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AutoZone, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of automotive parts and accessories in the United States. As of November 19, 2005, the company operated 3,612 stores in the United States and 84 stores in Mexico. These stores offer various products for cars, sport utility vehicles, vans, and light trucks, including new and remanufactured automotive hard parts, maintenance items, and accessories and nonautomotive products. The automotive hard parts product line includes A/C compressors, alternators, batteries and accessories, carburetors, clutches, CV axles, engines, fuel pumps, mufflers, shock absorbers and struts, starters, and water pumps. The maintenance items product line consists of antifreeze and windshield washer, belts and hoses, fuses, lighting, oil and transmission fluid, oxygen sensors, protectants and cleaners, refrigerant and accessories, sealants and adhesives, sealants and adhesives, wash and wax, and windshield wipers. The accessories and nonautomotive product line comprises air fresheners, cell phone accessories, drinks and snacks, floor mats, hand cleaner, neon, mirrors, paint and accessories, performance products, seat covers, steering wheel covers, stereos, and tools. AutoZone also offers commercial sales program that provides commercial credit, and delivery of parts and other products to local, regional, and national repair garages, dealers, and service stations. The company also sells the ALLDATA brand diagnostic and repair software, as well as diagnostic and repair information, auto and light truck parts, and accessories. In addition, the company provides free services, including check engine light readings; battery charging; oil recycling; and testing of starters, alternators, batteries, sensors, and actuators. The company was founded in 1979 and is based in Memphis, Tennessee.
OREILLY AUTOMOTIVE INC (ORLY)
O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. operates as a retailer of automotive aftermarket parts, tools, supplies, equipment, and accessories in the United States. Its stores offer new and remanufactured automotive hard parts, such as alternators, starters, fuel pumps, water pumps, brake shoes and pads, chassis parts, and engine parts; maintenance items, such as oil, antifreeze, fluids, engine additives, and appearance products; accessories, such as floor mats and seat covers; and autobody paint and related materials, automotive tools, and professional service equipment. The company sells its products to both do-it-yourself customers and professional installers. As of December 31, 2004, O'Reilly Automotive operated 1,249 stores within the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. The company was co-founded in 1957 by Charles F. O'Reilly and Charles H. O'Reilly, Sr. O'Reilly Automotive is based in Springfield, Missouri.
PEP BOYS-MANNY MOE & JACK (PBY)
The Pep BoysManny, Moe & Jack (Pep BoysManny) operates as an automotive retail and service chain in the United States and Puerto Rico. The company engages primarily in the retail sale of automotive parts, tires and accessories, automotive repairs and maintenance, and the installation of parts. Its automotive product line includes tires, batteries, and new and remanufactured parts for domestic and import vehicles; chemicals and maintenance items; fashion, electronic, and performance accessories; personal transportation merchandise; and garage and repair shop merchandise. Pep BoysManny also sells wheel covers, water pumps, cooling system parts, air filters, anti-freeze, chemicals, commercial vehicle axles, lubricants, oil, oil filters, oil treatments, transmission fluids, wiper blades, shock absorbers, alternators, battery booster packs, starters, power steering hoses, power steering pumps, brakes, temperature gauges, and paints. As of January 29, 2005, the company operated 595 stores consisting of 584 Supercenter and 1 Service & Tire Center, having an aggregate of 6,181 service bays, as well as 10 nonservice/nontire format Pep Boys Express Stores. Pep Boys was established in 1921 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
ADVANCE AUTO PARTS INC (AAP)
Advance Auto Parts, Inc. operates in the automotive aftermarket industry in the United States. It offers various products, including replacement parts, accessories, maintenance items, batteries, and automotive chemicals for cars, and light trucks that include pickup trucks, vans, minivans, sport utility vehicles. The company also provides automotive tires and service. As of January 1, 2005, it operated 2,617 stores in 39 states in the northeastern, southeastern, and midwestern regions of the United States; and 35 stores under the Western Auto trade name in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Advance Auto Parts was formed in 1929 and is headquartered in Roanoke, Virginia.
CSK AUTO CORPORATION (CAO)
CSK Auto Corporation, through its subsidiary, CSK Auto, Inc., operates as a specialty retailer of automotive aftermarket parts and accessories in the United States. It offers various private-label, and generic automotive products for domestic and imported cars, and light trucks. Its products include new and remanufactured automotive replacement parts; maintenance items; and accessories. As of March 1, 2005, the company operated 1,133 stores in 19 states under three brand names: Checker Auto Parts, Schuck's Auto Supply, and Kragen Auto Parts. The company also offers its products through online. CSK Auto Corporation serves both the do-it-yourself (DIY) and the do-it-for-me (DIFM) markets. The DIY market comprises consumers who repair and maintain vehicles themselves. DIFM market comprises of auto repair professionals, fleet owners, governments, and municipalities. CSK Auto Corporation, formerly known as NR Holdings, Inc., was founded in 1992. The company is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.