Re: PS Pulley Removal
Autozone will lend you the tool for free, they just ask for the $45 deposit that you get back when you return the tool. The tool costs $45 so it covers them if you don't bring it back. That said everytime this summer that I needed this (3 times) it was out on loan to someone. The problem is they allow you to keep it for 90 days! That's what I said 90 DAYS. Heck you could run a shop and never buy a tool, just keep borrowing theirs I thought. I think this is an absurd practice because there are dead beats out there that'll not be in a hurry to return it. The first time it had been out a couple weeks already. How can someone be so self centered to not return a tool as soon as they are done with it knowing others may need it?
Now in Autozone's defense they sent me over to Advance Auto to borrow theirs. Same deal $45 deposit, all returned when tool comes back. I offered to pay for the use of the tool since I'd bought the pumps elsewhere, but Advance said they didn't want my money, just buy something there the next time, which I did. A couple times I changed the pulley in their parking lot right in the back of my truck so they'd get their tool back ASAP.
Sorry for the rant, but thought you should know there are other options besides Autozone. I'd have bought one, but don't forsee another use for it for quite sometime.
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