GREAT service. (We had car inspections done there when we were buying cars.) For the full story, look for my review on googlemaps.com. I'll just say here that if you need a car inspected, you can't get better service at a better price. (Everyone else = $80-100. Pep Boys = $20)
Pep Boys Auto Parts & Service
- General Info:
- Pep Boys retail and service location offering a wide range of car parts and accessories, as well as auto repair services, oil changes, brakes, batteries, tires and state-required inspections.
- Ac Delco, Bosch, Castrol, Chevron, Dayco, Fram, Havoline, Lucas, Mobil, Motorcraft, Nos, Pennzoil, Quaker State, Sachs, Valvoline
- Payment method:
- master card, visa, amex, cash, check, diners club, discover, travelers checks
- Automobile Parts & Supplies, Automobile Accessories, Tire Dealers, Automobile Inspection Stations & Services, Automobile Diagnostic Service
When I called about a freeze plug to stop a leak, the customer service rep said, "I don't see it in the parts listing. The best thing is for you to come down." I said no, it wasn't, because my vehicle is leaking antifreeze, and it would be a waste if they didn't have it. So finally he actually checked, and told me the vehicle-specific part was $10.99, and a universal substitute was $2.99.
He kept encouraging me to pay their service dept. to install it. I told them I am very...view more short on money and it's easy to install (It's a plug you just push in a hole). He still kept encouraging paid install.
He also kept saying that if I kept calling places and found a better price, he'd match it plus 5%.
The next place I called (Autozone) actually looked up the part right off, and had the vehicle-specific part for 99 cents.
It seemed Pep Boys wanted to do as little work as possible on phone, didn't care if it ended up not being helpful to come in, and wanted to get away with overcharging me for a part unless I was savvy enough to check prices elsewhere--and then thought they could still salvage the sale by offering me a 'discount' at that point. Plus wanted to boost sales volume in their service department regardless of customer not really needing service.
I will not contact them again. If you do so, do it aware of the potential negatives, which I consider serious ones.view less
Pep Boys gets my business mainly because it is in a convenient location. They have a good selection of tools and parts among other things. Certain things/brands they sell have questionable quality . The parts department is absolutely horrid! It may take 1 or 2 or 3 calls to get them to pick up and then when you go down to get a part at the parts counter theres either nobody there or if theyre occupied they dont acknowledge you and let you know they will be with you in 10 seconds, a mi...view morenute, a few days.... thats probably my biggest rant. the parts counter.view less