Pep Boys Celebrates 25 Years In Puerto Rico, 100 Years In Business

Pep Boys Celebrates 25 Years In Puerto Rico

Company also opens first-ever service center on a U.S. Military Base.

Pep Boys, a leading U.S. automotive service provider and retailer of commercial and do-it-yourself parts in Puerto Rico, is celebrating 100 years in business and 25 years since expanding to serve the island. In addition, Pep Boys continues to reinforce its commitment to “go further” for more customers and communities in Puerto Rico with the opening of a new Service and Tire Center at the U.S. military installation at Fort Buchanan, which provides a comprehensive range of automotive maintenance and repair services exclusively to those stationed at the base.

“We are proud to help keep drivers moving across the island of Puerto Rico, including the military community at Fort Buchanan,” said Brian Kaner, CEO. “Puerto Rico is an important market for Pep Boys and, as we identify new opportunities for growth, we plan to continue expanding our capabilities to deliver world-class automotive service to meet the growing needs of our customers.” 

Pep Boys Team Members recently celebrated the opening of a new Pep Boys Service and Tire Center at the U.S. military installation at Fort Buchanan – a first-ever opening of its kind for the service chain – to provide a comprehensive range of automotive maintenance and repair services exclusively to those stationed at the base.

The opening of the Fort Buchanan location complements Pep Boys’ centennial celebration in 2021, which includes a Pep Boys Road Trip bringing customers, suppliers, and team members together in nearly 100 U.S. markets. Additionally, the company plans to expand its national network, remodel existing locations, and open service centers dedicated to maintaining electric vehicles. 

Centennial Pep Boys Road Trip celebrations in Puerto Rico included an employee event for the more than 1,000 island residents that Pep Boys employs, during which the company recognized over 30 team members who have worked for the business since the company’s expansion in 1995. Pep Boys also recognized their top performing technician and sales specialist, and awarded a $10,000 scholarship to Jonathan Cotto, a Pep Boys employee and student at Mech-Tech College. The scholarship is part of the company’s overall commitment to award $100,000 to automotive technology students across the U.S. 

“Our team members in Puerto Rico are passionate about the business and take great pride in representing Pep Boys, and you see their commitment to excellence and our customer in every location on the island,” said Kaner. “We’re proud to extend the company’s long tradition of supporting our communities, the military and automotive technology education to Puerto Rico and see it come to life as part of the island’s already-vibrant culture.” 

Pep Boys was founded in 1921 by Navy veterans and expanded across the contiguous United States before opening its first location in Puerto Rico in the northeastern city of Fajardo in 1995. Additional locations soon followed. Today, with the opening of the Fort Buchanan location, and 2020’s acquisition of six Tecnicentros Mundial locations, Pep Boys operates 34 locations and two distribution centers in Puerto Rico. The company employs more than 1,000 people on the island, including hundreds of highly skilled technicians and knowledgeable parts specialists. For more than two decades, Pep Boys has been synonymous with excellence in service for Puerto Rico motorists as well as an important partner to the local automotive industry. Find a complete list of Pep Boys locations in Puerto Rico at

You May Also Like

Grease Monkey, SpeeDee Oil Move Up in Franchise 400 Ranks

Grease Monkey and SpeeDee Oil Change & Auto Service moved up a combined 66 spots.

FullSpeed Automotive flagship brands Grease Monkey and SpeeDee Oil Change & Auto Service were recently recognized by Franchise Times on the Franchise 400 list. Grease Monkey and SpeeDee Oil Change & Auto Service moved up a combined 66 spots as last year they sat at number 242 and number 334, respectively. This year they ranked number 204 and number 306, respectively.

Sullivan Tire Announces Employee Stock Ownership Plan

By converting to the ESOP, the company will be 100 percent owned by its nearly 1,500 employees.

Sullivan Tire
ALI Lift Inspector Certification Program Marks 10 Years

ALI Certified Lift Inspectors have conducted more than 1.3 million lift inspections to help keep techs safe, ALI said.

Fenix Parts Completes Acquisition of Brothers Auto Parts

The move is expected to expand Fenix Parts’s reach in the Midwest and enhance regional production.

Fenix parts acquires Brothers auto parts
ATD Launches Digital Suite ‘Radius’ During SEMA Show

ATD said Radius is a new digital hub that integrates tires, parts, services and solutions into one connected experience.

ATD Radius software

Other Posts

PartsTech Partners with Bridgestone’s TireConnect

PartsTech has added a network of tire suppliers to its roster of 30,000-plus parts suppliers with TireConnect’s partnership.

PartsTech TireConnect partnership
Bridgestone Takes 5% Stake in Halfords Avayler Software

Avayler software streamlines customer bookings and job execution in the garage, as well as mobile tire service bookings.

halfords bridgestone avayler
Purolator Wraps Up 100-Year Anniversary at AAPEX

After a century, Purolator has more than 1,400 filtration products for automotive and light truck applications.

Protractor Adds Digital Vehicle Inspection and VIN Scanner

Protractor’s new innovations were introduced at the 2023 AAPEX and SEMA Shows.

Protractor DVI SEMA