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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…

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Slippery Stuff
August 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Engine lubricants are the blood of a vehicle’s engine. Every technician has heard or used that analogy, yet a large proportion of Canadian motorists pay less, and sometimes a lot less, than two dollar…

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All shops are not created equal
August 1, 2000 by Robert Greenwood

The independent sector of our industry has a funny way of looking at itself. Too many shop owners believe that they are the same caliber of business as the maintenance/repair facility down the street….

(L to R) Gary Clapperton, Western Canada sales manager, Arvin Replacement Products, and Robert Duncan, Western Canada sales manager, Federal Mogul both presented at the Autopro convention.
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UAP/NAPA Western Division holds Autopro Shop Convention
August 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

UAP/NAPA Western Division held their annual Autopro Shop convention in the Sheraton Suites Hotel, Calgary, July 7 & 8th. The theme was Profit Management and was in a presenter/audience discussion form…

Jim Anderton, Editor
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Before you go on-line, consider ink and paper
August 1, 2000 by Jim Anderton

If you’re a successful small business owner/operator, the value of advertising isn’t a new concept. Unfortunately, programs done without planning can be under performing and expensive. While that’s al…

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New Brunswick Community College (Bathurst) & Durham College Programs Accredited
August 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

The CARS National Accreditation Board (CNAB) of directors recently awarded national accreditation to two more post-secondary programs.The two-year Automotive Service Technician and Management Program …

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Truer Words…
August 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

A second aspect I would like to cover, which advanced somewhat last week, is Bill C-205, which I introduced in order to enable mechanics to deduct the cost of their tools. The debate has gone on in th…

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Assessing Your Skills & Training Needs
August 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

How do you and your employer decide what training you need to take? Is there a training evaluation process available at your workplace?If not, you aren’t alone. Many employers in the industry today do…

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Motive Power Workplace Mentor/Coach Program Launch
August 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Now that the pilot phase of the Workplace Mentor/ Coach program has been concluded successfully and the recommended revisions to the course materials are nearing completion, you will be pleased to not…

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No Substitutes
August 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

SSGM: What should technicians watch for in R-12 replacement service?Farrugia: “Contamination is a big issue right now, because with R-12 being depleted sometime this year, many people are going to be …