If you are someone who uses their vehicle all the time, you need a place like Advance Auto Parts. Advance Auto Parts is an auto parts and auto accessory store. It is a chain that is nationwide. Advance has 3400 plus stores and you can visit them online.
Going to many auto parts stores, the help is not very helpful or they are not allowed to help the customer past the exit. Advance employees will help put batteries in the vehicles and windshield wipers on the windshield. This can be a big deal if you are in a hurry, do not know how to do it, or if you just do not want to get dirty because you are on your way somewhere.
Advance employees try to make your vehicle work to your satisfaction. Advance Auto Parts employees are not mechanics, so keep in mind you may want to take your vehicle to a professional mechanic. Advance employees are trained in parts and most of them have some idea of where the part goes. Some of them can even fix their vehicles.
They are not required to fix yours, just to help you to the best of their ability. So remember not to take advantage of them, they may give wrong information not meaning to do so.
Recently, I was making a journey from Virginia to Florida. I was on the road approximately three hours when it started pouring down rain. My windshield wipers were lucky to still be hanging on, but the windshield was still getting scratched as the wipers tried to swoosh away the rain.
I certainly had no intentions on turning around and I really could not go to a repair shop since it was Saturday. I pulled off of at what seemed to be a large town’s exit. I stopped at a gas station and asked where the local auto parts store was. The attendant told me how to find Advance Auto Parts and it was about a mile away. I was so happy it was there! I knew someone would help me pull of the windshield wiper if I could not get it undone.
The man that helped me was not a manager, but he was polite and he knew the windshield wiper I had on my vehicle was not the size that it called for. He went into the rain and measured the wiper and got me what I needed. Then, he even went back out into the rain and put it on for me.
An Advance Auto Parts Store employee saved me from turning around and finding someone who would put a wiper on my vehicle. The employee also saved me time because had I had to change it myself it would have taken me a few minutes to figure out how. The Advance stores get my business when it comes to buying auto parts.