NAPA Auto Parts has arrived in the North Brisbane suburb of Virginia, offering new opportunities to local Trade and Industrial automotive specialists and mechanics.

The new branch is Queensland’s 9th NAPA Auto Parts, and Australia’s 25th location to open. Converting to NAPA Auto Parts from Ashdown-Ingram, the team is offering automotive specialists more value through NAPA PROLink and an increased product range including belts, brakes, oils, filtration and underbody components.

Dennis McKay, Regional Manager, South East Queensland, has seen the growth and potential from four other locations in his region and is keen to see what Branch Manager, Lance, and the Virginia team can do. “Lance and the entire team have worked tirelessly to ensure that the warehouse and new stock is ready to go to customers.

“The team has been busy taking orders for new and existing products as well as contacting customers about the change, reminding everyone that it is definitely business as usual for our Virginia trade account customers”, he said.

Whilst the Virginia location is large, the warehouse needed significant rearranging to contain the new stock, with the innovative mezzanine floor getting a complete overhaul.

“We’ve got more parts to make sure we’ve got everything an automotive specialist and mechanic needs to complete the job at hand”, said Branch Manager, Lance McMaster.

“Expanding from automotive electrical and thermal parts to a stock profile inclusive of brakes, suspension and everything to cover a logbook service means we’ve got more to offer and more value for specialists”, he said.

Importantly, as with all NAPA Auto Parts locations, whilst the brand may be different, we still have the same people you know and trust working behind the counter. The only change Ashdown-Ingram Virginia customers will come to experience is the use of NAPA PROLink.

NAPA PROLink is an online system used to access an enhanced vehicle parts catalogue search engine. It is designed to make it easier for you to efficiently search for and order parts specific vehicles or applications. Key features of the tool is that it provides ‘real time’ information on pricing and inventory at your home branch and surrounding branches, as well as giving you the ability to build customer quotes, order parts online, search for Log Book Service information (requires SmartQuote subscription) plus much more.

With a strong range currently available, over the course of the coming year the NAPA Auto Parts range will continue to expand with new brands and products from world renowned brand leaders becoming available. This means greater access to trusted brands through increased stock levels in locations convenient to you.

For the excellent customer experience you’ve come to expect from Ashdown-Ingram, as well as the world’s most trusted brands, head to our new NAPA Auto Parts branch at 2095 Sandgate Road, Virginia or give the team a call on 07 3834 2500.