Articles by: Brian Moskowitz

Introducing: Inside Automotive, a new video interview series

Introducing: Inside Automotive, a new video interview series

May 24, 2017 at 10:04 am 0 comments

Canadian auto dealer introduces Inside Automotive: a new video interview series featuring Chuck Seguin, President of Seguin Advisory Services and Canadian auto dealer columnist. In this first segment, Chuck speaks with Steven Landry, President and CEO, AutoCanada. In this exclusive video series, Seguin meets with automotive industry leaders to gain […]

Read more ›
TADA urges labour ministry to leave franchise model alone

TADA urges labour ministry to leave franchise model alone

May 24, 2017 at 10:03 am 0 comments

The Trillium Automobile Dealers Association (TADA) is urging the Province of Ontario’s Ministry of Labour to scrap its proposed “joint-employer” provision which could alter the franchiser/franchisee business model. If adopted, the provision would shift employment responsibilities onto OEMs and turn dealers into “co-managers,” said Frank Notte, Director of Government Relations […]

Read more ›
Auto lenders are now problem solvers: J.D. Power

Auto lenders are now problem solvers: J.D. Power

May 24, 2017 at 10:02 am 0 comments

BMW Financial Services ranked highest for captive lenders and Bank of Montreal came in first among non-captive lenders in J.D. Power’s annual Canadian Dealer Financing Satisfaction Study. “I think lenders need to look at how they staff themselves both from a credit desk perspective and a sales rep perspective,” said […]

Read more ›
Cox Auto Canada debuts all-new website

Cox Auto Canada debuts all-new website

May 24, 2017 at 10:01 am 0 comments

Cox Automotive Canada has launched its first-ever website. The new site — coxautoinc.ca — was launched to showcase Cox Automotive’s Canadian operations, which began in May 2015. It is also intended to assist existing and prospective clients, members of the media and build Cox’s brands in Canada, said Jack Sulymka, […]

Read more ›
Search Optics launches lead management tool

Search Optics launches lead management tool

May 24, 2017 at 10:00 am 0 comments

Digital marketing provider Search Optics, launched a new product that it says helps optimize auto dealer lead management by facilitating response times of 10 minutes or less, tracking all leads while providing enhanced customer service through a 24-hour coverage schedule. “The Virtual Business Development Center (VBDC) increases lead conversion rates […]

Read more ›
Millennials have less say in first car buy than Boomers: CarGurus

Millennials have less say in first car buy than Boomers: CarGurus

May 17, 2017 at 12:23 pm 0 comments

Online automotive shopping platform CarGurus has released survey findings indicating that Millennials have less influence and financial stake in their first car compared to Baby Boomers. The survey also found that despite these differences, a used car was the first car for a high percentage of both Millennials and Boomers, […]

Read more ›
Fuel efficiency a moral issue: survey

Fuel efficiency a moral issue: survey

May 17, 2017 at 12:21 pm 0 comments

A recent survey conducted on behalf of tire makers has found that 88 per cent of motorists in Ontario believe fuel efficiency is a driver’s moral obligation. The survey also found that 70 per cent of respondents are unaware about fuel-saving low rolling resistance tires. The Tire and Rubber Association […]

Read more ›
Chenkin named as new Dilawri Advisory Board Vice-Chair

Chenkin named as new Dilawri Advisory Board Vice-Chair

May 17, 2017 at 12:20 pm 0 comments

Canada’s largest automotive group, Dilawri Group of Companies has named Jerry Chenkin as the Vice-Chair of its Advisory Board. “Jerry has experience in both sales and production facilities, which is unique in Canada,” said Ajay Dilawri, one of the group’s three dealer principals in a news release. Chenkin has more […]

Read more ›
Canadian auto dealer