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Why Tire Rotation Is Important 

Let’s Talk Tires: Why Tire Rotation Is Important 

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
  • Safety
  • Better performance
  • The condition of other car components  

Even Wearing 

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.  

Safety 

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.  

Performance 

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.  

Front-wheel-drive vehicles: 

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.  

Rear-wheel-drive vehicles:  

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.  

All-wheel-drive vehicles:  

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!

  • Stability
  • Variety
  • Advancement Opportunities (plus, great pay and a signing bonus!)
  • Satisfaction

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:

#1. Stability

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.

#2. Variety

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.

#4. Satisfaction

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!

 

New Owner at Pinellas Park US19 Location with the Same Friendly Face

We are thrilled to announce that on Monday, August 9th Eric Lilly and his wife Melissa are the new franchise owners of the Ice Cold Air® Discount Auto Repair at 6401 US19N in Pinellas Park.

Eric began as the manager of his Pinellas Park location in November 2020 after moving to Florida from his home state of Virginia.

Eric has over 15 years in the auto industry. He met his wife while working at a local car dealership, his future Mother-in-Law was the service manager. Mom wouldn’t give him her daughter’s number but the parts guy did. During a four year stint in the Air force as a fighter plane mechanic, Eric and Melissa married and had their first child but the pull of family was too strong for Eric so he decided not to re-enlist. He returned to the dealership, first as a mechanic, then as service writer.

He and Melissa had three more daughters and bought a boat to spend family time together on the water. The activity soon became their family fun hobby. After several years of seasonal Virginia fun, they started bringing the boat with them while visiting when visiting Eric’s dad in Clearwater. After a few years of commuting to Florida with the boat several times a year, they finally decided to pick up stakes, move closer to the family already here and be on the water all year round.

The move to Florida fortuitously coincided with another event that would make the decision to move, in an odd way, well timed. Melissa was diagnosed with breast cancer. She is currently undergoing treatment at Moffitt Cancer & Research Institute, one of the nation’s top cancer treatment centers and enjoys an exceptional support team of family members who live here.

Eric and Melissa are still making the best of their free time getting out on the water with their four girls whose ages now span from three to18. They especially enjoy water sports like wakeboarding and wake surfing. They are excited to own their own business and look forward to providing the neighborhood shop feel for which Ice Cold Air shops are known.

Inverness Latest Ice Cold Air Location to Service Newer Vehicles with 1234YF Refrigerant

We are thrilled to announce our Inverness location at 102 US Hwy 41 S is the latest Ice Cold Air Discount Auto Repair location that 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 Citrus County 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! 352-726-1828 .

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.

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. # # #

34th Street North in St. Petersburg Latest Location to Add 1234yf Service

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 St. Petersburg 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! 727-328-0303. 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.

4th Street Location in St. Petersburg Now Servicing Vehicles using 1234yf Refrigerant

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 St. Petersburg 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! 727-821-2653. 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.

Crystal River 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 Crystal River 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! 352-563-5130.
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.

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.

COVID-19 INFORMATION FOR OUR CUSTOMERS

At Ice Cold Air® Discount Auto Repair we strive to remain your trusted neighborhood auto repair shop. As an essential business, we remain open to serve you and committed to saving you money while providing you superior automobile service and repair.

We have now taken a number of measures to help ensure your health and safety:

Implementing hand washing and social distancing protocols as outlined by the CDC, with a focus on washing between each customer interaction and limiting customers in our waiting areas.
Steering wheel covers, where available, will be used on all vehicles entering the shop.
Disinfection practices and/or Hand Sanitizer where available, will be used in all shops.
Disposable Nitrile gloves will be used by Managers and Technicians as needed.
Sick Employees will not be allowed in the workplace.
If YOU are sick but need a car repair, participating shops will tow your vehicle at no extra charge. (Call your local shop first to arrange this.)

Please know that, as always, your comfort and safety are our top priority. We remain here to serve you well- top notch service at the best prices.

We will do our best to continue this, and if you have additional concerns you should refer to the CDC website at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Sincerely,
Ice Cold Air ® Discount Auto Repairs
(800) 838-2653

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.

