An auto parts store has opened its first location in Gary.
Advance Auto Parts Inc. opened a store at 2232 Grant St., which is close to Fresh Country Market grocery store. The new store will sell auto parts, batteries, accessories and maintenance items.
Officials with the Virginia-based company said they chose a Gary location because it's close to their customers and garages where people take their vehicles to get fixed
In addition to selling an array of parts, the store will offer several free services, including the installation of windshield wipers and batteries. People also can recycle used motor oil and old batteries at the store.
The store will be open between 7:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and between 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays.