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“A” Is For Anaerobic
March 1, 2009 by Chuck Carman, Curriculum Developer CARS

Knowledge: When dealing with today’s sophisticated engineered automobiles, you just can’t get enough of it. As the engineering and manufacturing processes have improved over the years, the impact of i…

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“AB Magique” ePartConnection now integrated with Monaco part stores
September 13, 2013 by CARS Magazine

VL Communications has announced that the integration of the ePartConnection e-catalog to order from Monaco Group Automotive is completed and available to “AB Magique” software users.

Pictured from left to right: Bob Martin, Chris Burkey, Dean Ferri, Ron Kolody, Kim Schumacher, Ryan Ridgeway, Doug Morrison, Zara Wishloff, Bob Greenwood, Rui Martins.
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“Bosch Haus” concept launched in Canadian Prairies
November 29, 2011 by CARS Magazine

More than 120 automotive service providers attended the Bosch Haus event organized by Automotive Parts Distributors (APD) featured a business presentation that showcased APD Saskatoons complete automotive offerings from Bosch.

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“Dear Bubba…”
October 1, 2003 by John G. Smith

Chris Greeson is certain there is only one appropriate headline for an article about oil filters: “Dear Bubba,” he says, accenting his southern drawl. “Please remember the purpose of a filter. Physica…

Jim Anderton, Technical Editor
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“Domestic” shop? Better not be.
December 1, 2007 by Jim Anderton, Technical Editor

All the former Big Three tried importing European models under domestic nameplates, but dealer indifference, little or non-existent technician training and poor marketing support made them a side show…

Are additives available in "professional only" formulations? It's one way to differentiate your products, and stop the "I can get it cheaper at the Big Box" argument.
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“If They Need It, We’ll Sell It”
February 1, 2004 by Jim Anderton

“You can pay me now, or pay me later”. To a vehicle owner, that old ad for Fram filters suggested that a few dollars spent on maintenance would pay off in lower repair bills later. It’s true, of course, but the implied threat of that old message w…

Right rear of vehicle
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“In Less Than a Minute”
December 1, 2003 by Mike Duguay

March 6, 1998, would begin as most any other day. Jon Pysh, a licensed auto-technician at a Chrysler dealership in Richmond, BC. would leave for work as usual that morning, never imagining the horror …

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“Search for a Champion contest now accepting video entries
November 1, 2013 by CARS Magazine

Federal-Moguls Search for a Champion competition will award 15 racing sponsorships worth $5,000 and one grand-prize sponsorship of $50,000.

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“Serious” Welding/Cutting Tools
January 1, 2004 by CARS Magazine

The Lincoln Electric Company’s new Pro-Series welding and cutting tools are “serious” tools designed for the most demanding jobs, and include compact wire feed/welders and oxy-acetylene kits.

"Shift Into High Gear" With Mitchell 1 Facebook Sweepstakes
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“Shift Into High Gear” With Mitchell 1 Facebook Sweepstakes
May 16, 2013 by CARS Magazine

Want to win a trip to attend the next Mitchell 1 Shop Management System Training Workshop in Minneapolis, Minn., July 18-21? If you are a Mitchell 1 shop management software user and would like to learn more advanced capabilities, better…

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“Tag-Teaming” Emerges as One of Three New Online Trends of Illegal Car Sellers According to Regulator of Motor Vehicle Sales
October 11, 2012 by CARS Magazine

“Tag-Teaming,” the act of two illegal car sellers in different locations working together to hide their identities and lure unsuspecting car buyers to purchase vehicles, is emerging as a trend in online auto sales, according to the…

Robert (Bob) Greenwood is President and C.E.O. of E. K. Williams & Co. (Ontario) Ltd. Bob has over 24 years of Business Management experience within the automotive aftermarket industry, training and consulting with independent retail automotive repair and service shops across Ontario on all facets of their business operations. Bob has also helped wholesale jobbers do a better job by providing valuable insight as to challenges faced by retail installers -- and how greater cooperation could be mutually beneficial to both businesses, especially in achieving higher profit.
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“Training” has evolved to a new definition for “ROI”
September 1, 2000 by Robert Greenwood

It is time to recognize, and essentially understand, the evolved and expanded concept, that “training” of shop technical personnel, and its owners/managers, in today’s world has matured to new additio…

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#Championchat with Kevin Harvick set for 7 p.m. E.T.
October 15, 2013 by CARS Magazine

NASCARs Kevin Harvick will take time out from his preparations for Sunday’s Camping World RV Sales 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup race to chat with Federal-Mogul’s “Performance Driven” Champion community tonight for another #ChampionChat social media session. Anyone can join the conversation by logging on to Twitter tonight from 7 to 7:30 p.m. E.T.

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#PartsMatter campaign attracts hundreds of early supporters
November 16, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Nearly 1,200 consumers and technicians have helped communicate the #PartsMatter message by sharing, via social media and the website, photos and videos depicting unfortunate – and in some cases potentially dangerous – part failures. Sponsored by Federal-Mogul Motorparts, owner

$10,000 Champion 'King of the Road' Contest Now Open for Entries at
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$10,000 Champion ‘King of the Road’ Contest Now Open for Entries at
June 17, 2013 by CARS Magazine

Federal-Mogul’s innovative Champion “King of the Road” online contest, which will award a total of $10,000 to the owners of the hottest and most interesting rides as judged by voters, is now open for entries at…