SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — Icahn Automotive Group L.L.C. has launched Pep Boys Fleet to provide vehicle service for fleets on-site or at Pep Boys service locations in an effort to capture a share of the growing fleet market as ride-hailing and online retail become more prevalent.
With a new tagline, "Driving your business forward," Pep Boys Fleet will seek to be a preferred partner of large, national fleet management companies as well as small fleets emerging from the explosive growth of transportation network companies and last-mile delivery services, the company said.
Pep Boys Fleet will offer inspections, warranty-backed repairs and preventative maintenance, such as tires, brakes, batteries and suspension, at more than 1,000 company-owned locations or via Pep Boys Mobile Crew, which launched in 2018 with state-of-art service trailers.
The Mobile Crew has expanded to include smaller-format fleet vans that are fully equipped with the necessary supplies and staffed by trained technicians to complete common fleet maintenance and repair needs on-location, the company said.
Changes have been made to the service format in Pep Boys locations to establish dedicated Pep Boys Fleet bays reserved exclusively to expedite fleet jobs, and locations also are being updated to include meeting rooms with amenities where fleet customers can conduct business while their vehicles are undergoing maintenance, the company said.
"No matter the size of the fleet, our goal is always to decrease the vehicle's downtime, ultimately providing a more convenient, flexible and personalized way of addressing repairs and vehicle maintenance," said Brian Kaner, president of service, Icahn Automotive.