I took my 03 Toyota Tacoma to PepBoys to investigate and repair the source of the check engine light being on. The truck seemed to run fine and the light had been on for 3 weeks with no noticeable problems.
After 4 hrs PepBoys called and said that the oxygen sensor was defective and two other sensors needed to be replaced. They also indicated that my spark plugs were 'fouled out' and needed to be replaced along with the plug wires. They also recommeded their fuel system service. Total price $1230.00!
Wondering why it would cost $1300 to repair a functioning vehicle I took the car to the Toyota dealership the next day and they determined that only the oxygen sensor needed to be replaced for a total cost of $420.00. The plugs were not 'fouled out', otherwise the vehicle would not have started or run properly, and the other sensors were working properly.
Seems PepBoys needs to be added to the list of untrustworthy auto mechanics. Who can you trust these days?
Monetary Loss: $400.