I find O'Reilly to okay, for the most part. Their prices are definitely higher than Autozone. However, they do seem to carry some parts that are slightly higher quality, versus Autozone. IMO opinion, their prices are fair, but they're definitely not a bargain
Sure, they have their house brands, and the typical Fram, Wix, Purolator, etc. But they also carry some brake parts, for example, that are higher quality . . . IMO . . . than Autozone. I don't care for autozone brand brakes, FWIW. I've tried a few that just plain didn't fit correctly. I asked them to check. No mistake, not misboxed. Just plain garbage. I demanded my money back and went elsewhere. End of problem. Never had a problem with pep boys, napa or O'Reilly brake pads
I've actually bought bulk hose and tubing there, George. They let me go behind the counter and show them which one I need, and they cut off the length I needed. Not a problem at all
I've had good experiences ordering parts, to be sent to the store. Ordered them in the morning. They were there in the early afternoon, as promised. It was slightly more expensive than rockauto, but I had it that same day. it was worth it to me. Autozone didn't even HAVE the part in their system, thus impossible to order and have them send it to the store. O'Reilly 1, Autozone 0
Walk into an autozone, there's always a lot of customers. Not so with O'Reilly. Sure, there's customers, but significantly less. In my neck of the woods, there are a lot of people of limited means, and the penny pinchers don't shop at O'Reilly
In my area, the big chains are Pep Boys, Autozone, O'Reilly and NAPA
I prefer NAPA over the others
We also have Carquest, but I've seen very few of them, only one that I know of for sure. I don't think I know of an advanced near me?