ExtremeWrench says it is the internet's largest directory of independent repair shops and has released Version 2 of its Web Widgets library. This royalty-free library allows independent repair shops to enhance the functionality of their existing Web sites. Installation of the Web Widgets takes just seconds and is free.
The widgets come in a variety of colors that will help compliment the look, feel and usability of any repair shop's current Web site. The widgets are part of a growing suite of innovative technology that enhances the consumer's auto repair experience. To increase Web traffic and customer's satisfaction, Independent Repair Shop owners are invited to visit ExtremeWrench at www.extremewrench.com and request a tour.
Web Widgets currently available are as follows.
Verified Ratings: Consumers can view a repair shop’s verified ratings. All ExtremeWrench consumers’ ratings are verified before they are posted.
Rate My Shop: Encourages consumers to rate a repair shop. ExtremeWrench uses these ratings as part of its merit-based ranking algorithm.
View Coupons and Mail-In Rebates Honored by This Repair Shop: Consumers can print down money savings offers direct from manufacturers. All AASA manufacturers are eligible for free participation in this consumer awareness program.
Make an Appointment: This feature allows consumers to make appointments online. It will also send a reminder the day before. This feature is powered by the industry's most robust follow-up, reschedule and reminder module.
Car Done Status: This feature allows repair shops to send a text message alert when their customer's car is ready for pick up. Simple one-click patent pending technology allows the repair shop to send any number of pre-formatted text messages to their customers.
Map to My Shop: Dynamic Google Map. Repair shops can customize the view and the orientation. Includes a picture of the shop from street view.
Directions to My Shop: Adds Google's street by street directions for the customer's convenience.
VIP Status Access: Allows a repair shop’s customers to log in with a PIN and check the current status of their vehicle's repair. Repair shops can load a series of pictures to show the progress or highlight important issues with the vehicle.
Share-A-Page: ExtremeWrench's social media initiative allows repair shops to share aspects of their ExtremeWrench listing with a multitude of customers virally.
My ExtremeWrench: MyExtremeWrench is a free fully functioning standalone Web site. This feature gives repair shops extra exposure on the internet to help direct more customers to their door.
My Shop Profile on ExtremeWrench: Allows a consumer to go directly to a repair shop's profile on ExtremeWrench.