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  • Toyota Canada celebrates 50 years

    Toyota Canada celebrates 50 years

    Fifty years ago, Toyota granted a distributorship agreement to Canadian Motor Industries, Ltd. (CMI), which would later become Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI). Since those humble beginnings TCI has come a long way. Over the last five decades, Canadians have purchased over 4.6 million TCI vehicles. And today, almost half of […]

  • 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 […]

  

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(Left to right) Basil Policaro, Investor for the Policaro Automotive Group; Paul Policaro, Dealer Principal, BMW Brampton; General Manager for BMW Brampton, Mr. Francesco A. Policaro; and, Hans Blesse, President and CEO, BMW Group Canada at the groundbreaking ceremony

BMW Brampton breaks ground on new dealership

October 29, 2014 at 1:50 pm 0 comments

BMW Brampton officially broke ground last week on a new, state-of-the-art BMW dealership. Located on the east side of Highway 410 at Mayfield Road, the dealership is scheduled to open its doors in late 2015 and will service Brampton, Caledon, Orangeville and surrounding areas. The ceremony included remarks from dealership […]

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XPEL ULTIMATE proving a hit with dealers

XPEL ULTIMATE proving a hit with dealers

October 29, 2014 at 1:48 pm 0 comments

As dealers continue to look for ways to increase revenue, one area that’s seen huge growth in Canada is via paint protection products offered through the business office. And one particular product that’s seen incredible growth over the last few years is XPEL ULTIMATE, available nationwide through Parasol Canada. Canadian […]

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MyCarIsWorthLess.com launches service to help consumers recoup ‘diminished value’

MyCarIsWorthLess.com launches service to help consumers recoup ‘diminished value’

October 29, 2014 at 1:44 pm 0 comments

MyCarIsWorthLess.com has announced the launch of its Diminished Value Protection Plan, a prepaid membership based service that helps eligible members recoup their diminished value after an auto accident. Memberships will be sold through U.S. and Canadian auto dealerships alongside rust protection, GAP and other F&I products when purchasing or leasing […]

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New ATO7 designed to boost shop productivity in small spaces

New ATO7 designed to boost shop productivity in small spaces

October 29, 2014 at 1:39 pm 0 comments

Rotary Lift’s new space-saving ATO7 7,000 lb. capacity two-post lift helps shop owners get more productivity out of tight spaces. The lift features an overall width of just 10 feet, 3 inches — 14.5 inches less than a traditional two-post lift — and enough lifting capacity to handle the majority […]

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Ontario Hyundai Scholarships: helping the next generation

Ontario Hyundai Scholarships: helping the next generation

October 27, 2014 at 7:08 pm 0 comments

As education costs continue to rise, the dream of achieving post-secondary schooling is becoming more and more difficult for young people in communities across Canada. In Durham Region, Ontario, the idea of providing a financial leg up to help those in need further their education was something that really hit […]

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Swapalease’s Scot Hall discusses trends in vehicle leasing

Swapalease’s Scot Hall discusses trends in vehicle leasing

October 27, 2014 at 6:31 pm 0 comments

In North America, the vehicle leasing market has witnessed some interesting patterns over the last several months. Although we’ve seen dips in credit approval rates, overall the market appears to be gaining strength. The growth in lease transfers is also having an impact. To find out more Canadian auto dealer […]

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J.D. Power: Shorter service intervals, greater CSI scores

J.D. Power: Shorter service intervals, greater CSI scores

October 27, 2014 at 6:24 pm 0 comments

In August, J.D. Power released its latest annual Customer Commitment Index Study which highlights the levels of satisfaction customers experienced during the vehicle service process. The 2014 study, conducted between February-March and May-June, surveyed those who owned vehicles between 4-12 years in age, focusing on service behaviour, satisfaction and customer […]

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Go with the flow

October 27, 2014 at 6:19 pm 0 comments

RELAXED CUSTOMERS ARE HAPPY CUSTOMERS. ASK APPLE. Not surprisingly, given my job, I spend a lot of time inside car dealerships. When I’m not talking with the dealership teams, I spend a lot of my time watching customers. The service customers are often easy to spot, because they usually seem […]

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