This is a testament to Genuine Parts' business model, which is highly recession-resistant. Even though the company is reliant on a healthy consumer, it is also true that there is always a need for automotive replacement parts.
State Law requires that the use of aftermarket parts must be identified on the repair invoice. Some automobile body replacement parts are equal, better, or worse than Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts. Consumers should take note of the following:
Advance Auto Parts, Inc provides automotive aftermarket parts in North America, serving do-it-for-me (commercial) and do-it-yourself (DIY), customers, as well as independently owned operators. The Company’s stores and branches offer a selection of brand name, original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and private label automotive replacement parts, accessories, batteries and maintenance items for domestic and imported cars, vans, sport utility vehicles and light and heavy duty trucks.
Genuine Parts Company is a service organization engaged in the distribution of automotive replacement parts industrial replacement parts office products and electrical/electronic materials. The Company operates through four segments: Automotive Parts Group which distributes automotive parts and accessory items; Industrial Parts Group which distributes industrial replacement parts and related supplies; Office Products Group which is engaged in the wholesale distribution of a line of office and other business related products and Electrical/Electronic Materials Group which distributes materials to more than 20000 electrical and electronic manufacturers as well as industrial assembly and specialty wire and cable markets in North America. In 2014 the Company’s business was conducted from approximately 2600 locations throughout the United States Canada Mexico Australia and New Zealand.