Pep Boys Offers Free Auto Services to Those Affected by Oklahoma City and North Texas Tornados
PHILADELPHIA, PA – May 23, 2013 – In an effort to help those affected by the terrifying Oklahoma City and North Texas tornados get back on their feet and driving safely, The Pep Boys – Manny, Moe & Jack (NYSE: PBY) announced today that it will offer free automotive services to those in the tornado-affected areas.
Due to the debris on the roads, many motorists may experience flat tires and other possible damage to their vehicles. To help, Pep Boys will fix flat tires and offer safety inspection to identify any issues, free of charge.
The free safety inspection includes:
- Check tire condition and tread depth
- Check and set tire pressure to manufacturer specification
- Tire rotation
- Brake system inspection
- Check bulbs, wipers and air filter
- Check fluid levels
- Visual undercar inspection
- Visual inspection of belts and hoses
“Our hearts go out to everyone affected by the tornados and we are sorry for any losses that have occurred,” said Pep Boys President and Chief Executive Officer, Mike Odell. “We believe that it is our duty to lend a helping hand in times like these to ensure motorists are safe and we remain firmly committed to offering free services as a way to help communities get back on their feet during these difficult days. If you are in the affected areas and have any concerns about your car, go ahead and bring it into one of our local stores for a checkup.”
Pep Boys wants these services to be easily accessible to those affected by the disaster. No applications, coupons or codes are needed; the free services will be applied automatically at check-out. The services will be offered immediately at stores local to affected areas. A full list of Oklahoma and North Texas Pep Boys locations can be found here: http://storelocator.pepboys.com/pepboys/storelist.html
“From all of us at Pep Boys, our thoughts and prayers are with those affected,” said CEO Odell.
About Pep Boys
Since 1921, Pep Boys has been the nation’s leading automotive aftermarket chain. With more than 7,300 service bays in more than 750 locations in 35 states and Puerto Rico, Pep Boys offers name-brand tires; automotive maintenance and repair; parts and expert advice for the Do-It-Yourselfer; commercial auto parts delivery; and fleet maintenance and repair. Customers can find the nearest location by calling 1-800-PEP-BOYS (1-800-737-2697) or by visiting www.PepBoys.com.