Advance Auto Parts Arrives in San Diego

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Grand Opening Celebration

Advance Auto Parts has officially come to Santee, CA! 10043 Mission Gorge Road is the first of 10 stores Advance plans to open in the San Diego market. To celebrate, Advance will be hosting a community event on January 15th.

The event will be headlined by an appearance from Throtl, a San Diego-based team of car experts and social media influencers. From 10 am to 2 pm, they'll meet and greet local car enthusiasts while giving away frozen treats out of their custom-built ice cream truck. Locals can also stop by for some Advance-branded gear throughout the day.

“We are thrilled to open the doors to our first Advance location in the greater San Diego area," said Joe Garcia, Advance's Vice President of Operations. “It's always exciting to enter a new market for our brand. While we're a new name in Santee, our Team Members are looking forward to providing friendly, expert advice and best-in-class auto parts and products so that our customers can get the right part at the right time for their vehicles."

Store exterior | Santee, CA

What Advance Has to Offer

While new to the California market, Advance has more than 4,700 stores located across the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Stores carry a wide assortment of leading, name-brand automotive aftermarket parts and products, including FRAM fluids and oil filters, Carquest parts, Meguiar's wash and wax products and DieHard batteries.

Advance offers same day services, including in-store and curbside pickup in 30 minutes or less for orders placed online or within the Advance app. The store team also provides free curbside services like battery testing and installation, wiper blade installation and check engine light scanning.

The new Santee store measures approximately 8,300 sq. feet and employs 11 Team Members. The store first opened on November 18, 2021 and is one of more than 100 locations Advance plans to open in California over the next several months.

Store interior | Santee, CA

Last updated January 14, 2022