Kmart Automotive Department Provides Automotive Services
13 October 1998Kmart Automotive Department Provides Convenient, Family-Friendly Automotive Services and Unique Automotive Gifts
TROY, Mich., Oct. 13 -- Where do time-starved families go when they need to get their oil changed, or when they need to buy floor mats for their car? Thanks to the Kmart Car Care Center and the variety of car care services, automotive performance products and automotive accessories it offers, families can do all their shopping at one convenient stop. And, with the gift-giving season fast approaching, Kmart's Automotive department also has great gift ideas for the car buff. Kmart's selection of nostalgic automotive paraphernalia will be a holiday hit with auto enthusiasts of any age. Kmart sells a vintage 8-inch Amoco, Texaco, Pennzoil and Shell gas pump ($11.99) and a 12-inch version of these same pumps ($29.99). The Pepsi, Campbells or Ford classic delivery truck (retailing for $12.99) will make a perfect present for the classic car fan. A helpful gift for the on-the-go person on your holiday list also can be found in the Kmart Car Care Centers, where Ameritech cellular phones are sold ($99.99). Keep a busy person connected with a pre-paid Ameritech cellular phone. Customers purchase a specific amount of talking time ($30.00 and $50.00) using phone cards or a credit card in lieu of signing a cellular phone contract. While families do their shopping, Kmart's Penske Automotive Center will perform a "while-you-wait" oil change to make sure their car has enough oil to get through the winter season. "If customers are already out shopping, it is easier for them to buy car care from a mass merchandiser than for them to go to a hardware or specialty store. It's more convenient, and they are probably comfortable and familiar with the store," said Bill Werling, Kmart's Category Manager for Automotive Maintenance. At-home mechanics will find other Kmart exclusive Penske brand automotive necessities in the Penske Automotive Center, like car batteries ($52.99 - $62.99), brake fluid ($1.49 for 12 ounces and $2.99 for 32 ounces) and wheel cleaner ($3.59). Customers will discover a variety of automotive accessories to help them care for their car in the Kmart Car Care Centers. Kmart sells a number of air fresheners in a number of different scents ($.99-$6.99), as well as floor mats ($8.99-$24.99), and car and mini-van consoles ($3.99-$12.99 for car consoles, $29.99-$49.99 for mini-van consoles) in colors that match almost any color of vehicle. Kmart also offers a large selection of car safety tools, such as security clubs ($24.99-$47.99). Approximately 800 Penske Automotive Centers are located in Kmart stores nationwide. More information about Penske Automotive Centers is available through the World Wide Web at http://www.penskeautocenters.com. Kmart Corporation serves America with 2,115 Kmart, Big Kmart and Super Kmart stores. In addition to serving all 50 states, Kmart operations extend to Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands. More information about Kmart is available through the World Wide Web at http://www.kmart.com. To locate the Kmart store and Kmart/Penske Automotive Center nearest you, call 1-800-866-0086.