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Advance opens new store in Fishersville

Advance Auto Parts Inc., a leading automotive aftermarket retailer of parts, batteries, accessories and maintenance items, today announced it will open its first store in Fishersville at 32 Windward Drive, Suite 120 on Thursday.

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 Updike is the new general manager and works with 11 other team members there. A 20-year veteran of the automotive and retail sales industries, Updike has been with the Advance Auto Parts team for almost 12 years. He is ASE-certified, having passed stringent testing of his automotive knowledge by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence.

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.

Vehicle know-how is made easier than ever by Advance helping customers master their machines. The company’s website,, offers articles, online videos and audio and video podcasts in the Web site’s “Advance Know-How” section.

“These free automotive know-how tools, and the expert advice the new store’s 12 team members provide, help customers to keep their wheels turning and their lives on track,” said Terry Edwards, District Manager for Advance Auto Parts. “The right parts at the right price are as important as the right advice and educational tools 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 7 p.m. Other area stores are located at 95 Lee Jackson Highway in Staunton, 2500 Stuarts Draft Highway in Stuarts Draft and 801-A W. Broad St. in Waynesboro.

Edited by Chris Graham. Chris can be reached at