Icahn Automotive, a national distributor of parts, tires, and accessories in the U.S. and a provider of total car care services, today announced major investments in the metro Detroit market.
The businesses of Icahn Automotive Group consist of Pep Boys, an automotive aftermarket retail and service chain; Auto Plus, an automotive aftermarket parts distributor; Just Brakes, an automotive service chain; and Precision Tune Auto Care, a network of owned and franchised automotive service centers.
Since 1921, Pep Boys has been one of the nation’s leading automotive aftermarket chains, providing 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 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.
The investments in Detroit are part of Icahn Automotive’s larger strategy to grow its national network and provide customers with an extensive assortment of parts and tires.
“For 96 years, Pep Boys, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Icahn Automotive, has shared the Motor City’s passion and pride for all things automotive,” says Dan Ninivaggi, CEO of Icahn Automotive. “We are excited to announce a multi-million-dollar expansion plan that includes new store openings, the extensive remodeling of several existing stores and the doubling of our parts inventory in the market.”
Most recently, Icahn Automotive announced the acquisitions of Precision Auto Care Inc., with Precision Tune franchise locations in Royal Oak and Detroit, and Phil Cavill’s Tire and Auto Service Center in Clawson. The 10-bay shop will be converted to a full-service Pep Boys Service and Tire Center.
To meet the needs of both consumers and commercial customers, Pep Boys has extensively renovated its metro Detroit stores and expanded its parts and tire availability, adding more high-quality products to its local stores.
In conjunction with the company’s Auto Plus wholesale parts, Pep Boys carries a full line of premium parts, including Moog chassis, Wagner braking products, and Champion wipers, lighting, filters, batteries, and ignition products.