LACONIA — Advance Auto Parts, Inc., a leading automotive aftermarket retailer of parts, batteries, accessories and maintenance items, will open its first store in Laconia at 163 Court Street, Suite 5, close to State Farm Insurance, today.
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.
David Armstrong is the new general manager and works with five other team members at the new Laconia location. A 15-year veteran of the automotive and retail sales industries, Armstrong has been with the Advance Auto Parts Team about three 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 provide free installation for new windshield wipers and also offer a complimentary check of the vehicle's electrical system and old battery, as well as provide free installation of a new battery with purchase on most vehicles. The store offers fast parts delivery to local commercial customers such as professional mechanics and garages. During regular store hours, customers may 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.
The store is open Monday through Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.