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News Briefs (January 01, 2000)
January 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

MACs Convention HighlightsThe Mobile Air Conditioning Society held its annual convention and trade show Jan. 18 to Jan.20 in Las Vegas. Highlights of the MACS event, directed specifically at shop owne…

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Sport Power Clutch for Domestics
January 1, 2000 by Auto Service World

The same Sachs engineers who designed today’s carbon/titanium racing clutch for Ferrari and Mercedes Formula 1 applications have developed the Sachs Power Clutch, a heavy-duty clutch kit system with street manners and race track brawn. Responding to the marketplace, Sachs

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Advanced Electrical System Analyzer
January 1, 2000 by Auto Service World

Midtronics Inc. has introduced its new inTellect Advanced Electrical System Analyzer, which makes diagnosing a vehicle’s starting and charging systems easy. The inTellect cart-mounted system immediately identifies problems, freeing the technician to spend more time concentrating on fixing them. Among

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Brake Runout Correction Plates
January 1, 2000 by Auto Service World

Brake Align’s Runout Correction plates can save up to 30-45 minutes of labor on the most difficult disc brake services, and also eliminate lateral run-out, which is the number-one complaint of customer comebacks–indicated by brake pedal pulsation or steering wheel

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Automatic Transmission Service Machines
January 1, 2000 by Auto Service World

Century’s T-Tech automatic transmission service machines–the TT300 PRO Plus and the TT200 PRO–are both functional and attractive. Also, in the case of the TT300 PRO Plus, it can help installers sell the service. The unit’s large backlit cylinder clearly illustrates

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Precious Metal Plug
January 1, 2000 by Auto Service World

Denso, in a move to improve the longevity and performance of the spark plug over even the platinum electrode type, has introduced its Iridium Spark Plug. The plug, which actually uses a nickel-iridium-platinum alloy, is said to be a substantial

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Multi-Branch Connection Savings
January 1, 2000 by Auto Service World

CCI/Triad’s Ultimate customers will be the first to beta test its NETConnect product, but the benefits can be easily seen. NETConnect allows multi-store operations to connect to a central computer via a dedicated Internet connection, eliminating the need for dedicated

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Clean, Cold Power
January 1, 2000 by Auto Service World

The AEM Cold Air Induction System not only adds performance, it showcases what performance engineering can do in terms of maintaining emissions levels, too. Even though we in Canada aren’t under the California emissions regulations, it’s nonetheless notable that the

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Severe Duty Disk Brake Pads
January 1, 2000 by Auto Service World

Metalazer FLT Severe Duty Fleet Disc Brake Pads from Satisfied Brake feature the Gridlok technology patented by the company. The pads are ideal for the performance needs of taxis, police cruisers, delivery vehicles, couriers, etc. The Gridlok technology, which locks

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Gauge Line Gets Glowing Review
January 1, 2000 by Auto Service World

The Auto Meter Lunar Series gives a fresh look to high tech gauges. During the day, the Lunar series looks like the traditional Auto Meter Ultra-Lite series with silver dial and fluorescent red pointer. At night, the electro-luminescent dial lights

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Handheld Everything Tool
January 1, 2000 by Auto Service World

Genisys from OTC promises to combine the functions of diagnostics, scan tools, gas, scope and meters in one unit. Features include bi-directional communications with shop PCs and components, adherence to Passport standards, and a host of modules and upgrades in

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New Horizons in Repair
January 1, 2000 by Auto Service World

Looking down the road into the near future, the SmartDART system has the potential to change the way technicians conduct repairs. The system comprises a wearable, voice-activated computer that uses an innovative diagnostic process to troubleshoot and guide repairs. The