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Don’t let today’s small noise become tomorrow’s big headache. Fix that squeaky brake, knocking engine, or clicking starter with AutoZone’s replacement parts to save money down the road. Whether you need reliable auto parts to deal with a big problem or a small problem, or you’re just looking for auto accessories, AutoZone’s extensive selection and Loan-A-Tool® program mean we have any parts or tools you need to do the job right so you can drive confidently on the road ahead. 

When you need the best auto parts for your ride, turn to AutoZone. The parts you need are stocked at an auto parts store near you, and you can browse our entire parts catalog online. We have a car part lookup feature to make finding the right parts easy: just select the part or category you need and enter your vehicle’s year, make, model, and engine at the top of this screen to find the right fit. If you don’t know all of your vehicle’s information, you can also shop by VIN and simply enter your vehicle identification number.

Car Battery

The Best Car Batteries at the Right Price

The Best Car Batteries at the Right Price

Why should I change my battery? Car batteries wear out over time, and extremely hot or cold weather can speed up a good battery’s demise.
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Spark Plug

Get the Best Deals on Spark Plugs

Get the Best Deals on Spark Plugs

We carry the best brands at the right price—brands like ACDelco, Bosch, Denso, E3, Motorcraft, NGK, and more. Here at AutoZone we make finding the right parts easy.
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Brake Pads

The Best Front and Rear Brake Pads for …

The Best Front and Rear Brake Pads for …

Duralast Semi-Metallic Brake Pads MKD1414. Part # MKD1414. SKU # 964345. Limited-Lifetime Warranty. check if this fits your vehicle.
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Mirror Assembly

Driver Side Mirror Assembly …

Driver Side Mirror Assembly …

We have the best Mirror Assembly for the right price. Buy online for free next day delivery or same day pickup at a store near you.
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National Trans Automatic Transmission T150832

From teardown to testing, National Trans is about quality. It’s how we think about each part of our process, even down to the smallest custom bushing. When remanufacturing our transmissions and transfer cases, we exceed OE specifications to make our products more powerful, reliable, and efficient.

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Duralast Platinum Battery H8-AGM Group Size 49 900 CCA

Duralast Platinum is an Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) battery designed to give you the ultimate combination of power, durability and flexibility. Delivering maximum Cold Cranking Amps and Reserve Capacity, Duralast Platinum provides safe, reliable power to vehicles with multiple electronic accessories.

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Duralast Loaded Strut Assembly LS34-84081L

Trust ready-to-install Loaded Strut Assemblies from Duralast, specifically designed to meet the exact specifications of your vehicle. Duralast Loaded Struts are tested over millions of cycles to ensure long-lasting performance, and ideal for restoring OE-ride height and performance. Install strut assemblies in pairs for best results.

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Powered up my vehicle right off, and I like the Absorbed Glass Mat design that limits spillage of acid. What kind of vehicle do you drive? 2003 Mercedes Benz ML350
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What I liked was I got to watch it installed. LoL Thanks to AutoZone staffer in Charlestown. Works like it should , hopefully I get 7 years out of this one just like the own. What kind of vehicle do you drive? Ram 1500 EcoDiesel
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This battery was an exact fit. Although it's a project to replace a BMW battery, plus it needs to be registered with the vehicle, this battery perfectly replaced the OEM battery. What kind of vehicle do you drive? 2013 BMW 328i convertible (E93)
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Auto Zone Parts

AutoZone, Inc. is an American retailer of aftermarket automotive parts and accessories, the largest in the United States.[1] Founded in 1979, AutoZone has over 6,400 stores across the United States, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Brazil. The company is based in Memphis, Tennessee

1970s

Originally a division of Memphis-based wholesale grocer Malone & Hyde, the company was known as Auto Shack. After the sale of the grocery operation to the Fleming Companies of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the name of the company was changed to AutoZone to reflect the new focus and to settle a lawsuit brought by Tandy Corporation for infringing on Tandy’s “Radio Shack” trademark.[3]

On July 4, 1979, the first store opened in Forrest City, Arkansas[4] under the name of Auto Shack.[5] Doc Crain was the store’s first manager. Sales that first day totaled $300.00.[6]

1980s

In 1981, Express Parts or VDP is implemented to get the customers hard to find parts by special ordering them through wholesalers. Total stores was 73 in 7 states.

In 1984, the company became the first auto parts retailer to create a quality control program for its parts. Total stores was 194 in 13 states.

