PHILADELPHIA (April 1, 2003) —Pep Boys—Manny, Moe & Jack plans to launch a pilot vehicle inspection program in 241 stores in California, Texas and Florida as part of a partnership with eBay Inc.
In the pilot program, Pep Boys said it will perform a comprehensive mechanical and appearance inspection as well as making requested repairs on any passenger vehicle that a customer plans to sell on eBay Motors. When the inspection is complete, the seller will receive an electronic Vehicle Condition Report, which will be posted with the seller's listing. That information can be viewed by any of eBay Motors' some 8 million users, Pep Boys said.
Also, any customers who buy a vehicle inspection or vehicle through eBay Motors will receive a preferred discount for merchandise and service at Pep Boys.
Depending on the interest in the program, both companies plan to expand the service this summer to the remaining 33 states served by Pep Boys.
Philadelphia-based Pep Boys operates 629 stores and more than 6,500 service bays in 36 states and Puerto Rico.