Visitors to Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands will simultaneously be visiting the gorgeous Cape Hatteras National Seashore. One of the largest preserved parcels of the Outer Banks, the National Seashore stretches across 70 miles of shoreline, encompassing seven villages on Hatteras Island, and providing visitors with miles of undisturbed, scenic beaches as well as some of the prettiest natural drives on the East Coast.
One of the newer auto parts stores on the Outer Banks, Car Quest is a locally-owned chain store that has what vehicle owners need to take care of anything from a motorcycle to a pickup truck to a SUV. Basic supplies like oil and transmission fluid can be found here, as well as summer needs like air conditioner kits and boosters, sun protection window tint, sun shades for windows and antifreeze/coolant for the radiator. The store stocks a good supply of car wash equipment and cleaners and waxes, too. Plus traveling road warriors can come here to find such necessities as trailer hitches and new batteries. Car Quest also custom makes high pressure hydraulic hoses and custom mixes vehicle paint colors. The store also carries some marine supplies for boaters.