I don't know what everyon's obsession with Pep-Boys is. I don't know how they are elsewhere, but here in Texas they suck some serious ass. None of the people that work there know anything about cars, or anything in general. Almost like the people at Auto Zone. What ever happened to the independently owned auto parts stores like the one that I work at? We are always trying to up the competition by sending our employees to training, such as becoming ASE Certified. I just don't get the devoted following to a corporate conglomorate.