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World Auto offers a wide range of  pre-owned vehicles.  All vehicles are sold on an "as is" basis and warranties are available.

BBB Accreditation

A BBB Accredited Business since

BBB has determined that World Auto meets BBB accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. BBB Accredited Businesses pay a fee for accreditation review/monitoring and for support of BBB services to the public.

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Reason for Rating

BBB rating is based on 16 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.

Factors that lowered the rating for World Auto include:

  • Length of time business has been operating

Factors that raised the rating for World Auto include:

  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size.
  • Response to 10 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

10 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 5 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 2
Billing/Collection Issues 0
Delivery Issues 0
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 1
Problems with Product/Service 7
Total Closed Complaints 10

Additional Complaint Information

BBB determined that despite the company’s reasonable effort to address complaint issues, the consumer remained dissatisfied.

Additional Information

BBB file opened: April 01, 2011 Business started: 11/01/2010 in SC Business incorporated: 09/30/2010 in SC

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:

10311 Wilson Boulevard - Building C, Blythewood SC 29016
Fax Number: 803-896-5000

Type of Entity


Business Management
Mr. Patrick Wright, Vice President Mr. Patrick Wyer, President
Contact Information
Customer Contact: Mr. Patrick Wyer, President
Business Category

Auto Dealers - Used Cars

Products & Services

World Auto sells the following brand(s): Chevy, Ford, Dodge, Chrysler, GMC, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Acura, Lexus, BMW, Mercedes, Volvo, VW, Jeep, Audi, Cadillac, Mercury, Pontiac, Hummer

World Auto offers the following product(s): Cars, SUV's, Vans & Trucks

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Used Cars/Appliances

Additional Locations

  • 1450 W Wade Hampton Blvd

    Greer, SC 29650 (864) 469-7979

  • 513 N Main Street

    Mauldin, SC 29622 (864) 627-9000

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Additional Phone Numbers

  • (864) 469-9905 (Fax)

Additional Email Addresses

  • - eQuote
  • - Sales
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Complaint Detail(s)

8/11/2014 Advertising/Sales Issues | Complaint Details Unavailable
5/12/2014 Problems with Product/Service
12/30/2013 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint: I purchased a vehicle from World Auto in Greer in September 5th, 2013 and as of December 5th, 2013 I am still unable to register the vehicle. The car lot says they are unable to obtain the title to the vehicle. After speaking to the owner, he assured me that he had the title to the car, but he still does not.

Desired Settlement: I would like to receive my money back for the entire purchase (payments, down payment, financing charges).

Business Response: ****** The Title, Registration and Tag have all been processed today 12/18/13 and I will drop them off at our Greer location first thing tomorrow morning for the customer to pick up. The lender ****** **** ********* will get the Title. Everything has been taken care of. Regards, **** ********

BBB's Final Determination: Business offered a resolution. Consumer did not pursue further with BBB and the matter was assumed to be resolved

BBB Comments: The consumer did not reply back to the BBB within its timeframe to accept or reject the company's response.

10/22/2013 Problems with Product/Service
9/4/2013 Problems with Product/Service
2/19/2013 Problems with Product/Service
11/9/2012 Problems with Product/Service
6/11/2012 Advertising/Sales Issues
5/29/2012 Problems with Product/Service
5/25/2012 Guarantee/Warranty Issues