410 South Dale Mabry
Tampa, FL 33609
DIRECTIONS: Two blocks south of Kennedy at the corner of S. Dale Mabry and Horatio. Next to Pizza Hut.
Store Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30am-5:30pm, Saturday 7:30am-2pm, Sunday Closed
This Location is Independently Owned and Operated
Ashley Butler began ownership in 2006. Initially starting at a smaller location, Ashley quickly realized that customer service is the key to growing a business and moved to a larger location. She is a Tampa native and a graduate of USF. She keeps very active with poker, golf, cycling, dragon boat racing, and public speaking to local youth. Always searching for a thrill, she has experienced skydiving and canyoneering in California but truly enjoys traveling and meeting other people in those locations. Ashley has been featured in several news articles and radio programs – visit the News page to learn more.
Everyone there was great. Did their job – moved on to next. Good to see that. Got it done. Saw them explaining jobs good.
I was more than satisfied. Personnel very experienced and kind – will be back for services.
A/C stopped. They gave me options and I chose the best for me. A/C working again. I was satisfied.
Jay is great. I trust Jay & the staff! When they tell me something needs work now, I know that it does.
I had made an appointment for an oil change and ended up needing a new water pump. Jay handled the unexpected repair professionally without making me feel like an extra burden on an already busy Friday. Jay’s skills at managing the multiple demands are fantastic. He keeps the excellent team on task.
No need to improve in my opinion. I really appreciate all the hard work and help!
Tony did my oil change. Very professional & great customer service along with Jay. Thank you.
I had to go back to the shop a good few times but in the end I’m happy & car working again. Ashley, Jay & Tony provided excellent customer service.
Tony was amazing – great customer service, was willing and able to answer all my questions, awesome person overall!
Thank you to Jay & Tony for providing excellent customer service, picking me up & having my car repaired (a/c system) on the same day.
Tires. Most drivers don’t notice them unless they go flat or the warning light goes off in your car. But caring for and rotating your tires is essential for car performance and safety. Quite literally, your tires are where the rubber meets the road, and well-maintained tires keep you safe.
Learn from your friends at Ice Cold Air why tire rotation is important, wherever the road takes you.
Why Do I Need to Rotate My Tires?
Tire rotation is an important service that is critical to extending the lifespan of your tires and for your safety on the road. Further, many tire warranties require regular rotation to keep the warranty valid.
Rotation involves periodically repositioning tires to promote even tread wear. Regular tire rotation will preserve balanced handling and traction, and can also result in better performance.
Tire rotation is vital to help foster:
Even wearing of tire treads
Longer tire life
The condition of other car components
Rotating your tires ensures that the treads wear as evenly as possible. Numerous factors strain your wheels and tires, but proper tire rotation ensures even tread wear.
Extends Tire Life
The more even the treads of your tires are, the longer they will last. If you don’t rotate them periodically, one or two tires may wear out more quickly than the rest. If that happens, you may have to replace them individually, which can be more expensive than replacing them all simultaneously.
If your tire treads are unevenly worn, they can become a hazard to you and other drivers. Uneven tires won’t be able to grip the road properly and can blow out unexpectedly.
The performance of your vehicle will be affected by the condition of your tires. Rebalancing the wheels and rotating the tires will impact the overall performance of your car.
The Status of Other Car Components
Rotation is not only beneficial for your tires, but it can keep other components such as the wheels, wheel bearings, axles, differentials, suspension system, and brakes in better condition as well.
Ready to rotate your tires? We look forward to serving you! Schedule an appointment with Ice Cold Air, and we will get the job done.
When to Rotate Your Tires
Your vehicle’s tires will wear at different rates depending on whether your vehicle is front, rear, or all-wheel drive.
A common misconception is that the tires on all-wheel-drive vehicles wear more evenly than other automobiles. All-wheel-drive systems don’t always engage all the wheels at the same time. Electronically controlled differentials can shift power between the rear and front wheels depending on the road conditions and what mode the driver has selected.
We recommend rotating your tires every 3,000 to 5,000 miles or when you go in for an oil change. If your car doesn’t need an oil change that frequently, plan on getting a tire rotation every six months or so.
How to Rotate Your Tires
If you have the tools and want to tackle tire rotation at home, here are some quick tips (though we can get it done quickly and efficiently at Ice Cold Air when you bring in your car for an oil change).
There are rotation patterns that must be followed depending on the type of vehicle.
Swap the front tires straight to the rear on the same side, and then swap the rear tires with the opposite front corner tires. For example, the right rear tire gets moved to the left front tire.
Move the rear tires to the front and move each front tire to the opposite rear corner. For example, move the left front tire to the right rear tire spot.
Crisscross all four tires when rotating. Move the right front to the left rear, the left front to the right rear, and so on.
If you have any doubts about performing tire rotation on your own, visit us at Ice Cold Air, and we will ensure that your tires are rotated properly. Give us a call to book an appointment today!
The Importance of Tire Rotation
Tire rotation is a critical aspect of car care that often is overlooked. Extend the life of your tires and enhance vehicle performance and safety. Schedule a tire rotation appointment with our team at Ice Cold Air!
