Public Invited to Grand Opening of Advance Auto Parts, Lakewood

Posted on January 21, 2015 By

The public is invited to join local Lakewood Township officials, Senator Robert W. Singer, and Advance Auto Parts managers and team members Friday, January 30, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. for the grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony of the newest Advance Auto Parts store, 198 New Hampshire Avenue, Lakewood, next to CVS Pharmacy.

Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE: AAP), the largest automotive aftermarket parts provider in North America, serving both professional installer and do-it-yourself customers, opened its second store in Lakewood because, company officials said, the location for the store is convenient to where their customers live and shop as well as the garages where they take their vehicles for repair.

General Manager Garry Lambusta, a four-year veteran of the automotive and retail sales industries, will work with 25 other Team Members at the new Lakewood location. The Lakewood team brings more than 170 years of combined automotive experience and expertise to benefit customers.

“Advance Auto Parts is committed to bringing our Promise – Service is our best part – to life not only for our customers, but also in the communities where our customers and Team Members live. As part of this commitment, we are pleased to announce a $1,000 check has been donated to the United Way,” said Lambusta.

The new store offers customers a wide range of parts and recognized national brands as well as several free services. Store Team Members will provide free installation for new windshield wipers and also offer a complimentary check of the vehicle’s electrical system and old battery, as well as provide free installation of a new battery with purchase on most vehicles.

The store offers fast parts delivery to local commercial customers, such as professional mechanics and garages. During regular store hours, customers may drop off used motor oil and batteries for recycling, ensuring that these materials don’t end up in landfills where they could harm the environment.

Vehicle know-how is made easier than ever by Advance. The Company’s website,, offers articles, online videos, and audio and video podcasts on the website’s “Advance Know-How” section. Customers can order online and pick up at the store in 30 minutes.

Otto Polgardi, District Manager for Advance Auto Parts, said, “This new store’s 25 Team Members will delight our customers with dependable and fast service every job, every day. The right parts at the right price are as important as the right advice to finish the job.”

The store is open Monday through Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Other area stores are located at 1400 River Avenue, Lakewood; 3105 Lakewood Road, Point Pleasant; and 15 Brick Boulevard, Brick.

For more information contact Otto Polgardi, district manager for Central Jersey and the Jersey Shore at

About Advance Auto Parts
Headquartered in Roanoke, Va., Advance Auto Parts, Inc., the largest automotive aftermarket parts provider in North America, serves both the professional installer and do-it-yourself customers. As of October 4, 2014, Advance operated 5,305 stores, 109 Worldpac branches, and served approximately 1,350 independently owned Carquest branded stores in 49 states, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Canada. Advance employs approximately 75,000 Team Members. Additional information about the Company, employment opportunities, customer services, and on-line shopping for parts, accessories and other offerings can be found on the Company’s website at

Advance Auto Parts
198 New Hampshire Avenue
Lakewood, NJ, 08701