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Welcome to the Ice Cold Air Family Olivia Shea

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.

Free Brake Jobs for Food Donations May 9th – 21st, 2016

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The Ice Cold Air Discount Auto Repair shop at 1180 Court Street in Clearwater is giving away one free set of brake pads, including the labor to install them, to customers who bring in eight cans or boxes of non-perishable food. The Clearwater location’s “Putting the Brakes on Hunger” campaign runs for two weeks, from Monday, May 9th through Saturday, May 21st, and is only valid at the Ice Cold Air 1180 Court Street location in Clearwater.

 
Our 501 East Sligh Avenue location in Tampa held the same campaign earlier this year and generated 885 pounds of non-perishable food donations. Sharon Folds, the franchise owner of the Court Street location in Clearwater said, “The Sligh Avenue shop’s campaign was a huge success. As soon as I heard the impact of that campaign, I wanted to do the same thing at our shop too,” making good on the company’s promise that if the campaign in Tampa was successful, they would host it at additional locations.

 
Customers are encouraged to make an appointment for their service and bring the non-perishable food donation with them when they drop of their vehicle for service. Donations are only being collected at the Court Street in Clearwater location. The food must be new, non-perishable food items; no homemade or unlabeled donations can be accepted. Those interested in taking advantage of the promotion should call 727-461-5727, stop by the Court Street location, or can schedule an appointment on-line by visiting www.icecoldair.com.

 
According to Tina M. Denham, President of Ice Cold Air Discount Auto Repair, “we are very proud to support Feeding Tampa Bay. It is a privilege to help facilitate our customer’s support of a local charity that conducts challenging and important work making positive impacts in the lives our community.”

 
The auto repair franchise does several charitable donations for auto service promotions each year, some are company-wide, 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.

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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Proud Supporters of the 17th Annual Chili Blaze!

Pete and Larry

This is our fifth year sponsoring the annual Pinellas Park Firefighter’s ChiliBlaze benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy
Association on March 18th, 2016.

Pete Barrett, Franchise Owner of Shop 380 34th Street North in St. Pete and Larry Hudson an automotive technician at the same shop are excited to compete against 50+ Chili Teams to be named the 2016 Chili Grand Champion.

Chef Pete will cook up a big pot of his Delectable Deer Chili and Chef Larry’s Lip-Smacking Alligator Chili is always a huge hit with true chili connoisseurs.  “We just love the opportunity to support such a worthwhile cause. And Larry and I both really enjoy cooking our chili and competing against each other. Sure there’s a big overall winner but we count votes at our table and whoever wins has bragging rights for the next year,” Pete said.

The event is free and includes live entertainment, crafts and vendor displays, and fireworks to end the evening. Armbands are $10 to enjoy endless chili tastings.

Pinellas Park Firefighters host the event. The money collected from food, beer and armband sales is earmarked by the MDA to benefit local Tampa Bay kids living with Muscular Dystrophy sending them to summer camp, providing supplies and necessary medical equipment to their families and helping them achieve a higher quality of life.

Stop by our booth to say hi, try our chili and get special discount coupons only available at the event! More info at: www.chiliblaze.com

Toys for Tots is Here! Our 10th Year Supporting this Worthy Cause

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Ice Cold Air Discount Auto Repair, a Pinellas-based auto repair franchise with 17 bay area locations, is trading free oil changes and tire rotations or $20 in auto repair service to any customer who brings in a new, unwrapped toy for the Marines’ “Toys for Tots” program until December 12th.

This is the tenth year we have joined with the Marines and their worthwhile program, and we are very excited our support makes a positive impact in the lives of children. Our customers are eager to support the program again this year, and we hope more people will take advantage of this offer. We are really trying to reach out to the community to double our toy donations from last year. Customers have the option of trading the new toy for an oil change and tire rotation on the spot or exchanging the toy for a voucher for a free future oil change and tire rotation or $20 off any service. Our customers and community have been very good to us, and acting as a drop off location for Toys for Tots is an excellent way for us to give back to the community and our customers for their support.

The donations will be accepted at almost all of our 17 Ice Cold Air locations. The toys must be in the original packaging and unwrapped. Those interested in taking advantage of the promotion should call or stop by their local Ice Cold Air location. Visit www.icecoldair.com/locations for a list of locations.

Aaron and Stephanie’s New Baby Avery Leigh

Avery Leigh Congratulations to Aaron Turner (Manager of Shop 501 E. Sligh Ave. in Tampa) and his wife Stephanie on the newest addition to their family. The Ice Cold Air ® Discount Auto Repair family warmly welcomes Baby Avery Leigh!

