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Firestone Tire Issues Expanding
November 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

While the ongoing Firestone recall effort continues, the original recall of 6.5 million tires will be expanded by 1.4 million tires. The voluntary action comes on the heels of a September U.S. Nationa…

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DaimlerChrysler to sell NEV’s
November 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

DaimlerChrysler Corporation has purchased the assets of North Dakota-based Global Electric MotorCars to become the first major automaker to sell the zero-emission Neighborhood Electric Vehicles in the…

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Banner Programs Race to win
November 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Do you need a banner program for your business? For most independents, the answer to that question depends on several factors ranging from the mix of benefits offered by the program to the less tangib…

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Our Mistake
November 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

In the September issue of SSGM, the “Team Players”article (p.30) referred to “Petrocan”. The full correct name for the firm is, of course, Petro-Canada. SSGM regrets any inconvenience caused.

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Salvage your parts cleaning brush
November 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Every technician uses those round stiff-bristle parts cleaning brushes, either with flow through solvent or without, and every tech has also seen the result of wear and tear on the bristles. The “mush…

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Ford delivers First Th!nk electric vehicle
October 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Ford of Canada president and CEO Bobbie Gaunt has delivered the first TH!NK city electric vehicle in Canada to Firoz Rasul, chairman and CEO of Ballard Power Systems. The vehicle was presented on Sept…

Ford's Crown Victoria is available in a dedicated natural gas variant, and is popular in fleet use.
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How Much Savings?
October 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

According to BC Gas, fuel cost savings can be considerable using NG compared to gasoline. The break-even mileage, however is heavily dependent on the vehicle chosen and the distance driven.Chevrolet C…

Chrysler Intrepid R/T
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A Powerful Pair
October 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

For Mopar enthusiasts, the letters ofthe alphabet have always meant performance, from the “letter series” 300s of the Fifties and early Sixties to the Plymouth and Dodge R/T muscle cars of the Sixites…

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Internet News Canadian Tire Partners with AAIA on iSHOP initiative Online system enables consumers to diagnose mechanical problems, obtain estimates for repairs
October 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Canadian Tire has dedicated three fully equipped service bays for the testing of iSHOP standards at its Retail City facility in Toronto, a 150,000 square-foot retail test laboratory. iSHOP is an open …

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Michelin-pioneered radial tire technology receives top product achievement award
October 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Radial tire technology, patented and introduced by Michelin in 1946, received the International Tire Exhibition and Conference (ITEC) Grand Trilogy Award.Reviewing all the entries, an independent tech…

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Consumer satisfaction index shows rising satisfaction with manufacturing durables
October 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Strong gains in satisfaction among customers for automobiles/vans/light trucks, personal computers and major household appliances have pushed the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) for manufa…

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Making an Impact — New Efforts to Promote Industry Careers
October 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

You’ve heard lots of talk in the news about the “brain-drain” phenomenon. Well, our industry is also experiencing a “brain-drain” in that most young people considering their career options are bombard…