Pep Boys - Manny Moe & Jack began operations in 1921. The Company together with its subsidiaries is the national chain offering automotive service, tires, parts and accessories. The Company has six operating segments defined by geogr...aphic regions which are Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Central, West and Southern CA. Each segment serves both DIY and DIFM lines of business. As of February 1, 2014, it operated a total of 7,520 service bays in 793 of its 799 locations. Each service location performs a full range of automotive maintenance and repair services (except body work) and installs tires, parts and accessories. Each Pep Boys Supercenter carries a similar product line, with variations based on the number and type of cars in the market where the store is located. A Pep Boys Service & Tire Cen...ter carries tires and a limited selection of its products. The Company's product lines include: tires batteries; new and remanufactured parts for domestic and import vehicles; chemicals and maintenance items; fashion, electronic, and performance accessories; and a limited amount of select non-automotive merchandise. In addition to offering various high quality name brand products, the Company sells an array of high quality products under various private label names. The Company sells tires under the names DEFINITY, FUTURA and CORNELL, and batteries under the name PROSTART. It also sells wheel covers under the name FUTURA; air filters, anti-freeze, chemicals, cv axles, hub assemblies, lubricants, oil, oil filters, oil treatments, transmission fluids, custom wheels and wiper blades under the name PROLINE; alternators, battery booster packs, alkaline type batteries and starters under the name PROSTART; power steering hoses, chassis parts and power steering pumps under the name PROSTEER; brakes under the name PROSTOP and brakes, batteries, starters, ignitions and chassis under the name VALUEGRADE. The Company's commercial automotive parts delivery program, branded PEP EXPRESS PARTS, is designed to increase the Company's market share with the professional installer and to leverage its inventory investment. The program satisfies the commercial customer's automotive inventory needs by taking advantage of the breadth and quality of the Company's parts inventory as well as its experience supplying its own service bays and mechanics. The Company has a point-of-sale system in all of its stores, which gathers sales and inventory data by stock-keeping unit from each store on a daily basis. It has an electronic parts catalog that allows its associates to efficiently look up the parts that its customers need and to provide complete job solutions, advice and information for customers' vehicles. It has an electronic work order system in all service centers. Its competitors include general, full range and discount department stores and online retailers which carry automotive parts and accessories and/or have automotive service centers, as well as specialized automotive retailers. The Company is subject to various federal, state and local laws and governmental regulations.