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Gary KenezEditor
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Wisdom from a $1G per day Guy
February 1, 2000 by Gary Kenez

He’s a highly talented and productive auto service technician, with extraordinary customer relations skills and the ability to balance sometimes conflicting forces of sales targets and the customer’s …

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PROFITS are no accident
February 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

If you’re an automotive technician, you’ve no doubt sat through hundreds of hours of technical training. Even now, as a working tech, you likely take hours of training every year in order to keep up w…

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Brake guy talking
February 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Brakes may not be new or as exciting as e-commerce and dot.com start ups, but if hydraulic lines, rotors, calipers, drums and friction material could speak, they might complain of being taken for gran…

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Exhaust Service Opportunities
February 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Vehicles coming to a repair shop for performance concerns may have problems with the exhaust system, although there is no visible sign of a concern.In general, a clogged exhaust can be caused by deter…

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Hurtin’ Hands
February 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

In the auto service business, skin is a major asset. It makes sense to look after it and protect what amounts to the body’s largest organ.As the body’s largest organ, skin provides a barrier to the en…

Figure 5 shows how the PSOM cluster digitizes the AC signal that comes from the speed sensor, because computers work with digital signals. This signal is then sent to the EEC 4 module.
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Taking a Diagnostics Bath or an exercise infrustration can be a learning experience
February 1, 2000 by Craig Cook

It’s one thing to work on high tech vehicles with all the access to information that working at a new car dealership service department affords.Life in the independent aftermarket is a lot tougher tha…

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How a budget can improve business
February 1, 2000 by Robert Wm Greenwood

A well-prepared budget or operating plan is the best source for management to get an indication of the financial health for an automotive repair business.Independent shops must think this process thro…

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Electrical Troubleshooting Tips
January 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

No startPossible Corrosion at starter solenoidThis affects Ford Taurus 1992-95 Thunderbird 1992-95 Windstar 1995 Lincoln Continental 1992-94 Mercury Cougar 1992-95 Mercury Sable 1992-95Ford sugg…

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Web Watch is a brief monthly explanation and description of web sites worth looking at for auto service professionals.
January 1, 2000 by Susan Iorfida

ADMS, Inc. is a network dedicated to professional automotive technicians. Visiting this web site allows users to participate in technical discussion groups, shopping networks, classified ads, free bus…

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Danger Signals
January 1, 2000 by Robert Wm. Greenwood

Watch for these signs of business trouble, which should set off alarm bells. The business you save could be your own.With the holiday season behind us, this can be a good time to take stock of your ov…

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Batteries are changing as power demands increase
January 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

More this, more that, and by the way, more power, in less space, and lighter, too. That in a nutshell, is the future for automotive batteries, at this point in time, at least.One of the emerging devel…

Distinction and a high level of proficiency characterize the career performance of Craig Cook. A top-flight, 29-year-old automotive technician who was born and raised in Scotland, near Edinburgh, Cook earned his certification at the highly demanding City and Guild Institute in London, England, after a lengthy apprenticeship which began when he was 16 years old. In Canada, he successfully earned Class A certification, then went on to meet the rigorous demands of several levels of ASE certification, including electronics, electrical, engine performance and advanced engine diagnostics. Cook was also one of less than 10 per cent who wrote and passed the first - and highly demanding - test given to 1,000 technicians trying to qualify as certified emission  diagnostics and repair specialists for the Drive Clean program in Ontario.  He presently works in Burlington, at Oakville Tire.
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Unraveling a no-start
January 1, 2000 by Craig Cook

After a recent conversation with a friend regarding a problem he had with a Ford Aerostar Ignition System, it brought back some memories of a problem I had a few years ago.A 1992 4.0L Ford Aerostar ca…