With the automotive aftermarket parts and service sectors being deemed essential services in the U.S. right now, we’d like to recognize those aftermarket professionals who are working hard to keep first responders, health care workers, grocery store employees and well, all of us really, safe on the roads right now. Last week, we asked you to send in your photos of counter professionals, automotive repair technicians and other essential aftermarket professionals so we could shine a spotlight on these amazing individuals and offer our thanks.
Keep the photos coming as we continue to tell #oursharedstory! Please send your photos to AMN Editor Amy Antenora at
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Dave Kolenski Advance Auto Parts #7269 Commercial, told us: “My accounts are like family. We’re shoulder to shoulder in these trying times!” Patrick Irving, Assistant District Manager, at Autopart International in Norton, Mass., shared a photo of one of his guys, Jason Rose, Store Manager at Autopart International in Allentown PA. “Ready to clean and disinfect counters, computers, vehicles and anything else to keep our employees and customers safe & healthy!” Richard Beirne of Automotive Parts Headquarters, shared: “Audra Zink is the Auto Value LaCrosse store manager in the same building where I have my office. She has done a great job of keeping everyone calm and following all the company guidelines about making sure her store, teammates, and customers are kept safe right now. Not only is she handling that well, she and her siblings are alternating shifts of staying with their mother right now. She should be wearing a cape, but would never admit it. She is a perfect example of our team of professionals who are working hard keeping the wheels turning.” “Our incredible automotive repair technicians and service advisors who are working to get the vehicles of the Fargo-Moorhead area back on the road. We have locations in both North Dakota and Minnesota,” said Lisa Tellinghuisen, digital marketing specialist for Matt’s Automotive Service Center in Fargo, ND. Jennifer Reyes from Advance Auto Parts, sent in this photo of team members staying busy in Romeoville. Advance employee Mike Kresen practicing social distancing in Plainfield. Advance’s Dan Locke having fun with masks in St. Charles. Aaron Schuck of Advance working with team members in Midlothian. Bruce Christensen helping Advance customers in Elgin with hydraulic hoses. Jeffrey Gronewaller of Benton’s Service Center in Guthrie, Ok., is ready to serve. Undercar Plus in Upland, CA, is offering retail customers Curb-side Pick-Up and contactless payment options over the phone. All Undercar Plus team members are wearing PPE consisting of gloves and face masks, and all delivery vehicles are disinfected every evening. When a home respiratory fleet showed up to the Pep Boys in West Seneca with brake issues, the team knew it was an emergency repair. The team not only took care of the front and rear brakes but also gave the vehicle a quick tune up to ensure it can stay on the road providing critical services. The Pep Boys in Everett, Wash., one of the earliest COVID-19 outbreak sites in the U.S., works on a vehicle from the Mill Creek police department. The Pep Boys team is going on several weeks of keeping the brave, dedicated first responders and other essential personnel on the road so that they can continue to serve the Everett community.