04/29/2017
By: William S.
Pep Boys Auto Service & Tire
I booked an appt thru the Pep Boys website for a transmission fluid & filter change for $179. When I arrived the service manager said the cost would be over $300! I immediately logged back onto the PB website and showed him the $179 price. Next he told me that he could not get a filter until Monday! Moreover, he seemed baffled by the "new computer system" and appeared overwhelmed with only two cars in the bays. Since I was already there (and wasted about 30 minutes waiting for the service manager to not find a filter) I opted for the "basic oil change" for $34.40. The oil change was quick and successful. So I give 3 stars for service. However, I will not be returning to this location on Monday or ever again. Based on my overall experience I can not recommend Pep Boys at the Cape Coral location.
11/06/2014
By: Scott S.
Modern Air & Transmissions
I recommend Mike to everyone! Thank you again for saving me. The electrical problem I was having in my truck was driving me crazy and getting worse. Mike and the guys found it quick and thankfully it was something minor and inexpensive. I first took one of my vehicles to Modern Auto Air and Transmission based on a recommendation when my transmission tore up 5 or 6 years ago. I was pretty worried about getting taken to the cleaners because I‘ve had bad experiences in the past with local shops on transmission work. I was blown away with the how totally opposite of my fears the experience ended up being. I’ve been going back ever since. I don’t trust anyone else with my cars. Keep up the great work!
11/07/2014
By: Sheryl B.
Modern Air & Transmissions
The great customer service and care I was given recently on some repairs made me realize how few business today treat their customers the way they do. Modern Auto Air has been a family owned and operated business for over 20 years and I know because I’ve taken my vehicles there for that long. I started bringing my car for AC work to Mike’s dad and now I have Mike take care of all my vehicle repairs. Businesses don’t stay around that long unless they are trusted and go above and beyond for their customers. That has always been my experience and I’m grateful for it. Thank you for making me feel like family.
08/15/2017
By: Peter G.
Simon Says Etc a.k.a. ( wickednicecaaaz.com )
Long distance purchase that couldn't have gone any smoother and easier. It was painless from start to finish. Flew into Punta Gorda at 630:pm (after their normal business hours). Matt told me, he'd make it easy and simple. He did! Picked me up at the airport, we went to the dealership, processed the paper work and I was on the road, headed home, quickly. They were friendly, knowledgeable and straight up honest about everything. I couldn't be happier and despite the 1200 mile drive, I'll probably buy from Matt again. Great guy!
07/01/2016
By: Anna C.
Simon Says Etc a.k.a. ( wickednicecaaaz.com )
Friendly and courteous people. They have a nice selection of vehicles to look at and we found exactly what we were looking for.Very helpful and went out of their way to make sure we were getting everything we were hoping for in our purchase.Worth the drive to Cape Coral for sure!Looking forward to a continued relationship in car buying!Great service deals too...You should definitely check them out!
11/11/2016
By: Robert V.
Simon Says Etc a.k.a. ( wickednicecaaaz.com )
Bought a fantastic truck from Matt. Had been driven less than 6000 miles a year (verified through Carfax) and everything on it looked brand new except a few flaws in the paint. Drives great. Got it for a great price without haggling. The whole experience was relaxed and low pressure. They also had a very nice selection of other vehicles. I would definitely go back if I ever needed another.
09/24/2016
By: Troy H.
Simon Says Etc a.k.a. ( wickednicecaaaz.com )
Matt make the whole long distance internet car buying experience seamless and easy! He assured me the vehicle was in excellent shape and it was just as stated. He was very expeditious in processing my purchase from another state and sent me all the info I needed. Thanks Matt for the excellent vehicle purchase experience!
06/23/2015
By: Criss S.
Simon Says Etc a.k.a. ( wickednicecaaaz.com )
CAME AND SAW MUSTANG. IT WAS AS DESCRIBED. VERY PROFESSIONAL. THEY WHERE ABLE TO GET ME FINANCED WHERE AS NO ONE ELSE COULD. VERY HAPPY FOR SUCH AN EASY TRANSACTION. IN AND OUT 1HR.
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03/10/2016
By: David J.
Simon Says Etc a.k.a. ( wickednicecaaaz.com )
Really nice guys, Mike and Matt are straight shooters, no bullcrap. I got a fair deal and busted their coolyans. But omg did I get a cool caar. These guys are HUGE
06/23/2015
By: Doug M.
Simon Says Etc a.k.a. ( wickednicecaaaz.com )
Lots of fun! They should be on TV. Fun Group of guys!!! Very professional. Love there free service contract!!!
Tips & Advices
Depending on the part and its overall quality, a good amount of money can be saved by purchasing aftermarket parts versus OEM parts. But aftermarket parts that are low in price might also be lower in quality and could do more harm than good to your car, or they may need to be replaced more frequently than a more expensive counterpart. This could lead to saving some money in the short term, but spending more than anticipated in the long term.
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Depending on the manufacturer, certain aftermarket parts can be just as reliable as Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts. But one item within a vehicle, like oil filters for instance, could have multiple manufacturers and there could be inconsistencies in quality among them.
Costs of replacing a windshield can vary greatly depending on a variety of factors:
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  • How much of the cost insurance will cover
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Generally, newer and higher-end vehicles cost more to have their windshields replaced because certain manufacturers use modified or proprietary glass types.

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