Advance Auto Parts | Television Commercial | 1997
Advance Auto Parts, is headquartered in Roanoke, Virginia and Raleigh, North Carolina, and is now the largest retailer of automotive replacement parts and accessories in the United States by store count after acquiring General Parts Incorporated in October 2013. AAP was founded in 1932 and had 2015 sales of approximately $9.74 billion. The combined enterprise of AAP (including Carquest branded stores) operates over 5,200 company-owned and 1,300 independently owned stores covering every U.S. state, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Canada with more than 70,000 employees.
In 2005, Advance Auto Parts purchased AutoPart International, Inc. which operates 202 stores along the Atlantic Seaboard. As of 2014, Autopart International still operates as a separate division within Advance Auto.
In 2013, AAP purchased General Parts Inc. including Carquest, Carquest Canada and WorldPac for $2.04 billion.