Princess Auto is a family-owned, Canadian company employing over 2,500 Team Members, with our Home Office in Winnipeg, Manitoba. We serve our customers through 46 stores coast-to-coast, a National Call Centre, and our online store.
We serve the home mechanic, the repairperson, the trade professional, the inventor... basically, the “hands-on” type who likes to figure things out for themselves. We exist because of our customer. We aim to provide the tools and equipment they need, and offer an outstanding shopping experience backed by our Princess Auto Guarantee: "No sale is final until you’re satisfied". That means we will gladly repair, replace, or refund any product to your satisfaction. We mean it.
We are also a company that gives back to the community. One way we do this is through The Princess Auto Foundation, which provides financial assistance to skilled trades students enrolled at Canadian Colleges. Find out more at www.theprincessautofoundation.com
Princess Auto is the place where you can “Make It Work”!
Princess Auto is a parts store that has always felt to me like it was designed for hobbyists, homesteaders, and people who want to experiment with building large and unlikely monstrosities that end up actually working (I once designed a hydraulic exo-suit dealio powered with electric motors, batteries, hydraulics, and a diesel generator. I never built it, because it would have cost as much as a new forklift, but it was a fun little exercise).
Whenever I need parts for something home or garden-related, it's always one of the first on my list.
Of especial note to me is their Surplus section, where you can often get discount ammo boxes of different sizes, random useful electronic bits and bobs, carabiners, magnet sets, batteries, supercapacitors, and all sorts of interesting things.
Their Farm section is almost worthy of a review of its own.
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
-Robert A. Heinlein
Well this is good to know!
I live in Canada and have seen the Princess Auto stores around but have not explored them thoroughly. I love the idea of the Surplus section - sounds like just the thing I'd enjoy poking around in.
Thanks for sharing! After my next visit I'll leave a message here about my experience.
Surfs up space ponies, I'm making gravy without this lumpy, tiny ad: