May 26, 2004 |
If an auto repair shop says it charges $70 an hour for labor, and the job takes one hour, how much is the labor bill? David Verdiner thought the answer should be $70 when he had his car fixed at a Pep Boys -- Manny, Moe & Jack Inc. garage in Los Angeles two years ago. The store had signs stating that its hourly labor rate was $70. But instead, Verdiner claims, he was billed $112 for the labor, even though the job took only 40 minutes. Verdiner paid his bill.
October 31, 2000 |
Pep Boys-Manny, Moe & Jack, one of the largest U.S. retailers of auto parts and service, closed 38 unprofitable stores and eliminated about 1,500 jobs as part of a restructuring plan to cut costs. The closures represent 6.1% of the company's stores and affect 1,200 employees. Two distribution centers were also shut. The Philadelphia-based company cut about 300 more jobs by reducing the number of supervisors and consolidating store-support centers.
July 11, 2000 |
Pep Boys-Manny, Moe & Jack Inc., one of the biggest U.S. retailers of auto parts and accessories, said Monday it will offer a service to evaluate used vehicles for customers that plan to sell or buy them. The program will provide certification that a car, truck, van or sport-utility vehicle is mechanically and operationally sound. Pep Boys will check everything from the paint and carpet to engine performance and create a detailed report. The cost for the service will range from $89.99 to $229.
January 22, 1998 |
Pep Boys (Manny, Moe & Jack), the auto parts chain, has signed a five-year contract to be title sponsor of the Indy Racing League. The Philadelphia-based company will contribute more than $1 million in prize money annually to the race series operated by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The first of 11 Pep Boys Indy Racing League events will be run Saturday in Orlando, Fla.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 26, 1997 |
A Pep Boys automotive center finally has been given approval to open in the city under recent City Council action. The company has been trying for years to open shop in La Habra, but its choices of location drew complaints from residents. The company's latest proposal places a shop at 125 W. Imperial Highway, a spot that city officials called ideal for the business. Construction will begin soon, and council members said that once the project is complete, it will improve the area.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 1997 |
The City Council won't reconsider a proposal to build a Pep Boys retail store and automotive service facility in the Imperial Rose Shopping Center. More than a dozen residents opposed to the project urged the council this week not to rehear it. Residents who live near the site said the 18,560-square-foot retail and automotive service facility would add noise and traffic and affect their quality of life.