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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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Dead Ends with a Dead Battery
June 1, 2000 by Rick Cogbill

We’ve all been there. Any technician who’s been around has been stung at least once by the Intermittent Problem Bug.When a customer says, “It’s only happened twice in the last three years, half-way to…

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Historical Snapshot of Stock Car Racing Technology
June 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

By: STS Press, Warrendale, Pa, USA$US 14.99 Members/ $US 19.99 Non-MembersOrdering: STS, 724/776-4970 www.sts.sae.orgNASCAR’s Winston Cup series is the fastest growing form of motorsports on the conti…

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The AirCare experience
June 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Editor’s note:British Columbia’s AirCare I/M program is approaching its eighth birthday, and the results have been impressive. Pacific Vehicle Testing Technologies’ David Gourley has been tracking thi…

Twist-beam rear suspensions typically separate the damping and spring components, and use the beam as the anti-roll bar.
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The Shocking Truth
June 1, 2000 by Jim Anderton

Like many automotive systems, ride control works by a set of basic principles that can be understood by every technician, and by most consumers as well. Installing the right product on a given vehicle…

D.J. Kennington can win, as he showed in last year's season finale in Fredricton.
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Fast At 22, Cascar Super Series driver D.J. Kennington has raced, and won, for 18 years.
June 1, 2000 by Rob Tanner

For a man in his early 20’s, Cascar Super series regular D.J. Kennington has a remarkable amount of experience. 18 years of experience. He started racing when he was four years old on a go-kart dirt o…

"For Women-by-Women -- Doing Business (Sales & Service) with the Automotive Industry" Seminar recently organized by Myers Chev Olds Cadillac in Ottawa.
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Image of the Industry
June 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

“I don’t get any respect…” — remember this old Rodney Dangerfield line?The automotive repair and service industry has also been reciting this line over the past several years. Why is it that much o…

Raybestos Quiet Stop Ceramic friction line replaces iron fibres and steel powders to eliminate brake dusting, and a common comeback complaint: noise.
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Non-stop profit
June 1, 2000 by Jim Anderton

Have “category killers” driven you out of the brake business? Some independents, especially in major urban centres, see the rise of the big box service retailer as the first sign of a margin crunch in…