Advance Auto Parts Opens 1st store in Candler

June 29, 2012

Advance Auto Parts, Inc., a leading automotive aftermarket retailer of parts, batteries, accessories and maintenance items,opened its first store in Candler at 1151 Smokey Park Highway next to Bank of America on June 21st.

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.
 Oscar Ramirez is the new General Manager and works with nine other Team Members at the new Candler location. A 12-year veteran of the automotive and retail sales industries, Mr. Ramirez has been with the Advance Auto Parts Team for eight years.
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 Samaritan’s Purse,” said Oscar Ramirez, General Manager for Advance Auto Parts.
 Vehicle know-how is made easier than ever by Advance. The Company’s web site,, offers articles, online videos and audio and video podcasts on the web site’s “Advance Know-How” section.          
            “This new store’s ten Team Members will delight our customers with dependable and fast service every job, every day,” said Christopher Crawford, 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. Other area stores arelocated at 905 Patton Avenue, 801 Fairview Road, Suite 14, and 2005 Hendersonville Road in Asheville.