In 1985, Doc Crain coined the term WITTDTJR, which stands for “What it takes to do the job right.” Total store count is 263 in 14 states. Peter Formanek stepped in as president. He oversaw the auto parts firm’s daily operations and worked on growth strategy.[2]

By 1986, expansion had made the company grow into a large store chain across the South and the Midwest. That year, Darren Reltherford, manager of Auto Shack’s Memphis, Tennessee store, received the first Extra Miler award, which has since been given to AutoZoners who show their dedication to customer satisfaction by “going the extra mile” for customer service. The Duralast line of alternators and starters is released. The Loan-A-Tool program begins allowing customers the ability to borrow specific tools for jobs. The 4th Distribution Center in Greenville, South Carolina opens. Total of stores is 339 in 15 states.

 

AutoZone store sign in Phoenix, Arizona

In 1987, Auto Shack officially changed its name to AutoZone.[5] The first AutoZone store was in Enid, Oklahoma. That year also, the company introduced WITT-JR, an electronic catalog used to look up parts and keep warranty information. Total of stores is now 459 in 16 states.

In 1989, the company began using a computerized store management system (SMS). The Duralast battery line is released consisting of Sub-Zero, Desert and long life. Total of stores is 513 in 17 states.

1990s

In 1991, its stock began trading on the New York Stock Exchange using the ticker symbol “AZO.” [5] It opened up at $27.50 a share. The 5th DC opens in Lafayette, Louisiana. The company also became the first auto parts retailer to register customer warranties in a computer database.

In 1994, AutoZone began using satellites to facilitate communication between stores and the corporate office. Sales hit $1.5 billion.

In 1995, AutoZone opened its 1,000th store in Louisville, Kentucky. Also, the Duralast trademark made its debut with the Duralast and Duralast Gold batteries. Total of stores is now 1,143 in 26 states.[7]

1996 was the year when the Internet era arrived at the company, when AutoZone opened its company Web site. The new commercial program debuted in Germantown, Tennessee. ALLDATA, a software company based in Elk Grove, California that provides automotive diagnostic and repair information, was acquired.[8]

Company founder Pitt Hyde retired as chairman and CEO in 1997.[5] John Adams became the new chairman and CEO.

In 1998,[9][10] AutoZone acquired Auto Palace, an auto parts chain in the northeastern United States with 112 stores,[11][12] TruckPro L.P., a chain with 43 stores in 14 states, and the 560-store Chief Auto Parts Inc., a chain with a presence in 5 states.[13][14] At the commencement of fiscal 1999, AutoZone made another acquisition by purchasing 100 Express stores from The Pep Boys—Manny, Moe & Jack.[15] The company began a process of internationalization with their first store abroad, which opened in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico.[16] AutoZone closed the 1990s by debuting at the Fortune 500 list in 1999.

2000s

Steve Odland became AutoZone’s third CEO in 2001.[17] Also in 2001, AutoZone sold TruckPro to Paratus Capital Management.[18]

 

AutoZone store in Hillsborough, North Carolina.

In 2002, AutoZone developed a network of “hub, feeder, and satellite” stores to have more product in the market area, while reducing inventory investment. Sales hit $5.33 billion.[19]

In 2003, the Duralast tool line was introduced. This was a year of important negotiations for AutoZone, as the company partnered with other important auto parts industry companies, such as CarMax and Midas. AutoZone de Mexico opens the first DC in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. Total stores number 3,219 in 48 states and 49 in Mexico.[20] In 2004, founder J.R. “Pitt” Hyde III was inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame.[21]

In 2005, William C. Rhodes III was named president and CEO. Steve Odland left to become the chairman and CEO of Office Depot.[22]

In 2007, Bill Rhodes, then 42, was named chairman, president and chief executive officer of AutoZone, Inc. on June 6.[23]

In 2008, AutoZone opened their 4,000th store in Houston, Texas. Sales hit $6.2 billion.[24][25]

2010s

 

Interior of an AutoZone store in North Port, Florida

On December 15, 2011, ALLDATA LLC, an operating unit of AutoZone, expanded its direct presence in Canada to better serve its growing customer base.[26][27]

On August 17, 2012, AutoZone expanded into their 49th state Alaska by opening their 5,000th store in Wasilla, Alaska

In 2012 AutoZone opened their first store in Brazil.[28]

In December 2012, AutoZone purchased AutoAnything.com, an ecommerce leader in aftermarket automotive parts based in San Diego, California.[28][29]

