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  • Ford helping teens tackle distracted driving

    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 […]

  • 2014 mid-year report card

    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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DSES Part 4: Contest winners round off another successful event

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

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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Pfaff Automotive Partners celebrates 50 successful years

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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Toyota invites Canadians to participate in ‘Dream Car Art Contest’

Toyota invites Canadians to participate in ‘Dream Car Art Contest’

October 15, 2014 at 2:26 pm 0 comments

For 50 years, Toyota has been committed to investing in Canada, and Canadians have inspired and fueled the passion behind the company’s commitment to the future of innovation and building ever better cars. Today, Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is inviting Canadians to encourage their children to be the innovators and […]

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Lease approvals hit subprime ‘turbulence’ in September

Lease approvals hit subprime ‘turbulence’ in September

October 15, 2014 at 2:23 pm 0 comments

In the U.S. Swapalease, recognized the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports lease credit approvals during the month of September were down at 64.5 per cent, falling after reaching into the low 80 per cent range during July and August. The approvals rate is an important indicator of how successful […]

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DSES 2014 – Part 3: How to succeed in a changing world

DSES 2014 – Part 3: How to succeed in a changing world

October 14, 2014 at 11:46 am 0 comments

It’s disruptive out there and it’s only going to get worse. It was poignant message on which to start the second day of the 2014 DrivingSales Executive Summit, but one that dealers and businesses need to understand. Technology is changing the way we think, the way we act and the […]

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CarProof Client Advisory Board Meeting hints at future developments

CarProof Client Advisory Board Meeting hints at future developments

October 14, 2014 at 11:30 am 0 comments

Last week, CarProof, recognized as Canada’s most trusted vehicle history provider, hosted its second annual Client Advisory Board Meeting in Muskoka, Ont. Held over the course of three days, the Client Advisory Board Meeting witnessed attendees from key dealer, auction, corporate, lender and insurance partners. The event gave these industry […]

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DrivingSales Executive Summit 2014

DrivingSales Executive Summit 2014

October 13, 2014 at 3:24 pm 0 comments

Part 2: Big Data, good ideas and customer focus Following the Canada Day session on October 12, the 2014 DrivingSales Executive Summit (DSES) officially got under way. The first keynote of the day, focused on big data and why dealers need to not only understand it but also how to […]

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