Advance Auto Parts, Inc., a leading automotive aftermarket retailer of parts, batteries, accessories and maintenance items, today announced it will open its first store in Sedalia at 1808 West Broadway Boulevard on July 11.
Company officials said they chose this location for the store because it’s convenient to where their customers live and shop as well as the garages where they take their vehicles for repair.
Stephen Smith is the new General Manager and works with nine other Team Members at the new Sedalia location. An eight-year Marine Corps veteran along with being a three-year seasoned employee of the automotive and retail sales industries, Mr. Smith has been with the Advance Auto Parts Team for almost three years. He is ASE-certified, having passed stringent testing of his automotive knowledge by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence.
The new store offers customers a wide range of parts and recognized national brands as well as several free services. Store Team Members will install windshield wipers for free and also install batteries following a complimentary check of the vehicle’s electrical system and old battery. The store offers fast parts delivery to local commercial customers such as professional mechanics and garages. Customers also can drop off used motor oil and batteries for recycling – ensuring that these materials don’t end up in landfills where they could harm the environment.
“Advance Auto Parts is committed to bringing our Promise – Service is our best part – to life not only for our customers, but also in the communities where our customers and Team Members live. As part of this commitment, we are pleased to announce a $1,000 check has been donated to JDRF,” said Smith, General Manager for Advance Auto Parts.
Vehicle know-how is made easier than ever by Advance. The Company’s web site, www.AdvanceAutoParts.com, offers articles, online videos and audio and video podcasts on the web site’s “Advance Know-How” section.
“This new store’s 10 Team Members will delight our customers with dependable and fast service every job, every day,” said Paul Braswell, District Leader for Advance Auto Parts. “The right parts at the right price are as important as the right advice to finish the job.”
The store is open Monday through Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
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About Advance Auto Parts:
Headquartered in Roanoke, Va., Advance Auto Parts, a leading automotive aftermarket retailer of parts, accessories, batteries, and maintenance items in the United States, serves both the do-it-yourself and professional installer markets. As of April 20, 2013, the Company operated 3,969 stores in 39 states, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
Advance Auto Parts supports a variety of non-profit organizations at the corporate and local levels and encourages its Team Members to become actively involved in various community-based charitable organizations. Nationally, Advance Auto Parts is a strong supporter of United Way and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). Since 1994, Advance Auto Parts has raised more than $35 million for JDRF, including raising over $3.4 million in 2012 for diabetes research, making Advance Auto Parts JDRF’s number one corporate partner.
Additional information about the Company, employment opportunities, customer services, and on-line shopping for parts, accessories and other offerings can be found on the Company’s web site at www.AdvanceAutoParts.com. Photos by Randy Kirby, Sedalia News Journal.