Originally Posted by jr's3800
I'd have to say its all about the people you have and the knowledge that they have together... I have over the years watched the 2 local Advance stores go back and forth.. From being great and very knowledgeable to being crapp again... It seems to go in cycles.. But I have seen some really good guys / ladies in the past... Right now neither one at at a strong point... And Autozone is worse... So guess where I still shop...LOL...( Advance...lol )
Same goes here where I live. Currently, Autozone in Deltona has some guys with good knowledge and the Advance is out. Buit in DeLand, where I work, the Advance is better.
I still have to be careful which person I talk to though. Last Friday I went to buy brake parts for my truck and the counter guy told me the hardware for the inner disc pads was special order. I thought that was odd and thought I would try to re-use the existing. Turns out the last guy to work on the brakes before I got the truck left out the spring clips (which was a reason they wore poorly), so I called to order the clips and the guy on the phone said, "Oh, yeah we have them in stock." WTF?
Short story...he said you can't trust "that guy...he doesn't know what he'* talking about." Good to know.
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