Here I’ve got at least 2 of each chain about equal distance from me, advance, o’reillys and autozone. The advance & autozone stores never seem very busy either, there might be 2 other customers whenever I go. The o’reillys are always empty. It’s rare to even see a car in the lot any time of day.
I remember 10-20 years ago, I’d always have to wait in line 20 minutes to pick up a part at autozone. Hasn’t been like that in a long time. Too many stores plus it’s easy to just order from rockauto or whatever.