|14th November 2016, 14:32||#1|
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Spare parts & lubes shop - Central Motors (General Patters road, Chennai)
This is a quite old shop judging by the age of the signboard and the font used (70s / 80s would be my guess, such signs were popular at that time)
Stocks a wide range of lubes and oils - authorized dealer for Shell, Valvoline, Castrol etc. As well as spare parts - Purolator, Gabriel shocks, Valeo clutches, M&M, Ashok Leyland ..
He has a pretty extensive stock, and knowledgeable / friendly sales staff. Also accepts credit cards.
The rates he has for Shell Ultra 5W40 fully synth (around Rs.4500) seem to be a quite decent deal though of course Amazon seems to offer them several hundred rupees cheaper. The list price is over 6k though so ..
Several cabbies seem to come and buy stuff from him, and that is a good sign - they don't usually patronize joints where they get ripped off and word gets around fast in their circles.
The one caveat is - theres absolutely no parking like on most parts of GP Road so find street parking if you can, or take an Uber + the old part if necessary and buy the new one from them, fit it yourself or at a good FNG garage.
The store next door - Central Tyres - also belongs to them and seems to be an ok deal for tyres as well, though you may be better off buying from a place that also has alignment and balancing facilities.