Car-Quest Auto Parts in Eudora has new owners. Russ and Carol Hopping took over the auto parts business from Glenn Bartlett effective Sept. 1.

Prior to the Hoppings taking over, Bartlett ran the auto parts store for the past thirty years.

“I need to work less hours and take care of things around the home. I’ve got a whole long list of projects and my wife is adding more every day.”

Bartlett has gone into semi-retirement as he describes it. He will continue to work for the Hoppings on a part-time schedule.  He said he wanted to  thank the community in Eudora for their patronage of his business for the last thirty years.

“Russ is a great guy and I will be here for the foreseeable future to help teach him everything I know about the auto parts business.”

Hopping has put many hours into updating and modernizing the interior of the store. He mentioned multiple volunteers gave countless hours to help him out with the makeover. Hopping has also expanded the hours of the store. The store is open from 8 AM to 7 PM Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Wednesday hours will be 8 AM – 5:30 PM and Saturdays 9AM – 5PM.

Russ Hopping helps a customer with some minor battery cleanup

“This community is amazing” Hopping noted. “I had $60,000 worth of inventory sitting outside during the rehab and not one thing was ever taken. That’s a testament to how honest the people of Eudora are.”

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