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Unread 04-11-2002, 08:58 PM   #1
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Pepboys really ARE stupid!!

I got my wheels put on today, and I'm watching with a salesman through the window as it gets lowered and watching to make sure they will clear (31's at stock height) and he was like "its close" and I said "Yeah, well it will do for now, and I can always get a shackle lift later" He goes "Won't a shackle lift make it lower?" I almost slapped him. I was like "Think about it num nuts, *lift*"

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Unread 04-11-2002, 09:51 PM   #2
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I got my wheels put on today, and I'm watching with a salesman through the window as it gets lowered and watching to make sure they will clear (31's at stock height) and he was like "its close" and I said "Yeah, well it will do for now, and I can always get a shackle lift later" He goes "Won't a shackle lift make it lower?" I almost slapped him. I was like "Think about it num nuts, *lift*"

They certainly don't put the brightest in there now do they? [Wink]
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Unread 04-11-2002, 10:00 PM   #3
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He was prolly thinking of those low rider Chevys. If you add a longer shackle to them it does lower them. I have my beef w/ PoopBoys too.
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Unread 04-12-2002, 10:49 AM   #4
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They put a tire on backwards on a car I took there 8 years ago. All white letters were out except one, friggin idiots. I had to have them redo it. Never been back.
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Unread 04-14-2002, 04:53 PM   #5
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a place that has even sorrier employees is radio shack- most of them dont know the difference between a capacitor and a resistor
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Unread 04-14-2002, 06:02 PM   #6
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Sounds like the guys at my local NAPA. I went in to get a new harmonic balancer and they swore up and down that I had to buy a whole new crank shaft assembly. I had to look up the balancer myself to show it to them. People like that shouldnt be allowed to work in auto parts stores.
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Unread 04-14-2002, 08:00 PM   #7
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Pepboy's employees are geniuses compared to my local AutoZone. Those gals are really stupid! Yes most of them are women and not the kind that work on their vehicles. If they were at least hot I wouldn't *****!
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Unread 04-14-2002, 08:48 PM   #8
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I KNOW RIGHT? Advanced when they first opened had alot of girls that knew nothing, they eventually got fired cuz they were so stupid and replaced them with semi-knowlegeable staff
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Unread 04-14-2002, 08:49 PM   #9
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I manage an auto parts store and its good to see no-one complain about my company yet. You can't judge an entire company by the employees at one store. Although there are quite a few unqualified people standing behind the parts counter at parts stores across the nation. Training and experience are the key. Ask for an ASE certified parts person the next time you enter a parts store. I have 5 ase certified counter men and assure you they can handle any question you throw at them.
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Unread 04-14-2002, 09:06 PM   #10
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No offense, puddle jumper, because I know you are trying to do the right thing, and I commend you for it [Wink] , but, for the record, I have dealt with many "ASE Certified" "Mechanics" that are total dopes. Training/Studying just isn't a replacement for experience/knowledge.

Like I said, no offense, I'm sure your parts store is well above average!
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Unread 04-16-2002, 07:23 AM   #11
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I work at a Dealership- Trained techs by the factory, Well I can tell you- some of them are LAME. I end up doing some of the repairs or diagnostic work because they are lazy and don't give a damn. I have to keep the customers coming back so I end up working alot more than I should have to. Each person is different- One of our parts counter guys doesn't know a crank from a cam. Just depends on who you get!!!
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Unread 04-22-2002, 06:07 PM   #12
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i hope you double checked your lugs on that jeep.
i once had tires put on there and later found out that two rims were not torqued properly.
i had already driven 2000 miled.
i guess it's my fault for not following up on the flunkies work...
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Unread 04-22-2002, 06:34 PM   #13
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i know what you mean i bought a spare rim there and got them to mount my 33 inch badly worn spare tire on it and they put about 5 wheel weights on the front of the rim, that really looks good, i made them redo it
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Unread 04-22-2002, 09:21 PM   #14
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I once heard a story from a EMT that a tire tech guy from a tire store got his hand caught in the tire changer. A few hours later they got called back to the same store when the same guy was showing his friends how he did and got it caught again.
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Unread 04-23-2002, 09:00 AM   #15
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Holy Sh*t, dumb!
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