CANTON, Ohio — Timken Co. has launched a website for professional technicians and do-it-yourself installers that it said provides a central destination for industry and technical information and collaboration.
The site, www.connect.timken.com, will feature discussion boards focused on automotive maintenance, heavy-duty maintenance and racing. There will be blogs featuring regular posts by members of the Timken aftermarket team, certified ASE technicians and other members of the industry, according to the company.
Technical resources, including a technical and video library with how-to content, will also be available on the site.
“We're introducing Timken's Connect Community as a place where automotive professionals and do-it-yourselfers can pose questions to one another, as well as to Timken's technical and product teams,” said Barry Harris, marketing manager of the automotive and heavy-duty aftermarket for Timken. “We want it to be the place where auto enthusiasts exchange information about all things related to the automotive and heavy truck aftermarket.”
Timken also announced that it has created smartphone applications for its online aftermarket catalog site, www.TimkenInfo.com. The apps are designed for iPhone, Android and Blackberry devices.
Through these apps, technicians can search for Timken products by year/make/model, part number, or an industry part number, the company said. The app offers access to torque specifications for Timken products, such as axle nuts, flange bolts and wheel studs.