About Us

Who we are

Auto Parts Central opened its doors 29 years ago in Thunder Bay, as a division of Central Canada Industries Inc. A local Thunder Bay automotive jobber had started to wind down and we had an interest in distributing the Valvoline product line. Wayne’s partner, Marvin Maunula thought Auto Parts would be a good idea to add to our mix so we joined the Uni-Select buying group. Going forward over the next 25 years, Auto Parts Central added additional Auto Parts stores in Thunder Bay, Atikokan, Kenora, Winnipeg, Steinbach, Brandon, Melita, Regina and Moose Jaw. With 12 stores in three provinces we offer a wide array of auto parts and accessories to a very diverse customer base. We have the ability to source just about any auto part or light industrial supply through our various supply partners.

Our customer relationships are what separates us from competitors. We are a locally operated auto parts distributor that prides itself on the relationships we’ve built with the most trusted automotive service providers and DIY technicians in every city we’re located in.


Why Auto Parts Central?

Our management team and customer service reps have over 100 years of auto parts experience. With this level of experience across automotive and industrial locations you’re guaranteed to find answers to your questions regardless of the situation you find yourself in.

Contact us and our experts will find that “impossible to find” part. We will gladly go the extra mile to be your first call for any automotive parts.

In addition to our knowledgeable staff, we offer extensive training programs to help our customers stay current on new technologies and repair procedures in the automotive aftermarket industry.

Auto Parts Central has partnered with the most trusted distributors and suppliers across North America to provide an industry-leading quality assurance Rewards program to enhance profitability for participating clients.

Where you are

Keep an eye out! Auto Parts Central Online will Launch in 2021!

We offer fast delivery at most of our locations.

Get Started

Auto Parts Central is here to be your partner in elevating your company.  

Providing you with the ability to complete repairs faster with the highest quality parts, and get your clients on the road faster, happier, and ready to recommend you to all!

 Ordering online will be live soon! It will be easy and integrated in most shop management systems. 

Visit one of our locations and set up an account, or click on the button below and let’s get started!


North Cumberland St.

Mon – Fri 8 AM TO 5 PM
Saturday 8 AM TO 1 PM
CLOSED Sundays

Amber Drive

Mon – Fri 8 AM TO 5 PM
Saturday 9 AM TO 1 PM
CLOSED Sundays

Our Locations:

  • Amber Dr. Thunder BAY
  • Cumberland Thunder BAY
  • Wall St. WPG
  • Mackenzie St. Atikokan
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