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New auto parts store ready to face competition

O'Reilly Auto Parts opened its doors in early January


An O’Reilly Auto Parts store opened its doors to customers on Saturday, Jan. 3. The new store is located in the old Blockbuster video store space off of Highway 26 near the Safeway supermarket.

The store offers mostly repair parts with some auto accessories.

"But there's nothing we can't get," said Manager Stein Hudson.

So far, customer feedback on the new store is positive.

“It’s all been pretty positive,” Hudson said, "once people figure out we’re here.”Photo Credit: POST PHOTO: KYLIE WRAY - OReilly Auto Parts is now open off of Highway 26 in the old Blockbuster video space.

Being in such close quarters with other auto parts stores — Napa Auto Parts and Carquest Auto Parts are not far from O’Reilly’s new home — doesn’t worry Hudson. Customers, he noted, like to be able to compare pricing, and having multiple stores around makes that easier.

O’Reilly’s also is open later than other parts stores in town, he noted, closing at 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 8 p.m. on Sunday. Carquest in Sandy is open until 7 p.m. on weekdays and NAPA closes at 6:30 p.m.

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