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November 22, 2004

Advance Auto tests insurance kiosks here

Tony Rogers, an agent for Nationwide Insurance, came up with an idea while shopping at an Advance Auto Parts store in Roanoke about two years ago. He figured the auto-parts store would be a natural place to sell car insurance and related products. "You've got to go where the people are," Rogers said. He took his suggestion to Roanoke-based Advance Auto, the country's second largest auto-parts retailer.

The chain liked the idea. Four kiosks opened inside Advance Auto stores in the Roanoke area last year, allowing consumers to pay their Nationwide Insurance bills or buy auto, home, life and commercial insurance products.

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Posted by Tom Troceen