AutoZone has come a long way since 1979. What began as a single store in Forrest City, Arkansas, has become the leading retailer of automotive replacement parts in the United States. Since its founding, AutoZone has never stopped evolving, and neither have our customers.
Steered by a commitment to WOW! Customer Service and driven by our Pledge and Values, AutoZone has adapted alongside rapidly changing technologies, expanded into new markets, and spread our reach to more than 6,700 (and counting) stores in the United States, Mexico, and Brazil.
Explore the timeline below to see the progression of over 40 years of growth and innovation. Click a specific year and jump ahead to that moment in AutoZone history.