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Prestone Fuel Additive Line
January 1, 2000 by Auto Service World

It’s no secret that Prestone branded products are recognized by consumers. Now, the brand has been applied to a line of fuel additives which, not surprisingly, will capitalize on the winter product strength of the Prestone brand, at least initially.

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Spray-On Winter Tire Protection
January 1, 2000 by Auto Service World

Tire care’s not just for summer anymore. Winter Tire Care from No Touch leaves a silicone polymer film which protects the rubber from cold-weather cracking and damaging road salt and can be sprayed on clean or dirty tires. It also

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Vehicle Carbon Monoxide Alarm
January 1, 2000 by Auto Service World

While most people don’t think about it, the car is a riskier place for carbon monoxide (CO) exposure than the home. Even low levels of CO can affect a driver’s reaction time and judgement and, because CO is odorless and

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Slime That Flat
January 1, 2000 by Auto Service World

Sure, you’ve seen tire repair products before, but this one really jumps off the shelf with its lime green color and the innovative bundling of compressor and flat fixer. The Lil’ Buddy contains a 300 psi compressor, one 16 oz.

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All-powerful Zeus Smart Start
January 1, 2000 by Auto Service World

It may not look glamorous, but the company claims it’s the first major advance in automobile security since electronic alarms. The Smart Start anti-theft technology uses a proprietary in-solenoid embedded circuitry technology which prevents vehicle theft through starter disconnect, passive

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Product Training CD
January 1, 2000 by Auto Service World

KYB’s product training CD-ROM says in a few minutes what often takes many catalog pages to convey and which could be conveyed on a videotape, but without the need for a videotape player and television. And it does so in

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Danger Signals
January 1, 2000 by Robert Wm. Greenwood

Watch for these signs of business trouble, which should set off alarm bells. The business you save could be your own.With the holiday season behind us, this can be a good time to take stock of your ov…

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Batteries are changing as power demands increase
January 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

More this, more that, and by the way, more power, in less space, and lighter, too. That in a nutshell, is the future for automotive batteries, at this point in time, at least.One of the emerging devel…

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Market Feature: Transmission Trouble?
January 1, 2000 by Auto Service World

When you see how deceptive the signs can be, you’ll understand how important training is.

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Knowledge Building: Learning to Measure Engine Parts
January 1, 2000 by Auto Service World

Accurate measurement of engine components is critical to a quality engine build, both in terms of longevity and performance as well as profitability–a part that was machined or ordered improperly due to an inaccurate measurement adds time and cost to

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Truck Shock Valved for Comfort and Control
January 1, 2000 by Auto Service World

Usually ride control additions for trucks promote increased load carrying, off-road performance, etc. Monroe’s Reflex is the first to talk about improving on-road performance in terms of control and comfort. Because shock absorbers are velocity-sensitive devices, the faster they are

Distinction and a high level of proficiency characterize the career performance of Craig Cook. A top-flight, 29-year-old automotive technician who was born and raised in Scotland, near Edinburgh, Cook earned his certification at the highly demanding City and Guild Institute in London, England, after a lengthy apprenticeship which began when he was 16 years old. In Canada, he successfully earned Class A certification, then went on to meet the rigorous demands of several levels of ASE certification, including electronics, electrical, engine performance and advanced engine diagnostics. Cook was also one of less than 10 per cent who wrote and passed the first - and highly demanding - test given to 1,000 technicians trying to qualify as certified emission  diagnostics and repair specialists for the Drive Clean program in Ontario.  He presently works in Burlington, at Oakville Tire.
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Unraveling a no-start
January 1, 2000 by Craig Cook

After a recent conversation with a friend regarding a problem he had with a Ford Aerostar Ignition System, it brought back some memories of a problem I had a few years ago.A 1992 4.0L Ford Aerostar ca…