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Un Air D’Avenir Arrives Big Three agree on standards
December 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Quebec Minster of the Environment, Jacques Brassard, has formally announced the implementation of a maintenance program as part of the province’s drive to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. “Un Air D’Av…

2001 Ford Explorer Sport TracEngine: 4.0 L SOHC V-6Oil capacity: 4.7 LCoolant capacity: 13.25 LFuel Capacity: 78 LTire Size: P235/75R-15,P255/70R-16 (Optional)
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Ford Explorer Sport Trac
December 1, 2000 by Jim Anderton

All work and no play…it’s a very old axiom, and if you’re an auto service owner/operator you probably spend your spare time as far away from the bays as possible. It’s also probable that the vehicle…

One of the more interesting concept/prototype vehicles on display at this year's Specialty Equipment Marketing Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas was the Ford Focus FCV. Powered by an experimental fuel cell developed by Ford's TH!NK enterprise, the vehicle will be used as a test vehicle as part of the multi-manufacturer California Fuel Cell Partnership.
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Daewoo future uncertain Courtesy cars decline in Canadian bodyshop survey
December 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Korean industrial giant and the country’s second largest carmaker, Daewoo, is in receivership, after talks with Ford and GM/Fiat failed to save the company from its creditors. Daewoo, struggling under…

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CARS Opens Additional IDL Programming To Colleges
December 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Instructors working in smaller centres find that they are not able to access information as easily as those in major metropolitan areas. Making opportunities available via satellite broadcasts saves t…

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Tire & Wheel Canada “Tall Pines” Winners
December 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

SSGM sister publication Tire & Wheel Canada awarded $1000 and $250 prizes at the Rally of the Tall Pines in Bancroft, Ontario on November 25th. The Tire & Wheel Canada Challenge was awarded for finish…

A SEMA show standout in Las Vegas was this DaimlerChrysler PT Cruiser customized by Canadian Tier One OE supplier Decoma International Inc. The Woody Street Rod garnered three awards at the show, including both the design excellence and design application awards from DaimlerChrysler Corporation. Decoma intends to offer OEM's the capability to "customize" vehicles at the factory to target regional or niche markets.
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Big Three agree on standards
December 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

DaimlerChrysler, Ford Motor Company and General Motors have announced a “dealer infrastructure standard” for their respective dealers that will provide common guidelines for dealer network connectivit…

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Finding lost small parts
December 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Most technicians, every once in a while, drop a tiny clip or fastener into a small, dark, and usually inaccessible place. Telescopic pickup magnets are fine for ferrous objects, but what if the part y…

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Short lines
December 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Motorola has developed “iRadio”, a voice activated device in the vehicle which gives driver safety and security, dynamic navigation, on demand audio content, and e-commerce capabilities. The driver’s …

Robert (Bob) Greenwood is President and C.E.O. of E. K. Williams & Co. (Ontario) Ltd. Bob has over 24 years of Business Management experience within the automotive aftermarket industry, training and consulting with independent retail automotive repair and service shops across Ontario on all facets of their business operations. Bob has also helped wholesale jobbers do a better job by providing valuable insight as to challenges faced by retail installers -- and how greater cooperation could be mutually beneficial to both businesses, especially in achieving higher profit. E. K. Williams & Co. (Ontario) Ltd. Offices specialize in the independent sector of the automotive aftermarket industry, preparing analytical operating statements for analysis purposes, personal and corporate tax preparation, business management consulting, business management and employee development programs and industry specific software.Bob can be reached at (613) 836-5130, 1-800-267-5497, FAX (613) 836-4637, or by E-Mail ekwont@istar.ca. Visit E.K. Williams & Co. on the internet at: www.ekw.ca
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Are your accounts receivable out of control?
December 1, 2000 by Bob Greenwood

Accounts receivable can act like a cancer in business: when they are out of control it affects the physical well being of management. Stress levels start to increase to unacceptable levels, and this i…

2001 Subaru Outback VDC and Canadian Rally champion Tom McGeer at the Tall Pines.
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2001 Subaru Outback VDC
December 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Every year, three and a half hours north of Toronto, an intrepid band of rallyists challenge the slippery backroads of late November Bancroft, Ontario. The event is the Rally of the Tall Pines, and th…

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Reroute surgery saves Geo Metro
December 1, 2000 by Rich Diegle

Get the jumper cables; this Geo is flat lining! Three technicians rush to the stall where a little blue 1993 Metro is barely clinging to existence. The shop’s top drivability technician works feverish…

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News Brief (November 01, 2000)
November 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Wayne Crangle, president of Wayne’s AAMCO in Toronto has given a traditional promotion a new spin. Crangle has previously given away pumpkins to Toronto area technicians, but this year, the 800 pumpki…