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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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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…

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…

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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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Learn More Be More Make More
March 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Automobiles are not getting easier to fix. Nor is competition diminishing. In fact, technology and the competitive marketplace have made success in the auto service industry more challenging than ever…

Gary KenezEditor
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Influence is the Name of the Game
March 1, 2000 by Gary Kenez

Another federal budget has come down without relief for technicians — who still cannot deduct the cost of their tools from income. If only one among them was a high rolling shop owner or high profile…