Pep Boys sell just about everything you need to get your car up and running!
All about Pep Boys
Pep Boys sells nearly anything that you could possibly need to fix up your car, including tires, car parts, car accessories, and more. They also have a car repair and service shop, so if you're not confident that you can do the car maintence yourself, then they'll do it for you (for a fee, of course!). They sell all kinds of tires, and you can search for them by size, type, brand, and even order custom tires.
There are lots of Pep Boys coupons out there, and their website makes it really easy to find them with an entire section dedciated to coupons. They also have daily deals and promotions, so keep an eye out and see if they have a special offer on the thing you're shopping for. Don't forget to look at the Pep Boys weekly ad for the very latest deals. Smart shoppers can nearly always save money here!
The history of Pep Boys
Pep Boys was started by four guys - Manny Rosenfield, Moe Strauss, Jack Jackson, and Moe Radavitz, who came together to open an auto parts store in 1921. They called their store Pep Auto Supplies, and then changed the name because a police officer started recommending that people "Go see the boys at Pep" to get their cars fixed.
Today, there are 804 Pep Boys locations across the United States.
The story behind the Pep Boys logo
Pep Boys really was started by four boys; or rather, men - they were four friends who had met while serving the U.S. Navy. When they came back home, they pooled their money to open their auto parts shop. One of them, Moe Radavitz, decided to cash out his share, so it was just three of them after 1923.
So, the name became "Pep Boys: Manny, Moe, and Jack". Moe had been inspired by seeing lots of businesses in California who put their owners' names in the store name, and it turned out to be a hit.
The three owners got caricatures done of themselves, which are mostly still part of the store's famous logo of three grinning men's faces today.
There have just been two changes to the logo from the 1920s:
-Jack left the company in 1925, so he was replaced with a drawing of Izzy - a.k.a Moe's brother Issac. (although the names are stil Manny, Moe, and Jack in the company name).
-Manny's cigar was removed in 1990 because of anti-smoking backlash.