Congratulations to Joey who is a technician at our 501 East Sligh Avenue Ice Cold Air Discount Auto Repair location in Tampa. He and his wife CJ proudly announce the arrival of the beautiful Phoenix Ryder born on 12/2 at 12:10pm weighing 8lbs. 12 oz. and 20″ long. Both mom and baby are doing great. We are thrilled to announce this wonderful addition to their and our Ice Cold Air family.
501 E. Sligh Ave.
Tampa, FL 33604
DIRECTIONS: One block west of I-275 on the corner of Central Avenue
Store Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30am-5:30pm, Saturday 7:30am-2pm, Sunday Closed
This Location is Independently Owned and Operated
Manager Aaron Turner has been in the automotive industry for almost 20 years. It’s the career he was born to do since his father owned an auto repair shop when he was a kid in Hamilton, OH (just north of Cincinnati) and he spent all his free time at the shop. He moved to Florida in 2004 but still roots for his beloved Cincinnati Reds and Bengals. Aaron does admit that he sometimes cheers for the Rays and Bucs if they aren’t playing his teams. He also enjoys traveling with his wife Jessica; however, they now have to buy five additional tickets for Chloe, Cole, McKenna, Aiden and Avery.
Wish I’d know about you way before. I could have saved a lot more $$$!
I always get good service on my truck and car.
“Very helpful & friendly, will definitely return!!”
“You saved us over $1,000 when compared to Pep Boys estimates. I posted the savings on Facebook. Thanks!”
“I don’t think there is anyone better than Ken and Scott. They are wonderful, they know what they’re doing.”
“Not only great service, but Ken, the manager, is also a heartfelt people person. He could not find a used part and put in a new for the same price. Does not get any better! Thanks again Ken and Chris!”
“Very friendly service. Offered discounts and even brought my car back to me at work. A++ ”
“Refreshing in a not so trusting business (auto repair). There is not enough room here to tell you what a great job they recently did for me. Going forward, they have all my business.”
“The store on Sligh-near 275 is fabulous!! Recommended to all my friends.”
Location Specials, News and Photos
Technician Joey: Daddy to baby boy Phoenix Ryder
Welcome to the Ice Cold Air Family Olivia Shea
We are proud to introduce the beautiful Olivia Shea born on 6/2. Congratulations to Eric, technician at 501 E. Sligh Ave. in Tampa, on the newest addition to his family. He says that mom and baby are both doing great. We wish Eric and his family bountiful blessings and a lifetime filled with joy and love.
501 East Sligh Avenue Location in Tampa Collects Almost 1,000 Pounds of Food Donations Supporting Local Charity Feeding Tampa Bay
Our Ice Cold Air Discount Auto Repair location at 501 East Sligh Avenue in Tampa collected close to 1,000 pounds of non-perishable food donations from their customers during their four week “Putting the Brakes on Hunger” campaign that ended yesterday. They gave away a free set of brake pads including the labor to install them, to anyone who brought in eight cans or boxes of non-perishable food. Megan Carlson, Volunteer Services Manager from Feeding Tampa Bay confirmed the group donated more than 687 meals worth of food.
The first-time campaign was conceived by the shop’s manager Aaron Turner and this time was only valid at his Sligh Avenue location. Turner contacted Jason Caballero and Mike Salazar at Advance Auto Parts at 901 E. Hillsborough asking for assistance in sponsoring the campaign. Caballero and Salazar agreed to supply the parts for the campaign to help with costs.
Since the program was so successful at generating donations, the Pinellas-based auto repair franchise with 17 locations in five bay area counties said they are working with the various franchise owners to consider executing the program to additional franchise locations in the future.
Turner said, “our customers really came through. We didn’t know what to expect but thanks to them, the guys at Advance and our technicians Eric Casillas and Joey DeFreese, I think we really hit it out of the park.”
According to Tina M. Denham, President of Ice Cold Air Discount Auto Repair, “we are so proud to partner with Feeding Tampa Bay. It is a privilege to help facilitate our customer’s support of a local charity that maintains a powerfully positive significance while conducting challenging important work and making positive impacts in the lives our community’s citizens and families.”
The auto repair franchise does several charitable donations for auto service promotions each year, some are company-wide (Toys for Tots for 10 years), while other promotions are shop specific. Each location’s franchise owner is encouraged to support the charities that they hold close to their heart or support neighborhoods located near their shops. “Our customers and community have been very good to us for over 40 years, and supporting worthy local charities is an excellent way for us to give back to the community and our customers for their support,” Denham said.
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Aaron and Jessica’s New Baby Avery Leigh
Congratulations to Aaron Turner (Manager of Shop 501 E. Sligh Ave. in Tampa) and his wife Jessica on the newest addition to their family. The Ice Cold Air ® Discount Auto Repair family warmly welcomes Baby Avery Leigh!
Ice Cold Air Awarded Best Honest Mechanics in a Dishonest World!!
September 18th, 2014
Wow are we excited! Ice Cold Air Discount Auto Repair was presented a 2014 Best of the Bay Award from Creative Loafing.
We were awarded their Critics’ Pick as the “Best Honest Mechanics in a Dishonest World!” Plus, we are featured in their Best of the Bay issue that hits the stands today! (on page 78)
Thank you to Creative Loafing for recognizing how hard all of us work to make our wonderful reputation stronger every day, and thank you for telling all of your readers throughout the greater Tampa Bay area too.
We would like to convey our heartfelt congratulations to each and every shop, and each and every employee who share in this tremendous acknowledgment. It is a true testament to how far we have come together as a team to make our Ice Cold Air family stronger and our company thrive in the spotlight of greatness.