Pep Boys Fleet is a brand-new program that puts a renewed focus on automotive service designed to better meet the needs of today’s growing fleets. With a new tagline, “Driving your business forward,” Pep Boys Fleet will be a preferred partner of large, national fleet management companies and is positioned to meet the needs of the many small fleets emerging from the explosive growth of transportation network companies and last mile delivery services, according to parent company Icahn Automotive.
Pep Boys Fleet will handle any size fleet, providing inspections and warranty-backed repairs, both routine and complex.
Pep Boys Fleet service, including preventative maintenance such as tires, brakes, batteries, and suspension, is done through the Pep Boys national network, which consists of more than 9,000 service bays in over 1,000 company-owned locations.
Pep Boys Mobile Crew, which launched in 2018 with state-of-art trailers, will now expand to include smaller-format fleet vans that are fully equipped with all the necessary supplies and staffed by trained technicians to complete common fleet maintenance and repair needs on-location.
“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. “Pep Boys Fleet is the only service provider to be backed by a national network and offer mobile maintenance and repairs, as well as provide dedicated fleet team support and solutions designed to both streamline the fleet manager’s role and help an owner focus on the running the business and not the fleet.”
Today, 20% of vehicles are sold to fleets, according to Frost & Sullivan, a number expected to shift as high as 40% over the next 20 years as ride-sharing, ride-hailing, and online retail continues to grow. Pep Boys Fleet and the its trained and certified technicians can work on all makes and models. 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 are also being updated to include meeting rooms with amenities where fleet customers can conduct business while their vehicle is undergoing maintenance.
Pep Boys Fleet provides customers with national, regional, local, and store-level support where customers receive a single point-of-contact that gets to know them and their business. The Pep Boys Fleet Team representative develops a customized service program and pricing plan and remains engaged to help manage a customer’s fleet business. Pep Boys Fleet also provides customers with a universal fleet services credit card that allows fleet managers to track and pay for vehicle repairs and preventive service and earn rewards. All fleet customers can also take advantage of a specialized online invoicing and payment system and a 24/7 towing program to any Pep Boys location.
Pep Boys Fleet is an official tire, brake, and preventive maintenance supplier of Amazon’s Delivery Service Partners (DSP), which provides negotiated pricing for Amazon DSP maintenance, along with a pro rewards program and fleet credit, which owners can use to cover unforeseen expenses.
Later this year, Pep Boys plans to launch a management technology solution to help small and mid-size businesses better manage their fleet maintenance.
Originally posted on Work Truck Online