free transportation and toys.  You may also visit the Dream Cars, Auto & Marine website for all pricing, photos, test drive policy, water test policy and other information online at:  www.dreamcars1.com .

Because of Premier's quality services through the years, the business that started as one man's dream of trying to escape hustle and bustle has become the largest and highest volume diagnostic and repair center in Rock Hill & the surrounding area.

You can contact us anytime by calling our shop line @ 803-366-4554 OR emailing us through our website:





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803-366-4554 or schedule by email at PremierAuto1@comporium.net