Advance Auto Parts has its headquartered in Roanaka in Virginia and is currently the largest retailer of automotive replacement parts and accessories in the US by the store count after acquiring carquest in October before two years. Advance Auto Parts was founded in 1932 and has 2011 sales of about $6.2 billion. Advance Auto Parts operates more than 3,800 stores in about forty U.S. states and have more than 55,000 employees.
Advance Auto Parts had also purchased Autopart International, Inc. which has 202 stores along the Atlantic Seaboard. As in 2014, Autopart International still operates as the different division within Advance Auto.