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#1 brus brother

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Posted 22 November 2003 - 04:04 PM

I was in my local AutoZone today here in Connecticut and saw a sign indicating that you could borrow certain tools for free! A short listing of these tools include various AC clutch pullers and installers, clutch pilot bearing tool, exhaust pipe spreaders and cutters, oxygen sensor socket, a variety of gear pullers, torque wrench, brake caliper tool (for turning it in), 30-36mm sockets and ball joint press tools to name a few. There were approx. 60 tools in all but some specified for Ford, GM etc..

#2 Nug

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Posted 22 November 2003 - 06:32 PM

Generally, you put a deposit down, and when you return it, you get it back. Great for things that you don't use real often, like GM power steering pulley remover/installer.

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Posted 22 November 2003 - 06:48 PM

Canadian Tire store offers the same service.

#4 alias20035

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Posted 22 November 2003 - 09:40 PM

Originally posted by frag
Canadian Tire store offers the same service.



Canadian Tire store in western Canada and Northern Ontario (where I am now) do not loan tools anymore (if they ever did). When I lived in Montreal though, I found that the Kirkland supersize Canadian Tire never had the tools that I needed... And they would not take tool reservations...

I have borrowed tools from Partsource in Alberta which is Canadian Tire's standalone auto parts store.

I think Pepboy's in the US also loans tools.... It is a fairly common practice.

#5 frag

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Posted 23 November 2003 - 10:26 AM

Right for no reservation.
But in Montreal, at the store near where I live, they almost always have a full selection of loaners.

#6 Commuter

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Posted 23 November 2003 - 10:47 AM

I've seen tool loan signs in the Canadian Tire stores where I live (Toronto). I don't know how the program works, or if it is a store by store thing. I've never made use of it (yet).

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#7 frag

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Posted 23 November 2003 - 11:46 AM

Inquired recently about a spring compressor to remove and install springs on struts (will be doing this on my car). They had three available.
Same system Snotrocket wrote about: you pay for it and they give you back your money when you bring it back. No need to buy the parts there.




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