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X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 12-05-2015, 11:32 AM
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PPI by Pep Boys

Everybody knows Pep Boys, right? With over 800 locations in 35 states, how could you not ... Now owned by Bridgestone - https://www.pepboys.com/about_pep_bo...quire_pep_boys)

But did you know that they do PPI's? https://www.pepboys.com/landing_page/inspections

Anybody tried them?

Here's a sample of their Silver Report $89.99 (with a $40 coupon) - https://static.pepboys.com/docs/pdf/...ion_Report.pdf

If you don't use their service, save a copy of their inspection list and use it next time you need a PPI. I think it is fairly comprehensive.

I would never use our local Pep Boys ... their repair bays look like something you find in a junk yard.
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Old 12-05-2015, 11:49 AM
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Everybody knows Pep Boys, right? With over 800 locations in 35 states, how could you not ... Now owned by Bridgestone - https://www.pepboys.com/about_pep_bo...quire_pep_boys)

But did you know that they do PPI's? https://www.pepboys.com/landing_page/inspections

Anybody tried them?

Here's a sample of their Silver Report $89.99 (with a $40 coupon) - https://static.pepboys.com/docs/pdf/...ion_Report.pdf

If you don't use their service, save a copy of their inspection list and use it next time you need a PPI. I think it is fairly comprehensive.

I would never use our local Pep Boys ... their repair bays look like something you find in a junk yard.
I did PPI at Pepboys once when I bought a used Accord from a dealer long time back. I guess the charge back in 2004-4 was still $100 or so.
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Old 12-05-2015, 02:08 PM
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Two things to notice about an auto service. Not filthy work area and not young guys working there.

While I was awaiting my appointment to my career, I worked in the nicest independent shop in town. My job, among other SLJs, was to clean the engine compartments before the mechanics started major work. My last job was to weld a big nail on the end of an MGB clutch slave cylinder. The most impressive job I watched was a V12, that had arrived in three cardboard boxes, drive away.
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Old 12-05-2015, 02:57 PM
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I'd take a simple car there such as a 90s/early 2000s domestic but not something any more complicated than that. It's not much different than taking your BMW to Jiffylube vs. the dealer or an indy - there's still a pretty good likelihood that they'll do a ****ty job.
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