Manager Shawn Wallis has been in the automotive industry for 12 years. From a military family, he was born in Miami but has lived all over. He moved to the Tampa area after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. He loves sports and because he’s lived all over, he has an interesting mix of favorite teams: The Miami Dolphins, The Boston Celtics and the New York Yankees. In his free time, he enjoys writing (he’s a published author with an Amazon best-seller) and spoiling his boxer lab puppies Alexander and Zoey.
Operations Trainer Ken Laham began his automotive career in 1986 as a tow truck driver but quickly progressed into other areas becoming an ASE Certified Master Technician. He moved to the area in 2006 from Brockton, Massachusetts but the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots are still his teams. Maybe the local Bucs and Rays fans can twist his arm our way! Ken spends his relaxation time completing home remodeling projects and traveling. He and his partner of over 10 years, Linda, have two grown children and two grandchildren.
Great staff – only place I’ll use and it is a drive from Winter Haven to here!
The work was completed within the shortest amount of time and the staff on duty made me feel welcome although it was my first time.
You told me the truth about my a.c. Don’t know how you can improve on that. Thanks a million. I will be back.
Guy(s) were all great!! Service was great. And fast!! I will be back!
“Everything was fine. Guys were great. All good thumbs up!”
“I went to ICA in Zephyrhills. Each time I was greeted like family but treated with professional service.”
” I saved a bunch of money over dealer price. Also the manager helped find the problem that the dealer could not.”
“Outrageous Service – treated with caring and respect”
“My car required costly work. I was offered many options, discounts and solutions to help keep my car operational and safe!”
“Your MGR and the mechanic were great and went out of their way to help me on my Yukon and save money.”
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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. # # #
Zephyrhills 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 Zephyrhills 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! 813-782-7000.
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.
Customer Appreciation BBQ
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.
Check out our customer Al’s totally customized 34 Nash roadster. Al has totally customized his ride by augmenting parts from dozens of other vehicles. Thanks Al for trusting us with your beautiful vehicle!
Thank you for attending our Memorial Day BBQ! We even had a CHEF! (Our sincere thanks to the chef for volunteering to feed the masses)