Open: Mon-Thurs 8AM-5:30PM Fri: 8AM-5PM | Closed: Sat-Sun

Located at: 955 South Harvin Street, Sumter, SC 29150

About Us

Turner’s Garage & Transmission

Some of our clients have always been curious about Turner’s Garage & Transmission’s past. This is how everything came about! Additionally, if this is your first time visiting, you might be interested in getting to know our auto service and repair staff. We are prepared to assist you with all car care requirements.

Our History—From the Owner, Wendell Turner

Johnny Turner, my father, was the one who started Turner’s Garage & Transmission in 1949. At the south end of Harvin Street in Sumter, he opened a gas station, parts store, and junkyard. I have lived on the property for more than 50 years and grew up right next to the shop. When I was just four years old, I got hooked on cars. When I started working in 1975 for my father’s best friend, a used car dealer, I was 14 years old and built my first car engine. Until I was 17, I continued working there on American and Japanese automobiles. In the meantime, my father passed away in 1970, and until 1979, the shop was run by different people. I started fixing cars in the building that used to be a parts store. From there, Turner’s Garage & Transmission took off and started serving drivers from all over Sumter.

“I Love Being Able To Make Sure Our Customers’ Vehicles Are Safe And Reliable!” -Wendell Turner, Owner

Meet our team

Wendell Turner


I grew up on the property that my shop is located on. I have been in business since 1979. I also write an automotive article for Sumter Living Magazine.
I have 3 grandsons. I enjoy deep sea fishing, riding my ATV Pilots and hanging out with family and friends.

Heather Owens


I have been working at Turner’s Garage for 9 years. I’m married with 4 adult kids and 10 grandkids. I enjoy going on trips with my grandkids, riding the trike (3wheel motorcycle) with my husband and going on adventures with my Jeep Stitch.

Amber Turner


I am married with 3 kids. I enjoy going to dirt track racing, watching my kids play softball and T-ball and hanging out with my family.

Taylor Jane Stives


I graduated high school a year ago and started at Turners Garage 6 months ago. I love anything dealing with numbers.
I am single and taken. I enjoy riding my motorcycle, hanging out with my family and boyfriend

Shanice Clark


I have been with Turners Garage for a year. I am single but taken. I do sound and lighting for plays in SC and GA areas. I also play drums.