Napa Auto Part Store
by Kenneth Watkins
Growing up as a child I would watch my dad work on his car. New auto parts would line the garage floor. But what I always remembered about working with him was his Napa Auto Part hat. This hat had so much grease on it sometimes it was hard to make out the Napa logo on it.
Dad would always take me with him when we picked up auto parts from the store. He would always tell me one day you will have a Napa hat too. I just smiled and thought no way am I going to wear a hat like that.
Now I have a son and what am I doing. Visiting the same Napa auto part store that I visited when I was young. Guess it runs in cycles. But a lot has changed now.
Service centers dot the landscape that only use genuine Napa parts.
From hoses to engines they have it all. But what is really great about their website is you can search parts through a certain job. In other words if your doing a heater core replacement it will take you right to those parts instead of having to search for each individual part. Just check the part you want and you're there.
They have everything for your car and at great prices. Now there's a whole lot more now though. You have the ability to search for auto parts online for any make or model. Napa has really come along way. Their web site also has guides to help you understand about car repair.
From hoses to engines they have it all. Now Napa has moved made its move to Nascar. Napa sponsors the #15 Monte Carlo of Michael Waltrip. This gives Napa great brand awareness and helps Napa become the main player in the auto parts industry
So now with an online site Napa has everything it needs to excel into the next century. Yes they still sell those Napa auto part hat. Just like 30 years ago when I visited the local Napa store you are greeted and treated like a friend. Napa prides itself on individual services. You won't be a number here. Your a friend first and than a customer. Just like it should be.
Auto part stores could follow their lead. As my son has seen this tradition will continue to be passed down from generation to generation. Just like my dad did for me I'm doing for my son.
He has his own Napa auto part hat. Grease is not included though. Hopefully he will be able to pass the torch just like my dad did for me.
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Kenneth Watkins has been a professional freelancer for a decade. In his spare time he writes poetry.