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Gas Welding & Brazing
September 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Sticking metals together with heat is a lot older than automobiles, but few consumer service industries use the “hot wrench” more than auto repair. Oxy-acetylene are still the gases of choice, and con…

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In Fort Simpson, Winterization Means Winterization
September 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Daryl Sloat, of D J Automotive in Fort Simpson, Northwest Territories (five hours north of the B.C. border) lives and works in an environment where winter means more than a frosted windshield. “Usuall…

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Dakota Quad Cab 2000 Dodge
September 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

As the light truck/SUV craze matures into a plethora of models and sub-models, the Dodge Dakota Quad Cab would seem to be another entry into a market well stocked with product, not least by DaimlerChr…

Robert (Bob) Greenwood is President and C.E.O. of E. K. Williams & Co. (Ontario) Ltd. Bob has over 24 years of Business Management experience within the automotive aftermarket industry, training and consulting with independent retail automotive repair and service shops across Ontario on all facets of their business operations. Bob has also helped wholesale jobbers do a better job by providing valuable insight as to challenges faced by retail installers -- and how greater cooperation could be mutually beneficial to both businesses, especially in achieving higher profit.
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“Training” has evolved to a new definition for “ROI”
September 1, 2000 by Robert Greenwood

It is time to recognize, and essentially understand, the evolved and expanded concept, that “training” of shop technical personnel, and its owners/managers, in today’s world has matured to new additio…

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Selling the Season
September 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

“Winterization” used to be the Canadian expression for anything that prepared cars, homes, RV’s or cabins for the rigours of the cold season. These days however, the drama of winter seems to have lost…

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UAP to offer vehicle warranty through AutoPro outlets
September 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

AutoPro Mechanical and AutoPro Collision service and repair facilities will now be offering Canadian motorists an extended warranty protection program. The AutoPro Extended warranties can be purchased…

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Top Gun
September 1, 2000 by Rob Tanner

Derek Noble was like a lot of kids growing up in Sarnia, ON – he loved cars! The fact that Detroit was just across the river and the home of “street racing” didn’t slow down the love affair. When he w…

Both regular (ethylene glycol) and low toxicity (propylene glycol) antifreeze formulations, such as these Prestone products, need water to be effective.
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How Does Antifreeze Work, Anyway?
September 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

It’s a question we’ve all asked, or been a little embarrassed to ask, for years: How come a 60/40 antifreeze-water mix freezes at a lower temperature than either 100 percent water OR 100 percent antif…

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Transport Canada approves new low speed vehicle classification
September 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Transport Canada has amended the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations to recognize low speed vehicles (LSVs) as a class of vehicle in Canada. Closely paralleling the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety A…

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Are Franchises the Final Frontier?
September 1, 2000 by Paula Ellis

You can’t drive a mile down a major street without seeing one. Their ads are on your T.V., their jingles are on your radio. They’re franchises, and they’re everywhere. The high volume, quick turnaroun…

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Partnership creates an expanded E-Marketplace for the automotive industry
September 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

USAutoNews.com, the largest Internet automotive portal providing e-commerce to automotive dealers is partnering with PurchasePro.com, which offers business-to-business e-commerce solutions, to create …

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Ford concedes SUV’s tough on environment
August 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Ford Motor Co., the world’s number two automaker, concedes that its market leadership in popular sport utility vehicle, the most profitable group of vehicles Ford sells, has created a dilemma for a co…