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"For Women-by-Women -- Doing Business (Sales & Service) with the Automotive Industry" Seminar recently organized by Myers Chev Olds Cadillac in Ottawa.
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Image of the Industry
June 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

“I don’t get any respect…” — remember this old Rodney Dangerfield line?The automotive repair and service industry has also been reciting this line over the past several years. Why is it that much o…

Raybestos Quiet Stop Ceramic friction line replaces iron fibres and steel powders to eliminate brake dusting, and a common comeback complaint: noise.
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Non-stop profit
June 1, 2000 by Jim Anderton

Have “category killers” driven you out of the brake business? Some independents, especially in major urban centres, see the rise of the big box service retailer as the first sign of a margin crunch in…

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Fastener strength with repeated tightening
June 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Torque-to-yield fasteners, typically bolts, have become a popular way of holding cylinder heads and some engine accessories to the block. Torque-to-yield fasteners work by actually exceeding the faste…

Attractively displayed wiper blades and windshield washer fluid are high-margin SKU's with high-level customer satisfaction.
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PROFIT TOP-UP
June 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

So you’re not a jobber and you don’t have retail space. There’s no reason a garage can’t top-up profits with add-on sales. You’ve already got them there for the big job, why not suggest some fuel addi…

Jim Anderton, Editor
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To move up sell up
June 1, 2000 by Jim Anderton

If there’s one thing modern technicians have in abundance, it’s choice. And by choice I’m thinking of replacement part brands. I’ll bet there isn’t a tech in the country who couldn’t name at least fou…

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Planning for Profit
June 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Whether you’re operating an independent auto service business, running a dealership or managing a fleet maintenance facility, an investment in shop and sophisticated diagnostic equipment is a must tod…

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Toyota selects Canada for first Lexus production outside Japan
May 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Toyota president Tag Taguchi has announced that Toyota will build the first Lexus vehicle outside Japan at the firm’s Cambridge, Ontario plant. “I an pleased to announce that we have chosen Canada as …

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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…

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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 …

Brendan O'Brien (left), vice president, sales and marketing for Uni-Select draws a ballot with the assistance of Dave Clarke, president of Hennessy Industies Canada.
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Hennessy awards lift at AIA Show
May 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Hennessy Industries Canada has awarded an Ammco B2900 hoist to One-To-One Auto of Hamilton, Ontario. The draw took place at the Hennessy booth at the AIA Canadian International Automotive Show on Satu…

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2001 Acura MDX
May 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Slated to go on sale this fall as a 2001 model, the new Acura MDX combines high performance with an expected five-star safety performance rating, class-leading fuel economy, 50-state ultra-low vehicle…

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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…