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Bestbuy Distributors draws winner in “Ride the BEST sweepstakes”
August 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Bestbuy Distributors Limited in collaboration with their U.S. affiliate the Automotive Parts Associate (APA) in Mission, Kansas, has announced the winner of their Professional’s Choice – Harley Davids…

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Canadian Internet auto portal Carbiz.com buys U.S. site
July 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Toronto-based Internet portal Carbiz.com has signed a letter of intent to purchase Columbus, Ohio Net service IndependentDealer.com.IndependentDealer.com is a business to business content portal, wher…

Nothing like this in Scotland. V-8 power and pushrods are far from the European technology Boyle encounters at Sportique Motors in Toronto.
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ALAN BOYLE
July 1, 2000 by Rob Tanner

Alan Boyle has worked on them all. He started his career as a mechanic 22 years ago working in a GM dealership in Scotland. After some more time at a British Leyland shop, Boyle emigrated to Canada in…

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An out-of-body computer experience
July 1, 2000 by Rick Cogbill

Now, I’m not much into things of a mystical nature-I leave that to Basil-but a recent close encounter with a ’92 Dodge Caravan left me wondering if gremlins really do exist. It started with a set of k…

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PartSource acquires Drivers/Auto Village
July 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Toronto-based parts chain PartSource has purchased the assets of Drivers/Auto Village, an automotive chain in Western Canada.The acquisition includes nine stores located in Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoo…

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Less Pollution, More Confusion
July 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

For a politician, the air quality issue is a no-brainer. As a vote-getter, everyone wants a clean environment, and in the case of auto exhaust emissions, the cost to motorists has been kept modest, at…

Autolite caries the Nascar-licensed trend to it logical extreme by offering the same plugs used by numerous Nascar teams to enthusiasts.
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News – 01-JUL-00 (July 01, 2000)
July 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

HIGH-PERFORMANCE PLUGSWhether it’s a big-block step-side or a “slammed” Civic, Canadian shops, urban and rural, do encounter modified or high-performance vehicles. If service on these vehicles involve…

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Ontario auto accessory shops face charges New air tool business launched
July 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Over twenty shops dealing in burglar alarms, remote starters and car audio have lost an appeal of charges laid under Ontario’s Apprenticeship and Trades Qualification Act, according to the Hamilton Di…

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Sparking the customer’s attention
July 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Let’s face it: over the last ten years, vehicles have become much better, both in build quality and technology. And the days when a no-start/hard start condition could be cured with a plug change or p…

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B.C. delivery largest yet for dual-fuel vehicles
July 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Ford of Canada has made the largest single delivery of dual-fuel vehicles in North America with a ceremonial presentation of the keys to the first of 117 F-150 pick-up trucks by Bob Roberts, Pacific r…

Jim Anderton, Editor
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Maintenance Free
July 1, 2000 by Jim Anderton

Let’s face it, Canadians marketing automotive services, as well as technicians “in the trenches” face a major obstacle in developing the satisfaction necessary for customer loyalty. Unfortunately, tha…

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Michelin and Goodyear team up to develop new run-flat technology
July 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Tire industry megaplayers Michelin and Goodyear have announced a joint venture to develop run-flat tires using Michelin’s PAX system and Goodyear’s’ EMT (Extended Mobility Tire) technology.The joint v…