The potential form of the intransitive verb "to advance" is "something advances."
One of the things I really dread is using transitive and intransitive verbs properly.
You can easily judge if it's an intransitive verb or a transitive verb when you think about whether or not you can change it to the passive form.
An automatic part of speech is an intransitive verb. Intransitive verbs are actions that just happen, aka you're not the one doing the action or thing. These are words like 付く or 消える, where you aren't doing the action. That's why they're automatic!
This is a jukugo word, which usually means on'yomi readings from the kanji. If you know the readings of your kanji you'll know how to read this as well.