Grafton’s AutoZone is officially open for business


GRAFTON—When looking for car parts, residents will have another option to carry out their shopping, as AutoZone has officially opened their doors.

After being delayed due to COVID-19, AutoZone personnel welcomed community members to shop their selection of products, as they publicly opened for business last Saturday.

“This is something that has been in the works for a little while now,” said Store Manager Tammy Lewis. “We were supposed to originally open in March, but then the virus hit and changed the timeline.”

Higher-ups in the corporation thought that Grafton would be a great location to open a new store, as they realized that residents were left with traveling to nearby Bridgeport or Elkins to shop in their stores.

“Here, the store is easily seen and is situated kind of in the middle of everything, making a trip quick and easy for residents,” Lewis noted. “And, because we are right where two major highways converge, we are sure to see a great deal of business.”

She said that she is excited for the opportunity to serve the residents of the county.

“Everyone has been welcoming and great so far, and we are looking forward to continued growth as more and more people learn we are open for business,” Lewis expressed.

She revealed that unfortunately due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the store will not be holding an official grand opening event.

“Right now, because of the virus and all of the restrictions, we just didn’t think it was a good idea to host an event that would draw individuals together,” she explained. “However, we encourage folks to come by, say hi and check out our products.”

Lewis shared that the store will be offering monthly sales on products ranging from spark plugs and windshield wipers to batteries and all your oil change needs.

“We are able to look up parts for countless makes and models of vehicles,” she disclosed. “We also offer free battery, air filter and bulb installation, when accessible in the vehicle.”

The friendly staff at AutoZone can also help you diagnose what is going on when those little lights show up on the dashboard.

“Individuals can bring their car or truck in, and we will hook it up to our free Fix Finder Service and provide a diagnostic tailored to their vehicle,” Lewis commented.

According to www.autozone.com, during the testing, the Fix Finder Service takes information from the vehicle’s computer, as well as the car or truck’s mileage and grabs recommendations from 5.5 million ASE certified technicians

“Once we know what the issue is, we’ll be able to provide some recommendations for a repair,” Lewis added.

Founded in 1979, the Memphis, Tennessee based auto parts chain has over 6,300 stores across the United States, Mexico, and Brazil, and has been serving customers for over 40 years.

Whether it’s brake pads and rotors you are in need of, or you’re looking to top off your vehicle’s fluids, the folks at AutoZone have you covered.

Individuals are welcomed to visit the new location to shop for products, but Lewis also reported that they are currently offering curbside pickup, as well.

“Customers can call in and tell us what they are looking for. Our staff will do the shopping, ring the sale and then deliver the purchases to customers, curbside,” she explained. “All they have to do is call once they are outside, and we will deliver right to them.”

To gather an idea of the items individuals might want to purchase, a quick view of store’s website might help the process go a little smoother. There, customers may also check out deals and other services provided by the store.

To contact AutoZone by phone, please call 304-518-7008. The store, 160 Victory Ave, Grafton, will be open Monday-Saturday, from 7:30 a.m. until 9:00 p.m., and on Sundays from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

“We just want to thank those in the community who have already shown us support, and we look forward to helping residents with all their automotive needs,” Lewis imparted.

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