Automotive instructor John Gardner has signed on for season 2 of the television show, “Tech Garage,” presented by Advance Auto Parts and airing on Discovery’s Velocity Channel.

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Marianna, Fla.—Chipola College Automotive instructor John Gardner has signed on for season two of the television show, “Tech Garage,” presented by Advance Auto Parts and airing on Discovery’s Velocity Channel.

Tech Garage is an automotive how-to show focusing on theory, operation and diagnostics of vehicle systems. The series has aired since January 2015. Season two of Tech Garage will air at 8:30 a.m. EST / 7:30 am CST on Sundays starting January 2016 on Velocity.  More than 52 million American households (45 percent of those with television) receive Velocity. The show also is available on the Web.

Advance Auto Parts is co-producing the show with Masters Entertainment Group which means grander production, graphics, vendor participation and animation. Episodes 1-6 will be filmed at Chipola, Aug. 1–5. The new season will air on Velocity beginning in January, 2016.

Since 2013, Gardner and fellow automotive instructor Chase Vlieg have been the national faces for Advance Auto Parts’ team member video training series used by thousands of employees. Gardner said, “I want to thank the college, our advisory committee and industry representatives for supporting me in this project.  I am very lucky to have so many friends who have helped me. Chase Vlieg, Chipola’s other automotive instructor, has been my right hand man throughout this whole process.” Gardner mentions that industry support is so critical to the success of our industry and it has been overwhelming positive in our case.

For information, visit http://www.velocity.com/tech-garage/

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