Advance Auto Parts is one of the largest automotive aftermarket parts retailers in the United States. As of October 2016, the company operated 5,063 stores in 40 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
The company was founded in 1932 by Richard Harrison. In 1999, Advance Auto Parts became a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange. As of 2017, the company had a market capitalization of $10.2 billion.
In 2013, Advance Auto Parts acquired General Parts International, Inc., a distributor of automotive replacement parts and accessories with more than 1,300 stores in North America. The acquisition made Advance Auto Parts the largest retailer of automotive aftermarket parts in North America.
Today, Advance Auto Parts has over 5,000 stores across the United States.