Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
Hurst Shifters
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > Members Area > Off-topic Discussions

Off-topic Discussions Discuss any off-topic subjects with other members.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-10-2013, 11:02 PM   #1
AmericanMuscleCars
Teenage Dream Camaro
 
AmericanMuscleCars's Avatar
 
Drives: A Visually Stunning Camaro
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,688
Share your favorite AutoZone stories here!

This should be good. Lets hear it!
AmericanMuscleCars is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2013, 11:08 PM   #2
Blu Ray

 
Blu Ray's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 BRM 2LT/RS/M6
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: In Front Of You
Posts: 1,486
Send a message via AIM to Blu Ray Send a message via Yahoo to Blu Ray
Got a good deal on some MAX LEDs for my Grill Lighting
__________________

FOUNDER
NY/NJ/PA DOMESTIC CAR CLUB
Blu Ray is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2013, 02:37 AM   #3
Dizzy82

 
Dizzy82's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 1LT/RS A6 RJT
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Corpus Christi, TX
Posts: 1,244
I stopped at my local Autozone to pick up some cleaning supplies 5 minutes before they closed. I forgot that I had my pistol on my hip, as I entered the store asking if I was too late to make a purchase. The clerk saw my firearm and jokingly said "sure take your time, I'm not about to tell an armed customer no". I frequent this store often so they know me. Sometimes when I show up they ask me what I'm carrying today.
__________________
Power is worthless without control.
Dizzy82 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2013, 02:33 PM   #4
camaro_RS
Emerald Coast Camaros
 
camaro_RS's Avatar
 
Drives: A lot of show, not much go.
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Emerald Coast
Posts: 3,390
I bought some male/female quick connects and an add-a-fuse for my lighting about two weeks back. Pretty good experience and it's easy to get in and out.
__________________
-White Mary Jane....build thread [COTW 6/11/12] :

camaro_RS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2013, 02:36 PM   #5
AmericanMuscleCars
Teenage Dream Camaro
 
AmericanMuscleCars's Avatar
 
Drives: A Visually Stunning Camaro
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,688
Any funny stories? Or people that don't know anything?
AmericanMuscleCars is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2013, 03:05 PM   #6
vroomapunk
[COTW 5/12/14]
 
vroomapunk's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 CRT NF Cammed 2SS/RS
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Posts: 5,416
Everytime I go in, it takes 5 ppl to find a part, and they usually dont find it.

My dad has a 79 Z28 with a bigblock 496 that we go there for, and they just dont get it.
__________________
vroomapunk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2013, 03:14 PM   #7
SeriouslySinning
 
SeriouslySinning's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 Chevy Camaro 2LT 3.6 V6
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: United States
Posts: 715
Ok so here is one...

Before purchasing my Camaro I was having suspension issues with my 08 impala. Everyone told me the vibrations in the back and wear on the inside of my tire was due to my camber being off. Two alignments later and still the problem so they said it was probably that my struts were worn (110,000 miles).

So I ordered two new rear struts online for in-store pick up at a local Autozone. Meanwhile I decided to car shop. Purchased my 13 VR 2LT on April 8th. A week later I went to Autozone to try and get my money back for the struts. They still had them.

I told the guy I had ordered struts online and he went in the back and grabbed them. I told him I needed to return them. He asked for my receipt. I ordered online and could not find the receipt in my email and he proceeded to tell me they would only be able to give me store credit.

I said, but... you... know... they... are... from... here... you just went in the back and got them. I havent even touched them lol

He informed me that the system needs a receipt number or some hoopla to refund the cash. I ended up with a $120 gift card to autozone.

So I said ok well do you have "such and such" parts for my new car?

Autozone Rep: What is it?

Me: 13 Camaro 2LT

Autozone: Oh no we wont have parts for like 3 years for something that new......


Needless to say I have over a hundred dollars invested in car care products lol
SeriouslySinning is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2013, 03:32 PM   #8
AmericanMuscleCars
Teenage Dream Camaro
 
AmericanMuscleCars's Avatar
 
Drives: A Visually Stunning Camaro
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,688
Quote:
Originally Posted by vroomapunk View Post
Everytime I go in, it takes 5 ppl to find a part, and they usually dont find it.

My dad has a 79 Z28 with a bigblock 496 that we go there for, and they just dont get it.
They probably recommended the stick on paintable hood scoop to enhance airflow too? :puke: they are used to Honda civics not muscle cars. I wa there the other day and he told me he didn't want a camaro so he got a Mitsubishi because he wanted it to look "sportier" whatever it looked like
AmericanMuscleCars is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2013, 03:34 PM   #9
AmericanMuscleCars
Teenage Dream Camaro
 
AmericanMuscleCars's Avatar
 
Drives: A Visually Stunning Camaro
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,688
Quote:
Originally Posted by SeriouslySinning View Post
Ok so here is one...

Before purchasing my Camaro I was having suspension issues with my 08 impala. Everyone told me the vibrations in the back and wear on the inside of my tire was due to my camber being off. Two alignments later and still the problem so they said it was probably that my struts were worn (110,000 miles).

