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Advance Auto Parts to open in Coal City

Store donated $1,000 to prove its commitment

Published: Monday, Nov. 26, 2012 2:59 p.m. CST

COAL CITY — Advance Auto Parts, Inc., a leading automotive aftermarket retailer of parts, batteries, accessories and maintenance items, will open its first store in Coal City Thursday, Nov. 29, next to Dollar General.

Advance Auto Parts, located at 1135 E. Division St., Coal City, will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29.

Company officials said they chose this location for the store because it is convenient to where their customers live and shop as well as the garages where they take their vehicles for repair.

Ron Held is the new general manager and works with eight other team members at the new Coal City location.

A five-year veteran of the automotive and retail sales industries, Held has been with the Advance Auto Parts Team for one year. 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.

“Advance Auto Parts is committed to bringing our Promise – Service is our best part – to life not only for our customers, but also in the communities where our customers and team members live,” said Ron Held, general manager for Advance Auto Parts. “As part of this commitment, we are pleased to announce a $1,000 check has been donated to the United Way.”

The store is open Monday through Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Visit

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