Advance Auto Parts (NYSE: AAP), a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider, and Opelika Police Department have teamed up to launch a unique program designed to increase roadway safety leading into the holidays for local motorists. The announcement was made Monday at Advance’s store location at 401 2nd Avenue.
Advance’s store team presented Captain Johnathan Clifton and Opelika Police officers with an Advance gift card donation of $2,500 to begin the initiative. Officers may issue a $25 gift card instead of a ticket or citation to encourage motorists to safely repair vehicle headlights, taillights or other minor issues.
“Our local team is thrilled to partner with Opelika Police to promote safer vehicle operations,” said Dylan Armour, Advance district manager. “As we approach the holiday travel season, it’s important that everyone in our community keeps vehicle safety top of mind. We’re looking forward to working alongside Chief Healey and his department on this program while serving motorists with quality auto parts and expert advice.”
“We truly appreciate Advance Auto for their generous donation to our community,” said Police Chief Shane Healey. “Allowing our officers to hand out gift cards rather than citations goes a long way in strengthening our relationships within the community, which is what our Together Opelika campaign is all about.”
Motorists receiving a gift card may use the card at Advance’s two Opelika locations, throughout Alabama or online at AdvanceAutoParts.com.