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Mechanics Speed Repair With Wearable Computer
June 25, 2001 by Auto Service World

Mechanics at an ambulance company in the U.S. reduced repair and maintenance time on their ambulance fleet by nearly 70% using a prototype wearable computer system and voice activated software.The computer, from Microvision Nomad Personal Display System, and voice-activated graphic

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Prestone Gains Dex-Cool Approval
June 18, 2001 by Auto Service World

Prestone Extended Life 5/150 Antifreeze/Coolant has been approved by General Motors Corporation to be licensed as a Dex-Cool product.The antifreeze/coolant has been approved under General Motors’ extended life engine coolant specification, GM 6277M. Prestone Products was also granted a long-

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Mazda Sells Reman Facility to Delco-Remy
June 18, 2001 by Auto Service World

Mazda North American Operations today announced the signing of a definitive agreement for the sale of its North American remanufacturing business to a subsidiary of Delco Remy International. The business, which is located in Jacksonville, Fla., and is responsible for

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Tool Tax Legislation For Apprentice Technicians To Be Tabled This Fall
June 13, 2001 by Auto Service World

Legislation is to be tabled this fall which will provide apprentice technicians with a degree of tax relief against their tool purchases.The move, confirmed by the Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA), says that The Minister of Finance and the

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Integration Standard Will Eliminate “Walk of Death”
June 1, 2001 by Auto Service World

The i-Shop integrated environment will eliminate the "walk of death" and revolutionize the way that vehicle service will be performed for the customers, delegates at the Automotive Industries Association of Canada convention were told today in Penticton, B.C.The i-Shop standards

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Acklands-Grainger Chairman Receives Automotive Industry Association’s Highest Award
May 31, 2001 by Auto Service World

Doug Cumming, chairman of Acklands-Grainger, was named the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award, the highest award the Automotive Industries Association of Canada today in Penticton, B.C.He was presented to award today for his outstanding service to the automotive aftermarket

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Industry Group Unveils Brake Test Procedure
May 29, 2001 by Auto Service World

The Brake Manufacturers Council unveiled its new test procedure and industry guideline recommendations for automotive aftermarket brake materials.“BEEP (Brake Effectiveness Evaluation Procedure) is the culmination of a decade-long effort with the guideline objective that aftermarket brake materials meet the same

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CHICAGO RAWHIDE EXPANDS HEAVY DUTY SALES COVERAGE IN CANADA
May 29, 2001 by Auto Service World

Chicago Rawhide announces a new long-term sales representation agreement for its heavy-duty bearing and seal aftermarket business in Canada. CR has selected a newly created division of Specialty Sales & Marketing, a sales agency based in Mississauga, Ontario. Bruce Hipkiss,

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CCI Triad Redefines Market Strategy
May 28, 2001 by Auto Service World

CCI Triad has announced a strategy to focus on core products, services and capabilities as it positions for growth, a change that will mean a rethinking the way it goes to market.CCI Triad has recently undertaken an extensive market and

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ACDelco Announces Enhanced Installer Support Program
May 11, 2001 by Auto Service World

Installers can now receive more benefits through the ACDelco Total Service Support Program.The new additions to the program include ADT security discounts, the ability to automatically earn points for ACDelco’s Exclusively Yours rewards program with the purchase of parts, and

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Uni-Select Quarter Up, Canadian Automotive Down
May 8, 2001 by Auto Service World

Uni-Select released its results for the first quarter of 2001, revealing a 1% increase in earnings, despite a slight drop in its Canadian Automotive business.For the quarter ended March 31, Uni-Select’s net earnings have increased by 1% to $2,244,000 or

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Midtronics Buys Rapid Charging Technology From Exide
May 8, 2001 by Auto Service World

Midtronics, Inc., has acquired the technology assets related to the QuickSmart Battery Tester/Charger from Exide Technologies. The QuickSmart technology, developed by Exide Technologies and introduced in November 1998, provides a means of rapidly charging and testing a lead-acid battery. The