ROANOKE, Va. — Advance Professional, a division of Advance Auto Parts Inc. that serves professional repair facilities, is ramping up product availability in key markets across the country.
The company's Advance Professional Availability Challenge gives shop owners and professional customers in the Atlanta, Tampa Bay, Fla., and Washington D.C. (including select areas of Maryland and Virginia) markets an extra incentive to partner with Advance Professional for their shops' automotive parts needs, Advance Auto Parts said.
Professional customers in the three markets can earn multiple entries into the Advance Professional Availability Challenge sweepstakes, receiving entries for their purchases and by providing feedback through customer surveys.
Advance will award up to three grand prize packages — one per market — that include a Richard Rawlings Experience consisting of airfare, hotel accommodations, a meet-and-greet with Richard Rawlings at Gas Monkey Garage in Dallas, a welcome dinner and spending money.
Professional customers also will receive a sweepstakes entry if they request a part and Advance does not have the part available in their market. For full sweepstakes rules and eligibility, visit advanceauto.us/vroom/challenge.
Entries are available through October 31 to professional customers in the targeted markets. One potential award recipient per market will be selected in a random drawing following the conclusion of the promotion period. The Richard Rawlings Experience for award recipients will occur Dec. 8-10.
"The most important benefit we can provide to shop owners and professional installers is the right part at the right time," said Bob Cushing, executive vice president, professional, at Advance. "Our commitment to offering superior availability across the country and our excitement in launching the Advance Professional Availability Challenge are a testament to how we are transforming the ways we serve our professional customers. We are building a better delivery engine."
Advance said it offers more than 900,000 parts and products for foreign and domestic vehicles. Products from national brands can be cross sourced for professional customers from Advance, Carquest, Worldpac or Autopart International locations, all part of the Advance Professional enterprise.
Advance operates 5,073 stores and 131 Worldpac branches in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The company also serves about 1,250 independently owned Carquest-branded stores.