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.