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Murante Auto Repair LLC

Phone: (610) 759-6121 Fax: (610) 759-1076 128 W Beil Ave, Nazareth, PA 18064 http://www.muranteautorepair.com

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Factors that raised the rating for Murante Auto Repair LLC 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 Summary Read complaint details

1 complaint closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 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 1
Total Closed Complaints 1

Additional Information

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BBB file opened: October 24, 2003 Business started: 01/01/1978 in PA Business started locally: 01/01/1978 Business incorporated: 04/01/2012 in PA
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.

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Drive Clean Pennsylvania
Riverfront Office Center, 1101 S. Front Street, Harrisburg PA 17104
http://www.drivecleanpa.state.pa.us/default.htm
Phone Number: 800-265-0921
Drivecleanpa@state.pa.us
The number is Station#L603.

Type of Entity

Limited Liability Company (LLC)

Business Management
Mr. Louis Murante, Owner Mr. Steven Hill, Automotive Technician Mr. Mark Murante, Automotive Technician Mr. Thomas Richter, Service Advisor
Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Louis Murante, Owner
Business Category

Auto Body Repair & Painting Auto Repair & Service


Additional Locations

  • 128 W Beil Ave

    Nazareth, PA 18064

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Complaint Detail(s)

11/2/2013 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: I had my car inspected at Murante's last June. The garage owner claimed that a taillight was out and needed to be replaced, which the garage attendant replaced immediately and without my approval or knowing that there was a claim of a light out. No taillights were out on my car just minutes prior to my dropping my car off at the garage to have it inspected. The garage charged me $28.00 for the taillight bulb replacement. I just replaced another bulb on my car which cost me $2.38 and approximately 5 minutes of time to make the replacement. I know my taillight was not out and did not need to be replaced. And it is standard procedure to tell me of any problems on my car prior to making repairs, as I can definitely do a taillight replacement myself, if not, I could have it done for far less then $28.00.

Desired Settlement: I would like a $28.00 refund. And this notice to be documented.

Business Response:

This customer was mistaken as to which light was out. She brought her car in for PA State Inspection. We inspected the car and found a front fog lamp to be burned out NOT a tail lamp. Fog lamp bulbs are much more expensive than most tail light bulbs due to their makeup and the fact that they are halogen bulbs, very similar to a headlight bulb but on a smaller scale. They are usually replaced from underneath the vehicle and sometimes undercar panels need to be removed to gain access to the the back of the fog lamp assembly.

The customer was quoted the price for parts and labor and she agreed to the work, signed the repair order and paid the bill. This complaint was filed 1 year and 3 months from the time we inspected the car. The charge for the bulb and the labor to replace it was $26.45 including Pa State Sales tax NOT $28.00 as she has stated in her complaint.

I feel we treated this customer fairly and the complaint is unjustified. A copy of the signed Repair Order was faxed to the Bethlehem BBB Office.

 

Murante Auto Repair

***** Murante, Owner

Business Response: This customer was mistaken as to which light was out. She brought her car in for PA State Inspection. We inspected the car and found a front fog lamp to be burned out NOT a tail lamp. Fog lamp bulbs are much more expensive than most tail light bulbs due to their makeup and the fact that they are halogen bulbs, very similar to a headlight bulb but on a smaller scale. They are usually replaced from underneath the vehicle and sometimes undercar panels need to be removed to gain access to the the back of the fog lamp assembly.

The customer was quoted the price for parts and labor and she agreed to the work, signed the repair order and paid the bill. This complaint was filed 1 year and 3 months from the time we inspected the car. The charge for the bulb and the labor to replace it was $26.45 including Pa State Sales tax NOT $28.00 as she has stated in her complaint.

I feel we treated this customer fairly and the complaint is unjustified. A copy of the signed Repair Order was faxed to the Bethlehem BBB Office.

 

Murante Auto Repair

***** Murante, Owner