Pep Boys to Participate in Brake Safety Awareness Week
PHILADELPHIA—August 23, 2007
The Pep Boys - Manny, Moe & Jack (NYSE: "PBY"), the nation's leading automotive aftermarket retail and service chain, today announced that it is participating in the Motorist Assurance Program's (MAP) Brake Safety Awareness Week, taking place August 26 - September 1. During this week-long event, Pep Boys will have informational brake safety brochures available on www.pepboys.com and offer consumers online coupons for free brake inspections.
"Taking care of your brakes is a critical part of keeping your vehicle safe," remarked Joe Cirelli, senior vice president of service at Pep Boys. "As we head into the fall season, now is an ideal time to seek a thorough brake inspection."
Pep Boys recommends drivers have their brake systems inspected, including all brake linings, hardware and hydraulics, if the last inspection occurred more than 15,000 miles or 12 months ago. The hydraulic system should be assessed for leaks and proper operation. "Sponginess" or "drop" in the brake pedal, a tendency for the car to pull to one side when braking, squealing noises coming from the brakes or a drop in the master cylinder's fluid level all can signify problems.
About Pep Boys
Pep Boys has 592 stores and over 6,000 service bays in 36 states and Puerto Rico. Along with its vehicle repair and maintenance capabilities, the Company also serves the commercial auto parts delivery market and is one of the leading sellers of replacement tires in the United States. Customers can find the nearest location by calling 1-800-PEP-BOYS or by visiting pepboys.com.
About Motorist Assurance Program (MAP)
MAP was formed in June 1992 by a group of service providers, manufacturers, associations and others who were concerned about the reputation of the automotive repair industry. MAP works to strengthen communication and trust between the industry and its customers. Learn more online at www.motorist.org.
Editor's note: The brake safety brochure and coupon for a free brake inspection at Pep Boys are available for download at the following location: Brake Safety Brochure and Coupon
- Pep Boys Contact: Kirk Siltzer (215) 430-9241