Pep Boys Expands National Network with New Service and Tire Centers
PHILADELPHIA & KENNESAW, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 10, 2019--
Pep Boys has opened new Service and Tire Centers in Astoria, NY; Lawndale and Rocklin, CA; and LaGrange, GA, as part of its continued expansion to meet the high demand for automotive service. The new locations, which are near the metro centers of New York, Los Angeles, Sacramento and Atlanta, include both greenfield and acquisition properties. They were selected for their proximity to both individual and fleet customers that need convenient, local shops for service to reduce the time they’re without their vehicles.
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LaGrange Service and Tire Center at 1472 Lafayette Parkway, LaGrange, Ga. (Photo: Business Wire)
“The demand for quality service is high, but so is the demand for convenience, and Pep Boys is a one-stop shop that can provide both for our customers,” said Brian Kaner, CEO-Service. “As automotive technology continues to evolve at a rapid rate, investments to expand our capabilities and our network, especially in densely populated areas, will enable us to provide better service to more customers. At the same time, it is the goal of every one of our shops to get to know their neighbors and become a trusted member of their local community.”
According to the Auto Care Association, the top three reasons Do-It-For-Me (DIFM) Service customers choose a shop are trust, a good prior experience and a convenient location. 1 Pep Boys proudly offers customers quality service performed by ASE-certified technicians in nearly 1,000 locations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, including the four new Service and Tire Centers:
Pep Boys Lawndale at 15820 Inglewood Ave., Lawndale, CA
Pep Boys Rocklin at 5880 Pacific St., #155, Rocklin, CA
Pep Boys LaGrange at 1472 Lafayette Parkway, LaGrange, GA
Pep Boys Astoria, 41-15 19 th St., Astoria, NY
Each local opening is celebrated with offers, events and other opportunities for customers to meet the new team and experience the updated service bays equipped with the latest technology.
Pep Boys is part of Icahn Automotive, which, together with national and regional service providers such as AAMCO, Precision Tune and RPM Automotive, comprises one of the nation’s largest service networks. The new locations are the latest in a series of ongoing investments in customer convenience and value, which includes the relaunch of Pep Boys Fleet, the expansion of Pep Boys Mobile Crew, and partnerships with leading technology providers. Icahn Automotive has invested in growing its service model through acquisition and the improvement of existing locations and a focus on people, programs, training and technology.
About Pep Boys
Since 1921, Pep Boys has been one of the nation's leading automotive aftermarket chains, providing premium tires; automotive maintenance and repair; premium-brand parts and expert advice for the do-it-yourselfer; commercial auto parts delivery; and fleet maintenance and repair to customers across the U.S. Pep Boys operates more than 9,000 service bays in approximately 1,000 locations in 35 states and Puerto Rico, and the Pep Boy Mobile Crew service trailer, which offers automotive maintenance on location. Customers can find the nearest location by calling 1-800-PEP BOYS (1-800-737-2697), by visiting www.pepboys.com, or following Pep Boys on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.
About Icahn Automotive
Icahn Automotive Group LLC (Icahn Automotive) was formed by its parent, Icahn Enterprises L.P. (NASDAQ: IEP), to invest in and operate businesses involved in aftermarket parts distribution and service. Our businesses have a singular focus: provide premium automotive parts and services at a great value. Icahn Automotive today consists of Pep Boys ® automotive aftermarket retail and service chain, Auto Plus ® automotive aftermarket parts distributor, Precision Tune Auto Care ® owned and franchised automotive service centers, and AAMCO Total Auto Care franchised service centers. The Company also is the licensor of Cottman Transmission and operates under several local brands. The businesses of Icahn Automotive total over 22,000 employees, over 2,000 company-owned and franchise locations, and 25 distribution centers throughout the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico. For more information, visit IcahnAutomotive.com.
1 Source: Auto Care Factbook 2020
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INDUSTRY KEYWORD: AFTERMARKET AUTOMOTIVE SPECIALTY OTHER AUTOMOTIVE GENERAL AUTOMOTIVE TIRES & RUBBER RETAIL PERFORMANCE & SPECIAL INTEREST
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