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Ace of ASE
March 1, 2000 by Susan Iorfida

The Automotive Service Excellence web site is designed to improve the quality of automotive service and repair through the voluntary testing and certification of auto technicians.The web site offers i…

The first accredited MAP shop in Canada is run by Glenn Guilbault, right, a Certigard franchisee from Kanata, Ont. Here, he displays the MAP pledge of assurance sign with John R. Watt, the director of automotive retailing for Petro-Canada.
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First MAP Shop
March 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

An auto service centre in Canada’s Silicon Valley North, otherwise known as Kanata, Ont., is the country’s first shop to be accredited to the new Motorist Assurance Program.With automobiles being such…

Figure 5 shows how the PSOM cluster digitizes the AC signal that comes from the speed sensor, because computers work with digital signals. This signal is then sent to the EEC 4 module.
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Taking a Diagnostics Bath or an exercise infrustration can be a learning experience
February 1, 2000 by Craig Cook

It’s one thing to work on high tech vehicles with all the access to information that working at a new car dealership service department affords.Life in the independent aftermarket is a lot tougher tha…

Staying competitive is what it's all about for Jim Patrick, shown here after winning a CASCAR qualifying heat.
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Stoking The Competitive Fires
February 1, 2000 by Rob Tanner

Jim Patrick, 33 of Delaware, Ont., is a dedicated mechanic and frustrated race car driver.Patrick started going to races, with his father Al, when he was four years old. His first taste of racing was …

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Dealing with life in a pressure-cooker
February 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Let’s face it, in today’s pressure-cooker atmosphere, keeping up with technology and the competition is more important than ever.The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence can help you m…

Engine additive, fuel system and in this case, cooling system formulations, can offer tangible vehicle benefits and increased profit opportunities to shop owners.
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A Strong Argument
February 1, 2000 by Erik Martensson

Auto service professionals have a tool that can put money into their pockets and keep their customers on the road.The benefit to both parties is a strong argument for the use of engine chemicals and a…

Gary KenezEditor
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Wisdom from a $1G per day Guy
February 1, 2000 by Gary Kenez

He’s a highly talented and productive auto service technician, with extraordinary customer relations skills and the ability to balance sometimes conflicting forces of sales targets and the customer’s …

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Most critical gasket service
February 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

No matter how good the gasket, its ability to perform as advertised will be either enhanced or compromised by the preparation of the cylinder head.The cylinder head gasket is by far the most critical …

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Brake guy talking
February 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Brakes may not be new or as exciting as e-commerce and dot.com start ups, but if hydraulic lines, rotors, calipers, drums and friction material could speak, they might complain of being taken for gran…

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PROFITS are no accident
February 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

If you’re an automotive technician, you’ve no doubt sat through hundreds of hours of technical training. Even now, as a working tech, you likely take hours of training every year in order to keep up w…

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Exhaust Service Opportunities
February 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Vehicles coming to a repair shop for performance concerns may have problems with the exhaust system, although there is no visible sign of a concern.In general, a clogged exhaust can be caused by deter…

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How a budget can improve business
February 1, 2000 by Robert Wm Greenwood

A well-prepared budget or operating plan is the best source for management to get an indication of the financial health for an automotive repair business.Independent shops must think this process thro…