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Pep Boys Presents Automotive Gift Cards, Safety Kits to More Than 100 Veterans

November 7, 2019 GMT
Pep Boys Presents Automotive Gift Cards, Safety Kits to More Than 100 Veterans
Pep Boys Presents Automotive Gift Cards, Safety Kits to More Than 100 Veterans


For the second consecutive year, Pep Boys presented $300 gift cards and roadside safety kits to more than 100 U.S. military veterans during Progressive’s Keys to Progress ® events in dozens of locations across the country. The Keys to Progress program provides reliable transportation to help military veterans and their families move forward in life. The gift cards can be redeemed for automotive service, parts or accessories at any of the approximately 1,000 Pep Boys locations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

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Brian Kaner, right, CEO-Service for Icahn Automotive Group, joins U.S. Army veteran Oliver Sands II, center, in front of the refurbished vehicle presented to Sands during Progressive’s Keys to Progress event today in Mayfield Village, Ohio, Sands was one of more than 100 veterans to receive refurbished vehicles - along with Pep Boys gift cards for automotive service, parts and accessories - in over 60 Keys to Progress events across the country. Pep Boys is an Icahn Automotive Group company. (Photo: Business Wire)

At one of today’s regional Keys to Progress events, in Mayfield Village, Ohio, Pep Boys Mobile Crew, a team of ASE-certified professional technicians who provide on-location maintenance and repair services, helped prepare recipients’ vehicles for final delivery. They were assisted by Shell TapUp, a mobile fueling service that delivers Shell quality fuels and cleaning direct to vehicles for businesses and consumers, which provided tanks of gas to vehicle recipients.

“We thank Progressive Insurance for welcoming our support of this important program and the veterans who have done so much to protect our nation,” said Brian Kaner, CEO-Service, Icahn Automotive, who spoke to recipients and attendees at the Mayfield Village event. “We recognize the difficulty many veterans face transitioning to their lives as civilians and are proud to play a role in helping them maintain safe, reliable transportation.”

In addition to its support of the Keys to Progress program, Pep Boys offers an everyday 10-percent discount * on automotive service and parts to all active, reserve and retired military personnel, and is a proud employer of veterans and reserve members of the military.

Progressive’s Keys to Progress program has donated more than 700 vehicles in seven years to veterans and veteran organizations. Progressive works with local National Auto Body Council™ (NABC) member body shops and charitable organizations to recycle and donate vehicles that have been damaged in an accident. The program is affiliated with NABC’s Recycled Rides ® initiative. Affiliates such as Pep Boys, support the program by fulfilling additional needs that come as a result of new vehicle ownership.

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 Company also is the licensor of Cottman Transmission and operates under several local brands. 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.

*Restrictions apply; visit www.PepBoys.com/customer-care/policies/military-discount for details.

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CONTACT: Media Contact

Arianna Stefanoni Sherlock, Icahn Automotive

609-969-8349,asherlock@icahnautomotive.comChristine Bowser, Pinnacle Media




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