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Selling the Season
September 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

“Winterization” used to be the Canadian expression for anything that prepared cars, homes, RV’s or cabins for the rigours of the cold season. These days however, the drama of winter seems to have lost…

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UAP to offer vehicle warranty through AutoPro outlets
September 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

AutoPro Mechanical and AutoPro Collision service and repair facilities will now be offering Canadian motorists an extended warranty protection program. The AutoPro Extended warranties can be purchased…

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Top Gun
September 1, 2000 by Rob Tanner

Derek Noble was like a lot of kids growing up in Sarnia, ON – he loved cars! The fact that Detroit was just across the river and the home of “street racing” didn’t slow down the love affair. When he w…

Both regular (ethylene glycol) and low toxicity (propylene glycol) antifreeze formulations, such as these Prestone products, need water to be effective.
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How Does Antifreeze Work, Anyway?
September 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

It’s a question we’ve all asked, or been a little embarrassed to ask, for years: How come a 60/40 antifreeze-water mix freezes at a lower temperature than either 100 percent water OR 100 percent antif…

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Transport Canada approves new low speed vehicle classification
September 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Transport Canada has amended the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations to recognize low speed vehicles (LSVs) as a class of vehicle in Canada. Closely paralleling the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety A…

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Are Franchises the Final Frontier?
September 1, 2000 by Paula Ellis

You can’t drive a mile down a major street without seeing one. Their ads are on your T.V., their jingles are on your radio. They’re franchises, and they’re everywhere. The high volume, quick turnaroun…

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Partnership creates an expanded E-Marketplace for the automotive industry
September 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

USAutoNews.com, the largest Internet automotive portal providing e-commerce to automotive dealers is partnering with PurchasePro.com, which offers business-to-business e-commerce solutions, to create …

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Ford concedes SUV’s tough on environment
August 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Ford Motor Co., the world’s number two automaker, concedes that its market leadership in popular sport utility vehicle, the most profitable group of vehicles Ford sells, has created a dilemma for a co…

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U.S. government urges auto industry to step up efforts on ‘smart car’ technology
August 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

The automobile industry is being challenged by the United States government to increase efforts to develop technology that helps drivers to avoid accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic S…

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A Chilly Mystery
August 1, 2000 by Rick Cogbill

Now, I’ve seen dramatics before (just watch my staff when a Hyundai drives in), but this was ridiculous. “Clem,” I said, “if you drink any more water out of my cooler, I’ll have to charge extra for sh…

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Getting Bigger
August 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

In Ontario, there’s never been a better time to launch or expand an ambitious automotive emissions testing program. The Walkerton tainted water disaster and a right-of-centre provincial government loo…

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Internet News
August 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

ALLDATA and ToolSource.com sign agreement ALLDATA, a computer-based publisher of diagnostic, repair and estimating information, technical service bulletins, recalls and maintenance schedules for autom…