SAN DIEGO (April 20, 2016) – Meineke Car Care Centers L.L.C. is tapping into “TreadSmart,” a wholesale tire procurement program with Pep Boys – Manny, Moe & Jack's wholesale business unit, as an additional source of tire supply for its 900-plus locations nationwide.
The new agreement, which launches with the approval of the Meineke Dealers Association (MDA), is with Pep Express Parts – the wholesale business unit of Pep Boys – which is being combined with parts distributor Auto Plus under the ownership of Icahn Enterprises L.L.C.
Pep Boys calls Pep Express a trusted parts and tire supplier in business since 1921.
The program offers a dozen brands, including its own Definity, Futura and Cornell brands, according to a flyer posted on the MDA website. These three brands, plus Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.'s Starfire brand, are listed as the “good” tires in the TreadSmart program's good-better-best offerings.