Carquest is an automotive parts distribution network that is based in the United States. It is owned by Advance Auto Parts. This company operates around 1,400 stores in 49 states, Canada, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. There are more than 75,000 people who are employed by Carquest. Carquest was founded in the year 1974 by O. Temple Sloan Jr., Dan Bock and Joe Hughes. Their headquarters can currently be found in Raleigh, North Carolina. This company offers services such as OE auto parts, professional training, business management, automotive finishes, tools and equipment and more.