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Richard Chevrolet, Inc.

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Phone: (203) 272-1000 Fax: (203) 271-2502 1405 Highland Ave, Cheshire, CT 06410

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Richard Chevrolet, Inc. offers new and used vehicles, parts and service, body shop repairs and rental cars.

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Reason for Rating

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Factors that raised the rating for Richard Chevrolet, Inc. include:

  • Length of time business has been operating.
  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size.
  • Response to 4 complaint(s) filed against business.
  • Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business.
  • BBB has sufficient background information on this business.

Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

4 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 1 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 1
Billing/Collection Issues 0
Delivery Issues 0
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 1
Problems with Product/Service 2
Total Closed Complaints 4

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews on Richard Chevrolet, Inc.
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

BBB file opened: January 01, 1979 Business started: 01/01/1975 Business started locally: 01/01/1975 Business incorporated: 12/13/1974 in CT
Licensing, Bonding or Registration

This business is in an industry that may require professional licensing, bonding or registration. BBB encourages you to check with the appropriate agency to be certain any requirements are currently being met.

These agencies may include:

Motor Vehicle, State of CT Dept. of
60 State St, Wethersfield CT 06109
Phone Number: (860) 263-5055

Type of Entity


Business Management
Mr. Jason Vianese, General Manager Mr. Richard Jaffe, President
Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Jason Vianese, General Manager
Business Category

Auto Dealers - New Cars Auto Parts & Supplies - New Auto Body Repair & Painting Auto Renting & Leasing Auto Repair & Service Truck Repair & Service

Alternate Business Names
Best Rentals, LLC

Additional Locations


    1405 Highland Ave

    Cheshire, CT 06410 (203) 272-1000


    PO Box 784

    Cheshire, CT 06410


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Complaint Detail(s)

9/30/2014 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint: I purchased this vehicle 3 years ago. Early this year (2014), I noticed the paint on the passenger side of the car looking "scratched". At first I thought someone had brushed up against the vehicle, but in time the scratch grew wider and longer, extending down the side all the way up and around the passenger door. The clear coat was compromised.On May 20, 2014 I brought my vehicle to **** ******** and **** ******** at the body shop at Richard Chevrolet and was told that the vehicle was hit PRIOR to my purchase of the vehicle and there was nothing that the dealership would fix it at their cost without permission from *** *****. My research indicated this accident was not on the *** ***.I brought the vehicle to ****** Auto Body shop in ******* who gave me a quote of approximately $2,000 to fix the problem. I have a copy of the quote in my files if you need verification.On May 22, 2014 I left message with *** ***** the Used Car Mgr who never returned my call. Soon after, I drove to the dealership and showed *** ***** the vehicle. *** suggested that at my convenience I bring the vehicle back to the dealership and have the problematic side wet sanded. Soon after, I dropped my vehicle off to have it wet sanded. Unfortunately, it looked worse and I was informed that this was all the dealership could do to fix the problem. *** proceeded to offer a phone number of an auto body place that would fix the problem at a lower cost than *****! And in the meantime would contact the Regional Manager of **.After a week of hearing nothing, I contacted ** Corp. directly and was told that they could not fix the problem. I needed to resolve this with the dealership directly. I then left a message with ***** ******* the General Manager of the dealership with no satisfaction.In Aug. we contacted a family friend who works for ** ***** and he persuaded them to look at my vehicle a second time. *****, the manager of ******** Auto Body took pictures and was going to talk to the Reg.Mgr. Still waiting!

Desired Settlement: I want it fixed correctly and with NO COST to us. Please take note that this was a *** certified vehicle and we feel the car was misrepresented to us. Also, we feel the safety of the vehicle may be compromised because the accident was not mentioned when we purchased it.

Business Response:

Richard Chevrolet was in communication with ******* ****** regarding *** ***** trading in his ******.  After speaking about this option, *** ***** expressessed that he would rather keep his ******.  There seemed to be some miscommunication prior to this conversation that trading-in the vehicle was a preferred option.  We apologize for this miscommunication and are happy *** ***** afforded us the opportunity to resolve the matter.  We have since resolved the paint issue and appreciate *** ***** partonage. 

Consumer Response:  
Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID ********, and find that this resolution is satisfactory to me.


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BBB's Final Determination: Consumer accepted resolution offered by the business.

4/1/2013 Problems with Product/Service
9/6/2012 Guarantee/Warranty Issues
4/16/2012 Advertising/Sales Issues