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  • Buyers will travel for good deal: survey

    Buyers will travel for good deal: survey

    A new survey from online listings site CarGurus finds that active online shoppers are willing to travel much further if they find the right vehicle. The survey randomly selected 1,000 Canadians over the age of 18 and found that 70 per cent of respondents who used four or more websites […]

  • ADESA Canada appoints new exec

    ADESA Canada appoints new exec

    ADESA Canada has named Steve Langdon, former president of RSR Global, as its new senior director of business development. Most recently, Langdon served as president of a leading finance and insurance solutions provider for the automotive industry, RSR Global. Prior to that, Langdon held leadership roles in dealer sales, technology […]

  • OpenRoad Auto wins prestigious award: again

    OpenRoad Auto wins prestigious award: again

    Canada’s Best Managed Companies program has recognized a B.C.-based dealership group as one of Canada’s best managed companies for the fifth year in a row. The prestigious program honoured OpenRoad Auto Group, B.C.’s largest volume dealership group with its Gold Standard Requalification designation for “more than just financial performance,” said […]

  • New editor joins Canadian auto dealer team

    New editor joins Canadian auto dealer team

    Canadian auto dealer magazine is pleased to announce that Brian Moskowitz has joined the editorial team in the role of Managing Editor. Previously, Brian worked as a daily news reporter in several Canadian cities such as Edmonton, Alta. and London, Ont. “We are pleased to strengthen our team by adding […]

  • Softening used U.S. car market surprises analysts

    Softening used U.S. car market surprises analysts

    The U.S. used vehicle market veered off the normal course of anticipated growth in February with a steep decline, taking analysts by surprise, according to J.D. Power. “Used vehicle prices were exceptionally soft in February 2017,” said Larry Dixon, J.D. Power Senior Manager of Market Intelligence in a statement. Dixon […]

  

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Boom times continue with record February sales

Boom times continue with record February sales

March 15, 2017 at 8:06 am 0 comments

Defying widespread expectations of a slowdown, the new-vehicle market remained buoyant in Canada in February, setting yet another new monthly record. While sales declined south of the border, they were up by 3.2% in the Great White North, with 123,032 new vehicles sold. “One has to wonder whether or not […]

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Predicting big sales in your future

Predicting big sales in your future

March 15, 2017 at 8:05 am 0 comments

A software provider says it has developed the technology that gets rid of the “guesswork” when it comes to predicting who is ready to buy a car. Infiniti (and other OEMs) have partnered with automotiveMastermind, an industry predictive analytics and marketing automation technology firm, to boost sales across its U.S. […]

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New ADESA facility fosters collaboration

New ADESA facility fosters collaboration

March 15, 2017 at 8:04 am 0 comments

ADESA, a leading provider of vehicle auction and remarketing services, has opened new, 10,583-square foot headquarters in Mississauga, Ont. The facility will house about 50 employees of ADESA and AutoVIN, a subsidiary that provides vehicle inspections and inventory verification services. The new office allows teams from ADESA, which is a […]

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Mr. Lube is Best Managed Company — yet again

Mr. Lube is Best Managed Company — yet again

March 15, 2017 at 8:03 am 0 comments

Car dealers who compete with aftermarket service providers won’t be happy to hear that Mr. Lube has been named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for the fifth year in a row. The quick lube provider in the routine automotive maintenance sector also attained Gold Standard status for excellence in […]

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Mississauga might say “No” to more dealerships

Mississauga might say “No” to more dealerships

March 15, 2017 at 8:00 am 0 comments

A City of Mississauga Planner is recommending that any future construction of auto dealerships be outlawed in “business employment land” zones, a move that will limit dealership expansion and the creation of new jobs, according to the Trillium Automobile Dealers Association. “Car dealerships are a low employment density land use […]

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News about Jacques Béchard, CEO of CCAQ

News about Jacques Béchard, CEO of CCAQ

March 9, 2017 at 10:19 am 0 comments

A note to Canadian dealers: Canadian auto dealer wanted to share with you the latest news about Jacques Béchard’s health after he was recently hit by a car on René-Lévesque Blvd. in Quebec City. As you know, Jacques is an important figure in the Canadian auto retail industry, as the […]

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Remarketing conference offers three content tracks

Remarketing conference offers three content tracks

March 8, 2017 at 11:28 am 0 comments

Dealers and dealership employees can get free registration to the Auto Remarketing Canada Conference April 3-4 at the Harbour Castle Hilton in Toronto. Attendees from all facets of the remarketing and used-vehicle industry will get together to learn, share and network at the annual event, which features large-scale keynote sessions, […]

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Auto dealers join forces to fight distracted driving

Auto dealers join forces to fight distracted driving

March 8, 2017 at 11:26 am 0 comments

The third annual Auto Dealers Against Distracted Driving campaign kicked off March 1 and will run through the month, with hundreds of auto dealers across the country participating. They plan to collect more than 20,000 pledges against driving distracted from customers, community members and staff. The campaign aims to educate […]

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