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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…

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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A matter of tax fairness
March 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Technicians are badly in need of a tax break on their tools. The ability to deduct the cost of expensive tools that are essential for employment seems like common sense.But finance minister Paul Marti…

Another two-year sponsorship deal from Castrol for D.J. Kennington bodes well for his CASCAR Super Series championship chances.
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News Briefs (March 01, 2000)
March 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

New Kinetic Suspension System a Technical InnovationTenneco Automotive’s new Kinetic suspension system was designed to improve vehicle stability, road-holding and roll resistance.It has been lauded fo…

An engine covered in expensive tools and equipment was part of a recent presentation in Ottawa to urge the federal government to make tools tax deductible for technicians.
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Fighting Unfair Tax Rules
March 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Technicians are inclined to turn wrenches rather than partake in political arm twisting, with the result that the tool tax issue is not an issue familiar to the public.Shortly before the release of th…

The first accredited MAP shop in Canada is run by Glenn Guilbault, right, a Certigard franchisee from Kanata, Ont. Here, he displays the MAP pledge of assurance sign with John R. Watt, the director of automotive retailing for Petro-Canada.
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First MAP Shop
March 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

An auto service centre in Canada’s Silicon Valley North, otherwise known as Kanata, Ont., is the country’s first shop to be accredited to the new Motorist Assurance Program.With automobiles being such…

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Ace of ASE
March 1, 2000 by Susan Iorfida

The Automotive Service Excellence web site is designed to improve the quality of automotive service and repair through the voluntary testing and certification of auto technicians.The web site offers i…

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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…