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Randy MooreAIA Chairman of the Board 2000/01
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Expect Moore
May 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Delegates at the April 13th AIA 2000 annual general meeting have chosen their new Board Chairman: Mister Transmission’s Randy Moore.Randy Moore is no stranger to Automotive Industries Association of C…

Jim Anderton, Editor
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Times they are a Changin’
May 1, 2000 by Jim Anderson

Just how does a new editor introduce himself to the over 31,000 readers of SSGM? I pondered that problem while strategizing the engine change in my dying ’87 Fiero, and came to two conclusions: it won…

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Soft Money
May 1, 2000 by Allen Jones

It’s hard to argue with the concept that tighter management of your shop activities will give you greater control of income and expenses. And it’s evident that the general design objective of shop man…

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Online system creates new revenue stream for service centres
May 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Washington, D.C.-based ServiceConnex.com has launched an e-service tool to collect and standardize vehicle service record information. The system is designed to provide easy to access, comprehensive s…

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Nissan Tino HYBRID
May 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Nissan has joined Honda and Toyota in launching an eco-friendly hybrid auto.The Japanese-market Tino, a “tall wagon” first produced as a gas-only vehicle in 1998, combines a 1.8 liter DOHC engine with…

Volvo Vista finalists and winners: Left to Right: David Gopie, finalist, Jason Leber, winner, Mike Nielson, finalist, James Lorimer, winner, Muttucumaru Jegakumar, finalist, Tony Pacheco, winner
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Canadian Volvo technicians receive award
May 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Three Canadian Volvo technicians have received the company’s VISTA award, representing the top 3/4 of a percent of all registered Volvo technicians in North America. Jason Leber, (Don Docksteader Moto…

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Delphi targets Canadian aftermarket
May 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Son-of-GM parts giant Delphi Automotive Systems Corp., is using Canada as an integral part of the company’s strategy to capture significant market share in the aftermarket.”The aftermarket represents …

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SSGM Tech Tips (May 01, 2000)
May 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Reconsider contactsContacts can be a problem. Not the kind in switches and relays, but the kind you may be wearing to correct poor vision. Modern soft contact lenses are gas-permeable for all-day comf…

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Automotive Radio Show adds south-west Ontario market
May 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

The Consumer Automotive Repair Show, a two-hour radio program from the Ohio-based Car Care Council, has been added to 50,000 watt CKLW, a Windsor Ontario radio station.Show hosts Roger Kwapich and Dan…

BAD SKINCracks and fissures due to powerful solvents and overly abrasive cleansers give automotive chemicals and fine particulates an entry point into the bloodstream.
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Healthy Hands
May 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

If you’re a technician, every day you deal with a witches brew of chemicals. Alcohols, esters, aromatic and aliphatic hydrocarbons and assorted acids and bases are all a part of a technician’s daily r…

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BFGoodrich introduces inflatable seatbelt
May 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

SmartBelt, seat belts with integral airbags, have been introduced by the BFGoodrich Company. The Smartbelt systems work with existing vehicle airbags. During a significant crash, the system rapidly in…

Left to Right: Raymond Datt, President, AIA of Canada and Dan Bell, CARS President.
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Tool Tax Time
April 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Industry partners recently worked together to hold a media event and information session in Ottawa to promote the tool tax issue. On February 9th, industry and education representatives were invited t…