Pep Boys and Amazon Expand Tire Installation Program Nationally
Amazon.com customers can choose from nearly 1,000 U.S. Pep Boys Locations for professional installation service using Ship-to-Store on tire purchases
Southfield, MI. – Nov. 15, 2018 - Pep Boys today announced that it will take its Amazon.com Ship-to-Store tire installation national. Customers can now choose their neighborhood Pep Boys for the fast, convenient and professional installation of any brand of tires they purchase on Amazon.com. At nearly 1,000 locations, Pep Boys is one of the largest service networks to collaborate with Amazon.
“Pep Boys will now offer customers across the country the convenience of having tires purchased on Amazon shipped directly to our locations and installed by our expert pros,” said Dan Ninivaggi, CEO of Pep Boys parent company Icahn Automotive Group. “We know shoppers sometimes prefer to buy auto parts and accessories from their favorite online retailers, and we’re pleased Pep Boys can still service their vehicles through our national service network.”
Earlier this year, Pep Boys tested the offering in Tampa, Fla., and has since expanded to other major markets. The program will be available at all Pep Boys locations nationwide by the end of 2018. As the largest national service chain without an affiliation to an original equipment manufacturer, Pep Boys offers customers a wide selection of tire brands, and working with Amazon broadens drivers’ choices even further. When customers shop for tires on Amazon.com, they are prompted to select a local service provider and a preferred installation date and time.
The Amazon collaboration is the latest in a series of ongoing investments in customer convenience and value, and expansion into new markets and channels for Icahn Automotive, one of the nation’s leading providers of automotive service and parts. In 2017 and 2018, the Company expanded its local service footprint in key markets by acquiring both franchised and owned service centers and remodeling existing Pep Boys parts and service locations. In addition, the company continues to invest in people, programs, technical training and technology to ensure a superior customer experience.
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 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.
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