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Jackson Newspapers - Ripley, WV
  • "Mr. Fix It": Smith Automotive fair, honest

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  • RIPLEY - From the young age of four, David Smith, owner of Smith Automotive Pre-Owned, was exposed to the inner workings of mechanics with his mother, Rowena Smith, in their home garage.
    Smith developing his skill set over the next 17 years, working with Frank Moore of Frank Moore’s Used Auto Sales. He also worked at NAPA in Ripley for 12 years. Smith spoke highly of Moore and the knowledge gained during their work experience together.
    Taking the experience gained, Smith opened Smith Automotive Pre-Owned 2 ½ years ago.
    Since opening his business located next to Dark Side (specializing in window tinting), Smith has been building his clientele list through his fair service presented to each individual customer that walks through the door.
    A day as an ASE-certified mechanic involves determining an automobile’s problem and working to get the customer the fairest deal possible. Smith Automotive handles break jobs, oil changes, engine and transmission work based on a case-by-case evaluation of each customer’s individual automobile.
    Owning your own business can present challenging aspects as with any career, but it’s very rewarding, says Smith. Being able to help out the customer at the end of the day is the key goal for Smith Automotive Pre-Owned.
    Business hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.;  Saturday 8 a.m.-12 p.m., and closed Friday and Sunday.  If your automobile needs “checked out,” stop by and check out Smith Automotive Pre-Owned.

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