ROANOKE, Va. — MOTOSHOP Technology Tools, a portolio of Web-based resources for automotive technicians, today announced the grand prize winner and nine runner-ups of The Future of Automotive Repair & Diagnostics Essay Contest. Students across the country submitted essays detailing their vision for technology’s role in the repair and diagnostics process with one grand prize winner receiving a check for $1,000, a one-year subscription to MotoLOGIC, a MotoSKILL Shop Tech Training ASE Test Prep Training Bundle and his winning essay published in Tomorrow’s Technician magazine.
Michael Guerrieri, a student at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, received the grand prize for original ideas and clear understanding of the future of automotive repair and diagnostics. Guerrieri’s school will also receive $5,000 in classroom technology upgrades and a five-year subscription to MotoLOGIC as a result of his winning submission.
“Technology is changing the hands-on approach that technicians have used for decades,” said Guerrieri in his essay. “The technician will still make hardware/component repairs, but ultimately the guesswork will be a method of the past.”
Nine runner-up submissions will each receive a $100 Visa Gift card and a MotoSKILL ASE Test Prep Training Bundle. Runner-up selections include:
- Arianna Argersinger, Capital Area Career Center
- Kira Benner, Lorain High School
- Logan Crawford, Salt Lake Community College via Riverton High School Auto
- Stephen Foley, Medford Vocational Technical High School
- Carmen Nance, Arizona Western College
- Jackie Niswonger, Vincennes University
- Colter Porter, Hinckley, Minn.
- Paul Schutz, Brick OCVTS
- Colin Swanger, NASCAR Technology Institute
“We were thrilled to see students creatively interpret how advances in technology will influence the future of the automotive repair industry,” said Walter Scott, Vice President of e-Commerce and e-Services for Advance Auto Parts.
For more information on winners of the 2014 MotoLOGIC essay contest, visit http://www.motoshop.com/motologic-school-giveaway. For more information on MotoLOGIC or services from MOTOSHOP Technology Tools, visit motoshop.com.
About MOTOSHOP Technology Tools
MOTOSHOP Technology Tools is a comprehensive set of trusted, innovative technologies from Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE: AAP) With offices in Silicon Valley, Ca., MOTOSHOP builds products that address the full spectrum of automotive shop needs. The MOTOSHOP product line includes MotoREV Shop Marketing, MotoLOGIC Repair & Diagnostics, MotoSHOP Shop Management System, and MotoSKILL Shop Tech Training, each designed to help automotive industry professionals grow their businesses.
About Advance Auto Parts
Headquartered in Roanoke, Va., Advance Auto Parts, Inc., the largest automotive aftermarket parts provider in North America, serves both the professional installer and do-it-yourself customers. As of October 4, 2014 Advance operated 5,305 stores, 109 Worldpac branches, and served approximately 1,350 independently-owned Carquest branded stores in 49 states, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Canada. Advance employs approximately 75,000 Team Members. Additional information about the Company, employment opportunities, customer services, and on-line shopping for parts, accessories and other offerings can be found on the Company’s website at www.AdvanceAutoParts.com.