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
Meet Aaron and Jessica…
Shop Owners, Aaron and Jessica Turner, are very proud of their family owned business. After serving as the shop’s manager since 2015, Aaron and his wife purchased the franchise. Owning a shop had always been a dream for Aaron since his dad owned an auto repair shop when he was growing up in Ohio and even though he’s not even 40 yet, he has been in the automotive industry for almost 20 years. Together Jessica and Aaron have five children. The oldest is leaving for college in the fall of 2017; the youngest is hopefully graduating from diapers. Jessica decided to let Aaron keep his position manning the service counter. She said, “It’s what is best for our customers, since they know him.” Aaron laughed and added, “We are actually very proud to set an example for our children. I can’t think of a more important lesson for my children than the value of serving others.”
You guys are awesome!
Great service and he treated us like family.
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!”
“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.”
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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. # # #
Sligh Ave. Location’s 5th Annual Putting the Brakes on Hunger Campaign to Support Feeding Tampa Bay
We are proud to announce our Ice Cold Air® Discount Auto Repair shop at 501 East Sligh Avenue in Tampa 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. This will be the shop’s fifth annual “Putting the Brakes on Hunger” campaign which runs from Monday, February 17th through Saturday, March 14th and is only valid at the Sligh Avenue location.
Since 2016, the shop has collected over 3,100 pounds of food donations. The auto shop partners with Advance Auto Parts at 901 E Hillsborough Avenue in Tampa who donates the brake pads used for the campaign.
“We are very proud to partner again with Feeding Tampa Bay. It is a privilege to help assist our customer’s support of a local charity that conducts challenging important work and creates positive impacts in the lives our community’s citizens and families,” said Aaron Turner, the franchise owner of the Sligh Avenue location. “Food bank donations are really important right now and our team is excited for the chance to make a big difference with this year’s campaign.”
Customers are strongly encouraged to make an appointment for their service and bring the non-perishable food donation with them when they drop off their vehicle for service. The donations will only be accepted between February 17th and March 14th at the Tampa location on Sligh Ave. 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 813-231-0211, stop by the Sligh Avenue location, or can schedule an appointment on-line by visiting www.icecoldair.com/appointment-request.
Our 17 locations are located in five Bay-area counties and we all do several charitable donations for auto service promotions each year, some are company-wide (i.e: Toys for Tots for 14 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 50 years, and supporting worthy local charities is an excellent way for us to give back to the community and our customers for their support.
Familiar yet New Owner at Old Seminole Heights Auto Repair Shop
Tampa, Fla. – (7/31/2017) – Ice Cold Air Discount Auto Repair, a Largo-based auto repair franchise with 18 locations throughout the Tampa Bay area, introduced Aaron and Jessica Turner as the new franchise owners at the 501 East Sligh Avenue location in Tampa. Loyal customers from the shop’s beginning in 2003 will likely not even notice a difference, the husband half of the new owner team has served as the shop’s manager since 2015. The Turners purchased the franchise and it officially becomes the family business on Monday, July 31st.
Owning an auto repair shop had always been a dream for Turner and a career he was born to do. His dad owned an auto repair shop when he was a kid growing up in Hamilton, OH and has fond childhood memories about the time with his dad. Turner has served in various roles within the automotive service industry for almost 20 years now.
Aaron’s wife Jessica decided to let him keep his position manning the service counter. She said, “It’s what is best for our customers, since they know him.” Aaron laughed and added, “We are actually very proud to set an example for our children. I can’t think of a more important lesson for my children than the value of serving others and I’m very excited for the opportunity to teach my own children that lesson, the same way my dad taught me.”
Together the Turners have five children. “The oldest is leaving for college this fall; hopefully our youngest will be graduating from diapers soon,” Turner said.
Serving others has always been important to Turner. He established the shop’s very successful Putting the Brakes on Hunger Food Drive Campaign that has collected over 1800 pounds of food for Feeding Tampa Bay in the past two years. The springtime program encourages customers to donate several cans or boxes of food to Feeding America Tampa Bay in order to receive a free brake job, including labor, in exchange for their donation.
The Ice Cold Air Discount Auto Repair franchise has a history of turning former shop employees into successful entrepreneurs and business owners. Company president, Tina Denham said, “Aaron is now our third franchise owner who started with us as manager or technician.”
Technician Joey: Daddy to baby boy Phoenix Ryder
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.