SOUTHFIELD, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 8, 2018--Representatives from national automotive service chain Pep Boys today presented free one-year routine maintenance packages to 106 veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces who received newly refurbished vehicles through Progressive’s sixth annual Keys to Progress ® event. The Keys to Progress program each year donates reconditioned vehicles, courtesy of Progressive ® Insurance and the National Auto Body Council’s (NABC) Recycled Rides™ project, to help veterans and military families in need move forward in life. Pep Boys, an Icahn Automotive Group (Icahn Automotive) company and Keys to Progress affiliate, stepped forward this year to use its national service network to help recipients maintain their vehicles.

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Brian Kaner, president of service for Pep Boys and Icahn Automotive, greets Dionna Nims, one of many U.S. military veterans who received a refurbished vehicle through Progressive's Keys to Progress program. (Photo: Business Wire)

“Pep Boys considers ourselves part of every community in which we serve customers, and we support and honor our veterans as they return to their homes and their civilian lives,” said Brian Kaner, president of service for Pep Boys and Icahn Automotive, during one of today’s 65 Keys to Progress events, in Cleveland, Ohio. “Pep Boys team members at each of our locations across the country are standing by to help their fellow community members navigate the road ahead.”

Each 2018 Progressive Keys to Progress vehicle recipient received a gift card that can be used for routine vehicle maintenance, including oil changes, wiper blade replacement, tire rotation and more at any of Pep Boys’ nearly 1,000 locations.

In addition to its support of the Keys to Progress program, Pep Boys offers all active, reserve and retired military a 10-percent discount * on automotive service and parts. The company also welcomes veterans to explore the many career opportunities available through Pep Boys and other Icahn Automotive businesses.

“As our automotive businesses across the U.S. continue to grow, we are excited to offer a wide range of rewarding career-path opportunities to talented, dedicated members of the communities we serve,” Kaner said.

Pep Boys proudly joins these other Progressive Keys to Progress program affiliates: NABC member body shops; Enterprise Rent-A-Car; 1 800 Charity Cars; Veracity Research Company (VRC) Investigations; Copart; Insurance Auto Auctions (IAA), Inc.; Preferred Warranties Inc. (PWI); and several military charities.

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. Customers can find the nearest location by calling 1-800-PEP BOYS (1-800-737-2697) or by visiting

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 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

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