• (304) 727-4255
  • St Albans, West Virginia

comprehensive auto body & mechanical repairs

West Virginia state inspection

David Smith Frame & Body Shop provides comprehensive auto body and mechanical repairs for residents of Charleston, WV and surrounding areas. We offer West Virginia state inspection and emissions testing services and can repair any malfunctioning or inadequate part that fails to meet minimum safety standards.

brake service in West virginia

Your brakes may be the most important part of your vehicle. It is important to replace your brakes when they are nearing the end of their useful life. If you notice any noises such as squealing or scraping, bring your vehicle in for examination right away.


The last thing you want to experience is total brake failure while descending a mountain. David Smith Frame & Body Shop offers comprehensive brake service for residents of Charleston, WV and surrounding areas.

Brake fluid should also be changed on a regular; basis. Brake fluid absorbs moisture from the environment and can actually corrode your brake lines from the inside out. The de-icing chemicals can also wreak havoc on your brake lines externally. We can replace your standard brake lines with silicon lines that are impervious to the corrosive chemicals used on our roadways in the winter.

oil changes in st. albans, wv

You know how crucial it is to have your oil changed every three months or 3,000 miles to prevent damage to your crucial engine components. Call David Smith Frame & Body Shop to schedule your oil change today. We are located at 7018 MacCorkle Avenue in St. Albans, WV and serve all of Kanawha and Putnam Counties.

shocks & struts in your vehichle

Shocks and struts in your vehicle are important for a few reasons. These parts aid in cushioning you and your passengers from experiencing the bumps and unevenness of the roads. Shocks also absorb the damaging bumps of the road from vibrating, knocking loose, and damaging critical components of your vehicle. David Smith Frame & Body Shop provides the maintenance and repair for shocks and struts to keep your ride running smoothly.

treat yourself to a new car battery

If your car is making a clicking sound when you try to turn it on, that is the telltale sign that you need to replace your battery. Another indication of battery failure is that when you turn on your vehicle, it only turns on for a moment before shutting back down (and the windshield wipers won’t move at all).

We recommend that you have your battery tested prior to the beginning of the winter driving season. Cold, winter weather can be notorious for zapping the last bit of energy from a dying battery. An older battery that is capable of starting fine during warmer weather may not be able to start at all once the temperature starts to dip below the freezing point. Treat yourself to a new car battery today and significantly decrease the chance of your car failing to start this winter.

air conditioning, maintenance, and repair in WV

If you have been noticing strange odors emanating from your air conditioning system or are experiencing decreased cooling performance, let one of our technicians have a look at your AC system. David Smith Frame & Body Shop techs have the AC know-how to provide maintenance and repair to cars in WV. Vehicle air conditioner problems can usually be easily fixed at our shop.

David Smith Frame & Body Shop installs studded snow tires to help ensure your safety. If you must drive on the mountains, or even through town, in the snow and slippery ice of wintertime, be sure to stop in and have us check your tires for wear.

Metal-studded snow tires provide superior grip and slip resistance, and should be considered standard fare for winter driving in West Virginia. We recommend that you order your snow tires in September or October to ensure that you will be able to obtain a set.

Snow tires are manufactured in limited quantities each year. By mounting a spare set of front or all four snow tires on an extra set of rims, the job of switching out the tires in fall and spring can be streamlined.


power steering fluid flush & fill

We recommend that you regularly check, maintain, flush and fill your power steering fluid when required to eliminate accumulated contaminants and prevent damage to your power steering system. Our mechanics can flush and fill your system to keep steering problems and noises from happening.

wheel alignments

We offer wheel alignment service to keep your vehicle driving straight and true, and to prevent premature tire wear and pressure. You should have your alignment checked and adjusted (if necessary), every 6,000 miles.

mechanical services, engine, & transmission repair

We provide an extensive array of mechanical services of all types. Our professional technicians have been trained to perform the repair and maintenance services necessary to keep your vehicle running reliably for as long as you want it to. There is essentially no limit to the lifespan of a properly maintained and serviced vehicle.

Some of our miscellaneous services include:

  • Engine Repair & Replacement
  • Smog Test Failure/Emissions System Repair
  • Transmission Repair & Replacement
  • WV State Inspection

We offer an extensive range of services. Drive by our shop for a free estimate or contact David Smith Frame & Body Shop today to schedule your free estimate or repair service: (304) 727-4255.