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  • 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 […]

  • The female factor

    The female factor

    WHY WOMEN ARE PLAYING AN INCREASINGLY IMPORTANT ROLE IN AUTO RETAILING, NOT ONLY AS CUSTOMERS BUT AS DEALERSHIP STAFF MEMBERS “It’s a man’s world but it wouldn’t be nothing without a woman.” So wrote Betty Jean Newsome for James Brown’s famous chant, recorded back in 1966. Times have a changed […]

  • Tom-auto? Ford and Heinz collaborate on sustainable vehicle manufacturing

    Tom-auto? Ford and Heinz collaborate on sustainable vehicle manufacturing

    On the surface, it might seem that tomatoes and cars don’t really have a lot in common. But researchers at Ford Motor Company and H.J. Heinz Company see the possibility of an innovative union. As the issue of sustainability in the automotive industry becomes ever more important and increasingly, a […]

  

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Leasing and lease transfers: how they’re impacting modern auto retailing

Leasing and lease transfers: how they’re impacting modern auto retailing

August 20, 2014 at 2:13 pm 0 comments

Earlier this month, online vehicle lease marketplace Swapalease, posted study findings from three different car shopping scenarios to find out where consumers could find the most savings on their vehicle acquisition — financing, leasing from a dealer, or lease assumption (taking over an existing lease). In an effort to delve […]

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Search Optics helps communities during annual Woodward Dream Cruise

Search Optics helps communities during annual Woodward Dream Cruise

August 20, 2014 at 2:08 pm 0 comments

On August 16, more than one million people and over 40,000 classic and special interest cars took part in the 20th annual Woodward Dream Cruise. Celebrating Detroit’s love of the automobile, the cruise takes in a 16-mile (27 km) stretch of legendary Woodward Avenue from the city limits of Detroit […]

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AutoCanada opens first Kia dealership

AutoCanada opens first Kia dealership

August 20, 2014 at 1:54 pm 0 comments

On August 19, dealer group AutoCanada Inc., announced the opening of its first Kia dealership, Kia Edmonton North. A brand new point, the dealership, represents the group’s first Kia franchise and further expands its operations in the Edmonton area. Commenting on the opening of the new dealership, Pat Priestner, Chairman and CEO […]

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Study says app users more likely to become dealer service customers

Study says app users more likely to become dealer service customers

August 20, 2014 at 1:51 pm 0 comments

According to research released by DMEautomotive in the U.S. on August 19, mobile app users become more frequent visitors to a dealership’s service department after they download the app. The study looked at 307 dealerships nationwide that offer a dealership-branded mobile app and compared the 6-month service visit frequency of […]

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Dealer-auction.ca launches new arbitration process for Canadian buyers

Dealer-auction.ca launches new arbitration process for Canadian buyers

August 13, 2014 at 8:48 pm 0 comments

Dealer-auction.ca has announced the launch of their new arbitration process for Canadian buyers purchasing vehicles online. Using the NAAA arbitration policy as a guideline, Dealer-auction.ca’s new policy gives buyers the opportunity to arbitrate a vehicle purchase if an undisclosed problem is discovered following a post-sale inspection. “We want to give […]

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Ens Toyota opens brand new dealership

Ens Toyota opens brand new dealership

August 13, 2014 at 2:02 pm 0 comments

Since 1972, Toyota customers in Saskatoon have relied on Ens Toyota for reliable and dependable vehicles backed by high quality dealership service. Now, Ens Toyota is taking that service to an even higher level, as the dealership has moved into in a beautiful new 62,000-square-foot dealership in the Saskatoon Auto […]

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West Side Acura launches RDX specific web page

West Side Acura launches RDX specific web page

August 13, 2014 at 2:00 pm 0 comments

In Edmonton, Alta., sport utility and crossover vehicles have long been a popular choice for car shoppers. Motorists in the area have frequently expressed SUV attributes like interior space, number of features and versatility as prime considerations when shopping for a vehicle. To help give Edmonton drivers more of what […]

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DEKRA granted status as certified vehicle lift inspection provider

DEKRA granted status as certified vehicle lift inspection provider

August 13, 2014 at 1:54 pm 0 comments

DEKRA North America has been granted status as a certified provider of automotive lift inspections. This is in accordance with the ANSI/ALI ALOIM Standard for Automotive Lifts which refers to safety requirements for operation, inspection, and maintenance. As the only ALI Certified Automotive Lift Inspection provider in North America that […]

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