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PROFITS are no accident
February 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

If you’re an automotive technician, you’ve no doubt sat through hundreds of hours of technical training. Even now, as a working tech, you likely take hours of training every year in order to keep up w…

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ACROSS CANADA REPORT: A Head for Fundraising
February 1, 2000 by Bob Blans

Have you heard? Ritchie York, the AIA Saskatchewan Division chairman, has found a new way to raise money for the Marion Roberts Scholarship Fund as well as another pet project of his, the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Scholarship Fund.

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Hurtin’ Hands
February 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

In the auto service business, skin is a major asset. It makes sense to look after it and protect what amounts to the body’s largest organ.As the body’s largest organ, skin provides a barrier to the en…

Figure 5 shows how the PSOM cluster digitizes the AC signal that comes from the speed sensor, because computers work with digital signals. This signal is then sent to the EEC 4 module.
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Taking a Diagnostics Bath or an exercise infrustration can be a learning experience
February 1, 2000 by Craig Cook

It’s one thing to work on high tech vehicles with all the access to information that working at a new car dealership service department affords.Life in the independent aftermarket is a lot tougher tha…

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Dealing with life in a pressure-cooker
February 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Let’s face it, in today’s pressure-cooker atmosphere, keeping up with technology and the competition is more important than ever.The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence can help you m…

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How a budget can improve business
February 1, 2000 by Robert Wm Greenwood

A well-prepared budget or operating plan is the best source for management to get an indication of the financial health for an automotive repair business.Independent shops must think this process thro…

BODYSHOP NEWS
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BodyShop News (February 01, 2000)
February 1, 2000 by Auto Service World

Preferred Shop Practice Does Not Lessen Competition, Competition Bureau finds The insurance company practice of directing business to preferred bodyshops does not substantially lessen competition, according to a Competition Bureau ruling. The Competition Bureau carried out an examination of the

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University of the Aftermarket: Avoiding and Reducing Burnout Can Increase Profitability
February 1, 2000 by Auto Service World

“There’s no stress or burnout in our industry!” That’s what many aftermarket executives are telling themselves about their own environment as well as that of their team’s, but is this your real world? Have you or a co-worker been experiencing

The wiper blade market must contend with new vehicle designs and a consumer who rarely thinks about the fact that wipers wear out-- until they can't see, that is. Graphic: Toyota Canada.
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MARKET FEATURE: Wipers Working Harder for You
February 1, 2000 by Andrew Ross

Windshield wiper sales work best when you employ a three-pronged approach: Products, Promotions, and Premiums.

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The Real World?
February 1, 2000 by Andrew Ross, Editor

This may be the information age, but the speed and quantity of information available hasn’t made concepts like economics any easier to get a handle on. A recent economic report from the CIBC says that the economies of Canada and

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Countertalk For the Counterperson: Dr.Diagnostic
February 1, 2000 by Auto Service World

Detecting Hydrocarbons in the Coolant Symptom: Hydrocarbons (exhaust gases or fuel) in the cooling system. Cause: A leak past the head gasket or a flaw in the cylinder head casting or block. Solution: While large leaks would be detectable by

Gary KenezEditor
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Wisdom from a $1G per day Guy
February 1, 2000 by Gary Kenez

He’s a highly talented and productive auto service technician, with extraordinary customer relations skills and the ability to balance sometimes conflicting forces of sales targets and the customer’s …