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LOCAL PEP BOY's CLOSES

A few weeks ago I went to my local PEP BOYs to pick up some oil. On the front door was a going out of Business Sign. I went in there and got 2 cases of Royal Purple 5W30 for $10.00 per case, 3 case's of 10W40 Mobile One for $8.00 a case. I use the Royal purple on my GTO and the Mobile One on my bikes. I also purchased 5 quarts of LUCAL Synthetic oil Stabilizer at $4.00 per quart. They we out of filters.


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A few weeks ago I went to my local PEP BOYs to pick up some oil. On the front door was a going out of Business Sign. I went in there and got 2 cases of Royal Purple 5W30 for $10.00 per case, 3 case's of 10W40 Mobile One for $8.00 a case. I use the Royal purple on my GTO and the Mobile One on my bikes. I also purchased 5 quarts of LUCAL Synthetic oil Stabilizer at $4.00 per quart. They we out of filters.

Why did they close. There is one right over the bridge from where I live in Delaware. It would be nice to pick up some deals on some oil, oil filters, and air filters.


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A large business is like a large oak tree. Sometimes branches die. The best thing for the tree is to trim the dead branches. Pep Boys does it and so do every other healthy retail chain.
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Manny, Moe and Jack on unemployment in CT..... WTF, nobody work on their own car up there?

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Manny, Moe and Jack on unemployment in CT..... WTF, nobody work on their own car up there?
It's way too cold. LOL
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Why did they close. There is one right over the bridge from where I live in Delaware. It would be nice to pick up some deals on some oil, oil filters, and air filters.
This one was in Wallingford Connecticut. It always was busy. I think the problem was that there are about 6 AUTO ZONE shops within a couple of miles from it.

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It's way too cold. LOL
Actually, the way they are building cars today, it is hard for the average guy to maintain their cars except for oil, Air Filter or plug changes. Not everyone has access to a computer and carries a tuner in their back pocket. Most of these shops cater to the ricers. The shops are loaded with stickers, junk to hang off your rear view mirrors, Lights to replace your windshield wiper sprayer, Cheap plastic engine detail kits, 900 kinds of wax. You will be lucky if they have anything or Quality for your car except tires . Kind of like shopping at the BARGAIN BASEMENT at J.C PENNEY'S or SEARS

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I agree with LOWET, I stopped going to PEPBOYS when they started selling cheap dirtbikes and gocarts, and couldn't get a cap and rotor for a chevy camaro. there is alot of crap stocked there, and the only good things they carry for american muscle cars are for yesterdays Chevrolet's and Fords. Other then that, total rice rocket crap.
NEVER LET THEM WORK ON YOUR CAR! you'll be lucky to find a mechanic with a ASE and or tools in their tool box. My secretary brought her car there for a battery, 375.00 later she had a new alternator on a 26,000 mile honda accord and coned her into a new set of brakes that were just done by me not long before the battery. They break things on purpose I think. Talking to their main office is like talking to a Dell computer tech support rep from India. Peace them out! When are they going to get more "Real" parts stores in this world that sell "Real" Car parts!? I know I wouldn't buy any parts from there and put them on my goat. I would put my own gun to my head first.
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Ulrich und Wolfgang maintain my cars. I would never soil my hands with such pedestrian endeavors.
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