(Thomson Reuters ONE via COMTEX) --Southfield, Michigan, April 23, 2015.Federal-Mogul Motorparts, a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: FDML), is the recipient of the 2015 National Catalog Managers Association (NCMA) President's Gold Award for Catalog Excellence for its popular, free "Garage Gurus" (formerly "SmartChoice(TM) Mobile") app for automotive service providers. The annual award recognizes the best examples of printed and electronic catalogs and related product research tools used in the auto care industry.
Launched in conjunction with Federal-Mogul Motorparts' "Tech First" initiative, the innovative Garage Gurus app enables users of iPhone and Android devices to instantly access the latest Federal-Mogul Motorparts parts information and technical support for virtually any passenger car or light truck, and communicate detailed inspection findings - including photos and repair estimate - directly to the vehicle owner. The app includes VIN scanning and license plate to VIN technology that can instantly capture critical vehicle information and link the user to all corresponding parts and repair information.
The app complements the company's comprehensive new Garage Gurus technical education platform, which offers on-site, online and on-demand training and related support to front automotive service professionals. The platform comprises a network of state-of-the-art regional training centers, Web-connected "Gurus-On-The-Go" product technology vans and an extensive curriculum of eLearning courses available at www.FMgaragegurus.com. The Garage Gurus app enables users to access many of these resources when and where they need them.
"We're pleased to receive this award from NCMA. The Garage Gurus app has already been very popular among automotive service professionals and we expect its reach to multiply as we expand the Garage Gurus network," said Brent Berman, director of training, consumer experience and marketing, Federal-Mogul Motorparts. "It is instrumental in providing auto service professionals with reliable, fast and extensive repair information so they can quickly and efficiently complete jobs and communicate with their customers."
The free app can be downloaded through the Apple App Store and Google Play as well as the company's website, http://fmgaragegurus.com/OnDemand.
About Garage Gurus
Garage Gurus is a major new "Tech First" initiative from Federal-Mogul Motorparts, providing the most comprehensive platform of technical training and support in the vehicle service industry. We believe that trained and informed techs are the heart of the rapidly changing repair market. Onsite, online and on-demand, Garage Gurus is committed to arming techs with the latest tools and information so they can keep pace with emerging technologies. To learn more, please visit www.fmgaragegurus.com.
Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: FDML) is a leading global supplier of products and services to the world's manufacturers and servicers of vehicles and equipment in the automotive, light, medium and heavy-duty commercial, marine, rail, aerospace, power generation and industrial markets. The company's products and services enable improved fuel economy, reduced emissions and enhanced vehicle safety.
Federal-Mogul operates two independent business divisions, each with a chief executive officer reporting to Federal-Mogul's Board of Directors.
Federal-Mogul Motorparts sells and distributes a broad portfolio of products through more than 20 of the world's most recognized brands in the global vehicle aftermarket, while also serving original equipment vehicle manufacturers with products including braking, chassis, wipers and other vehicle components. The company's aftermarket brands include ANCO® wiper blades; Champion® spark plugs, wipers and filters; AE®, Fel-Pro®, FP Diesel®, Goetze®, Glyco®, Nüral®, Payen® and Sealed Power® engine products; MOOG® steering and suspension parts; and Ferodo®, Jurid® and Wagner® brake products.
Federal-Mogul Powertrain designs and manufactures original equipment powertrain components and systems protection products for automotive, heavy-duty, industrial and transport applications.
Federal-Mogul was founded in Detroit in 1899 and maintains its worldwide headquarters in Southfield, Michigan. The company employs nearly 50,000 in 34 countries. For more information, please visit www.federalmogul.com.
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