The Timken Company is joining ExtremeWrench (www.extremewrench.com) to offer independent repair shops a rewards program on the purchase of Timken light-duty wheel bearing assemblies, bearings and seals. Participating repair shops register and submit purchase data with ExtremeWrench to earn points redeemable for rewards such as trips, merchandise, technical training and other prizes ranging from television to business-management tools.
"By joining forces with an industry leader such as ExtremeWrench, we can reward participating repair shops for recognizing the value of our premium products. We know the most important thing to these shops is the customer satisfaction they win with products that help them do the job right the first time," said Tom Tecklenburg, director of automotive aftermarket for The Timken Company. "The ExtremeWrench program provides an opportunity to reward technicians for their loyalty to the Timken brand and also helps us to further differentiate ourselves in the marketplace."
After registering for the program, participating repair shops receive access to online scheduling tools, customer management programs and other helpful business applications courtesy of ExtremeWrench. Registered repair shop owners then submit UPC information on their qualifying purchases to accumulate points toward a variety of rewards from ExtremeWrench and its partners.
About The Timken Company
The Timken Company (www.timken.com) keeps the world turning with innovative friction management and power transmission products and services that are critical to help hard-working machinery perform efficiently and reliably. With sales of $4.1 billion in 2010 and 20,000 people operating from locations in 29 countries, Timken is Where You Turn for better performance.
ExtremeWrench is a leading internet resource for independent auto repair shops which offers free services to consumers and repair shop owners in exchange for purchase information. The organic search results provided on the site are merit based, and provide consumers with a unique perspective on the independent repair shops in their community.
ExtremeWrench provides repair shops with management tools including scheduling and CRM applications. The rewards program provides repair shops with a rewards program based on the usage of products from Tier 1 manufacturers in over 45 different categories.