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Visteon develops 250,000-kilometer air filter
March 1, 2001 by CARS Magazine

Visteon Corporation has announced the development of a Long Life Filtration System designed to virtually eliminate air filter service over the life of a vehicle. The system consists of a reticulated f…

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Hyundai 1.6L “Alpha” Engine Specifications
March 1, 2001 by CARS Magazine

Installed in: Accent GSi/GLType: 4-Cylinder Inline DOHC-16 ValveDisplacement: 1.6 L (1,599 cc)Bore and Stroke: 76.5 x 87.0 mmCompression Ratio: 10.0:1…

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MAPC aims to boost the image of the auto industry
March 1, 2001 by Allen Jones

Canadian consumers are a wary lot, and nowhere is this more true than at their local vehicle service provider. One solution to the problem lies with the Motorist Assurance Program of Canada, or MAPC. …

Jim Anderton, Editor
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Are we having fun yet?
March 1, 2001 by Jim Anderton

As I write this viewpoint, I’m in the back row of a classroom at Federal Mogul’s Toronto-area training facility among 35 members of our industry. Some are owners of service businesses, some are manage…

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Canadian Considerations
March 1, 2001 by CARS Magazine

For Canadian technicians, there are a few special instructions to keep in mind when preparing for ASE testing. The experience requirement means that you’ll need either a provincial automotive trade ce…

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Raise your labour rates, fire a few customers, and grow your bottom line
March 1, 2001 by Bob Greenwood

Everyone, who knows this industry, understands that things are changing very rapidly. Everyone also understands that there is an extreme shortage of competent technicians. The problem with this is tha…

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eAuto runs out of gas
March 1, 2001 by CARS Magazine

Dallas-based business-to-business Internet parts distributor eAuto has closed, citing the inability to secure a second round of funding due to market conditions. eAuto launched in 1996 as a consumer s…

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Canadian International Auto Show features technology competition
March 1, 2001 by CARS Magazine

The second annual Toronto Automotive Technology Competition was held on February 15th, 2001 at the Canadian International Auto Show with selected two-person teams from eligible Toronto high schools. T…

Sectioned detail of the Compact HHM non-detachable variant.
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Re-engineering the hub unit and halfshaft
March 1, 2001 by CARS Magazine

Vehicle corner assemblies comprise many elements: wheel and tire, springing, shock absorber, bearing assembly and, for a driven corner, an articulated halfshaft. GKN is the dominant world player in ar…

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You’re Not Just Buying a Tool Box
February 1, 2001 by Dean Askin

Tool storage has come a long way since the days of the bare-bones red metal portable box or roll cab that offered automotive and industrial maintenance mechanics a better way to store their wrenches, …

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A racing harness for the street?
February 1, 2001 by CARS Magazine

TRW displayed a four-point safety belt at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January. The four-point belts, displayed at the Ford Consumer Clinic, improve load distribution at th…

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College Instructors Reap Benefits of Interactive Distance Learning
February 1, 2001 by CARS Magazine

Jim Kerr, Instructor of Automotive Service Technology at Saskatchewan’s Kelsey Institute, has provided below a first-hand account of how CARS interactive distance learning (IDL) is helping keep instru…