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|AutoZone Inc is a retailer and distributor of automotive replacement parts and accessories in the United States. The company began operations in 1979 and operating 4,685 stores in the United States, including Puerto Rico, and 321 in Mexico. Each of its stores carries an extensive product line for cars, sport utility vehicles, vans and light trucks, including new and remanufactured automotive hard parts, maintenance items, accessories and non-automotive products. It has 3,053 of its domestic stores, it also has a commercial sales program that provides commercial credit and prompt delivery of parts and other products to local, regional and national repair garages, dealers, service stations and public sector accounts. It has commercial programs in select stores in Mexico as well. It also sells the ALLDATA brand automotive diagnostic and repair software through www.alldata.com and www.alldatadiy.com. Additionally, it sell automotive hard parts, maintenance items, accessories and non-automotive products through www.autozone.com, and its commercial customers can make purchases through www.autozonepro.com. It does not derive revenue from automotive repair or installation services. It also provides specialty tools through its Loan-A-Tool program. Customers can borrow a specialty tool, such as a steering wheel puller, for which a do-it-yourself (‘DIY’) customer or a repair shop would have little or no use other than for a single job. AutoZoners also provide other free services, including check engine light readings where allowed by law, battery charging, the collection of used oil for recycling, and the testing of starters, alternators, batteries, sensors and actuators. Its Competitors include national, regional and local auto parts chains, independently owned parts stores, on-line parts stores, jobbers, repair shops, car washes and auto dealers, in addition to discount and mass merchandise stores, department stores, hardware stores, supermarkets, drugstores, convenience stores and home stores that sell aftermarket vehicle parts and supplies, chemicals, accessories, tools and maintenance parts. It has registered several service marks and trademarks in the United States Patent and Trademark office as well as in certain other countries, including its service marks, ‘AutoZone’ and ‘Get in the Zone,’ and trademarks, ‘AutoZone,’ ‘Duralast,’ ‘Duralast Gold,’ ‘Duralast Platinum,’ ‘Valucraft,’ ‘Econocraft,’ ‘ALLDATA,’ ‘Loan-A-Tool’ and Z-net.|
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