AutoMD Fair Auto Repair Mobile App Receives 2011 W3 Award

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Mobile App Empowers Car Owners with Comprehensive Auto Repair Info On-the-Go

AutoMD (http://www.automd.com), the most comprehensive and unbiased free online auto repair resource, announced today that its AutoMD Mobile iPhone App has received a Silver W³ Award as selected by the International Academy of Visual Arts. The 6th annual W3 Awards honor outstanding Websites, Web Marketing, Web Video, & Mobile Apps created by some of the best interactive agencies, designers, and creators worldwide.

“We are honored to receive a W3 Award which recognizes creativity and out-of-the-box thinking found on the Web and in Mobile Apps today,” said Brian Hafer, VP Marketing at AutoMD.com. “AutoMD.com Mobile empowers car owners with the same, great auto repair information found at AutoMD.com, available at their fingertips, and on the go. This award validates our ongoing mission to advocate for car owners in the auto repair process.”

Whether by the roadside or at the repair shop – AutoMD.com Mobile is the most comprehensive and unbiased free auto repair app available. With AutoMD.com Mobile, car owners can: 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; post questions about a car problem at the AutoMD Auto Answers community – along with accompanying photos right from their iPhones – and get feedback from professional mechanics, vehicle enthusiasts and other members of the AutoMD.com DIY community.

Receiving over 3,000 entries, the W3 Awards honor outstanding Websites, Web Marketing, Web Video, & Mobile Apps created by some of the best interactive agencies, designers, and creators worldwide. Award winners were selected from a diverse group of entries and represent an impressive group of agencies and companies of all sizes, and were judged by the International Academy of the Visual Arts, an invitation-only body consisting of top-tier professionals from a "Who's Who" of acclaimed media, advertising, and marketing firms.

For more information about the W³ Awards, and a complete list of winners please visit http://www.w3award.com.

About AutoMD.com
AutoMD.com™ (http://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 as the Stevie® Awards. AutoMD Mobile is available for the iPhone at iTunes.

W3 Awards Info
The W³ Awards honors creative excellence on the Web, and recognizes the creative and marketing professionals behind award winning Websites, Web Video and Online Marketing programs. Simply put, the W³ is the first major Web competition to be accessible to the biggest agencies, the smallest firms, and everyone in between. Small firms are as likely to win as Fortune 500 companies and international agencies.

The W3 Awards is sanctioned and judged by the International Academy of the Visual Arts, an invitation-only body consisting of top-tier professionals from a "Who's Who" of acclaimed media, advertising, and marketing firms. Please visit http://www.iavisarts.org for a full member list and additional information.

For more information about the W³ Awards, please visit http://www.w3award.com, email The W³ Awards at info(at)w3award(dot)com or call (212) 675-3555.

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Melanie Webber, mWEBB Communications, (424) 603-4340, melanie(at)mwebbcom(dot)com
Angela Jacobson, mWEBB Communications, (714) 454-8776, angela(at)mwebbcom(dot)com

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