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Tool Tax Meeting With Ministry of Finance
June 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Industry representatives from the Automotive Industries Association (AIA) and CARS recently held a meeting with officials at the federal Ministry of Finance to discuss the tool tax issue.This issue ha…

Tom Corbett of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation installs a "green" underhood light. Observing are(L to R): Leah Hagreen, Pollution Probe, the owner of the Lincoln taxicab, Luke Trip, Environment Canada and Randy Case, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
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News – 01-JUN-00
June 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

ASANETWORK and AAIA to design worldwide shop integration standardsThe German Garage Equipment Association, (ASA) and the Bethesda, Maryland-based Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association have agree…

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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…

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2001 Lexus IS 300 Sport Sedan
May 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Lexus will go toe-to-toe with sport sedan benchmarks Audi A4 and BMW 3-series with the all-new IS 300 compact sport sedan, which arrives in July as a 2001 model. Power and rear-wheel drive are standou…

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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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Internet firm rates technicians
May 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Denver-based GreatMechanics.com has launched a Web site that delivers consumer ratings of repair facilities based on customer ratings.Participating shops must have a clean record with the Better Busin…

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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…

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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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…