Review - With Pep Boys, Car Maintenance is Easy


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As a mom, I wear many hats in my family and run an endless amount of errands every day.  What with grocery shopping and the frequent trips to the discount stores, taking Riley to dance class, going to the post office, library, doctor's office, etc., at times I seem to practically live in my car!  Being able to rely on your vehicle is key to running a successful household.

Recently, my husband and I had to share one car for over a week while our other one was at the mechanic's shop.  I didn't think we were going to make it!  I felt just like a teenager again, waiting anxiously for Dad to come home so I could have his wheels.  Grocery shopping fell way behind and Riley even had to miss a couple of dance classes due to the fact that Michael needed the car for work.

Car maintenance of any kind is generally a huge headache and seems to take forever.  Even a simple oil change is something you go out of your way to avoid.  Every time I take the car in for an oil change, a state inspection or the like, I'm in there for what seems an eternity.

Thankfully, Pep Boys has found a way to make car maintenance quick and painless by implementing an electronic service center.  Now, you can schedule a service appointment, print out your paperwork ahead of time for faster check-in and even track the progress of your service while you wait, either online or via text message.

Pep Boys has finally found a way to make car maintenance convenient, which means that I am much more likely to keep up with our vehicles' regular maintenance instead of putting it off until tomorrow.  They're also giving you a chance to win a $250 gift card with their weekly e-serve giveaway.  Just schedule a service appointment with Pep Boys and enter to win!

Last, but certainly not least, Pep Boys is going to generously award a $50 gift card to one of my readers!  Just answer the following question by leaving a comment on this post and you're automatically entered.  Contest is open to readers in the U.S. only and expires on September 14th, 2011.

"If you were to win the $50 Pep Boys Gift Card, which service would you choose to receive?"


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I'm a former 7th grade Science teacher turned stay-at-home mom that lives in Houston, Texas. I am married to my college sweetheart and have a beautiful daughter named Riley, who definitely keeps me on my toes! I am also involved in starting a small business which would both manufacture and sell an invention that I've patented, called Toothpaste 2 Go. I love interacting with my readers and hope to learn as much about you as you learn about me!

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21 Responses to Where Would You Be Without Your Car? With Pep Boys, Car Maintenance is Easy

    Danny Lindsey Says:


    I would use it for a oil change

    Mami2jcn Says:


    I would also get an oil change.

    Heather H Says:


    I would use it for a tire rotation, I need one bad!
    hendymartin1 at yahoo dot com

    Deborah in Atlanta Says:


    I’d give this to my daughter. She lives 3 hours away, is always broke, and I’m sure she hasn’t had any maintenance done on her car in YEARS! So probably EVERY SINGLE thing that can be serviced for $50 will be done. I’ll see if I can make up the difference and get that car checked over thoroughly. Yikes! Wish you hadn’t brought this up — now I’ll be worrying about that dang car!

    Kiara Says:


    I would get an oil change.



    An oil change on my wife’s car!

    Maria Gabriel Says:


    Badly in need of an oil change :-D

    Jennifer Fore Says:


    I would get an oil change

    Elena Says:


    Oil change service

    Noreen Says:


    Tire service

    Gina H. Says:


    Oil change.

    Adrienne Gordon Says:


    I’d get an oil lube and filter.

    jennifer horn Says:


    I’d get oil and filter for 2 of our cars! Thanks for the giveaway.

    Shelly Says:


    I would get our oil changed in our main vehicle

    Jeff Says:


    I would get an oil change with the gift card.

    Sheila Says:


    I would get an Oil Change plus Engine Flush. :-)

    Mary Beth Elderton Says:


    I’d do the routine oil/filter change/tune up.

    Lori Thomas Says:


    Oil change

    Kim C Says:


    I would get the transmission fluid exchange.
    xxkimhcxx at gmail dot com

    Kevin Rider Says:


    Oil change for my car and my wife’s car

    Nancy Reid Says:


    Oil change and tire rotation

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