v3.19.1
Document and Entity Information Document Document - shares
4 Months Ended
Apr. 20, 2019
May 20, 2019
Document Information [Line Items]    
Entity Registrant Name Advance Auto Parts Inc  
Trading Symbol AAP  
Entity Central Index Key 0001158449  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-28  
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer  
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Period End Date Apr. 20, 2019  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2019  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1  
Amendment Flag false  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   71,736,870
Entity Small Business false  
Entity Emerging Growth Company false