About Crest Auto Stores, Inc.
Crest Auto Stores, Inc. was established October 1951. At the time, we were known as a “Red Front Store.” We sold auto parts, tires, car radios, fender skirts, chrome accessories, hardware items, bicycles, Lionel trains, and many other items. As the fifties progressed, Crest Auto became a full service auto parts store, offering stocking programs and speedy deliveries to our trade customers.
In the early sixties, with our continued growth and ever expanding inventory we found ourselves in need of a larger facility. Fortunately, the building next door to our original store became available. Crest Auto then embarked on a major renovation project that doubled the size of our store. Along with more extensive inventory, Crest Auto became one of the first auto parts stores in the city to offer radio-dispatched deliveries.
The seventies brought about the invasion of the import car. With the new demand for import parts, and in order to provide our expanding customer base with the newest and most extensive import lines available, we once again had the need for additional space.Therefore, when the other building next door became available our space issues seemed to be resolved.
With the eighties came the computer age. Crest Auto forged the way with new computerized inventory and billing systems. Thus allowing us to keep up with the tens of thousands of domestic and import parts needed to stay competitive in the marketplace, as well as continue to provide the same quality service our customers had come to expect from Crest Auto.
The nineties continued to bring tremendous growth to Crest Auto. In order to accommodate our extensive inventory and growing business a bigger location became necessary. After a five year search Crest Auto found a new home and after major renovations, in December of 1999, Crest Auto moved and opened its new state of the art 15,000 sq. ft. facility located at 5925 Lancaster Ave.
Presently, Crest Auto enjoys constant growth and has become one of the largest, most experienced auto parts store in the city. Our staff is knowledgeable with decades of experience in auto parts. We dispatch ten delivery vehicles, delivering to the service trade seven days a week and most holidays.