There is a pumpkin spice takeover happening on the SouthCoast. From the food to the drinks, everything seems to have a touch of pumpkin spice.

And according to a Fall River auto parts store, even your brake pads can be pumpkin spice.

Federated Auto Parts on Plymouth Ave in Fall River has been turning heads with their unique billboard. From the looks of it, it's offering a seasonal option for brake pads.

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In bold black letters, the company’s sign reads “Pumpkin Spice pads are back.”

I had so many questions.

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Noah Morse has been with the company for the past 15 years and recently started working at the Fall River location. According to him, this isn’t the first time Federated Auto Parts has “offered” this seasonal option.

“This is something that we’ve done for the past three years,” he said. “It’s just a play on the pumpkin spice trend. Everyone wants it this time of year.”

When I asked him if he was a big pumpkin spice guy, he simply answered, “No, not at all. I can’t stand it.”

Well, Morse may not like it, but he’s smart enough to know that the vast majority of drivers on the SouthCoast tend to stop at the sign of pumpkin-flavored anything.

Spoiler alert. This is simply a joke, but it’s a joke that continues to make the community laugh year after year.

However, the company may be on to something here. Imagine smelling pumpkin every time you stepped on the breaks. I could get on board with that.

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