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Approved Motors open for business

June 17, 2012
By ROBERT A. DEFRANK - Staff Writer , Times Leader

DILLONVALE - Approved Motors on U.S. 250 near Colerain is open under new management after having been closed for three months. The business was reopened April 15 by owner/operator Jeff Stephens. Stephens had worked as the general manager at the establishment for two years before taking the opportunity.

"I liked it. It has a good location, it's a good business with good customers," he said.

Stephens said customers can expect the same level of service and quality.

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Jeff Stephens, new owner/operator of Approved Motors on U.S. 250 near Colerain, has re-opened the business.

"Everything is about the same," he said, noting that his business deals in trucks SUVs, cars, with financing available. He said business has been doing well, with a current focus on four-wheel-drive vehicles. In addition, gas and oil companies may be interested in larger vehicles such as 3/4-ton and one-ton trucks.

Stephens is a St. Clairsville resident, originally from Shadyside, with 14 years of experience in the automotive business. He said Approved Motors boasts competitive pricing and a strong degree of customer loyalty. All products go through the shop.

"We're delivering the highest quality product," he said.

He noted that prices are in the windows.

The address is 72939 Pleasant Grove Road, Dillonvale. Hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday 9-11 a.m.

Call (740) 738-0843 or visit their Web site at

DeFrank can be reached online at rdefrank@



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