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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…

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…

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Little Known Safety Organization Packs Punch
March 1, 2000 by Ann-Marie Barker, P.Eng.

The sting of a little known organization dedicated to the safe handling of fuel products was felt by at least one unscrupulous fuel supplier who was hit with a hefty fine.The Fuels Safety Division of …

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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…

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PROFITS are no accident
February 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

If you’re an automotive technician, you’ve no doubt sat through hundreds of hours of technical training. Even now, as a working tech, you likely take hours of training every year in order to keep up w…

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 …

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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…

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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…

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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…

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…