Thermo King SVC has announced the extension of Thermo Gard Bronze, a preventive maintenance and inspection program for all new Thermo King truck and trailer units. The program, which was first offered in 2005, has been extended to include truck and trailer units that go into service in 2006. Thermo Gard Bronze is designed to save customers time and money by making unit maintenance easier. New to the extended program is an optional e-mail maintenance reminder. By providing an e-mail address, a customer will receive service reminders from Thermo King SVC based on age of equipment or the number of hours on a unit.

Offered free of charge, the program includes two interim inspections and one preventive maintenance service for three years (up to a maximum of 6,000 hours) on new trailer and SB Classic units. Self-powered truck units receive one interim inspection and one preventive maintenance service for two years, and vehicle-powered truck units receive two interim inspections for two years. All services are performed by certified technicians using only Thermo King parts and can be scheduled with any of the company's dealers nationwide.

Thermo Gard Bronze is part of the family of SVC maintenance solutions that also includes the Silver (centralized billing), Gold (extended warranty), and Platinum (guaranteed maintenance) programs, which can be added to Thermo Gard Bronze for a more comprehensive and customized maintenance package.