Pep Boys Reminds Drivers of the Importance of Weather Preparation and Preventative Maintenance During Fall Car Care Month

Pep Boys Reminds Drivers of the Importance of Weather Preparation and Preventative Maintenance During Fall Car Care Month

PHILADELPHIA & KENNESAW, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 7, 2019--

October is Fall Car Care Month, and Pep Boys is encouraging drivers to check and prep their vehicles before temperatures begin to drop. Worn wipers, dim lights, batteries that have endured harsh temps or were drained by your family’s many devices, and brakes and tires worn down by summer travel can all cause serious problems once cold weather sets in. Pep Boys wants to prevent drivers from slipping and sliding their way into winter, or worse, winding up stranded.

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A Pep Boys ASE-certified technician changes a battery. (Photo: Business Wire)

Pep Boys is the only automotive chain that offers ASE-certified technicians to perform a range of free Quick Assist services and installations – whether you come in for a Do-It-For-Me (DIFM) service check or simply purchase Do-It-Yourself (DIY) parts and find you need some expert assistance. These include:

  • Alignment Check
  • Battery test and/or installation*
  • Brake Check
  • Code retrieval
  • Tire pressure check
  • Wiper check and/or installation**

The pros at Pep Boys have also created weather prep packages and seasonal promotions to help ready customers’ cars. Pep Boys stores are open seven days and six nights a week to help fit service into your busy schedule or assist in an emergency. Service is guaranteed at nearly 1,000 Pep Boys locations throughout the country. This season Pep Boys pros will be featured in online car care content to educate drivers on the importance of making sure your tires, brakes, batteries, wipers and lights are in good condition. Pep Boys has also partnered with Lauren Fix, a nationally recognized automotive expert, to promote how important it is for drivers to prepare their vehicles and stay on a maintenance schedule.

“According to the Auto Care Association, nearly a quarter of drivers are currently delaying maintenance. Fall Car Care Month provides an opportunity to remind drivers about the importance of weather preparation and preventative maintenance, especially before holiday travel,” said Brian Kaner, CEO - Service. “Delayed repairs can disrupt your schedule and also be very dangerous. Our cars are now so complex that it can be difficult to change a bulb yourself, let alone determine if your car is mechanically sound without assistance from a certified automotive technician.”

Pep Boys is part of Icahn Automotive, which, together with other national and regional service providers such as AAMCO, Precision Tune, and RPM Automotive, comprises one of the nation’s largest service networks. The Company has been investing in growing its service model through acquisition and the improvement of existing locations and a focus on people, programs, training and technology. Pep Boys recently opened several new Service and Tire Centers in New York, California and Georgia, which are the latest in a series of ongoing investments in customer convenience and value, and includes the earlier relaunch of Pep Boys Fleet, the expansion of Pep Boys Mobile Crew, and partnerships with leading online retailers through which customers can purchase tires and schedule in-store installation appointments.

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.

*With the purchase of most batteries

**With the purchase of most wipers

CONTACT: Media Contacts

Arianna Stefanoni Sherlock, Icahn Automotive

609-969-8349,asherlock@icahnautomotive.comChristine Bowser, Pinnacle Media

330-688-3515,chrissy@pinnmedia.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA PENNSYLVANIA GEORGIA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PERFORMANCE & SPECIAL INTEREST FLEET MANAGEMENT SPECIALTY GENERAL AUTOMOTIVE AFTERMARKET AUTOMOTIVE RETAIL OTHER AUTOMOTIVE TIRES & RUBBER

SOURCE: Pep Boys

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