Category: Features

Infotainment Systems evolve

April 20, 2011

So-called infotainment systems, which can provide both information and entertainment, have been around in various forms for more than a decade. They encompass a multitude of possible features ranging from satellite radio service to real-time navigation to emergency reporting services …

Impact of Japanese crisis spreads

April 2, 2011

Almost three weeks after a hurricane and tsunami devastated Japan, much of the nation’s auto industry remains shut down and the resulting disruption in the critical global parts supply chain is beginning to impact automakers in the rest of the …

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VIrtual Inventory Management

March 20, 2011

Digital solutions can help drive success in one of a dealership’s most challenging areas For some dealers, inventory can either be a blessing or a curse. Have the right vehicles in stock and you can often move metal off your …

The year ahead

February 20, 2011

A roundtable discussion with industry experts The participants were in a feisty mood when we gathered in the boardroom of the CADA office for the first in a series of roundtable discussions on the state of the auto industry in …

Creative Compensation

February 20, 2011

Get a pay plan with payback It’s more than just the money, as Canadian dealers know well. A well-designed compensation package addresses several business needs. It supports recruitment, assists in retention, motivates performance and rewards the employee with money (direct …

Get help with your hiring needs

February 5, 2011

When does it make sense to work with a recruiter? When is that the best strategy for hiring new staff? It all depends on the circumstances. While Steve Quinn (Quinn Automotive Group) has a firm policy of promoting from within, …

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A is for Auction

October 21, 2010

The dealers’ perspective on auto auctions “The auctions are an integral part of our business,” says Fred MacNeil, president of the Steele Auto Group in Halifax, NS “We use them extensively.” Indeed, auto auctions play a pivotal role in most …