Icahn Automotive Group in Southfield Tuesday introduced its Pep Boys Mobile Crew, traveling trailers and service bays that will provide on-location preventative maintenance and repair services nationally.
The Mobile Crew rig is equipped with mobile lifts, the latest diagnostic tools and equipment, and is staffed by ASE-certified automotive technicians. Pep Boys Mobile will offer check engine diagnostics; tire repair, replacement, rotation, and balancing; brake, shock, and strut maintenance; belt and hose replacement; and heating, air conditioning, and cooling system maintenance.
Services such as battery, wiper blade, and headlamp checks and replacement, and oil and other fluid changes are also available.
“We know our customers balance extraordinary demands in their lives and on their time,” says Brian Kaner, president of service for Icahn Automotive. “Pep Boys Mobile Crew is a natural extension of our ongoing investment in customer convenience and value, and the first comprehensive mobile automotive maintenance provider to be affiliated with a national service network.”
The Mobile Crew team will coordinate with corporate human resources departments, office managers, and fleet representatives to bring the service rig to their locations. Once a visit is scheduled, vehicle owners can park their vehicles at work, leave the keys in the onsite Mobile Crew drop box, and pick them up when the services are completed.
The Auto Care Association reported that last year 40 percent of motorists performed their vehicles’ manufacturer-recommended scheduled maintenance. This translates to more than 75 million passenger vehicles on the road with underperformed maintenance. Of the drivers who delay auto repairs, more than 20 percent cited the lack of a convenient time. Nearly 16 percent of reported choosing a repair provider based on its location.
Pep Boys Mobile Crew was deployed to cities in Florida hit by Hurricane Michael the hardest.