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Historical Snapshot of Stock Car Racing Technology
June 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

By: STS Press, Warrendale, Pa, USA$US 14.99 Members/ $US 19.99 Non-MembersOrdering: STS, 724/776-4970 www.sts.sae.orgNASCAR’s Winston Cup series is the fastest growing form of motorsports on the conti…

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The AirCare experience
June 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Editor’s note:British Columbia’s AirCare I/M program is approaching its eighth birthday, and the results have been impressive. Pacific Vehicle Testing Technologies’ David Gourley has been tracking thi…

Twist-beam rear suspensions typically separate the damping and spring components, and use the beam as the anti-roll bar.
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The Shocking Truth
June 1, 2000 by Jim Anderton

Like many automotive systems, ride control works by a set of basic principles that can be understood by every technician, and by most consumers as well. Installing the right product on a given vehicle…

D.J. Kennington can win, as he showed in last year's season finale in Fredricton.
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Fast At 22, Cascar Super Series driver D.J. Kennington has raced, and won, for 18 years.
June 1, 2000 by Rob Tanner

For a man in his early 20’s, Cascar Super series regular D.J. Kennington has a remarkable amount of experience. 18 years of experience. He started racing when he was four years old on a go-kart dirt o…

"For Women-by-Women -- Doing Business (Sales & Service) with the Automotive Industry" Seminar recently organized by Myers Chev Olds Cadillac in Ottawa.
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Image of the Industry
June 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

“I don’t get any respect…” — remember this old Rodney Dangerfield line?The automotive repair and service industry has also been reciting this line over the past several years. Why is it that much o…

Raybestos Quiet Stop Ceramic friction line replaces iron fibres and steel powders to eliminate brake dusting, and a common comeback complaint: noise.
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Non-stop profit
June 1, 2000 by Jim Anderton

Have “category killers” driven you out of the brake business? Some independents, especially in major urban centres, see the rise of the big box service retailer as the first sign of a margin crunch in…

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Fastener strength with repeated tightening
June 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Torque-to-yield fasteners, typically bolts, have become a popular way of holding cylinder heads and some engine accessories to the block. Torque-to-yield fasteners work by actually exceeding the faste…

Attractively displayed wiper blades and windshield washer fluid are high-margin SKU's with high-level customer satisfaction.
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PROFIT TOP-UP
June 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

So you’re not a jobber and you don’t have retail space. There’s no reason a garage can’t top-up profits with add-on sales. You’ve already got them there for the big job, why not suggest some fuel addi…

Jim Anderton, Editor
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To move up sell up
June 1, 2000 by Jim Anderton

If there’s one thing modern technicians have in abundance, it’s choice. And by choice I’m thinking of replacement part brands. I’ll bet there isn’t a tech in the country who couldn’t name at least fou…

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Planning for Profit
June 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Whether you’re operating an independent auto service business, running a dealership or managing a fleet maintenance facility, an investment in shop and sophisticated diagnostic equipment is a must tod…

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Tool Tax Meeting With Ministry of Finance
June 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Industry representatives from the Automotive Industries Association (AIA) and CARS recently held a meeting with officials at the federal Ministry of Finance to discuss the tool tax issue.This issue ha…

Tom Corbett of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation installs a "green" underhood light. Observing are(L to R): Leah Hagreen, Pollution Probe, the owner of the Lincoln taxicab, Luke Trip, Environment Canada and Randy Case, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
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News – 01-JUN-00
June 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

ASANETWORK and AAIA to design worldwide shop integration standardsThe German Garage Equipment Association, (ASA) and the Bethesda, Maryland-based Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association have agree…