7901 Women’s Car Care Clinic November 2015

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You Are Invited To Our WOMEN’S CAR CARE CLINIC

You Are Cordially Invited!

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Where: Shop 7901 West Hillsborough Ave., Tampa 33615
When: Saturday November 7th    11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
813-901-9842
 

FREE Food!    *FREE Raffle Prizes     *FREE Goodie Bags     *FREE Discount Coupons

Here’s a sneak peek at some topics

  • 10 things everyone must know before having their car repaired
  • “How you can be 100% sure your not being ripped off”
  • “The important questions you must ask any automotive repair facility before you set up an appointment”
  • “What maintenance items are really important and what is just fluff?”

 

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New Location Announcement – 1198 East Bay Drive in Largo

7/16/2015 – For Immediate Release

Local Auto Repair Shop Returns to Familiar Location after 6 Year Absence

Ice Cold Air Discount Auto Repair opened a new shop on Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 in a familiar location, at 1198 East Bay Drive in Largo. The building was an Ice Cold Air franchised location up until 2009. Due to circumstances beyond our control, the location changed hands to a different auto repair shop six years ago. This new location will expand our Pinellas-based auto repair franchise to 17 locations in five bay area counties.

The new franchise location is independently owned and operated by Kevin O’Donnell, a Largo resident and long-time Ice Cold Air franchisee. O’Donnell has been the owner of the Ice Cold Air Discount Auto Repair at 5890 Park Boulevard in Pinellas Park since 2006 where his shop is a member of the Better Business Bureau in good standing with an A+ rating. “I am really excited to open a shop at this location. I hope that being a local guy with ties to the community will encourage people to give me a chance to earn their business. I already have several customers who have been driving down to my shop in Pinellas Park since this location closed, so I think they are more excited than I am,” said O’Donnell.

According to Tina M. Denham, President of Ice Cold Air Discount Auto Repair, “our franchisees don’t typically own multiple locations but Kevin has proven himself as an excellent business owner. His other shop is constantly winning customer service awards and receiving excellent reviews from his customers; with him being a Largo resident, it made it an easy decision to award him this second franchise location.”

“Our customers and the community have been very good to us for over 45 years so we are committed that our shops serve the community, not just fix their cars,” Denham said. “Absolutely,” added O’Donnell, “one of my favorite things that we do is collect toys for Toys for Tots every Christmas.” The shops give away free oil changes in exchange for every toy collected. The company also supports local youth sports teams and charitable organizations by donating auction items and sponsorships.

Ice Cold Air Discount Auto Repair has been in business in central Florida since 1970. They have 17 independently owned and operated franchise locations throughout the west central Florida counties of Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando and Citrus. Click the locations button on this webpage for a complete list of all 17 locations.

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Ice Cold Air Announces 9th Annual Free Oil Changes to Support Marines’ “Toys for Tots”

Toys for Tots 2013

Ice Cold Air Discount Auto Repair, a Pinellas-based auto repair franchise with 16 bay area locations, is trading free oil changes and tire rotations or $20 in auto repair service to any customer who brings in a new, unwrapped toy for the Marines’ “Toys for Tots” program until December 13th.

This is the ninth year we have joined with the Marines and their worthwhile program, and we are very excited our support makes a positive impact in the lives of children.  Our customers are eager to support the program again this year, and we hope more people will take advantage of this offer. We are really trying to reach out to the community to double our toy donations from last year. Customers have the option of trading the new toy for an oil change and tire rotation on the spot or exchanging the toy for a voucher for a free future oil change and tire rotation or $20 off any service. Our customers and community have been very good to us, and acting as a drop off location for Toys for Tots is an excellent way for us to give back to the community and our customers for their support.

The donations will be accepted at almost all of our 15 Ice Cold Air locations. The toys must be in the original packaging and unwrapped. Those interested in taking advantage of the promotion should call or stop by their local Ice Cold Air location. Visit www.icecoldair.com/locations for a list of locations.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Ice Cold Air Awarded Best Honest Mechanics in a Dishonest World!!

Best of the Bay 2014 Certificate

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.

Grand Re-Opening Extravaganza at 6401 U.S. 19 North in Pinellas Park

Come and join us for our Grand Re-Opening Event celebrating our newest franchise owner Roman Roscigno. The party is Saturday, October 11th from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at our 6401 U.S. 19 North location in Pinellas Park. We will provide Free Food & Drinks, Raffle Prizes, and TONS of Family Fun. Come out and meet Roman and his team, enjoy the activities and win some free prizes! We hope to see you there!

