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R.E.S. Automotive

(615) 591-41781741 W Main St, FranklinTN 37064-3461 Send email to R.E.S. Automotive

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A BBB Accredited Business since 04/26/2011

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Factors that raised R.E.S. Automotive's rating include:

  • Length of time business has been operating.
  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size.
  • Response to 1 complaint(s) filed against business.
  • Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business.

Customer Complaints SummaryRead complaint details

1 complaint closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months
Complaint TypeTotal Closed Complaints
Problems with Product / Service1
Advertising / Sales Issues0
Billing / Collection Issues0
Delivery Issues0
Guarantee / Warranty Issues0
Total Closed Complaints 1

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews Customer Reviews on R.E.S. Automotive

Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience
Neutral Experience
Negative Experience
Total Customer Reviews 0 Customer Reviews

Complaint Breakdown by ResolutionAbout Complaint Details

Complaint Resolution Log (1)
07/18/2013Problems with Product / Service | Read Complaint Details

Installed engine and put PCV plug in Oil pan.
I had RES automotive install an engine on my 2010 expedition. The cost for them to do this was close to $3000.00. When I orderd the engine it came with an oil pan according to ***** at RES. Shortly after picking up my vehicle we noticed a small oil leak. I had a company repalce the drain plug but that did not correct the porblem. The leak become pretty significate and I called RES to see what it would cost to put a new oil pan on since it was leaking to bad. ***** quoted me a price around $250.00. I called another repair shop and they told me to bring it by for them to look at. What they discovered was when RES replaced my engine the was a side port which was for a sensor that told you when your oil was low. However my vehcile was not equiped with the wiring for the sensor. So RES decided to install a plumbers PCV screw plug in it (not made of automobile repairs) I had it repaired at the other shop who found the correct automotive plug and also said that the oil pan was dented. Now if it was my original oil pan they put on why was the plug missing and if was the new pan that can with the engine why was there a dent in it. I called RES and spoke with ***** and asked him if they had in fact instaled the PCV plug and he said they had and to send them a copy of the bill and they would refund me my money. It has since been 3 week since I mailed it and when I called to follow up on it (twice) I was told that he turned it in and I should be receiving the check within the week. Well, that did not happen. I wasn't even asking for them to pay for an oil change because it had to be done when the other shop did the repair. (and it was not due for an oil change. I have given RES Automotive a lot of business and even referred someone to them and really do not like the way they have handled this situation.

Desired Settlement
I would like them to follow through with what I was promised and that was to refund the money I paid the other repair shop to fix the oil leak that became bad over time.

Business' Initial Response
From: *********** (mailto:***********
Sent: Wednesday, July 10, XXXX X:XX PM
To: **** *****
Subject: Re: Email for **** *****

We regret that Mrs. ***** had an issue. Mrs ***** supplied an engine purchased online and
was advised at that time that there was no warranty on the parts she supplied. She was ok with that because
she had a limited budget and it was cheaper than the engine we would purchase and use.
She just wanted R.E.S. Automotive to
install her engine. The engine came with an oil pan for a different model than her vehicle. The oil pan on her new engine had a hole for a sensor her vehicle did not have. R.E.S. Automotive recommended she purchase the
appropriate sensor for the hole. She said she could not afford the sensor and wanted R.E.S. Automotive to
plug the hole. R.E.S. Automotive plugged the hole. 13,099 miles later Mrs. ***** had a leak. The oil pan was not dented at R.E.S. Automotive. Road conditions and debris generally cause a dent in an oil pan.
Prior to receiving Mrs. *****'s BBB complaint, R.E.S. Automotive had reimbursed Mrs. ***** for the plug installed at a different shop even though our invoices state "that warranty work has to be performed in our shop" and Mrs. ***** was made aware of the fact that there was no warranty on parts supplied by the customer.

Consumer's Final Response
(The consumer indicated he/she DID NOT accept the response from the business.)
First of all RES DID NOT even contact me in regards to the hole for a sensor NOR did I refuse the purchase of the sensor. I had NO idea that the new oil pan even had a hole for a sensor nor did I tell them just to plug the hole with a NON automotive PCV plumbing plug. I had a small oil leak which progessively got worst. RES could have just put my old oil pan on and the dent I was told happen during shipping from one of RES's employees not road conditions and debris. So that is the second lie. I know that they do not furnish the warranty on the engine but they put in a NON automotive plug which the other automotive shop was able to find a automotive one. Yes the milage was 13,099 due to the fact that my husband was driving it back and forth to Geogia which is 984 miles round trip. I filed the complaint with the BBB and two days later the check was cut which I had been told was mailed twice weeks prior.Why would I take my vehicle back for warranty work to get this plug replace and have them possibly charge me again for something that they caused. ONCE AGAIN I WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE HOLE FOE THE SENSOR NOR WAS I EVER CONTACT BY RES UNTIL THEY CALLED ABOUT THE VEHICLE BEING READY FOR PICK-UP.

Business' Final Response
From: *********** (mailto:***********
Sent: Thursday, July 18, XXXX XX:XX AM
To: **** *****
Subject: Re: Email for **** *****

Ms. *****'s request for a refund was made. The check to Ms. ***** was check number XXXXX and it cleared our bank on June 24th.

Please feel free to cut and paste this in as my response on her rebuttle. I have not opened
that rebuttle and I am not sure that it is necessary if this will close it for you.

Let me know if you need anything further.
Thank you.
****** *******
R.E.S. Automotive, Inc

Additional Information

BBB file opened: 09/08/2003Business started: 01/01/1993
Type of Entity

Sole Proprietor

Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Randy E. Simpson (Owner)Customer Contact: Ms. Athena Simpson (Owner)
Business Category

Auto Repair & Service, Truck Bedliner, Wheel Align, Frame & Axle Service Equipment & Supplies, Auto Lube & Oil - Mobile, Auto Services, Auto Repair - Windshield, Glass Shops, Truck Service & Repair - Mobile, Truck Repair & Service, Transmissions - Automobile, Tire Retread & Repair, Radiators - Automotive, Mufflers & Exhaust Systems, Engines - Rebuild & Exchange, Brake Service, Auto Repairing - Foreign, Auto Repair & Service - Diesel, Auto Electric Service, Auto Diagnostic Service, Auto Accessories, Auto Air Conditioning, Windshield Wipers, Truck accessories, Speedometers, Shock Absorbers, Battery Repairing & Rebuilding, Starters - Engine

Products & Services

This company offers auto repair, maintenance and service.

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Automobile - Repair
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Address for R.E.S. Automotive

1741 W Main St

Franklin, TN 37064-3461

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  • 1741 W Main St 

    Franklin, TN 37064-3461

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