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Pep Boys Acquired 17 Discount Tire Centers in Southern California from AKH Company, Inc.


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PHILADELPHIA September 6, 2013; Pep Boys announced today that it had acquired 17 Discount Tire Centers in Southern California from AKH Company, Inc.

These 17 Service & Tire Centers are located throughout the greater Los Angeles market, from Bakersfield to Orange County. They will re-open on September 12, 2013 as Pep Boys stores and provide full-service vehicle maintenance and repair, including brand-name and private-label replacement tires.

“We are excited to add these convenient service locations for customers and welcome new associates to the Pep Boys family,” said Pep Boys President and CEO Mike Odell. “We aim to grow in the neighborhoods where our customers live and work through the acquisition and development of Service & Tire Centers.”

“ With this acquisition, 75 percent of Los Angeles area's residents live within three miles of a Pep Boys location,” noted Joe Cirelli, senior vice president for business development. “Now we have nearly 150 locations in California, where we have served customers since 1933; Pep Boys has more than 750 locations nationwide. We look forward to continued growth,” added Cirelli.

“These Service & Tires Centers will give us more opportunities to deliver exceptional customer experiences,” said Odell. “Now we have even more convenient locations to help customers get quality tires and full-service maintenance and repair, all at a great value.”

Beginning September 12, 2013, customers may visit the new Pep Boys' owned and operated stores at:

For more information on the products and services Pep Boys provides, or to find your nearest location, please visit www.pepboys.com or call 1-800-PEP-BOYS (1-800-737-2697).

About Pep Boys

Since 1921, Pep Boys has been the nation's leading automotive aftermarket chain. With more than 7,300 service bays in more than 750 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 www.pepboys.com, tell them The Auto Channel sent you and get a special gift (limited to the first 1000).