Ivan KathyMarried in 1977 at the age of 18, Ivan and Kathy Robinson dreamed of raising a family and owning their own business one day, while working together. Ivan spent 22 years with General Motors as a technician and received the best training available.

Since starting Advanced Automotive, Inc in 1996, Ivan and Kathy have assembled the best automotive team in the Upstate. Ivan refers to them as the “Dream Team” to have in the Automotive Industry. This team consists of six (6) technicians, four (5) of which have the prestigious certification of ASE Master Technician. In addition, all four (4) Master Certified technicians are also ASE Advanced Level Specialists, which is a separate, and higher level certification. To add to their already impressive full service resume, Advanced Automotive, Inc is certified as an ASE Blue Seal Shop; the only public full service repair facility within 70 miles with this certification.

Of course, Ivan and Kathy are extremely proud of their operation. They continuously prove that hard work and dedication still pays off. They have grown their business from a two (2) bay, two (2) person operation to an impressive eleven (11) bay, ten (10) person operation. Come check out why they are the “GO TO Shop” in the Upstate to service your vehicles. You will always receive the kind of curtious, respectful and honest service that you deserve.



Ivan Robinson - Owner

Ivan Robinson - Owner

Master Automobile Technician
Advanced Level Specialist
35 years experience
Don Jenkins

Don Jenkins

Master Automobile Technician
Advanced Level Specialist
33 years experience
Brett Haynes

Brett Haynes

Master Automobile Technicians
Advanced Level Specialist
25 years experience

  • Chris Keefe, Boiling Springs, SC

    “I have taken our vehicles to Advanced Automotive several times for servicing and repairs. I have always received prompt service, my vehicles have been ready when promised, and the estimates I have received for work to be performed have always been right on the money. I have never been shocked when I received the bill. Ivan and his crew do quality work, and they are my only choice for repairs on my cars and truck.”
  • Dennis Buckner

    “Finding a trustworthy auto repair shop is as challenging as finding a good dentist or doctor. For most of us, referrals by satisfied patients are the best way to find a good doctor. No different for your auto repairs. For almost ten years I’ve trusted Ivan and his team at Advanced Automotive to diagnose and repair all of my cars. I’ve found them to be trustworthy, honest, reasonably priced, technically very competent, responsive and resourceful when it comes to repairs on my vehicles. Their service mantra “Service is what we’re all about” is a mantra I can wholeheartedly vouch for. I doubt you’d find a more dedicated customer oriented auto repair shop in the upstate.”
  • Dennis Miller, Spartanburg, SC

    “Having someone you can trust to work on your vehicle is, of course, very important. I met the folks at Advanced Automotive, Inc. earlier this year and discovered that not only could I depend on their integrity, but the qualifications and certifications of their technicians is more than just a little impressive. I would recommend them anytime.”
  • Mike Martin

    This example of your honesty and your crew’s expertise in analyzing and repairing our Buick, our Ford, our GMC, our VW and our boat motors (and their transmissions) happens all the time and I want to take this opportunity to thank you all for your outstanding service.

    As a footnote, we also appreciate the heads-up you give us when periodic maintenance is due on one of our vehicles. We believe, as you do, that periodic maintenance is cheaper in the long run and keeps us from being stranded on the roadside. I figured it up and you have serviced our vehicles for over a million miles without a single breakdown that required a tow-in.

    So Ivan and Kathy and all the gang at Advanced Automotive, thank you from our hearts and from my wallet! We do appreciate you!

  • Jasper
  • Acdelco
  • ASE
  • BBB
  • BF Goodrich
  • Bridgestone Firestone
  • Cooper Tires
  • Cummins Diesel
  • Duramax Diesel
  • Fleet Services
  • Flo Pro Performance Exhaust
  • Flowmaster
  • Goodyear
  • Magnaflow
  • Motorcraft
  • Michelin
  • Mobil Oil
  • Ford Power Stroke Diesel
  • RV Repair
  • Shuttle
  • Tires
  • Toyo
  • Towing
  • Uniroyal

Advanced Automotive Inc

6875 SC-9
Inman, SC 29349

location small (864) 814-2070
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Saturdays: CLOSED

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