Mechanics and owners of Newman's Automotive

Get to Know Newman's Automotive in Sumter, SC

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Hi! Thanks for taking the time to learn more about Newman's Automotive. Our Sumter auto repair shop is owned and operated by Woody Newman, whose step-father started the business in 1979. Woody grew up working on vehicles (since the age of 9), and took automotive mechanics in high school, graduating at the top of his class. Today, Woody is ASE-certified in engine repair, manual drive trains and axles, suspension and steering, brakes, electrical/electronic systems, heating and air conditioning, and engine performance. He also attends three or more hours of training and continuing education monthly.

When Woody’s step-father became sick in 2012, he had to stop working, and Woody and his mother began operating the shop. In 2013, Woody’s mother was ready to shut down the business because of all the responsibility, but Woody decided to try to keep it going, and put the shop in his own name. It was the right decision. The business grew, and when property became available in October of 2015—which included a 6,000-square foot shop, separate office space, and five acres of land—Woody made the purchase, and moved Newman’s Automotive to its new location in February of 2016.

Woody Newman - Owner of Newman's Automotive

“As an auto shop owner, I love seeing our customers satisfied with our repairs and service, knowing they appreciate us just as we appreciate them. I also love seeing my techs smiling after making the right diagnostic call on a tough job, and giving a well-earned bonus, knowing it will help a family.”

Woody Newman, Owner

Meet Our Auto Repair Team

  • Brandon Osborn - Service Writer at Newman's Automotive
    Brandon OsborneService Writer

    Brandon is a very friendly and polite young man who is always ready to take your call or talk to you in person. He has been employed with us for the last five years, and is very knowledgeable on most vehicles. Brandon will listen to your vehicle concerns and problems, do his best to find answers to your questions, provide you with accurate estimates, and locate parts for you. When you need a ride to or from the shop, he'll provide you with the transportation you need. Give Brandon a call, and he'll be glad to help you!

  • Toby Favor Auto Technician at  Newman's Automotive
    Toby FavorAuto Technician

    Toby is one of our friendly, albeit a little shy, auto repair technicians. He has been with our shop for 28 years, and has worked on vehicles since he was old enough to hold a wrench. Now in his early 50s, Toby is ASE-certified, and extremely knowledgeable on all American and foreign cars. From diagnostics to complete engine replacement to routine maintenance, Toby can do the job.

  • James McCain Auto Technician at  Newman's Automotive
    James McCainAuto Technician

    James is a very talented auto repair technician, along with being a very friendly and polite man. Before coming to Newman's Automotive over two years ago, he owned his own shop, but decided he didn't want the responsibility any longer. Now he's able to focus on auto repair and technology, getting back to the work he's done since he was a teenager. James is ASE-certified, and like Toby, can handle any automotive issue that comes his way.