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CIAS 2002 News: Technicians Should be Making $75,000, says Speaker
May 4, 2002 by Auto Service World

A competent technician should be making $75,000 a year, says industry trainer and consultant Bob Greenwood.But, he adds, "We can’t afford to pay them that, because we as an industry are not there yet."Greenwood, whose presentation on Shop Profitability is

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Ontario Boosting Road Safety Awareness
May 4, 2002 by Auto Service World

An Ontario government road safety initiative designed to target dangerous driving behaviour and improve road safety in communities across the province is being launched today by Transportation Minister Norm Sterling. Ontario’s Road Safety Challenge 2002 will run from May 4th

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CIAS 2002 News: Late Parts Expert Honored as Counterperson of the Year
May 4, 2002 by Auto Service World

Mitch Felberg, who passed away recently, was named the winner of the Stephen Solomon Memorial Award as Counterperson of the Year at the "No vehicle was too old or too young for him to locate the parts you were after,"

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CIAS 2002 News: Quebec Named Division of the Year
May 4, 2002 by Auto Service World

The Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada’s Quebec Division was named Division of the Year for the second year in a row at the 2002 Canadian International Automotive Show in Toronto.The AIA Division of the Year Award is presented annually

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CIAS 2002 News: Kitchener Jobber Named Jobber of the Year
May 3, 2002 by Auto Service World

John Zuk, owner of Automotive Trade Supply, based in Kitchener, Ont., has been named the 2002 Jobber News Jobber of the Year at the Canadian International Automotive Show (CIAS) today."John is proof that you don’t have to be big to

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CIAS 2002 News: Innovators Showcase Winners Named for Technology, "Touchability"
May 3, 2002 by Auto Service World

Product and marketing award winners–Delphi’s DS800 and NGK’s Iridium merchandiser respectively–were chosen for their integration of technology and "touchability" by industry judges at the Canadian International Automotive Show being held in Toronto.The Delphi DS800 is a wireless touch tablet that

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General Motors Recalls 1995-97 Chevrolet Cavalier And Pontiac Sunfire And 1996-97 Buick Skylark, Pontiac Grand Am, And Oldsmobile Achieva Cars
April 30, 2002 by Auto Service World

General Motors has announced a recall of approximately 1.9 million model year 1995-97 Chevrolet Cavalier and Pontiac Sunfire and 1996-97 Buick Skylark, Pontiac Grand Am, and Oldsmobile Achieva passenger cars. These vehicles will be serviced to prevent high electrical current

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KEM Launches Fully Functional Website
April 30, 2002 by Auto Service World

KEM Manufacturing has launched its new website, www.kemparts.com, which offers its customers research, ordering, tracking and interchange options, product photos and real-time part availability.KEM, which has 10 factory distribution centers strategically located throughout the U.S. and Canada, allows customers to

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Truckers to Raise Funds for Quebec Students
April 30, 2002 by Auto Service World

More than 40 trucks will head off from Montreal en route to Brossard today, with the goal of raising $40,000 for Quebec youth school projects.The Fondation Jeunes Projet, in association with major sponsors such as Mtro-Richelieu, National Bank of Canada,

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Tenneco Extends Safety Triangle Promotion
April 29, 2002 by Auto Service World

The Monroe Safety First promotion from Tenneco Automotive, which offers comeback certificates worth up to $75 to consumers who replace worn shocks and/or struts with selected Monroe units, has been extended through June 30, 2002.The promotion is part of the

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Snap-on Gives Chairmanship to Elliot
April 26, 2002 by Auto Service World

Snap-on Incorporated has announced that Dale F. Elliott, Snap-on president and chief executive officer, and a member of its board of directors, has been elected to the additional position of chairman of the board. Elliott, 47, assumes the role from

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Rocker Rob Zombie Says He’s No Britney Spears, Sues Mazda
April 26, 2002 by Auto Service World

According the rocker Rob Zombie, two years agoa Mazda used some of his music in a commercial and has damaged his anti-corporate image.“Someone like Britney Spears doesn’t have any integrity to maintain so it doesn’t matter — she’s a corporate