Gaining traction for winter

Car headlights in snowy night

I got cocky. That’s often how trouble starts, and this particular Saturday night was no exception. The first winter I lived in the Ohio country, my dairy farmer neighbor told me that a truck without four-wheel drive was about as useful as a … [Continue reading]

Happy New Year from Advance

Happy New Year

Cheers to a healthy and happy 2014. Now, let's get those DIY projects done! (Let us know what you plan to work on.) —The Advance Team … [Continue reading]

New Year. New Gear.

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If your New Year's resolutions include getting those delayed car projects done, now is the perfect time to gear up. Check out the Advance Auto Parts site for great savings, plus a bonus deal if your order qualifies, now through January 11, … [Continue reading]

GPS Volume 2: How features benefit you…and more

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People typically use a GPS to determine the best route to their destinations. If you hate busy highways, you can request a route that relies more heavily on local roads, and vice versa. It can help you find the nearest restaurant, gas station and the … [Continue reading]

Merry Christmas from Advance

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We wish you and yours a safe and happy holiday season. Accelerate the spirit by donating to organizations in need of an extra helping hand this season: To help find a cure for Type 1 diabetes: To help defeat … [Continue reading]

Calling all procrastinators: there’s still time!

Best Car Gifts

Get gifts fast – buy online, pick up in store! If you’ve fallen a bit behind on your holiday shopping, or need some last-minute hints to drop, head on over to the Advance Auto Parts website. We’ve got a massive selection of high-quality parts … [Continue reading]

Give gifts they’ll actually use

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Find great deals in the Advance Auto Parts 2013 Holiday Gift Guide. Even for the most seasoned of gift givers, finding the perfect presents can be a daunting task. Naturally, you want to ensure the gifts you give are wanted, needed, … [Continue reading]

GPS Volume 1: A short history of GPS devices

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You probably have one, either through an app on your smart phone or tablet, or a specific device that you bought and keep in your glove box. You probably already know that these systems are satellite based and, if you use one, you probably wouldn't … [Continue reading]

The meaning of Grateful


With “holidays” like Black Friday and Cyber Monday officially behind us, the shopping season is in full swing. With that, it’s so easy to be seduced by the sales and lured in by the luxuries that all our loved ones want this time of year. (I’ll … [Continue reading]

Advance Exclusive: Phil Floraday of Automobile Magazine

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Before Phil Floraday got married, he thought it was perfectly normal to buy cars that didn’t run. He’d make the purchase, remove the parts that he needed, sell the other parts for pocket change and then scrap any leftover sheet metal. In fact, he … [Continue reading]