Are you looking for an elite program with a passion for entrepreneurship, a passion for Yes, and a passion for customers? We are committed to providing outstanding service to our customers, communities, and each other every day. Join the Carquest® Independent Store Ownership program and partner with the best in the automotive aftermarket.

What Does a CARQUEST Auto Parts Opportunity Cost?

To buy an opportunity with CARQUEST Auto Parts, you'll need to have at least liquid capital of $100,000. Owners can expect to make a total investment of at least $175,000. They also offer financing . *


Financial requirements for this opportunity:

Liquid Capital: $100,000
What does Liquid Capital mean?
Total Investment: $175,000
What does Total Investment mean?


Options available to owners:

Financing: Available
Training: Available

The CARQUEST® Difference

Carquest partners with you and invests in what matters most to you and your customers. Our program allows you to focus more on your customers and make them a top priority. We understand what matters most to store partners and we share your passion for ensuring your customers have what they need, when they need it. As our partner, you have access to our entire parts network, which includes inventory from Advance Auto Parts®, Carquest Auto Parts®, Worldpac®, and Autopart International®. This means you can count on getting replacement parts in key categories for 99% of cars and light-duty trucks on the road today.

New Owners: You can expand your growth opportunities, increase your dollars per transaction, and diversify your business.

Competitor Owners: Partner with Carquest to improve margins, get unmatched parts availability, and ease business technology processes.

New Vehicle Dealers: Increase your parts availability, including aftermarket parts, while increasing margins and improving service scores.

Entrepreneurs: Serve your customers and grow a diverse business in your community with the best service.

About Us


Headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, Carquest is part of the Advance Auto Parts family, which also includes WORLDPAC and Autopart International. With more than 85 years of experience, our combined automotive knowledge runs deep, and together we have more than 71,000 Team Members who are passionate about the industry and committed to your success. We stand by our store partners and their Professional customers.

Our Distribution Centers serve as the heart of our parts network and are strategically located nationwide. We use state-of-the-art data and technology systems to ensure our distribution centers have the right mix of products based on the types of vehicles that are most common in your area, so you can expect to have inventory tailored to your market’s needs. In addition to our Distribution Center network, we also have an incredible HUB footprint that brings best-in-class availability to your fingertips.

Why Partner With CARQUEST

Largest Distribution Network

You will have access to our entire parts network, which is the largest distribution network in North America and includes inventory from Advance Auto Parts, Carquest Auto Parts, Worldpac, and Autopart International. This means you can count on getting replacement parts in key categories for 99% of cars and light-duty trucks on the road today from trusted brands. You get recognized OE, premium, and professional grade products that are designed and tested to ensure quality, value, and reliability.

Cash Flow and Inventory Control

Maximize your investment and control your cash flow. We conduct same-day inventory exchanges and returns so your inventory dollars won’t be tied up. Plus, you get a low price daily from our Distribution Centers, Advance store network, and WORLDPAC stores eliminating the need for Drop Shipment Orders (DSOs). As a Carquest partner, you can also customize your own product mix or take advantage of our state-of-the-art inventory management tools and have us determine the right parts mix for you.

Custom Marketing Co-Op Program

We invest in your business with a co-op funding program that lets you earn dollars to support your local marketing efforts. These marketing funds can be applied to support local baseball fields, race tracks, radio advertising, digital advertising, and more. You determine what marketing investments work best in your community.

How We Support You

As a leading automotive aftermarket supplier, we understand it takes more than just parts to grow your business successfully. When you partner with Carquest, we provide you with the expertise of trusted industry leaders and the financial resources you need to stay competitive in an ever-changing market. Our business is centered around ensuring that our Independent Store Partners have access to the right resources to bring you the support and solutions you need.

Ideal Candidate

We are looking for entrepreneurs who have a passion for Yes and a passion for customers and who are eager to partner with an elite program in the Automotive Aftermarket. If you are passionately committed to providing outstanding service to your customers and local community each and every day, join the Carquest® Independent Store Ownership program and partner with the best in the Automotive Aftermarket.

The information provided herein is offered for informational purposes only and should not be considered an offer to operate a Carquest branded independently owned business.  Carquest is not a franchisor and participation in the Carquest program will not result in a franchisor-franchisee relationship.

Request information to learn more about partnership opportunities with Carquest today!


CARQUEST Auto Parts is currently accepting inquiries from the following states:

Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District Of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming

Interested parties should have at least $100,000 in liquid capital to invest.

* This information may have changed since first published. We recommend that you always verify fees, investment amounts, and offers with the business opportunity directly prior to making a decision to invest.

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