MOTOR and MOTOSHOP® Technology Tools(SM) Announce Plan to Launch Integrated Automotive Data Solution

Nov 19, 2015, 10:28 ET from MOTOR Information Systems

TROY, Mich., Nov. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- MOTOR and MOTOSHOP® Technology ToolsSM are joining forces to deliver an industry-leading web-based estimate and repair system that will enable light duty commercial shops to improve shop workflow productivity, efficiency and profitability. The combined product is slated to launch in early 2016 and will feature a comprehensive data set that integrates the capabilities of MOTOR Selectline a web-based estimate writing and workflow system and MOTOSHOP® Technology ToolsSM, which is a product portfolio of web-based technologies offered by Advance Auto Parts with more than 26 million articles of unedited OE data.

MOTOR Selectline, a web-based estimate writing and workflow system, incorporates billions of links to automotive repair data and delivers estimates with the parts information, labor and preventive maintenance schedules related specifically to the vehicle and operations selected.  Selectline is an easy-to-use tool that streamlines communication between the front of the shop and the back, allowing the service desk and technicians to communicate electronically without leaving their stations in-shop. It ties estimating, parts search and service information to labor operations, creating a simplified workflow.

MotoLOGIC® Repair & Diagnostics, which includes more than 26 million articles of unedited OE data, features diagnostic flow charts, access to OE-based information, hyperlinking to related articles, color-coded wiring diagrams that allow a user to highlight circuits and a self-directed keyword search feature. Shops using Selectline can easily access MotoLOGIC's fast and accurate search functionality to drive efficiency in the repair process.

"Shops need modern web-based tools for quickly and accurately estimating jobs," said Steven Birdsall, MOTOR's Chief Operating Office and Executive Vice President. "We believe that the combination of Selectline's easy to use estimating functions with MotoLOGIC's comprehensive diagnostics repair information delivers unique value to our shop customers."

"Modern web-based diagnostic and estimate tools help shops improve service to their customers," said Scott Bauhofer, Senior Vice President, E-Business for Advance Auto Parts. "The combination of Selectline and MotoLOGIC Repair & Diagnostics will enable shops to more   efficiently and effectively provide up-to-date service and repair estimates to their customers."

The combined product will ultimately provide the power of efficiencies delivered by Selectline's mapped and linked data and the flexibility of self-directed diagnostic and search support delivered by MotoLOGIC.

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About MOTOR
MOTOR, a business unit of Hearst, is the world's premier and leading supplier of automotive data to the entire industry. Since 1903, the MOTOR mission has been to provide its customers with accurate, thorough and timely information to help them run their businesses efficiently, effectively and profitably. MOTOR provides millions of unique data points, in virtually any formation required by a customer, completely tailored to their business. Through its vehicle data sourcing and integrated solutions, MOTOR simplifies the use of its data in order to reduce end-user costs and improve shop efficiency.  MOTOR assembles the data from a variety of sources and then develops the optimum solutions to be used by its customers. MOTOR is headquartered in the Detroit, Michigan area, automotive capital of the world, and employs almost 200 talented professionals.  Many are ASE and I-CAR certified—providing customers with thousands of years of collective automotive experience. MOTOR has been a part of the vehicle aftermarket industry for over 100 years. For more information, visit www.motor.com.

About Hearst
Hearst is one of the nation's largest diversified media and information companies. Its major interests include ownership in cable television networks such as A&E, HISTORY, Lifetime and ESPN; majority ownership of global ratings agency Fitch Group; Hearst Health, a group of medical information and services businesses; 30 television stations such as WCVB-TV in Boston and KCRA-TV in Sacramento, Calif., which reach a combined 18 percent of U.S. viewers; newspapers such as the Houston Chronicle, San Francisco Chronicle and Albany Times Union, more than 300 magazines around the world including Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Harper's BAZAAR and Car & Driver; digital services businesses such as iCrossing and KUBRA; and investments in emerging digital and video companies such as United Artists Media Group, BuzzFeed, Vice and AwesomenessTV.

About MOTOSHOP® Technology ToolsSM
MOTOSHOP Technology Tools is a comprehensive set of trusted, innovative technologies offered by Advance Auto Parts, Inc. MOTOSHOP builds technology solutions to 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. For more information on the suite of technology services from MOTOSHOP Technology Tools, visit www.motoshop.com.

About Advance Auto Parts
Headquartered in Roanoke, Va., Advance Auto Parts, Inc., a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider in North America, serves both the professional installer and do-it-yourself customers. As of October 10, 2015 Advance operated 5,240 stores and 118 Worldpac branches and served approximately 1,300 independently-owned Carquest branded stores in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. 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.

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