Advance Auto Parts is a retail store specializing in automotive parts and accessories in the United States. Their headquarters are in Roanoke, Virginia. CARQUEST stores are now part of the Advance Auto Parts brand, and as of 2015, there were more than 5200 stores owned by the company and more than 1300 stores own independently. As of January 2015, Advance Auto Parts employed approximately 74,000 people. Most of the positions are in-store positions, which include retail clerks, commercial account representatives, and delivery drivers. Some stores operate as hubs for all of the Advance Auto Parts stores in the area for lesser used or requested parts.