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Dave Smith Auto

Phone: (412) 244-1030 View Additional Phone Numbers 12827 Frankstown Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15235 View Additional Web Addresses

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This company offers sales and service of new and used automobiles.

BBB Accreditation

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Reason for Rating

BBB rating is based on 13 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.

Factors that raised the rating for Dave Smith Auto include:

  • Length of time business has been operating
  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size
  • Response to 2 complaint(s) filed against business
  • Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business

Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

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

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews on Dave Smith Auto
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, 1986 Business started: 06/01/2007 in PA Business under new ownership as of: 08/01/2007
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:

Pennsylvania Department of State
206 North Office Building, Harrisburg PA 17120-0029
Phone Number: 717-787-8503
The number is VD030857.

Type of Entity

Limited Liability Company (LLC)

Business Management
Mr. Dave Smith, President
Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Dave Smith, President
Business Category


Industry Tips
Auto Repair Auto Service Contracts

Additional Locations


    12827 Frankstown Rd

    Pittsburgh, PA 15235 (412) 244-1030


BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

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Customer Review Experience Value
Positive Review 5 points per review
Neutral Review 3 points per review
Negative Review 1 point per review

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BBB Letter Grade Scale

BBB Rating Value
A+ 5
A 4.66
A- 4.33
B+ 4
B 3.66
B- 3.33
C+ 3
C 2.66
C- 2.33
D+ 2
D 1.66
D- 1.33
F 1
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Star Rating scale

  Average Score
5 stars 5.00
4.5 stars 4.50-4.99
4 stars 4.00-4.49
3.5 stars 3.50-3.99
3 stars 3.00-3.49
2.5 stars 2.50-2.99
2 stars 2.00-2.49
1.5 stars 1.50-1.99
1 star 0-1.49

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Complaint Detail(s)

12/4/2015 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint: On oct 21 2014 I purchased a Nissan Altima 2005 from *******'s **** **** in North Versailles PA. The vehicle was moved from *******'s to Dave Smith's **** **** in Penn Hills Pa. To complete my paperwork and get its state inspection with Ed the salesman. Before the inspection was completed i specifically asked Ed to make sure the bottom of the car was not rusted. Due to a matter a family member was going through. Ontop of the fact that i was 4.5 months pregnant at the time i discuss some concerns for my safety for me, my daughter and my unborn child. Ed stated he did check along with have the problems fixed and that everything was taken care of (his words you are safe everything is fine). My brother ****** was present he is my witness to this. I went to take my vehicle to get its yearly inspection at Darryl' s Shop in North Versailles Nov.4 2015 at 8am. The mechanic approached me and asked did I just buy this car. Due to the low mileage on the car. I explained to the mechanic i have not drove the car much, but to doctors appointments and physical therapy due to having two major surgeries back to back. He then stated the cradle needed replaced. I asked him was this something I need to report under warranty or is this normal wear and tear. The mechanics exact words were this is not normal wear and tear. This car should not have past inspection last year. I feel like the person who inspected this car last year at Dave Smith's. Deliberately and intentionally put me, my kids and my family members life at risk and in harms way. Who ever did this has a extreme disregard for human life because this car should not have past inspection. Nor should it have even been moved off the car lot until the proper work was completed. Which was repairing the bottom rusted part of the car. Nobodies life is worth jeopardizing any shape and our form of money is not worth someone's life. You can't put a price tag on someone's life. I feel that making a sale was more important then my life and my kids life. Not only should this issue had been addressed early on, but they also had numerous times to address this issue. Being they did my paperwork over three different times on three different occasions. All I want is the work to be completed the correct way. I should not be at fault for something that was clearly looked over.

Desired Settlement: I feel the company is at fault for not completing the work and putting myself and my kids life at stack. I would like for all the work that should had been completed in the beginning to be done the correct way.

Business Response: We inspected a 2005 Nissan Altima last year, after a year later she called and told us that the cradle was
rusted and could not get her vehicle inspected somewhere else.
We asked her to come in so we could took at vehicle.
She brought her vehicle in, we looked at it and determined that the cradle was rusted and we offered to
replace it with a used cradle at NO CHARGE, both the cradle and labor at NO CHARGE just to try and
help. We performed a State and Emissions inspection on the Nissan and determined that it needed a
brake light bulb, control arm and a flex pipe adapterto pass inspection.
She has a warranty on the vehicle and the warranty company is paying for the control arm and labor, the
other items total $141.18, the customer is responsible for a $100 deductible through the warranty
company plus the other two items totaling $241.18.
We did not charge for the State Inspection or the labor to change the bulb, or the cradle, or the labor to
change the cradle.
I think we have been more than fair in trying to help.

Dave S****

9/25/2014 Problems with Product/Service

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