Car-X is Pleased to Announce the Opening of a New Car-X Store in Antioch, Illinois

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. - March 14, 2013 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Car-X franchisee, Parham Parastaran, has purchased Fast Tire in Antioch, Illinois and is transitioning it to Fast Tire and Car-X Auto Service. Fast Tire and Car-X Auto Service are merging to create a great new entity. Under Parham Parastaran's ownership, these two names now offer one SUPERIOR shop for the customer’s every auto need. This winning combination will give customers an experience in auto service exceeding any tire buying or repair offered in the United States. The Antioch location offers Car-X auto repair expertise while providing consumers with the ultimate in entertainment and luxury while waiting for their car.

"This is a great event for Car-X," said Rich Brayer, VP Marketing. "Parham Parastaran is one of our finest dealers with 8 stores in Central Illinois, including Champaign, Bloomington, Macomb and Springfield. Parham has been on the forefront of expanding the products and services offered by Car-X locations, including Car-X Express Oil concept and fully embracing the tire business with the acquisition of Fast Tire. He understands the customer’s needs – service done right, at a fair price. Parham never lets a customer leave his store until the customer is satisfied. He consistently has the highest customer satisfaction scores in the system, and has been named Dealer of the Year in his region. Bringing his vision and leadership to the Chicago market, he is merging two great brands into one superior customer experience."

This new Car-X location has superb customer amenities as our top flight service suggests. These include a coffee bar with a bona fide Starbucks coffee machine for fresh, individual cups of the famous brew, an internet café featuring restaurant-style booths with an internet-connected computer and flat-screen monitor, a Sports Zone featuring plasma TVs delivering satellite sports programming during store hours seven days a week, plush chairs, including leather lounge chairs in the Sports Zone, a fireplace, and more. Semi-private waiting areas with plasma televisions give you your own space with your choice of TV programming.

Car-X has over 40 years of experience and great customer service in the Chicago Market by providing products and services that help your car or truck perform at its best. Car-X offers complete auto maintenance services, from regular tune-ups to emergency repairs, timing belts, to hoses to brakes – Car-X does everything in, on and under your car.

Two great names, one location, so "Don’t Worry Call the Car-X Man."

About Car-X Auto Service

Car-X Auto Service was founded in 1971 by a group of enterprising and experienced muffler shop owners. During the early years, Car-X was primarily an exhaust specialist. But today, in our 24/7 non-stop, fast paced world, we’ve adapted to providing just about any automotive repair you can imagine. Car-X Auto Service has 151 locations and has built a reputation on exceptional customer satisfaction. In fact, Car-X Auto Service was ranked the #1 automotive services franchise by Success Magazine.

Contact:

Car-X Auto Service
Rich Brayer, 847-273-8934
rbrayer@carx.com

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