 

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Back To School DONATION Drive & EVENT

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FREE OIL CHANGES FOR KIDS!

Don’t Adjust your Glasses…you read it correctly…

FREE OIL CHANGE & COURTESY CHECK
(Oil Change up to 5 qts, standard weight oil-synthetic, high mileage, or special requests extra)

Don’t need an Oil Change, NO PROBLEM…
How about a Gift Certificate toward any Repair or Maintenance?
Donations Accepted July 1-31st

BUT, Here’s THE CATCH…

WE ARE COLLECTING DONATIONS FOR SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR LOCAL CHILDREN IN NEED!

All you have to do is go to a local store, purchase new school supplies (worth $15 or more please), and donate them to our School Supplies Drive and we will give you a FREE OIL CHANGE. It’s that Simple!

But, hurry this is a LIMITED TIME OFFER!

 

 

 

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Back to School Bash!
Saturday Aug 10th
From 11:00am to 2:00pm

We will be giving 200 Back Packs Stuffed with YOUR Donations to needy children in the community and at Joshua House*

*** Free Food and Drinks **
** Face Painting **
** Balloon Artist **
** Shaved Ice **

7901 W. Hillsborough
813-901-9842
*Offer only valid at S. Dale Mabry location. Call for your appointment, as our schedule is sure to fill up. Because it is such a great deal, this offer is only available by appointment.*

Join Us and Show Your Support ..and TELL YOUR FRIENDS! click HERE to print a Flyer

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NEED A BACKPACK AND DONATED SUPPLIES?

We will be selecting 200 local children from the community and Joshua House* to receive the donated supplies and the Ice Cold Air backpack. Please send an email with your contact information, age of your child, and what impact this donation will have on your family. We look forward to hearing from you! 7901@icecoldair.com

*Joshua House is a safe haven for abused, abandoned, and neglected children, offering a therapeutic residential group care program that provides a protected, nurturing, family-like environment for children six – seventeen. 

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Here are some photos of from last years event!

1-Reader Board- Close Up 2-Kids with Bookbags 3-Face Painting

Back To School DONATION Drive & EVENT

410 Logo

FREE OIL CHANGES FOR KIDS!

Don’t Adjust your Glasses…you read it correctly…

FREE OIL CHANGE & COURTESY CHECK
(Oil Change up to 5 qts, standard weight oil-synthetic, high mileage, or special requests extra)

Don’t need an Oil Change, NO PROBLEM…
How about a Gift Certificate toward any Repair or Maintenance?
Donations Accepted July 1-31st

BUT, Here’s THE CATCH…

WE ARE COLLECTING DONATIONS FOR SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR LOCAL CHILDREN IN NEED!

All you have to do is go to a local store, purchase new school supplies (worth $15 or more please), and donate them to our School Supplies Drive and we will give you a FREE OIL CHANGE. It’s that Simple!

But, hurry this is a LIMITED TIME OFFER!

 

 

 

Click Images to Open Printable PDF of Invitations

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Back to School Bash!
Saturday Aug 10th
From 11:00am to 2:00pm

We will be giving 200 Back Packs Stuffed with YOUR Donations to needy children in the community and at Joshua House*

*** Free Food and Drinks **
** Face Painting **
** Balloon Artist **
** Shaved Ice **

410 S. Dale Mabry
813-879-0600
*Offer only valid at S. Dale Mabry location. Call for your appointment, as our schedule is sure to fill up. Because it is such a great deal, this offer is only available by appointment.*

Join Us and Show Your Support ..and TELL YOUR FRIENDS! click HERE to print a Flyer

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Portions Benefiting

NEED A BACKPACK AND DONATED SUPPLIES?

We will be selecting 200 local children from the community and Joshua House* to receive the donated supplies and the Ice Cold Air backpack. Please send an email with your contact information, age of your child, and what impact this donation will have on your family. We look forward to hearing from you! 0410@icecoldair.com

*Joshua House is a safe haven for abused, abandoned, and neglected children, offering a therapeutic residential group care program that provides a protected, nurturing, family-like environment for children six – seventeen. 

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Here are some photos of from last years event!

1-Reader Board- Close Up 2-Kids with Bookbags 3-Face Painting

Come Celebrate With Us!

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Ice Cold Air Announces 8th Annual Free Oil Changes to Support Marines’ “Toys for Tots”

Toys for Tots 2013

Ice Cold Air Discount Auto Repair, a Pinellas-based auto repair franchise with 16 bay area locations, is trading free oil changes and tire rotations or $20 in auto repair service to any customer who brings in a new, unwrapped toy for the Marines’ “Toys for Tots” program until December 13th.

