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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…

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.
CARS_Magazine   Feature Auto Repair & Service

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…

CARS_Magazine   Feature Auto Repair & Service

How a budget can improve business
February 1, 2000 by Robert Wm Greenwood

A well-prepared budget or operating plan is the best source for management to get an indication of the financial health for an automotive repair business.Independent shops must think this process thro…

Gary KenezEditor
CARS_Magazine   Feature Auto Repair & Service

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 …

CARS_Magazine   Feature Auto Repair & Service

Hurtin’ Hands
February 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

In the auto service business, skin is a major asset. It makes sense to look after it and protect what amounts to the body’s largest organ.As the body’s largest organ, skin provides a barrier to the en…

Figure 5 shows how the PSOM cluster digitizes the AC signal that comes from the speed sensor, because computers work with digital signals. This signal is then sent to the EEC 4 module.
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Taking a Diagnostics Bath or an exercise infrustration can be a learning experience
February 1, 2000 by Craig Cook

It’s one thing to work on high tech vehicles with all the access to information that working at a new car dealership service department affords.Life in the independent aftermarket is a lot tougher tha…

CARS_Magazine   Feature Auto Repair & Service

Brake guy talking
February 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Brakes may not be new or as exciting as e-commerce and dot.com start ups, but if hydraulic lines, rotors, calipers, drums and friction material could speak, they might complain of being taken for gran…

CARS_Magazine   Feature Auto Repair & Service

Exhaust Service Opportunities
February 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Vehicles coming to a repair shop for performance concerns may have problems with the exhaust system, although there is no visible sign of a concern.In general, a clogged exhaust can be caused by deter…

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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…

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 …

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…

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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 …