CARQUEST Auto Parts is a local, independent supplier of replacement products, accessories, supplies and equipment for the several makes of automobiles, as well as heavy-duty trucks, buses and recreational vehicles. The company distributes and sells tools, chemicals and paints. It employs a staff of more than 16,000 people. The company maintains over 3,400 stores throughout North America. CARQUEST Auto Parts also offers master cylinders, wheel bearings, and brake friction products and hoses. The company provides engine performance, electrical, vision, temperature control and cooling systems. It maintains an automotive finishes division. The company operates the CARQUEST Technical Institute, which offers training sessions for professional technicians. CARQUEST Auto Parts serves Hendrick Motorsports.