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A SEMA show standout in Las Vegas was this DaimlerChrysler PT Cruiser customized by Canadian Tier One OE supplier Decoma International Inc. The Woody Street Rod garnered three awards at the show, including both the design excellence and design application awards from DaimlerChrysler Corporation. Decoma intends to offer OEM's the capability to "customize" vehicles at the factory to target regional or niche markets.
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Big Three agree on standards
December 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

DaimlerChrysler, Ford Motor Company and General Motors have announced a “dealer infrastructure standard” for their respective dealers that will provide common guidelines for dealer network connectivit…

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He who has the remote rules!
December 1, 2000 by Rick Cogbill a.k.a. Slim Shambles

We sat there with bated breath, waiting for the training session to begin. I had my notebook and pen, Beanie had his popcorn, and Basil held a bag of fresh donuts. As usual, Tooner brought nothing.I t…

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Aluminum Bearings
December 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Clevite’s Bob Anderson is among the many in the aftermarket industry who agrees that two-layer aluminum bearings work, but prefers three layer Babbit overlay shells in most applications. “A bimetal al…

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Un Air D’Avenir Arrives Big Three agree on standards
December 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Quebec Minster of the Environment, Jacques Brassard, has formally announced the implementation of a maintenance program as part of the province’s drive to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. “Un Air D’Av…

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…

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 could be mutually beneficial to both businesses, especially in achieving higher profit. E. K. Williams & Co. (Ontario) Ltd. Offices specialize in the independent sector of the automotive aftermarket industry, preparing analytical operating statements for analysis purposes, personal and corporate tax preparation, business management consulting, business management and employee development programs and industry specific software.Bob can be reached at (613) 836-5130, 1-800-267-5497, FAX (613) 836-4637, or by E-Mail ekwont@istar.ca. Visit E.K. Williams & Co. on the internet at: www.ekw.ca
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Are your accounts receivable out of control?
December 1, 2000 by Bob Greenwood

Accounts receivable can act like a cancer in business: when they are out of control it affects the physical well being of management. Stress levels start to increase to unacceptable levels, and this i…

Eric Axiak
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On the Move… (December 01, 2000)
December 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

PartSource has announced two recent appointments. Eric Axiak joins the company as national sales manager, PartSource Wholesale, and Paul Barron has been appointed marketing manager, wholesale.Martin C…

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DaimlerChrysler to sell NEV’s
November 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

DaimlerChrysler Corporation has purchased the assets of North Dakota-based Global Electric MotorCars to become the first major automaker to sell the zero-emission Neighborhood Electric Vehicles in the…