Auto Service World

Topic
Auto Repair & Service

CARS_Magazine   Feature Auto Repair & Service

Hydraulic Hybrid Truck Drive Launched: Improves Economy, Power
March 1, 2003 by CARS Magazine

Permo-Drive Technologies has developed a compact version of a hybrid hydraulic drive system that promises to improve the fuel-economy of medium-duty commercial vehicles by 30 percent or more. Speaking…

Remanufactured Delco 9si AlternatorsThe chart below represents an actual remanufacturer sample of one run of Delco alternators, representing over a thousand units shipped. The actual defect rate was 2.5 percent, although the return rate was 13%. Most reman firms accept returns in excess of the actual failure rate, but for how long?
CARS_Magazine   Feature Auto Repair & Service

Is that reman part really defective?
March 1, 2003 by CARS Magazine

If you’re replacing rotating electrical components a little too often, it could be worth a look at statistics to determine a trend or trends. Does one make or model of vehicle that predominantly fail?…

Selling lighting as a fashion statement means replacing more than a single burned-out lamp, and adds customer satisfaction.
CARS_Magazine   Feature Auto Repair & Service

Up your Profits with Upselling
March 1, 2003 by Dean Askin

Upsell. It’s almost a dirty word that leaves people thinking you’re just trying to sell them something they don’t really need. But if it’s done right-and for the right reasons-the upsell, whether it’s…

CARS_Magazine   Feature Auto Repair & Service

Sensitivity Training
March 1, 2003 by Jim Anderton

Sensitivity is a good quality in a person, or for that matter in an engine, especially in these days of Kyoto Protocol-driven environmentalism. Under the hood, however, controlling emissions is a lot …

CARS_Magazine   Feature Auto Repair & Service

Manifold Destiny
March 1, 2003 by CARS Magazine

Can you reliably check out important sensors with a digital multimeter? Sure! This tech tip from Wells Manufacturing Corporation (www.wellsmfgcorp.com) shows what can be done with a good ‘meter, a cou…

CARS_Magazine   Feature Auto Repair & Service

Marketing for Results: Do You Know Where You’re Going?
March 1, 2003 by Gordon Cameron and Ken Keis

Five Staff TruthsIn an open question response format, respondents were asked to offer their viewpoint regarding the main reasons for poor performance or lack of productivity within their shop/dealersh…

CARS_Magazine   Feature Auto Repair & Service

Greenwood On Management: 10 Common Shop Management Mistakes
March 1, 2003 by Bob Greenwood

Non – Profitable shops across Canada, that is, shops that actually lose money or owners who buy themselves a job, have 10 common Management and Mind-set factors that keep them in their situation and l…

FIGURE 1
CARS_Magazine   Feature Auto Repair & Service

Double Trouble
March 1, 2003 by Rich Diegle

On any given day, you might get a customer who comes to your shop complaining that the amber antilock brake (ABS) warning and (if equipped) amber traction control system (TCS) warning lights are on. O…

CARS_Magazine   Feature Auto Repair & Service

Mobile Air Conditioning Society Cooling System Panel Warns about Coolant Mixing, Corrosion
March 1, 2003 by CARS Magazine

The Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide held its 23rd annual convention and trade show, Reality Check 2003 at the Marriott New Orleans, January 30-February 1, 2003. One of the highlights …

Honda Insight
CARS_Magazine   Feature Auto Repair & Service

Canada’s Most Fuel-Efficient Vehicles Announced
March 1, 2003 by CARS Magazine

Natural Resources Canada’s Office of Energy Efficiency has announced the results of their Energuide Awards. The fuel efficiency winners by category are: Two seater: Honda Insight Subcompact: Volkswa…

CARS_Magazine   Feature Auto Repair & Service

Big Brother Discovers the Aftermarket
March 1, 2003 by Jim Anderson,Editor

There’s a new law coming in Ontario, and it should concern everyone in the Canadian automotive aftermarket, from coast to coast to coast. It’s called Bill 241, and if it goes into law, it could be the…

CARS_Magazine   Feature Auto Repair & Service

Net3F becomes Carrus Technologies
March 1, 2003 by CARS Magazine

The provider of automated business solutions for the automotive aftermarket industry announces a change of corporate name. Net3F, a subsidiary of B2B Vertical Markets, a joint venture between RBC Fina…