Core Charges

What is a Core Charge?
A “Core Charge” is similar to the deposit you might pay for a can or bottle of soda. In many states, to promote recycling, you are charged a deposit when you purchase a can of soda and you receive your deposit back when you return the empty can. Many automotive parts have a Core Charge, or Core Price, that works the same way as a soda can deposit.
 
Here’s how the Core Charge works:
To receive your Core Charge refund, you can do either of the following:
Please see our Returns policy for more information on returning a core item.
 
Core Charges are often mandated by state legislature, and, as such, the actual core charge and taxes on the charge may vary depending on the state in which you buy your part. The Advance Auto Parts core charge presented to you online today with your item is representative of the most common core charge. If you have any questions, please contact Customer Care or visit any Advance Auto Parts store.