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An endangered speciesFarewell to a hundred year-old brand:Oldsmobile is no more
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Oldsmobile to disappear
January 1, 2001 by CARS Magazine

General Motors has confirmed the rumors, and the venerable Oldsmobile brand will be phased out over the next few years.Citing the need to focus resources on shorter life cycles and innovative products…

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break through…into 21st century alternator and starter service
January 1, 2001 by Jim Anderton

Rotating electrical components are some of the most profitable jobs in a modern shop, and require less outright technical knowledge than ECM or fuel injection technology. Why then, do so many good rem…

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Training Tour Registrations Building
January 1, 2001 by CARS Magazine

The Federal-Mogul sponsored Partners In Training cross country business training tour is off to a strong start, including one date selling out within two weeks of the tour’s announcement.The Calgary d…

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Avoiding Common Installation Mistakes: Alternators
January 1, 2001 by CARS Magazine

Replacement alternators rarely fail as a result of manufacturing defects, but often quit because the root cause of the original failure wasn’t addressed.Load testing with a resistive load such as a ca…

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AIA and Training Solutions partner for installer management program
January 1, 2001 by CARS Magazine

The Automotive Industries Association (AIA) has announced an agreement to promote Training Solution’s “Business Development for 2001 and Beyond”. The five-day interactive workshop targets market share…

"Robert (Bob) Greenwood is President and C.E.O. of E. K. Williams & Co. (Ontario) Ltd.. Bob has over 26 years of Business Management experience within the automotive industry, counselling individual shops in Ontario, and has developed Business Management courses for the independent maintenance and repair sector, proven to enhance the shops profitability and grow the business with a controlled, focused procedure. Bob has also worked with wholesale jobbers to do a better job for the installer by providing valuable insight as to the real challenges faced by the retailer today -- and challenges the jobber to move to a new level of thinking and operating, where a proven vision for the industry enhances the profitability of both businesses.
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Measure your client’s perceptions then manage to their expectations
January 1, 2001 by Bob Greenwood

Late January and the month of February are “traditionally” a slower time of the year for the average installer business, which provides management the opportunity to measure a very important aspect of…

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Chrysler Engine Mount Noise
January 1, 2001 by Rich Diegle

I know the majority of you auto techs are extremely proficient at finding and repairing sources of strange and unusual noises. Although chasing these audible emissions can be time consuming and withou…

2001 Ford Explorer Sport TracEngine: 4.0 L SOHC V-6Oil capacity: 4.7 LCoolant capacity: 13.25 LFuel Capacity: 78 LTire Size: P235/75R-15,P255/70R-16 (Optional)
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Ford Explorer Sport Trac
December 1, 2000 by Jim Anderton

All work and no play…it’s a very old axiom, and if you’re an auto service owner/operator you probably spend your spare time as far away from the bays as possible. It’s also probable that the vehicle…

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Reroute surgery saves Geo Metro
December 1, 2000 by Rich Diegle

Get the jumper cables; this Geo is flat lining! Three technicians rush to the stall where a little blue 1993 Metro is barely clinging to existence. The shop’s top drivability technician works feverish…

Jim Anderton, Editor
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Why oil pricing matters
December 1, 2000 by Jim Anderton

Unless you’ve been on the moon over the last year, you’ve noticed a change in this country. I’m not referring to the Federal election, but to something much more important to our industry: the price o…

The Roy Rump & Sons team: Top left to right: Dave Rump, Roydon Rump, Diane Rump-Egan, Roy Rump Sr., Cody Egan, Tom Belford.Bottom left to right: Jeff Newson, Frank Priori, Dan Powell
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2000 SSGM Garage of the Year
December 1, 2000 by Jim Anderton

If first impressions count in the automotive service business, then Roy Rump & Sons, an Ottawa, Ontario full-service facility, succeeds in sending a message of competence and business success. The fam…

One of the more interesting concept/prototype vehicles on display at this year's Specialty Equipment Marketing Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas was the Ford Focus FCV. Powered by an experimental fuel cell developed by Ford's TH!NK enterprise, the vehicle will be used as a test vehicle as part of the multi-manufacturer California Fuel Cell Partnership.
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Daewoo future uncertain Courtesy cars decline in Canadian bodyshop survey
December 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Korean industrial giant and the country’s second largest carmaker, Daewoo, is in receivership, after talks with Ford and GM/Fiat failed to save the company from its creditors. Daewoo, struggling under…