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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…

MAZDA PROTEGE ESEngine: 2.0 L DOHC 4Compression Ratio: 9.1:1Horsepower: 130 @ 6000 RPMTorque (ft-lbs): 135 @ 4000 RPMFuel: Regular (87 Octane)Battery: 60 Amp/hrAlternator: 80 Amp/hrWasher fluid capacity: 5.1 LCrankcase capacity: 3.7 LCoolant capacity: 7.5 LFuel tank capacity: 55 L
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2001 Mazda Proteg
November 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

There was a time when Mazda made the Wankel engine, well, respectable. While the firm from Hiroshima wasn’t the first to mass-produce the rotary for automotive use (NSU in Germany holds that distincti…

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Nationwide Training Program to Debut in 2001
November 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

The Partners in Training tour, set to debut in February 2001, will offer progressive installers (and their jobbers) an opportunity to learn more about their business and improve the business managemen…

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Firestone Tire Issues Expanding
November 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

While the ongoing Firestone recall effort continues, the original recall of 6.5 million tires will be expanded by 1.4 million tires. The voluntary action comes on the heels of a September U.S. Nationa…

Jim Anderton, Editor
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Live better electrically
November 1, 2000 by Jim Anderton

Remember that slogan? In the ‘Fifties, electricity was the wave of the future, and homeowners were encouraged to use as many kilowatt-hours as possible. “Living better,” meant filling the home with ev…

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Select your jobber with care
October 1, 2000 by Robert Greenwood

The business of running an automotive maintenance and repair shop is dramatically different than it was five years ago. Some of the basic issues that you must face are: An extreme shortage of compete…

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Firestone recall update
October 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Firestone’s efforts to replace P235/75R15 Wilderness AT, ATX and ATX II tires continue with 2.9 million units replaced at press time, and running at a rate of 70,000 tires per day. With the recall pro…

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A Manufacturer’s View
October 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Ed Eardley, tool designer (and former technician) with pneumatic tool heavyweight Ingersoll-Rand Company, knows how technician use, and sometimes abuse their air tools. ” (It’s about) care of the tool…

1999 Dodge Ram Van
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What Price Performance?
October 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory has tested several NG vehicles, including a popular OEM vehicle, the Dodge B2500 van. Performance results show a modest reduction c…

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Making an Impact — New Efforts to Promote Industry Careers
October 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

You’ve heard lots of talk in the news about the “brain-drain” phenomenon. Well, our industry is also experiencing a “brain-drain” in that most young people considering their career options are bombard…

Murray Russell, Manager, Program Development, General Motors of Canada Ltd.
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Industry’s Commitment to CARS National Accreditation Program Of what benefit do you see the CARS National Accreditation program to industry?
October 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Industry is the driving force behind the CARS National Accreditation Program and is a big reason for the program’s success. The program’s Board of Directors is committed to ensuring the future workfor…

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Uni-Select closes its acquisition in the U.S.
October 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Uni-Select reports that it has completed its acquisition of Mississippi-based Brandon Auto Supply Inc. and of Clay Street Corporation.The acquisition is Uni-Select’s third in the U.S. in as many years…