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Canadian Tire Opens Quebec Auto Parts Distribution Facility
March 19, 2002 by Auto Service World

Canadian Tire has opened a new 106,000-square-foot distribution facility in Kirkland, Que. to serve 133 stores in Qubec and the Maritimes with auto parts and accessories shipments. The facility which will serve 56 stores in Montreal area alone, was officially

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Goodyear Selects Finalists in Truck Hero Awards
March 19, 2002 by Auto Service World

Five professional truck drivers who risked their own lives to help others have been selected as finalists for the 2001 Goodyear North America Highway Hero Award.The award recognizes acts of heroism by truckers in the course of their travels on

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Supreme Court of Canada Ruling May Mean Millions in Refunded Auto Deductibles
March 18, 2002 by Auto Service World

Consumers who had their cars written off, but paid the deductible on their policy, may be in for a refund.Lawyers in Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver have filed a number of lawsuits against car insurance companies in courts in Ontario and

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Tenneco Automotive Offers Consumer Rebate On Mufflers
March 15, 2002 by Auto Service World

Tenneco Automotive has announced the launch of a consumer rebate program on its line of Quiet Flow mufflers.The Walker Quiet-Flow ‘Cash-In2’ program is in effect from now through May 15, 2002. Consumers who purchase a Quiet-Flow muffler from a participating

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Do you dream in color or Porsche silver? CAA members do.
March 14, 2002 by Auto Service World

Members of the Canadian Automobile Association have voted and the results are in: the Porsche 911 is their undisputed "dream vehicle."In a recent survey, CAA members threw price and practicality to the wind selecting a sports car as their dream

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General Motors Recalls 2000-01 Chevrolet Blazer, GMC Jimmy, and Oldsmobile Bravada SUVs
March 13, 2002 by Auto Service World

General Motors has announced a recall of 2000-01 Chevrolet Blazer, GMC Jimmy, and Oldsmobile Bravada sport utility vehicles. The campaign involves approximately 546,000 SUVs built between September 1999 and August 2001. There have been two reported accidents that may have

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MAP announces revised uniform inspection & communication standards
March 13, 2002 by Auto Service World

The Motorist Assurance Program has released its revised 2002 Uniform Inspection & Communication Standards (UICS) for all seven vehicle systems: Brakes, Drive-train, Engine Maintenance & Performance, Electrical, Exhaust, HVAC, and Steering & Suspension. Service providers participating in MAP have until

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ASE Automobile Technician Certification Testing Schedule Announced
March 13, 2002 by Auto Service World

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) will be offering its full complement of certification tests for auto technicians this Spring over the course of two evenings on May 7 and May 9 at 7:00 p.m. The tests will

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Toyota Canada to address engine oil sludging issues in some 1997-2001 engines
March 13, 2002 by Auto Service World

Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) has announced a customer satisfaction program that includes case-by-case assistance where engine damage has occurred due to oil sludging. Owners who notice the tell-tale signs of engine sludge formation are advised to take their vehicle to

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ASE announces sweepstakes for ASE-certified technicians
March 13, 2002 by Auto Service World

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) has announced the "Go to the Show" sweepstakes. The result of a combined effort between ASE and the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA), the contest is open to all ASE-certified individuals.Three winners

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NASCAR "Lies" Highlighted in Belt Advertising Campaign
March 13, 2002 by Auto Service World

Goodyear is launching a consumer advertising campaign in the U.S. capitalizing on the legendary history of NASCAR "cheating" and so-called "speed secrets."The stories, legends and myths about NASCAR race teams making their car engines run better will provide the cornerstone

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Former Honeywell Suitor Acquires Automotive Component Companies
March 12, 2002 by Auto Service World

Investment group Questor Partners, which was rebuffed by Honeywell last year in favor of General Electric, has announced the acquisition of two automotive component manufacturers.Questor Partners Fund II, L.P. and other funds managed by Questor Management Company will acquire the