Rotating tires keeps them from uneven wear. Get ready for a smoother ride and better handling. Ice Cold Air tells how to extend your tire life!
The Perks of Becoming an Automotive Technician
Becoming an automotive technician is a rewarding path for anyone looking in the trades or to change careers. Getting to work with your hands all day and knowing that you finished your day with a job well done is a huge positive on its own.
If you’re looking to start a new, exciting career as an automotive technician, we’d like to share some of the perks of the job!
Advancement Opportunities (plus, great pay and a signing bonus!)
These are just a few of the perks that come with becoming an automotive tech! We are constantly looking for new talent and unique individuals to join our team. If a new career is something you’re interested in, let’s look at what’s in it for you in your career as an automotive tech:
There will always be a need for good automotive mechanics. You can choose to live anywhere and there will always be a way to find steady employment. You never have to wonder where your next paycheck is coming from, you will always have security for you and your family.
Every day is a little bit different in the life of an automotive technician. Different cars, different parts, and always a new thing to learn! Trust us, there is a steady stream of change that keeps you active and prevents boredom in the day-to-day work.
#3. Advancement Opportunities
Becoming an automotive technician also opens you up to a world of opportunities. You can advance your career and eventually become a master in the field. This guarantees higher pay (Master Technicians in the US make an average of 123,527 per year) and more opportunities to do the type of work that you want to do.
In fact, the Ice Cold Air® Discount Auto Repair franchise makes a bit of a habit of turning former shop employees into successful entrepreneurs and business owners. Many of our franchise owners include both former managers and former technicians. We pride ourselves in our ability to offer a chance for those who’ve always dreamed of owning their own shop.
After a long day of work, you have the satisfaction of knowing you’re doing good work for your local community. You are keeping people safe in their cars, you are making their transportation more reliable, and you are spending every day doing the best work that you possibly can.
Plus, we care about giving back wherever we can to others in Tampa Bay. As a team, we conduct back-to-school and food drives, Toys for Tots for 15 years now, and so much more.
Join Our Team as an Automotive Technician
We have the BEST job! Every day is as different as the cars we work on. Become an automotive technician, diagnose and solve problems, and make repairs to keep cars on the road longer and keep our customers safe.
If you’re a seasoned automotive mechanic or just getting started, consider joining our team. We would love to hear from you; tell us why you’d be a good fit for our car care team. We are always interested in meeting and hiring new talent in the Tampa area. Send in your resume here!
Our 15th Year! Free Oil Change for Toys to Support the Marine’s Toys for Tots
Ice Cold Air Discount Auto Repair is giving away a free oil-change including a tire rotation to any customer who brings in a new, unwrapped toy for the Marines’ “Toys for Tots” program from now until December 12th. This is the Pinellas-based auto repair franchise’s 15th year giving away oil changes to those who donate toys. 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. There are 17 Ice Cold Air locations throughout Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando and Citrus counties. “We are very proud to join the Marines and their exceptional program for our 15th year. It is an honor to help facilitate our customer’s support and making positive impacts in the lives of children in our community,” said Tina M. Denham, President of Ice Cold Air Discount Auto Repair. “Our customers and community have been very good to us for 50 years, 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.” Over the years, it is estimated that Ice Cold Air Discount Auto Repair customers have donated 25,000 toys. This year Denham says they aspire to donate over 2000 more, “our loyal customers have a proven history, and I know they are eager to support the program again this year. We are asking for even more community members to take advantage of this offer and help us meet our goal.” The toys should be of similar value, in the original packaging and unwrapped. Donations will be accepted at almost all of the 17 Ice Cold Air locations. Those interested in taking advantage of the promotion should call or stop by their local Ice Cold Air location to ensure participation. Visit www.icecoldair.com for a list of locations. # # #
Dale Mabry Location Now Services Vehicles Using 1234yf
We are thrilled to announce we can now service newer vehicles that utilize HFO-1234yf refrigerants. This product is becoming more popular and can be found in many new vehicles starting as early as 2014 models. As of 2018, 50% of new vehicles from “original equipment manufacturers” (OEMs) are estimated to use HFO-1234yf.
We are the AC Experts in the Tampa and we have the equipment to service these vehicles! PLUS, in most cases, we can SAVE YOU hundreds of dollars on recharging your system over the dealership. Call us to find out just how much money we can save you! 813-879-0600.
HFO-1234yf is the first in a new class of refrigerants with a global warming potential rating 335 times less than R-134a and an atmospheric lifetime of about 400 times shorter. HFO-1234yf has a global warming potential of less than 1, compared to 1,430 for R-134a. Carbon dioxide’s global warming potential is exactly 1. This colorless gas is being used as a replacement for R-134a as a refrigerant in newer model automobile air conditioners.
As Featured in the November 2019 issue of Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine
We are very proud to be featured in this month’s issue of Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine. Franchise owner of our 410 South Dale Mabry location in Tampa, Ashley Butler and her team discuss how and why they decided to do something uplifting with their reader board sign at: https://issuu.com/tampabayparentingmagazine/docs/nov_2019_forweb/25
We very sincerely appreciate Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine for highlighting our team’s efforts to give back to our community.