Advance Auto Parts, Inc., the largest automotive aftermarket parts provider in North America, serving both professional installers and do-it-yourself customers, announced it opened its first store at 471 Shrewsbury Ave., Shrewsbury, this month.

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.

Matthew O’Brien is the new General Manager and works with 10 other Team Members at the new Shrewsbury location. Mr. O’Brien has been with the Advance Auto Parts Team for almost two 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 features fast parts delivery to local commercial customers such as professional mechanics and garages. Customers can also order online and pick up in the new store in 30 minutes. 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 Company’s website,, offers articles, online videos, and audio and video podcasts on the website’s “Advance Know-How” section.

The store is open Monday through Saturday from 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m. and on Sunday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Other area stores are located at 1175 Highway 35 in Middletown; 145 Route 36 in West Long Branch and 844 State Highway 36 in Hazlet.

Representatives from Quaker Steak & Lube, known for its Best Wings USA and 25 signature sauces, and Chevys Fresh Mex, a full-service restaurant with an array of made from scratch Mexican dishes, presented a check for $1,036.50 to the Tinton Falls based Beauty Foundation for Cancer Care, dedicated to easing the financial strains associated with cancer and allowing patients and their families to focus on the most important thing, beating the disease, while feeling confident, strong and courageous.

The money was raised through Pink Drink fundraisers at Quaker Steak & Lube restaurants in Brick, Edison and Pohatcong and Chevys Fresh Mex restaurants in Clifton and Linden, which donated a portion of proceeds from sales of their “Pink Drinks” during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.