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Automotive Radio Show adds south-west Ontario market
May 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

The Consumer Automotive Repair Show, a two-hour radio program from the Ohio-based Car Care Council, has been added to 50,000 watt CKLW, a Windsor Ontario radio station.Show hosts Roger Kwapich and Dan…

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BFGoodrich introduces inflatable seatbelt
May 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

SmartBelt, seat belts with integral airbags, have been introduced by the BFGoodrich Company. The Smartbelt systems work with existing vehicle airbags. During a significant crash, the system rapidly in…

Brendan O'Brien (left), vice president, sales and marketing for Uni-Select draws a ballot with the assistance of Dave Clarke, president of Hennessy Industies Canada.
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Hennessy awards lift at AIA Show
May 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Hennessy Industries Canada has awarded an Ammco B2900 hoist to One-To-One Auto of Hamilton, Ontario. The draw took place at the Hennessy booth at the AIA Canadian International Automotive Show on Satu…

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2001 Lexus IS 300 Sport Sedan
May 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Lexus will go toe-to-toe with sport sedan benchmarks Audi A4 and BMW 3-series with the all-new IS 300 compact sport sedan, which arrives in July as a 2001 model. Power and rear-wheel drive are standou…

Randy MooreAIA Chairman of the Board 2000/01
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Expect Moore
May 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Delegates at the April 13th AIA 2000 annual general meeting have chosen their new Board Chairman: Mister Transmission’s Randy Moore.Randy Moore is no stranger to Automotive Industries Association of C…

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Internet firm rates technicians
May 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Denver-based GreatMechanics.com has launched a Web site that delivers consumer ratings of repair facilities based on customer ratings.Participating shops must have a clean record with the Better Busin…

Jim Anderton, Editor
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Times they are a Changin’
May 1, 2000 by Jim Anderson

Just how does a new editor introduce himself to the over 31,000 readers of SSGM? I pondered that problem while strategizing the engine change in my dying ’87 Fiero, and came to two conclusions: it won…

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Going Downtown
April 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Downtown Auto, a 10-bay independent auto service center in Kitchener, Ontario, is AIA Canada’s 2000 Car Care Award For Excellence grand prize winner.The award celebrates the auto service business for …

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Chronically low overall prospects labor rates undermine
April 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Performance SummariesOil gross profit has increased 4.0% over 1998 to 47.1%. Tires are down slightly from 20.8% in 1998 to 19.6% by December 1999.Batteries remain constant at 30%.Parts gross profit, h…

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Cutting Edge In More Ways Than One
April 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Winnipeg is home to a highly passionate professional auto service practitioner by the name of Adrian Vander Graaf, who operates Cutting Edge Automotive Technologies Inc.Just recently, Vander Graaf wro…

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Management inertia hurts financial performance
April 1, 2000 by Robert Greenwood

Things aren’t always as they appear. Take a close look at the following business performance results and analysis of the key elements.Business performance results in the auto service industry look pos…

Left to Right: Raymond Datt, President, AIA of Canada and Dan Bell, CARS President.
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Tool Tax Time
April 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Industry partners recently worked together to hold a media event and information session in Ottawa to promote the tool tax issue. On February 9th, industry and education representatives were invited t…