Manny, Moe & Jack Help Drivers Ring in the New Year with New Year`s Resolutions for Your Car

Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:30pm EST

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Take a New Path in Caring for Your Car with Five Simple Resolutions
PHILADELPHIA--(Business Wire)--
The Pep Boys - Manny, Moe & Jack (NYSE: PBY) wants drivers to turn over a new
leaf in caring for their car by offering five easy New Year`s resolutions to
keep drivers safe and on the road in 2013. 

Keep Your Car Healthy

When you become ill, you don`t hesitate to visit a doctor to get well again -
why should your car be any different? 

If the "check engine" or "service engine soon" light illuminates, it is your
vehicle telling you it needs to see a doctor. Don`t wait to bring your car to a
qualified technician to diagnose and repair the problem. In many cases, driving
with "check engine" or "service engine soon" light will cause the vehicle`s
computer to attempt to compensate for the problem, greatly reducing fuel

Look Your Best

You would never wear the same dirty clothes for weeks at a time, so why would
you drive a dirty car? 

Keep your car looking its best by taking care of your car`s paint. Maintain and
protect your car`s appearance by washing and waxing your vehicle`s exterior on a
regular basis with high-quality car care products. Pep Boys recommends washing
your car from once a week to twice a month, and waxing your car twice a year.
Dozens of products are offered to keep your car from becoming a rolling
billboard for a bird`s handiwork. 

See Clearer

You know to always keep your eyes on the road, but does your car prevent you
from doing so? 

The rain and snow of winter roads can sometimes make driving a challenge, but
you car shouldn`t. Replace worn or damaged wiper blades at the first sign of
wear to ensure you always have a clear view of what`s ahead. If your vehicle`s
wipers begin to leave streaks, replace your wiper blades so you can stop
squinting and keep your eyes on the road. 

Be Smarter

Your tires are much more than just pair of shoes for your car. 

Tires play one of the most important roles in your vehicle`s safety and
performance. As the direct link between your car and the road, your tires make
sure your car stops, goes and turns when and where you need it. Pep Boys wants
drivers to know the importance of tires and recommends that drivers inspect
their tires regularly for proper tire pressure and tread wear. Pep Boys offers
free tire pressure checks and inspections at all locations year-round. 

Shed Those Extra Pounds

Lose weight by getting rid of all that junk in the trunk. 

All those extra items you have in your car are making it work harder and costing
you money. According to the US Department of Energy, your vehicle`s fuel
efficiency is reduced by 1-2% on average for every 100 lbs of additional weight,
which equates to paying as much as 10 cents more per gallon of gas. Pep Boys
wants drivers to take those golf clubs out of the trunk and put money back into
their pocket. 

About Pep Boys

Since 1921, Pep Boys has been the nation`s leading automotive aftermarket chain.
With more than 7,000 service bays in more than 700 locations in 35 states and
Puerto Rico, Pep Boys offers 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. Customers can find the nearest
location by calling 1-800-PEP-BOYS (1-800-737-2697) or by visiting

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