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A matter of tax fairness
March 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Technicians are badly in need of a tax break on their tools. The ability to deduct the cost of expensive tools that are essential for employment seems like common sense.But finance minister Paul Marti…

Another two-year sponsorship deal from Castrol for D.J. Kennington bodes well for his CASCAR Super Series championship chances.
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News Briefs (March 01, 2000)
March 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

New Kinetic Suspension System a Technical InnovationTenneco Automotive’s new Kinetic suspension system was designed to improve vehicle stability, road-holding and roll resistance.It has been lauded fo…

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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.
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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…

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…

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…

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Don’t Get Stiffed Protect Yourself
March 1, 2000 by Scott Ewart and Bob Harris

We Got Stiffed – Again. It is an all too common remark heard over the cluttered desk tops of too many repair shops across Ontario — and the rest of Canada, for that matter.All too often there is no i…

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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…

Wiring and electronics technician trainer Jorge Menchu, centre, consults with two technicians at a recent seminar in Canada.
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Lose the scope and scan tool – It’s crayons you need for diagnostics
March 1, 2000 by Craig Cook

It’s often said that going back to the basics is the best way to handle complex underhood troubleshooting. But if you thought colouring with crayons was going too far, think again.That’s exactly what …

Through shop work, high school student Mike Nelson is also part of an education program that mixes academics with both hands-on shop experience and trade-specific classroom training towards a technician apprenticeship.
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Raising A Crop of Future Technicians
March 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

It’s as true in business as it is in farming. To raise a good crop start early, nurture the seedlings and provide plenty of nutrients, much like a specialized apprenticeship program is doing for futur…

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…