coolant being poured into the car

Whether you drive a BMW, Mercedes, Audi, Porsche (some exclusions apply), Subaru, or other performance automobiles, your car has a cooling system. With winter right around the corner, at Royson's Automotive we want to make sure your cooling system is ready for the cold.

The hydraulic system in your transmission is responsible for telling the mechanical components what to do, and when to do it. In order to better understand how your transmission works, it’s important to understand the mechanical components of it.

Margaret M
Customer Review
I have used K&A Automotive for years , and I have been very happy with their service. They have reasonable prices, and have a friendly staff. They are honest and are always willing to go the extra mile to find any parts you need. I highly recommend K&A Automotive.
Jay Brooks
Customer Review
I had been to two other Chapin auto repair shops prior to Royson's. Both of the previous places were a pain to get an appointment to. They made you leave your vehicle all day just for an oil change and tire rotation. Neither if the previous ones were convenient and it didn't bother them to inconvenience you. Royson' was pleasant, able to do the tire rotation and oil change quickly while I waited, which wasn't long. I also had them check my brake pads and rotors when they rotated the tires, the lady in front said they would do that anyway. One of the other places I had taken the vehicle to for rotation stated I needed brake pads and rotors, and would charge well over $500 to replace them and do the work. Royson's mechanics stated the pads were good for another 10,000 mikes at least and have them rechecked then. Royson's also stated there was nothing wrong with the rotors. Royson's Auto Repair in Chapin was very friendly, courteous, honest and efficient, very unlike those other three places in Chapin. Royson's obviously makes their money by being efficient, fair, reasonable and honest, and having repeat business, not buy gouging everyone who comes in, like the others tried to do to me. I have finally found a friendly, good, reputable, fair, reasonable, honest, convenient and efficient place to have my vehicles serviced. Definitely Highly Recommend Royson's and will come back for any future needs. They earned 5 STARS!!!
mechanic checking on tire

Most people ignore their tires, yet tires are undoubtedly a critical safety component on a vehicle. Here at Royson's Automotive in Blythewood, SC, we know where the rubber meets the road affects traction, handling, steering, stability, and braking. Because of this, sudden tire failure can have serious consequences, especially if it occurs when operating at high speeds. 

mechanic checking under hood of car

Sluggish. Squealing. Unreliable. Vibrating. If any of these descriptors fit your vehicle’s recent behavior, it just might be trying to tell you something – like it’s time for a tune-up.

Today’s vehicles differ significantly from their decades-old brethren that required a tune-up every 10,000 or 20,000 miles. With newer vehicles, it’s increasingly common for manufacturer-recommended service intervals to stretch to 100,000 miles before certain maintenance items, such as replacing the spark plugs, should be completed. 


Hydraulic power has a lot to do with how your transmission operates. There are some basic hydraulic components that keep your transmission running smoothly.

girl smelling vents

If you’ve owned a vehicle long, particularly one with a few miles on it, you have probably encountered a peculiar smell that grabbed your attention. Scents that you encounter while driving (emanating from your vehicle, not the horse farm down the road) are indicators of your vehicle's health and often the first warning that something may be wrong. Royson's Automotive in Blythewood has assembled this list to prepare for you for the next time you smell something odd, so you’ll know what’s going on next time you notice a funny smell.

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Royson's Blythewood Automotive

10334 Wilson Blvd
Blythewood, SC 29016
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Royson's K & A Automotive

3771 Covenant Rd
Columbia, SC 29204
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Royson's Chapin Automotive

851 Chapin Rd
Chapin, SC 29036
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