Pep Boys Thumbs Down
My Colorado pickup refused to start. I cleaned the battery posts and managed to get it fired. Because I'm on crutches, I stopped by the local Pep Boys for a 'Free Battery Check.'
It's free all right. First, the fellow took my information and wrote it on a work order. Then he entered it in his computer.
This is efficient.
After four pieces of paperwork he took my keys and advised I retire to the waiting room.
I waited. Read a magazine. Paged through another. Watched the tube.
He returned with another sheet of paper, indicating my battery lived a long, good life, but it became time to part ways.
For a hundred fifty six bucks!
I said no way. Got anything cheaper? Nope. Fine. I'll take my truck elsewhere.
Please wait while we get your truck out of the shop.
Got in my truck. Thankfully, it started.
Start to finish for the 'Free Battery Check?' Forty- five minutes.
I drove A HUNDRED FEET to Auto Zone. Told him I needed a new battery. No need to check it. He quoted two batteries, two prices. I took the Two Year.
Can you install it?
He grabbed a few tools and switched out the batteries.
One receipt. Just over a hundred bucks. Still too much money, really. But still.
Pep Boys, thumbs down.
Auto Zone, thumbs up!
So this is a Rant, but really more of a Rave.
Hat's off to Auto Zone! You rock, AZ!