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  • Ford officially launched Driving Skills for Life in Canada in 2014 with events in Toronto (shown) and Calgary during September/October

    Ford helping teens tackle distracted driving

    Distracted driving is fast becoming the number one cause in vehicle crashes and the growth ties in with the explosion in smartphone usage. According to data from the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, motorists who text message are 23 times more likely to be involved in a crash compared with those […]

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    2014 mid-year report card

    THE MARKET CONTINUES TO GROW AND MOST BRANDS ARE DOING WELL — BUT NOT ALL At the halfway point of 2014, new auto sales in Canada are 2.8 per cent ahead of where they were at the same time last year, setting the stage for a second consecutive record year […]

  • Nissan Canada and CFL funding high school football programs

    Nissan Canada and CFL funding high school football programs

    Nissan Canada and the Canadian Football League (CFL) recently announced a new “Back in the Game” program that will provide funding and support to 21 struggling high school football programs across the country. From Vancouver to Montreal, these teams can be found in each CFL market and will be given […]

  • Dealer satisfaction with lenders: One-on-one with J.D. Power’s Mike Buckingham

    Dealer satisfaction with lenders: One-on-one with J.D. Power’s Mike Buckingham

    Last week, we took a look at some of the findings from J.D. Power’s 2014 Canadian Dealer Financing Satisfaction Study, which revealed that despite a slight decline from last year, overall satisfaction for lender performance remains high with dealers. In an effort to take a little deeper look behind the […]

  • Managing your online reputation: how it works, how to leverage it

    Managing your online reputation: how it works, how to leverage it

    PART 1: A LEADING VENDOR’S PERSPECTIVE What others say about you is more important than what you say about yourself. Think about that statement for a minute. If you’re a business, reputation counts. And if those who’ve done business with you have good things to say, why not encourage them […]

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Mann family celebrates 100 years

Mann family celebrates 100 years

October 22, 2014 at 2:20 pm 0 comments

This week, the Mann family in Saskatchewan will celebrate 100 years as General Motors dealers. To find out more about this significant milestone, Canadian auto dealer spoke with Dealer Principal Robert Mann. “Our official ceremony will take place on Friday, October 24,” says Mann “and will include a luncheon and […]

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Search Optics JLR CPO platform: A closer look

Search Optics JLR CPO platform: A closer look

October 22, 2014 at 2:16 pm 0 comments

In August, digital marketing solutions provider Search Optics launched a next generation Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Tier 1 inventory platform for Jaguar Land Rover in the U.S. Through two separate websites (used.jaguarusa.com and cpo.landroverusa.com) consumers can search for the specific vehicle of their choice via a platform that can supply dynamic […]

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Sales in Motion partners with Carfax

Sales in Motion partners with Carfax

October 22, 2014 at 2:13 pm 0 comments

Sales in Motion has dramatically enhanced its innovative tablet sales tool, SIM-SST, by partnering with Carfax. Now, dealer sales staff can instantly access the Carfax Vehicle History Report for used vehicles on the lot directly from SIM-SST. This helps build customer confidence immediately and eliminate the need to leave the […]

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AutoCanada acquires Toronto Dodge Chrysler

AutoCanada acquires Toronto Dodge Chrysler

October 22, 2014 at 2:11 pm 0 comments

Dealer Solutions Canada announced this week that another dealership transaction had completed via the purchase of Toronto Dodge Chrysler Ltd by AutoCanada Inc. As part of the agreement, Paul Stern, the previous owner of Toronto Dodge Chrysler Jeep will remain Dealer Principal (Stern originally acquired the store in 1986). Besides owning […]

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DMT signs agreement with Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada

DMT signs agreement with Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada

October 22, 2014 at 2:07 pm 0 comments

Mitsubishi dealers across Canada will now have the tools to respond to each and every new car sales inquiry in a prompt, thorough and professional manner, thanks to an agreement between Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada Inc. and DMT Development Systems Group Inc. DMT’s highly comprehensive lead management and tracking […]

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The Best Innovation winner award went to Pearl Technologies for NewCarIQ

DSES Part 4: Contest winners round off another successful event

October 15, 2014 at 3:03 pm 0 comments

  This year’s DrivingSales Executive Summit, proved to be a sellout success with some incredibly engaging and dynamic presentations and breakouts. Although three action packed days over the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend might make the decision tough for some dealers to attend, those that did found it was well worth the […]

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Ribbon cutting: Left to right: Frank Apa, President and General Manager, Lexus of Oakville, John Chapman, Emcee; Seiji  Ichii, President, Toyota Canada Inc. and Joe Zanchin, Partner, Lexus of Oakville

Lexus of Oakville opens new state-of-the-art dealership

October 15, 2014 at 2:37 pm 0 comments

On October 9, Lexus of Oakville celebrated the start of a new chapter in luxury auto retailing, with a spectacular grand opening ceremony at its new, 41,000 square foot state-of-the-art dealership. The event, which saw 653 attendees register, witnessed live music, courtesy of Matt Dusk, exquisite food and a dramatic […]

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Christopher Pfaff, President and CEO, Pfaff Automotive Partners

Pfaff Automotive Partners celebrates 50 successful years

October 15, 2014 at 2:28 pm 0 comments

2014 marks the 50th anniversary for Pfaff Automotive Partners, a Canadian company founded by Hans J. Pfaff in 1964. What began as a small, family-run dealership in Newmarket, Ontario has now grown into a leading luxury automotive dealer group with locations across Canada. “Celebrating 50 years is a significant milestone […]

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