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Hillsborough Ave Location Now Offers 1234yf Service

We are thrilled to announce our West Hillsborough Avenue location in Tampa 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 Town ‘n’ Country/Westchase and we have the equipment to service these newer 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! 813-901-9842.

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 Services Newer Vehicles Requiring 1234YF Refrigerant

We are thrilled to announce our Pinellas Park location at 6401 US Hwy 19 N is the latest Ice Cold Air Discount Auto Repair location now services 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 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 Eric, the shop’s owner, to find out just how much money we can save you! 727-525-1197 .

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.

Thanks to Our Customers for Supporting Toys for Tots!

Our 16th Annual FREE Oil Changes for Toys for Tots donations was another huge success! We are so very grateful to all of our generous customers who dropped off toys at our locations earlier this month. Our wonderful customers really came through this year making Christmas bright for so many needy children. Thank you to everyone who donated and we wish all of our customers a Happy Holiday Season and a Very Happy New Year!

Clearwater’s Countryside/Main St. & US19 Location Moving to Largo

Ice Cold Air Discount Auto Repair is excited to announce our Clearwater location at the intersection of US19N & Countryside Blvd./Main St. is moving. The location’s franchise ownership and staff are all moving to the existing Ice Cold Air location at 1198 East Bay Drive in Largo.

The Largo location is at the corner of East Bay Drive and Highland Ave. and is only seven miles south on US19 from the old Countryside location.

The transition will be completed on Monday, January 3rd.  Of course this means, we are sad to announce the 27232 US Hwy 19N in Clearwater is closing.  Friday, December 31st will be our final day at this location.

We would like to thank each and every customer who trusted us with their vehicle at our Countryside location for over 40 years.  It has been an honor to serve you.  Our locally-based franchise now has 16 independently owned and operated locations across the Greater Tampa Bay Area with a proud, 50-year history providing quality auto repair to Tampa Bay residents.

Franchise Owner Mike Bansavage looks forward to seeing you at his new location in the New Year.

Our 16th 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 11th. This is the Pinellas-based auto repair franchise’s 16th 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 16th 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 28,000 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. # # #

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.