I took my car into the Fullerton Pep Boys location. I explained to the service person that my mini van had not past it's smog inspection.
I asked them to work on the emission system in order for it to past. They ran a diagnostic and avised that it needed a EGR vaccum modulator...They called me the next day and informed that the bill was $534.07. I picked the vehicle upn and checked the bill. They cleaned the fuel system...a service procedure, not an emission repair to a tune of $119.99 and charged me $157.50 for the modulator.
The part cost $86.00 at the dealership...so they charged me almost twice as much for the part. I can understand a markup of lets say 40% for profit...But an 80% markup...Not exceptable..I called the store service manager...awaiting his response.