Salazar Kia Technician Selected to Represent the U.S. at the 2012 Kia Skill World Cup

Salazar Kia in Avondale is excited to announce that one of their own master technicians, Chris Cooley, will represent the United States and Kia Motors America at the 2012 Kia Skill World Cup.

Online PR News – 16-May-2012 – Phoenix, AZ – Salazar Kia in Avondale, AZ, is proud to have one of their highly trained technicians representing the United States and Kia Motors America in the 2012 Kia Skill World Cup in Seoul, Korea. At the World Cup, Chris Cooley will compete against some of the best Kia technicians from around the world.

To earn a spot at the World Cup, Cooley first had to achieve one of the top scores in an online qualifying test, which earned him a Level III Kia Master Technician status. He also had to receive positive customer responses on customer satisfaction surveys, as well as a Kia Motors America regional office endorsement.

After achieving the above, Cooley competed in a field of 16 of the best technicians from around the country at the 2012 Kia Skill National Cup at Kia’s corporate headquarters in Irvine, CA. He took first place in the Western Division and second place overall, earning him a coveted spot representing the United States at the World Cup.

Cooley has been an automotive technician for eight years and has been with Salazar Kia for a year and a half. He is a certified Kia Master Elite Technician, a certified ASE Master Technician, and a certified Advanced Level Engine Performance Specialist.

To take advantage of the abilities of Cooley and the other outstanding technicians at Salazar Kia, visit the Phoenix area dealer online at Also, for the latest dealership news, information, and events, follow Salazar Kia on Twitter at

About Salazar Kia:

Salazar Kia, located in Avondale, AZ, strives to satisfy customers by being the best Kia dealer in Arizona. Carrying a full line of new Kia cars and SUVs, Salazar Kia offers the best selection when it comes to purchasing a vehicle. The exceptional service department at Salazar Kia is prepared to assist with repairs and maintenance, while the parts department offers one-stop shopping on a full selection of Kia parts and accessories. Visit Salazar Kia online at