So I ordered two new rear struts online for in-store pick up at a local Autozone. Meanwhile I decided to car shop. Purchased my 13 VR 2LT on April 8th. A week later I went to Autozone to try and get my money back for the struts. They still had them.

I told the guy I had ordered struts online and he went in the back and grabbed them. I told him I needed to return them. He asked for my receipt. I ordered online and could not find the receipt in my email and he proceeded to tell me they would only be able to give me store credit.

I said, but... you... know... they... are... from... here... you just went in the back and got them. I havent even touched them lol

He informed me that the system needs a receipt number or some hoopla to refund the cash. I ended up with a $120 gift card to autozone.

So I said ok well do you have "such and such" parts for my new car?

Autozone Rep: What is it?

Me: 13 Camaro 2LT

Autozone: Oh no we wont have parts for like 3 years for something that new......


Needless to say I have over a hundred dollars invested in car care products lol
Good story, but I'm begging you. Don't use those swirl city cleaning products. Please, I beg of you lol.
AmericanMuscleCars is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2013, 03:35 PM   #10
URBAN LEGEND

 
URBAN LEGEND's Avatar
 
Drives: 13 BMW M5/13 ZL1
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Houston
Posts: 904
I get what I need and only talk to those guys when it's time to answer credit or debit.
URBAN LEGEND is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2013, 03:39 PM   #11
SeriouslySinning
 
SeriouslySinning's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 Chevy Camaro 2LT 3.6 V6
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: United States
Posts: 715
LOL nah just car wash soap and tire and wheel polish etc.

Although I will say one of my favorite things I have found was the "absorber towel" and it has yet to leave a mark. It makes drying very easy with no lint. It will have to do until I get a air dryer
SeriouslySinning is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2013, 04:06 PM   #12
RJT-SS
 
RJT-SS's Avatar
 
Drives: '11 2SS/RS A6
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 505
It takes FOREVER to get anyone to help you and, if/when they do, if the computer can't find it they are NO help.
__________________
Performance Mods:
Kooks 1-7/8 LTs; Calico coated w/HFCs, Solo Mach XL catback w/J-pipes, VMax TB, C.A.I. Intake, JRE Tune, RX Catch-Can
RJT-SS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2013, 04:31 PM   #13
snaphappy
 
snaphappy's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 Camaro Convertible SS2/RS LS3
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Olive Branch, Ms
Posts: 724
my brother is a manager at auto zone, so this thread should be interesting
snaphappy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2013, 04:31 PM   #14
camaro-dreamer
 
camaro-dreamer's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008 Maxima/ 2011 Mustang GT
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: TN
Posts: 301
My experience with AutoZone has been generally positive. That is because I look up all of my parts online, check online to make sure the store has my parts in stock, and bring a part number and manufacturer listing for everything I need into the store.
camaro-dreamer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2013, 05:06 PM   #15
kjkjr27
COTW 9/16/13
 
kjkjr27's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 2LT/RS Camaro IOM
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Syracuse
Posts: 9,300
There is an autozone right around the corner from me. They have had everything I ever needed and whenever I couldn't find something I would ask and the person would know exactly where it was without having to look it up. So far I have had great experiences with them, hope it stays that way!
__________________
kjkjr27 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2013, 05:08 PM   #16
AmericanMuscleCars
Teenage Dream Camaro
 
AmericanMuscleCars's Avatar
 
Drives: A Visually Stunning Camaro
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,688
If they start carrying quality microfibers, Adams, or chemical guys I will spend a lot O' dough there.
AmericanMuscleCars is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2013, 11:06 AM   #17
MikeSVX
The magic smoke genie....
 
MikeSVX's Avatar
 
Drives: Jewels (2010 RJT 1SS)
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Escondido, CA
Posts: 2,320
I worked at one of their competitors in lower New Jersey while I was stationed there. It was usually fairly slow during the week. I had a bunch of those cheap remote control cars from Radio Shack that you could modify and customize. I would bring them in during the week and me and the other employees/managers would have races around the isles. I had a 60's GTO, an R34 Skyline, an EVO, and an STi that we raced. I also had an F150 that I added a lift and 4x4 unit to.
MikeSVX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2013, 12:25 PM   #18
c_LoW29


 
c_LoW29's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 2SS/RS, 2010 Mustang GT
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Slidell, LA
Posts: 2,373
Well last experience I had with them was a front O2 sensor going bad on my car due to the wire touching the header and melting slightly, the check engine light was throwing a code for it so I go to purchase another one with them being that it is the second time it went out. So the guy who is clearly high as a kite asks me how I know it is the sensor, so I proceed to tell him how I know. He then asks me what brand it is and if I am sure that I want the same brand O2 sensor considering it has already went out once. So I tell him again what the exact issue is and he seems puzzled. Another guy with me asks him about some windshield wiper blades so he goes off for 15 minutes looking for windshield wiper blades, even after I told him not to worry about it I will find the wiper blades myself. 30 minutes later the manager comes to the register to approve the exchange even though it was my fault. So I guess its a mixed review/experience with them had to deal with half baked but got a free sensor out of it.
__________________

DMVC5
c_LoW29 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:01 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.