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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…

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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…

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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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…

Robert (Bob) Greenwood is President and C.E.O. of E. K. Williams & Co. (Ontario) Ltd. Bob has over 24 years of Business Management experience within the automotive aftermarket industry, training and consulting with independent retail automotive repair and service shops across Ontario on all facets of their business operations.Bob has also helped wholesale jobbers do a better job by providing valuable insight as to challenges faced by retail installers, and how greater cooperation between both parties could be mutually beneficial to both businesses, especially in achieving higher profit.
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Hey! Big Spender
March 1, 2000 by Robert Wm. Greenwood

Producing a complete analytical financial statement may sound as desirable as having root canal, but it can be invaluable for a business when it’s fighting to defeat the rot and decay that can set in …

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The Push To Clean Up Gasoline
March 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

EmissionsMotor vehicle emissions are a function of both vehicle technology and fuel formulation. The auto industry has spent billions to reduce emissions since the pre-control era.Hydrocarbons (HC) ha…

Staying competitive is what it's all about for Jim Patrick, shown here after winning a CASCAR qualifying heat.
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Stoking The Competitive Fires
February 1, 2000 by Rob Tanner

Jim Patrick, 33 of Delaware, Ont., is a dedicated mechanic and frustrated race car driver.Patrick started going to races, with his father Al, when he was four years old. His first taste of racing was …

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Dealing with life in a pressure-cooker
February 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Let’s face it, in today’s pressure-cooker atmosphere, keeping up with technology and the competition is more important than ever.The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence can help you m…

Engine additive, fuel system and in this case, cooling system formulations, can offer tangible vehicle benefits and increased profit opportunities to shop owners.
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A Strong Argument
February 1, 2000 by Erik Martensson

Auto service professionals have a tool that can put money into their pockets and keep their customers on the road.The benefit to both parties is a strong argument for the use of engine chemicals and a…

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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Most critical gasket service
February 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

No matter how good the gasket, its ability to perform as advertised will be either enhanced or compromised by the preparation of the cylinder head.The cylinder head gasket is by far the most critical …