Auto Service World

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Auto Repair & Service

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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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Cutting Edge In More Ways Than One
April 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Winnipeg is home to a highly passionate professional auto service practitioner by the name of Adrian Vander Graaf, who operates Cutting Edge Automotive Technologies Inc.Just recently, Vander Graaf wro…

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Going Downtown
April 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Downtown Auto, a 10-bay independent auto service center in Kitchener, Ontario, is AIA Canada’s 2000 Car Care Award For Excellence grand prize winner.The award celebrates the auto service business for …

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Chronically low overall prospects labor rates undermine
April 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Performance SummariesOil gross profit has increased 4.0% over 1998 to 47.1%. Tires are down slightly from 20.8% in 1998 to 19.6% by December 1999.Batteries remain constant at 30%.Parts gross profit, h…

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Dodge Neon Steering Problem
April 1, 2000 by Rich Diegle

All right, lunchtime’s over, back to work. It’s time to diagnose and repair that Dodge Neon steering problem you have been putting off all morning.The customer is complaining that almost since the car…

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Management inertia hurts financial performance
April 1, 2000 by Robert Greenwood

Things aren’t always as they appear. Take a close look at the following business performance results and analysis of the key elements.Business performance results in the auto service industry look pos…

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Racer Needs Speed on Track and In Shop
April 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Race track smarts and preparation time learned through his passion for CASCAR racing have helped Rob Neely in his day job as an auto service technician.Neely, 28, of Mississauga, Ontario, has spent th…

Incoming chairman Denis Brub presided over the Auto Sense convention in Quebec City.
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News Briefs (April 01, 2000)
April 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Thanks A Million From Drive CleanIn what has to one of the smoothest roll-outs of an auto emission test and repair initiative in North America, Ontario’s Drive Clean program recently achieved one mile…

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Sensors and Sensibility
April 1, 2000 by Rick Cogbill

Beanie hung up the phone. “Mrs. Tidbit is having her 1988 Plymouth Horizon towed in; she wants a new fuel pump. Should I order one up?””Nope,” I answered. “And who says she needs a fuel pump?””Her hus…