This is the eighth year we have joined with the Marines and their worthwhile program, and we are very excited our support makes a positive impact in the lives of children.  Our customers are eager to support the program again this year, and we hope more people will take advantage of this offer. We are really trying to reach out to the community to double our toy donations from last year. Customers have the option of trading the new toy for an oil change and tire rotation on the spot or exchanging the toy for a voucher for a free future oil change and tire rotation or $20 off any service. Our customers and community have been very good to us, and acting as a drop off location for Toys for Tots is an excellent way for us to give back to the community and our customers for their support.

The donations will be accepted at all 16 Ice Cold Air locations. The toys must be in the original packaging and unwrapped. Those wanting to take advantage of this special should call or stop by any Ice Cold Air location. Visit www.icecoldair.com/locations for a list of locations.

Back to School Donation Drives and Events a SUCCESS!

Throughout the month of July, Franchise Owner Ashley Butler (410 S. Dale Mabry) and Franchise Owner Sharon Adams (1180 Court Street) offered FREE Oil Changes and FREE Brakes for donating school supplies. Customers were asked to go to a local store, purchase new school supplies, and donate them to our School Supplies Drive and in return they received a FREE Oil Change or FREE Brakes. We had a wonderful response from our generous customers. Hundreds of back packs were filled with school supplies and a we donated over $400 to  The Homeless Emergency Project *  and The Joshua House*. Shop 1180 on Court Street in Clearwater and Shop 410 on South Dale Mabry in Tampa both threw  Back to School Events to celebrate successful donation drives. Everyone enjoyed a day of food, raffle prizes, cotton candy, face painting and even a dunk tank (quite refreshing I bet in the summer heat!). Thank you for making these events a huge success and allowing us to give back to the community. Check out the photos below!

*Joshua House is a safe haven for abused, abandoned, and neglected children, offering a therapeutic residential group care program that provides a protected, nurturing, family-like environment for children six – seventeen.

  *The Homeless Emergency Project provides homeless and very low-income individuals and families with housing, food, clothing and support services necessary to obtain self-sufficiency and improved quality of life.

Dancing Characters Homless Emergency Set Up Trail Monkey Club

grilling dunk tank action 6 Kids with Book Bags

HEP w. donations 2 Bubbles Family Fun

Cotton Candy girl Dancing Characters 2 Cheetah Girl

 

Back to School Bash a SUCCESS for Local Children and Joshua House!

Throughout the month of July, Franchise Owner Ashley Butler and her team located at 410 South Dale Mabry in Tampa offered FREE Oil Changes for donating school supplies. All customer had to do was go to a local store, purchase new school supplies, and donate them to our School Supplies Drive and we gave them a FREE Oil Change. We had a wonderful response from our generous customers and exceeded our goal of stuffing 200 Back Packs with customers donations. These stuffed Back Packs were given to local community children and children from The Joshua House* on August 10th at our Back to School Bash. Everyone enjoyed a day of food, face painting, cotton candy, shaved ice, and sunshine. Thank you for making this event a huge success and allowing us to give back to the community. Check out the photos below!

*Joshua House is a safe haven for abused, abandoned, and neglected children, offering a therapeutic residential group care program that provides a protected, nurturing, family-like environment for children six – seventeen.

 Dancing Characters Kids with Book Bags grilling

 

Face Painted Girls Family Fun Cotton Candy girl

 

Bubbles Dancing Characters 2 Cheetah Girl

Back to School Open House SUCCESS for local children and HEP!

 Throughout the month of July, Franchise Owner Sharon Adams and her team located at 1180 Court Street in Clearwater offered FREE Brakes for donating school supplies. Customers were asked donate to the School Supplies Drive in exchange for FREE Brakes. We had a wonderful response from our generous customers. Tons of back packs were filled with school supplies and a $235 donation was given to The Homeless Emergency Project * (HEP) on August 3rd at our Back to School Open House. Everyone enjoyed a day of food, raffle prizes, and even a dunk tank (quite refreshing I bet in the summer heat!). Thank you for making this event a huge success and allowing us to give back to the community. Check out the photos below!

 *The Homeless Emergency Project provides homeless and very low-income individuals and families with housing, food, clothing and support services necessary to obtain self-sufficiency and improved quality of life.

Free Brake SignHEP w. donations 2   Trail Monkey Club

Tent Set Up 2   dunk tank action 6  Food

dunk tank action 10  Homless Emergency Set Up  Group Shot