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.

Clearwater Location Now Services 1234yf Vehicles

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 Clearwater 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! 727-461-5727.
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.

Pinellas Park Location Becomes Latest Ice Cold Air to Offer 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 Pinellas Park 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! 727-545-1107.
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.

Our 14th Year! FREE Oil Changes for Toys to Support Marine’s Toys for Tots Program

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 14th. This is the Pinellas-based auto repair franchise’s 14th 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 14th 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 over 40 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 24,000 toys. This year Denham says they aspire to donate over 3000 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. # # #

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.

Dale Mabry Location to Host FREE Car Care Clinic

The Ice Cold Air Discount Auto Repair location at 410 S. Dale Mabry Highway in Tampa announced they will be hosting a FREE Car Care Clinic on Saturday November 9th from 11am- 1:00pm.  The two-hour seminar will be full of helpful information and useful tips and tricks for every type of driver: new drivers, men and women, seniors, anyone interested in learning more about their automobile from the experts: how functions of the vehicle works, how to avoid and identify problems or issues, and how to save time and money at your next visit to an auto repair shop. They will also have food, games, and prizes to make the event lots of fun.

Attendees are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to Toy for Tots.  November is when we kick off our Toys for Tots collection drive, so anyone who donates a toy will receive a voucher for a FREE Oil Change.  If you, or someone you know, wants to learn more about the second largest investment most make in their lifetimes for free, don’t miss this event! Space is limited to please call us today at 813-879-0600 to RSVP to this exclusive event.

Full of Informational & Helpful Topics for Every Type of Driver

  • 10 things everyone must know before having their car repaired
  • “How you can be 100% sure you’re 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?”

FREE Food               FREE Raffle Prizes            FREE Goodie Bags              FREE Discount Coupons

But there is a catch! We are collecting for Toys for Tots during November, so we are asking all attendees to bring a new unwrapped toy to the clinic as admission.  Call 813-879-0600 or sign up on our Facebook event page. 

Limited Seating Available! Register Today!

Ice Cold Air in Countryside/Clearwater now offers 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 Countryside/Clearwater area 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! 727-726-1443.
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 on Tampa’s 28 Action News

Action News Channel 28 highlighted the School Supply Drive at our Ice Cold Air Discount Auto Repair location at 410 South Dale Mabry Highway in Tampa. They are collecting school supply donations for children in exchange for a free oil change. Individuals who donate at least $15 in new school supplies will be given a free oil change or a gift certificate towards any repair or service at the shop.

See their coverage here:

https://www.abcactionnews.com/news/region-hillsborough/receive-a-free-oil-change-or-car-repair-discount-by-donating-school-supplies

This is the ninth year this shop is collecting and distributing school supplies to local youth. Franchise owner and Tampa native, Ashley Butler said, “I can’t wait for summer time because this promotion is one of the brightest times of the year for us. We are thrilled to have an opportunity to encourage people to donate critical school supplies needed by our local schools and students. I feel that any donation that can help a child learn is a worthy investment.”

Customers are strongly encouraged to make an appointment for their service and bring the school supplies with them when they drop off their vehicle for service. The donations will only be accepted between July 15th and August 10th at the Tampa location on Dale Mabry Highway. The items must be new; used donations will not be accepted. Those interested in taking advantage of the promotion should call 813-879-0600, stop by the Dale Mabry location, or can schedule an appointment on-line by visiting www.icecoldair.com.

Over the years Butler and her team have collected truckloads of boxes full of supplies. The team selects several schools in their community with students in need and distributes the donations provided by their generous customers.

 

FREE Oil Change when you donate Back to School Supplies

 

FREE OIL CHANGES FOR KIDS!

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

FREE OIL CHANGE & COURTESY CHECK (Free Oil Change includes up to 5 qts, standard weight, semi-synthetic oil, new standard filter, and 27 point vehicle inspection. Premium filters, additional oil, high mileage, specialty oil or full synthetic oil extra)

Don’t need an Oil Change, NO PROBLEM… How about a Gift Certificate toward any Repair or Maintenance? Donations Accepted Until August 10th!

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!

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