LIVINGSTON, NJ — Advance Auto Parts (AAP), a leading automotive aftermarket parts retailer, celebrated the grand opening of its Livingston location at 437 Mount Pleasant Avenue on Friday, where Livingston Mayor Shawn cut the commemorative red ribbon alongside members of the township council, Livingston Business Improvement District and Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce.

As part of the celebration, Advance presented a gift card donation of $2,500 to the Livingston Police Department (LPD) to issue in lieu of an equipment citation to encourage motorists to repair their vehicles. According to Advance, members of the Livingston Police Department will randomly distribute the gift cards, which can be redeemed at any of the 104 retail stores in New Jersey or online at

“It was great hearing from the store manager, who told us the store is already busy after being open for two days,” said Klein as he welcomed district manager Bob Raywood and Livingston's general manager Joe Gonzalez to the community. “The entire council wishes Advance Auto Parts all the best as we support yet another new business in town. If they succeed, Livingston succeeds."

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Alex Busse, vice president of operations at Advance Auto Parts, said the company is “excited to give back to the community” by promoting vehicle safety through the partnership with the LPD.

“We are thrilled to open a new Advance in Livingston,” said Busse. “Whether you’re at home under the hood or a DIY newcomer, Advance has everything you need to maintain your vehicle. Our team of automotive experts is looking forward to serving our customers with care and speed.”

Advance Auto Parts carries an assortment of name-brand automotive aftermarket parts and products, including FRAM oil filters, Sylvania lighting, Meguiar’s wash and wax products, and DieHard® batteries. The company also offers free curbside services such as battery testing, battery installation and wiper blade installation.

Livingston residents are also invited to sign up for Speed Perks, which allows members to earn bonus points on all in-store and online purchases.

Advance employs approximately 12 team members at the 8,200-square-foot location. Hours of operation are 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. from Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday.

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