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42-Volt automotive systems will enable fuel economy improvements of 10% and more
October 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Automakers will adopt 42-volt electrical systems faster than previously thought because the switch from 14-volt to 42-volt systems will produce substantial savings in fuel cost and a reduction in emis…

CARS' College IDL Steering Committee Meeting
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CARS Uses IDL to Enhance CAMPE College Partnership
October 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Industry continues to face increasing pressure to provide up-to-date-technical information to colleges at the same time as the cost of doing so creeps upward. Similarly, colleges face the increasing c…

The following E. K. Williams offices helped in the participation of this surveyWindsor: Mr. Joe Carrothers - LicenseeE. K. Williams & Co.1591 Kildare RoadWindsor, Ontario N8W 2W2(519) 254-8327Burlington: Mr. Eric Seidel - LicenseeE. K. Williams & Co590 Brant StreetBurlington, Ontario L7R 2G9(905) 632 - 2093Toronto: Mr. George Cadman - Licensee64 - 1262 Don Mills RoadDon Mills Ontario M3B 2W7(416) 444-6429Napanee (Kingston area): Mr. Gower Bradshaw - Vice President7 Graham Street WestNapanee, Ontario K7R 2J5(613) 354-6110Head Office (Ottawa Office): Mr. Robert Greenwood - President, CEO15 Springwood CircleStittsville, Ontario K2S 1E21-800-267-5497E-Mail: greenwood@ekw.caCopies of our detailed 19 page June 30, 2000 Ontario Business survey are available for a fee of $95 plus GST at any E. K. Williams office in Ontario or through our Ontario Head Office.Please Visit Our Web Site at: www.ekw.ca
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Critical Consciousness
October 1, 2000 by Bob Greenwood

The June 30th survey numbers confirm the independent sector of the industry is having an agitated introduction to the new millennium. The in-depth numbers are showing the “nervousness” that many shop …

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Uni-Select closes its acquisition in the U.S.
October 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Uni-Select reports that it has completed its acquisition of Mississippi-based Brandon Auto Supply Inc. and of Clay Street Corporation.The acquisition is Uni-Select’s third in the U.S. in as many years…

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2001 Mazda Millenia S
October 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Are you a techno-junkie? If so, and I count myself as a charter member of that automotive sub-culture, then Mazda has an engine for you. The 2.3 litre DOHC V-6 unit is supercharged and intercooled, pr…

For the first time ever the award for top Jaguar Service Technician in North America has been awarded to a Canadian technician. Paul Docherty, Jaguar Master Service technician at Budd's Imported Cars in Oakville, Ontario was recently presented "The Brian Fuerstenau Award," naming Docherty as the best Jaguar Service Technician in North America at the Jaguar Master Technician Guild Competition. Docherty, (left) displays the award with Terry Budd (centre), principle of Oakville, Ontario-based Budd's Imported Cars, and Jaguar Canada president Russell J. Reynolds.
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Industry Shorts (October 01, 2000)
October 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

O.K. Tire Stores Inc. opened their first company run warehouse in Baie d’Urf, Quebec on September 18. The facility is O.K.’s eighth in Canada.The International Tire & Rubber Association (ITRA) Board …

North Park Service Centre's team: (l to r) James Robbins, Peter Szikszai, Murray Hill, Charlene Simpson. Not pictured: Marcello Villar.
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Franchising Up Hill
October 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

SSGM: Murray, tell us a little about your business.HILL: It’s definitely grown. I’ve got four bays. I’ve been here a year and a half. When I took over, the numbers for the first few months were pretty…

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Firestone recall update
October 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Firestone’s efforts to replace P235/75R15 Wilderness AT, ATX and ATX II tires continue with 2.9 million units replaced at press time, and running at a rate of 70,000 tires per day. With the recall pro…

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PPG to acquire glass software company
October 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Portland, Oregon-based PPG Industries Inc. has announced plans to acquire GlasPac Total Solutions (GTS), a producer of desktop business management software for the auto glass replacement industry. GTS…

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Independent garages get top marks in recent consumer survey
October 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Consumer magazine Consumer Reports finds that independent garages score highly in a recent reader survey of brake, muffler and oil-change shops. In a survey of more than 43,000 U.S. readers, the magaz…

Tools with air motors such as this ratchet are very sensitive to lubrication and particulates.Like it says on the housing, oil daily.
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Up in the Air
October 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Do you use your air tools much? It’s a question no one has asked for decades, because in today’s tight margin fast-turnover service environment, it’s simply a given. Reliable pneumatic hand tools are …

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A Natural Alternative
October 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

With gasoline currently priced upwards of 80 cents per litre, and a solid history of successful fleet use, why aren’t there more alternative fuel vehicles in consumers’ driveways? While there is a str…