About Diepholz Auto: Charleston’s #1 Auto Dealership

Why Buy From Diepholz Auto

Car Shopping Made Easy

At Diepholz Auto, we understand that finding the perfect vehicle can be a daunting task. That's why we strive to make your car shopping experience as easy and enjoyable as possible. With our vast selection of new and used vehicles, you're sure to find the one that suits your needs and preferences. Whether you're looking for a stylish electric vehicle, a spacious SUV, or a reliable truck, we've got you covered. Plus, our knowledgeable and friendly sales team is always ready to assist you in finding your dream car. Explore our inventory now and discover your next ride.

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Exceptional Customer Service

We believe that exceptional customer service is the key to a successful dealership. Our dedicated team is committed to providing you with amazing customer experiences from the moment you step into our showroom. We listen to your needs, answer your questions, and guide you through the car-buying process with professionalism and a smile. Your satisfaction is our top priority, and we go above and beyond to ensure that you leave our dealership completely satisfied. Get to know our staff and experience our exceptional customer service firsthand.

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We Keep You Going

At Diepholz Auto, our commitment to our customers doesn't end once you drive off the lot. We understand the importance of keeping your vehicle in great shape, and our service center is here to help. Our skilled technicians provide top-notch car care, using the latest diagnostic tools and genuine parts to keep your vehicle running smoothly. Whether you need routine maintenance, repairs, or parts replacements, we've got you covered. Schedule your service appointment now and let us help you enjoy many great years of driving with the vehicle you purchase from us.

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A Legacy of Excellence: 12-Year Mark of Excellence Award Winners

We take pride in being a 12-year and running Mark of Excellence award-winning dealership. This prestigious accolade holds a special place in our hearts as it is reserved for only a select few outstanding dealerships that consistently demonstrate extraordinary performance in sales and customer satisfaction. It serves as a symbol of our unwavering commitment to providing exceptional service and delivering an unparalleled car-buying experience to our customers.

To be considered for the highly coveted GM Mark of Excellence award, a dealership must meet stringent criteria. This includes achieving a year-over-year sales increase which showcases our dedication to meeting and exceeding the evolving needs of our customers. It reflects our ability to adapt to market demands, offer competitive pricing, and provide a wide range of vehicles that cater to diverse preferences.

Equally important is the feedback and satisfaction of our customers. Excellent reviews from customer satisfaction surveys for both vehicle purchases and service department visits play a crucial role in qualifying for the GM Mark of Excellence award. This means that our customers have consistently expressed their high level of satisfaction with their overall experience at Diepholz Auto, from the moment they step foot into our dealership to long after they drive off in their new vehicle. 

When you choose to buy your next vehicle from Diepholz Auto, you can trust that you're partnering with a dealership with a proven track record of excellence. Our commitment to outstanding sales performance and unwavering customer satisfaction is not a one-time achievement but a continuous pursuit of perfection. Our reputation as a Mark of Excellence award-winning dealership is a testament to our ability to consistently deliver exceptional service, exceptional vehicles, and exceptional value to each and every customer who walks through our doors. Experience the difference of working with an award-winning dealership. Trust Diepholz Auto to guide you in finding your next vehicle.

Outstanding Achievements: Additional Awards and Accolades

At Diepholz Auto, we are honored to have received not only the prestigious Mark of Excellence award but also many other notable accolades. These awards are a testament to our unwavering dedication to providing exceptional service and exceeding customer expectations. Our commitment to excellence extends beyond the confines of our dealership and resonates within the Charleston community and beyond.

As active members of the Charleston Chamber, we have been recognized for our outstanding community involvement. We believe in giving back to the community that has supported us throughout the years, and our efforts have been acknowledged and celebrated. Whether it's participating in local charity events, sponsoring community initiatives, or contributing to local organizations, we are committed to making a positive impact on the lives of our fellow community members. As we continue to grow and evolve, we remain steadfast in our commitment to excellence. We are honored to have received these accolades, and they serve as a constant reminder of the high standards we set for ourselves. 

Hear What Our Customers Have to Say

We understand that you may want to hear from our satisfied customers before making a decision. That's why we encourage you to read our customer testimonials and reviews. Our customers' experiences speak for themselves, and we're confident that you'll be impressed with the level of service and quality of vehicles we provide.

At Diepholz Auto, we're more than just an auto dealership. We're your trusted partner in finding the perfect vehicle and ensuring your driving experience is exceptional. Visit us today and discover why we're Charleston's #1 choice for all your automotive needs.

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  • Contact our Sales Department at: (217) 348-0141
  • Monday8:30AM - 5:30PM
  • Tuesday8:30AM - 5:30PM
  • Wednesday8:30AM - 5:30PM
  • Thursday8:30AM - 5:30PM
  • Friday8:30AM - 5:30PM
  • Saturday8:30AM - 3:00PM
  • SundayClosed


Diepholz is proud to be an automotive leader in the Charleston and Paris area. At our Charleston location we carry Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac products. Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and RAM products can be found at our Paris storeWe are a No-Pressure dealership. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff listens to every need of our customers and offers suggestions based off of budgets and lifestyles. We will never pressure you into a sale!


Not only do we carry the most popular makes and models of new cars and trucks, you can also find a huge number of used vehicles in every price range! Here are some more benefits:



There are many other perks to shopping at a Diepholz Auto Group dealership.

Come visit us at our Charleston or Paris location for a great deal on your next vehicle purchase or auto service! Please contact us with any questions!