AutoMD Named Finalist in 2012 American Business Awards(SM)
AutoMD Mobile Fair Auto Repair App finalist in App category; puts important repair information at car owners' fingertips
CARSON, Calif., May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoMD.com (www.automd.com), the most comprehensive and unbiased free online auto repair resource, today announced that its popular AutoMD Mobile Fair Auto Repair App was named a Finalist in the App category in the 2012 American Business Awards, and will ultimately be a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie® Award winner in the program. AutoMD's Mobile Fair Auto Repair App is the mobile version of AutoMD.com, and empowers car owners with the most comprehensive and unbiased free auto repair information while on the go.
The American Business Awards are the nation's premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small.
Because many car owners have repair issues when they are on the road, AutoMD.com developed its free mobile auto repair app to put important information that can help car owners save hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars at their fingertips – anywhere, anytime. AutoMD Mobile allows car owners to get car repair prices on thousands of jobs, including real-time, vehicle-specific parts pricing; find a local repair shop from a database of over 400,000 shops with labor rates, matched for geography, specific job type and affordability; access thousands of easy-to-understand "How-to-Repair" guides with step-by-step instructions for the most common repair jobs; view the latest TSBs and recalls; ask a question, add a photo or video about a car problem with its AutoDoc feature and get answers from the Auto Answers community of auto experts.
In 2010, AutoMD.com was named Best Automotive Website in the 8th annual American Business Awards for being the most comprehensive free online automotive repair resource designed to empower car owners with the best way to repair their vehicles.
"We took AutoMD.com's unbiased and valuable automotive repair information mobile and are honored to be recognized once again by the American Business Awards," said Brian Hafer, VP of Marketing at AutoMD.com. "Our mission is to empower consumers to make the best auto repair decisions – and with the AutoMD Mobile Fair Auto Repair App, they can easily access that information on the go, at the repair shop, on the road, by the roadside, or in the garage."
More than 3,000 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Most Innovative Company of the Year, Management Team of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year, and Executive of the Year, among others. The AutoMD Mobile Fair Auto Repair App is nominated in the App award category for Utilities & Services.
Finalists were chosen by more than 140 business professionals nationwide during preliminary judging in April and May. More than 150 members of 10 specialized judging committees will determine Stevie Award placements from among the Finalists during final judging, to take place May 14 - 25.
Details about The American Business Awards and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at www.stevieawards.com/aba.
AutoMD's Mobile Fair Auto Repair App is available free-of-charge for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad (with operating system 3.2 or later) at the iTunes App Store (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/automd-mobile/id369361977?mt=8). For more information, visit www.automd.com.
AutoMD.com™ (www.automd.com), a wholly-owned subsidiary of US Auto Parts Network, Inc., (Nasdaq: PRTS), is the most comprehensive and unbiased free online automotive repair resource designed to empower car owners with the best way to repair their vehicles. Backed by a team of automotive data specialists and certified auto mechanics who are advocates for the car owner, AutoMD.com allows both car owners and DIYers to 1. Troubleshoot car problems, 2. Know how much auto repairs should cost, 3. Understand the steps needed and the time it should take with How-to Auto Repair guides, 4. Find the right local auto repair shop at the right price for their issue, and 5. Get auto repair questions answered by the AutoMD.com community. AutoMD.com was named Best Automotive Website in the 8th annual American Business Awards, also known as the Stevie® Awards. AutoMD Mobile is available for the iPhone at iTunes.
About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about The Stevie Awards at www.stevieawards.com.
Sponsors and partners of The 2012 American Business Awards include American Support, Business TalkRadio Network, Callidus Software, Citrix Online, Dynamic Research Corporation, iolo technologies, John Hancock Funds, LifeLock, PetRays, Primus Telecommunications Group, SoftPro, and VerticalResponse.
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