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Our Mission

The mission of A-Line Auto Parts is to be a leading supplier of competitively priced quality automotive products and services in all phases of the markets in which we participate, to grow our business by increasing market share by improving existing customer sales and acquisitions of complementing businesses, to further increase our level of supply and services while differentiating ourselves from our competition by leveraging the quality of our staff, our dedication to customers, superior service, advanced technology, and service to our community.

Our History

In 1939, Mamie and Gene Arnold founded the original Arnold Oil Company in Corpus Christi, Texas. Soon after graduating from Baylor University in 1976, Jim Arnold realized the opportunity and need to expand operations by opening his own facility. In 1977 he opened the doors to Arnold Oil Company in Austin with one other employee, two vehicles, and minimal inventory. Now, four generations later, both of Jim’s children are actively involved in the business.

During the 1980’s, Jim began acquiring independent auto parts stores in addition to adding an automotive equipment division. He knew the future success of Arnold Oil Company was contingent upon his customers’ successes, which meant continually finding solutions that led to customers’ profitable growth. They expanded their product lines and service territories, eventually growing to more than 30 locations across Central and South Texas.

Because Arnold Oil is dependent on the sustainability of vendors, customers and industry partners, Jim’s commitment to quality throughout the industry led him to chair and actively serve on many industry partner and vendor councils to ensure the best service and products could be provided to Arnold Oil Company’s customers. Jim continues to be involved in their decision-making processes while always looking to gain knowledge of different ways to provide enhanced solutions to industry-related problems.

Arnold Oil staffs the most knowledgeable and motivated people in the industry. Our goal is to help train and assist our customers so that they are able to operate efficient and profitable businesses. Our company encourages self-improvement through education and training programs that help each individual attain their maximum potential.

A dedication to community service serves as one of our cornerstones of success. Arnold Oil Company has supported hundreds of organizations and projects throughout the years, and continues that community commitment with great pride.

A-Line Auto is a proud member of these automotive associations.