Every Single Day

A message from Founder and Chairman, Fred Bunting


We have over 2200 employees dedicated to bringing you the product knowledge and customer service you expect.


With over 1.7 million part numbers, most available on the spot or overnight, we get you the parts you need at the speed you want.

Retail Stores

Over 750 corporate and independently owned parts stores across five states, you are always close to an Auto Value or Bumper to Bumper parts store.

Who We Are

Auto-Wares Group of Companies is family owned and operated in Ohio, Illinois, Indiana Wisconsin and Michigan with values focused on providing you with all your automotive aftermarket part needs and exceptional customer service.

Founded in 1976 with humble beginnings in Grand Rapids, MI, Auto-Wares has grown into a substantial distribution network specializing in extensive inventory, product knowledge, and full service programs. Whether you're a customer, vendor, or employee, we like to think of you as more than business partners, you’re part of our family.

Our Companies

Better Because We Want To Be!

40 Years of Excellence

46+ Years of Excellence

  • MAPA Lifetime Achievement Award – C.E.O. Fred Bunting
  • Art Fisher Memorial Scholarship - C.E.O.Fred Bunting
  • Automotive Industry Leader of the Year - C.E.O Fred Bunting
  • GAAS Excellence in Education
  • Northwood University Automotive Aftermarket Management Education Award
  • Polk Inventory Efficiency
  • Aftermarket Telematics Challenge
  • Head of the Class (for Employee training)

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Auto-Wares is a group of privately held companies in the automotive Car Care Industry. We are a distribution company headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan with locations in Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. Auto-Wares has been providing the complete parts needs since 1976.

We have 200+ company owned retail store locations and 13 distribution centers. If you have interest in warehouse work, truck driving, sales, heavy duty, high performance, paint and body, tools and equipment, import parts, purchasing, management, office work and a fair and honest company to work for, we are the company for you!

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