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In Fort Simpson, Winterization Means Winterization
September 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Daryl Sloat, of D J Automotive in Fort Simpson, Northwest Territories (five hours north of the B.C. border) lives and works in an environment where winter means more than a frosted windshield. “Usuall…

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Are Franchises the Final Frontier?
September 1, 2000 by Paula Ellis

You can’t drive a mile down a major street without seeing one. Their ads are on your T.V., their jingles are on your radio. They’re franchises, and they’re everywhere. The high volume, quick turnaroun…

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Gas Welding & Brazing
September 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Sticking metals together with heat is a lot older than automobiles, but few consumer service industries use the “hot wrench” more than auto repair. Oxy-acetylene are still the gases of choice, and con…

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.
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“Training” has evolved to a new definition for “ROI”
September 1, 2000 by Robert Greenwood

It is time to recognize, and essentially understand, the evolved and expanded concept, that “training” of shop technical personnel, and its owners/managers, in today’s world has matured to new additio…

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When Cooler Heads Prevail…
September 1, 2000 by Rick Cogbill

We don’t often see Basil flustered. He just quietly does his work, over in his little corner of the building that we jokingly refer to as “The Healing Room”. On occasion he ventures out into the mayhe…

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Firestone Recall Update
September 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. has announced a recall in North America of some 14.4 million tires sold, of which 6.5 million are thought to be still in use for light trucks and sport utility vehicles that…

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Selling the Season
September 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

“Winterization” used to be the Canadian expression for anything that prepared cars, homes, RV’s or cabins for the rigours of the cold season. These days however, the drama of winter seems to have lost…

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Exide Battery ceases Canadian automotive battery production
September 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Exide Canada Inc., which will cease production of automotive batteries at its Vaughan, Ontario plant on November 30, has launched a feasibility study to determine if its plant can be converted to the …

Jim Anderton, Editor
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Out of the Wilderness…
September 1, 2000 by Jim Anderton

By the time you read this, the Firestone Wilderness, ATX and ATX II recall will be well underway, and chances are the lawsuits will be, too. This recall is smaller than the radial recall of Firestones…

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Ford to evaluate hydrogen fuel technology
September 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Ford Motor Company has issued a purchase order to test and evaluate a series of Stuart Personal Fuel Appliances, over the next two years. The appliances consist of a packaged, scaleable, portable and …

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Partnership creates an expanded E-Marketplace for the automotive industry
September 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

USAutoNews.com, the largest Internet automotive portal providing e-commerce to automotive dealers is partnering with PurchasePro.com, which offers business-to-business e-commerce solutions, to create …

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UAP to offer vehicle warranty through AutoPro outlets
September 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

AutoPro Mechanical and AutoPro Collision service and repair facilities will now be offering Canadian motorists an extended warranty protection program. The AutoPro Extended warranties can be purchased…