By April 2017, AutoZone had been the largest retailer of automotive parts in North America for three consecutive years.[30] As of August 2017, AutoZone had 5,465 locations in the United States, 524 locations in Mexico, and 14 locations in Brazil, for a total of 6,003.[1]

On October 22, 2018, Pitt Hyde announced that he would be stepping down from AutoZone’s board of directors.[31]

Corporate affairs

AutoZone is incorporated in the state of Nevada.[1]

Headquarters

Since October 1995, AutoZone has been headquartered in its J.R. Hyde, III Store Support Center (SSC), a 270,000-square-foot (25,000 m2), eight-story building in Downtown Memphis, Tennessee.[32] As of 2013 there were over 1,200 employees there.[33]

The project manager of the building’s construction was Rob Norcross, a principal at LRK Inc. The building has the capability to withstand a 9.0 magnitude earthquake because it has a special base isolation system that had a price tag of $950,000.[32]

Private labels

Valucraft, Duralast, and Duralast Gold are AutoZone’s private label brands for lead-acid automotive batteries (manufactured primarily by Johnson Controls, but also East Penn, Exide, and other manufacturers). Duralast Platinum is an AGM line of batteries. AutoZone also sells tools under the Duralast brand which carry a lifetime warranty.[34]

Brake pad labels include (ranging from least to most expensive):

  • Duralast – OEM-like performance; semi-metallic or organic.
  • Duralast Gold – OEM design and performance; semi-metallic or ceramic.
  • Duralast Max – superior to OEM design and performance; ceramic.
  • Duralast GT Street – performance pads for select applications.

Valucraft pads are being phased out, as of early 2015. Duralast GT Street pads introduced early 2018.

The Valucraft, Duralast, and Duralast Gold names are used on various other parts and accessories as well.

Retail stores

AutoZone’s 6,000+ retail outlets[4] throughout the United States, Mexico and Brazil stock a variety of aftermarket parts as well as some OEM parts. All AutoZone stores are corporately owned; the company does not have franchise operations.[35]

Sponsorships

In 2004, AutoZone celebrated its 25th anniversary and announced a corporate sponsorship agreement with auto racing association NASCAR.

In 2007, AutoZone sponsored Kevin Harvick and Timothy Peters in the NASCAR Busch Series.[citation needed]

AutoZone holds the naming rights to the downtown Memphis baseball stadium that is the home of the Memphis Redbirds of the Pacific Coast League. The company also sponsors the AutoZone Liberty Bowl.[36] The AutoZone Liberty Bowl, alongside the College Football Playoff Foundation donated $250,136.03 to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.[37] The AutoZone Liberty Bowl awarded 2018’s Distinguished Citizen Award to Priscilla Presley.[38]

They are an official sponsor of Bellator MMA, the world’s second largest Mixed Martial Arts promotion.

Controversies

AutoZone paid $3.3 million to settle a lawsuit to the families of a family who was killed due to being rear-ended by an AutoZone-owned truck. The suit alleges that AutoZone was negligent in training the driver of the truck.[39]

AutoZone faced a lawsuit for gender discrimination, where the plaintiff alleges that men treated her differently when she was promoted and that she feared revealing a pregnancy to her superior. When the pregnancy was discovered, she alleges that her district manager pressured her to step down from her position. She was demoted in February 2006 and fired in November 2011. The jury on the case ruled in 2014 in favor of the plaintiff, awarding her $185 million in punitive damages as well as approximately $873,000 in back wages. AutoZone has announced its intention to appeal the verdict.[40] The Wall Street Journal’s Jacob Gershman suggested that the verdict would be scaled back, noting that the jury verdict is not the end-all be-all.[41] 

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A Georgia woman was fired after a customer insulted her and used multiple racial epithets against her. She alleges that the district manager told her to “suck it up,” and is filing a lawsuit against AutoZone for violating her Civil Rights.[42]

AutoZone came under fire due to allegations that a district manager had told an employee to remove a flag displayed on the company’s premises for the sake of improved diversity. AutoZone denies this, claiming that it was due to the poor means by which the flag was put up, using duct tape and suction cups.[43]

In June 2019 AutoZone entered into an $11 million settlement against with the State of California to resolve allegations that the company violated state laws governing hazardous waste, hazardous materials, and confidential consumer information. AutoZone is charged with illegally disposing of millions of hazardous waste items, including used motor oil and automotive fluids, at landfills not authorized to accept hazardous waste.[44] car parts