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Advance Auto Parts Professional Partners with AVI to Offer Commercial Garages Flexible Online Training Solutions

Advance Shop eLearning powered by AVI delivers training on demand

ROANOKE, Va. (June 18, 2013) – Advance Auto Parts (NYSE: AAP) – a leading automotive aftermarket retailer and provider to commercial garages of parts, accessories and maintenance items – announced a new partnership with AVI to provide shops with an expanded offering of online automotive training courses. Advance Shop eLearning powered by AVI features online video content covering topics from basic automotive concepts to advanced technical diagnostic training. All content is available to shops 24/7 through the purchase of training bundles that can be tailored to meet a shop’s specific needs.

“AVI has long been recognized as a great solutions provider for training to the automotive aftermarket,” said Walter Scott, vice president of eCommerce and eServices for Advance Auto Parts. “The partnership through Advance Shop eLearning allows us to deliver the wide range of industry-leading online content that our shops need to stay on top of current technologies and better serve their customers.”

Online training bundles available from Shop eLearning powered by AVI include basic automotive systems for new service technicians, management courses geared towards shop owners, ASE test preparation, advanced diagnostics, working with hybrid or diesel vehicles, and much more. Shops can select content most relevant to their businesses on an individual basis. Additionally, a Learning Management System allows shop owners and managers to view and track their staff’s progress through the eLearning courses, and includes access to pre- and post-training tests.

“Training is a universal need in the aftermarket,” said Paul Louwers, CEO at AVI. “We’re excited to partner with Advance to provide on-demand training solutions that help serve commercial garages on a shop-to-shop basis.”

In addition to Shop eLearning powered by AVI, Advance offers commercial customers MotoLogic®, a web-based repair and diagnostic tool, and DriverSide®, an online marketing suite that helps shops attract new customers, optimize their online reputation, and increase customer service frequency and retention.

To learn more about Advance Shop eLearning powered by AVI or other eServices available from Advance Auto Parts Professional, visit eservices.advancecommercial.com or call 855-222-1632.

About Advance Auto Parts

Headquartered in Roanoke, Va., Advance Auto Parts, Inc., a leading automotive aftermarket retailer of parts, accessories, batteries and maintenance items in the United States, serves both the do-it-yourself and professional installer markets. Advance Auto Parts Professional offers more than 400,000 quality parts from trusted brands. As of April 20, 2013, the company operated 3,969 stores in 39 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. More information, employment opportunities, customer services, and online shopping for parts and accessories can be found at AdvanceAutoParts.com. For more information on Advance Auto Parts Professional, visit AdvancePro2Pro.com.

Laurie Stacy
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t: 540-561-8452
e: laurie.crawford@advance-auto.com
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