U.S. Communities

CARQUEST/Advance Professional

Auto parts and accessories


CARQUEST Auto Parts is owned and operated by Advance Auto Parts, Inc., the largest automotive aftermarket parts provider in North America, servicing both the do-it-yourself and professional installer markets. As of July 12, 2014, Advance operates 5,289 company-operated stores, 106 WORLDPAC branches, and served approximately 1,400 independently owned CARQUEST branded stores in 49 states, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Canada. Advance employs approximately 74,000 team members.

At CARQUEST/Advance Professional, customer service is driven by team members who are passionate about delivering excellence in everything they do. This dedication is enhanced by a sophisticated network of distribution centers and advanced, automated inventory, and delivery management technology.

CARQUEST/Advance Professional always delivers the right products to the right place at the right time.

  • Access to 6,500 stores throughout North American to serve your needs
  • Order at your convenience - 24/7 online ordering
  • Light-Duty, Heavy-Duty, Paint & Body, Tools & Equipment
Community Solutions
  • Automotive Parts & Supplies Inventory Management
  • Weblink ‐ Electronic Catalog for Easy Order, Specifications, Graphics
  • E‐Procurement – U.S. Communities Marketplace, Efficient Financial Programs
  • Green Solutions including Hybrid & Natural Gas Vehicle Parts
  • CARQUEST Technical Institute (CTI) Training Programs
Core Competencies

Full Line of Automotive Products, Supplies and Accessories

  • Automotive parts, supplies, accessories for passenger car/light truck
  • Medium Vehicle applications, including service trucks
  • Heavy duty/fleet solutions from semi‐trailer to service‐type trucks
  • Tools & Equipment for vehicle maintenance departments
  • Automotive refinish paint & supplies
  • Industrial and hydraulic equipment and supplies
  • Welding Supplies, Gases & Equipment
  • Agricultural equipment, parts and supplies
  • Import vehicle parts
  • School Bus Parts
Solutions Details
  • Maintain shop inventory with supply, CARQUEST/Advance store and DC sourcing daily.
  • Electronic catalog with full application data, dimensions and specifications for all CARQUEST/Advance part numbers in the system, over 600,000.
  • Portal adoptive e‐procurement tool to ease ordering, payments and allocations with agency departments.
  • Environmentally‐friendly improvements for CARQUEST/Advance Delivery, Facility and Product.
  • Industry leading training for technicians of all skill sets to provide knowledge needed for yesterday’s vehicles and tomorrow’s changing technology.
  • Large, privately-held entity that has the flexibility and nimbleness to make quick decisions to the benefit of our customer
  • Largest inventory network in the industry (coverage and availability) throughout Distribution Centers
  • Dedicated (and not distracted) from our core customer – the professional technician, 85% of volume is commercial-based, Business to Business
  • Common technology platform, including a robust B2B e-commerce capability
  • Leading technical trainer in North America through CARQUEST Technical Institute
  • Strong independent network that performs at a high level with all current national agreements
  • Extensive field sales and operations force with over 600 professional teammates in the field serving our customers
  • Inside Solutions Provider network and internal inventory management capabilities for high volume customers
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CARQUEST/Advance Professional has committed to providing the lowest public sector pricing available through the U.S. Communities contract. All U.S. Communities participating agencies will receive the best public sector pricing available from CARQUEST and Advance Auto Parts stores. All pricing discounts are by product line and not tied to national volume. No minimal purchase is required to qualify for the best public sector pricing.


How do I place an order with CARQUEST/Advance Professional?

You must be a registered participant to utilize the U.S. Communities contract. If not, please Register to participate.

If your agency is already registered with U.S. Communities but does not have an account with CARQUEST/Advance Professional and wishes to order, a commercial account needs to be created by requesting contact through the U.S. Communities website or by contacting us directly at: uscommunities@carquest.com or 888-823-6592.

Who can participate?
States, State Agencies, Counties, Cities, Schools, Colleges and Universities, Non-Profits and Special Districts.

Does my agency need to be a member of ASBO, NACo, USCM, NIGP or NLC to participate?
No. Any qualified agency can participate in the program. 

What does a government agency need to do in order to participate? Complete the free online registration found on the U.S. Communities website and contact your CARQUEST/Advance Professional Sales Representative uscommunities@carquest.com.

If my agency already has an account with CARQUEST or Advance Auto Parts, do I need to set-up a new account?
No. Contact us at uscommunities@carquest.com or 888-823-6592 to have the U.S. Communities program linked to your existing account.

What products does this contract with CARQUEST/Advance Professional entail? 

  • Automotive parts, supplies, accessories for passenger car/light truck
  •  Heavy duty/fleet solutions from semi-trailer to service-type trucks
  •  Tools & Equipment for vehicle maintenance departments
  •  Automotive refinish paint & supplies
  •  Industrial and hydraulic equipment and supplies
  •  Agricultural equipment, parts and supplies
  •  Import vehicle parts

Why should I buy from CARQUEST and Advance Auto Parts?

  • 50 years' focus on supplying automotive and fleet professionals 
  • Locally owned, employee owned by people living in your community
  • Largest inventory network in the industry (coverage and availability)
  • Dedicated (and not distracted) from our core customer – the professional  technician, 85% of volume is commercial-based, business to business

No minimum purchase required. Free delivery within CARQUEST and Advance Professional's defined service network.


Advance Professional is now part of the CARQUEST contract. Click here for contract details.