Advance Auto Parts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailer of automotive replacement parts, accessories, batteries, and maintenance items. It operates stores that offer brand name, original equipment manufacturer, and private label automotive products, including alternators, batteries, belts and hoses, brakes and brake pads, chassis parts, climate control parts, clutches, driveshafts, engines and engine parts, ignition parts, lighting, radiators, starters, spark plugs and wires, steering and alignment parts, transmissions, water pumps, and windshield wiper blades; accessories, such as air fresheners, automotive paint, anti-theft devices, emergency road kits, floor mats, ice scrapers, mirrors, seat and steering wheel covers, and vent shades; chemicals comprising antifreeze, brake and power steering fluid, car washes and waxes, freon, fuel additives, and windshield washer fluid; and oils, transmission fluids, and other automotive petroleum products for domestic and imported cars, vans, sport utility vehicles, and light and heavy duty trucks. The company also provides battery and wiper installation, battery charging, check engine light reading, electrical system testing, video clinics, loaner tool programs, and oil and battery recycling services, as well as loaner tool programs. In addition, it sells products online. The company serves do-it-yourself, do-it-for-me, or commercial customers in the northeastern, Mid-Atlantic, and southeastern regions of the United States. As of July 18, 2015, it operated 5,252 stores and 117 Worldpac branches; and served approximately 1,300 independently-owned Carquest branded stores in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The company was founded in 1929 and is headquartered in Roanoke, Virginia.