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Zippity disrupts car service delivery with mobile garage

Zippity disrupts car service delivery with mobile garage

November 29, 2017 at 10:47 am 0 comments

Zippity is the latest company to disrupt the U.S. auto retail industry by introducing a mobile mechanic’s garage in Boston. The on-site car maintenance service is one of many examples of how startups are impacting the traditional car service delivery model by creating new ways of catering to consumer demands. […]

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TADA supports policies to reduce vehicle ownership costs

TADA supports policies to reduce vehicle ownership costs

November 29, 2017 at 10:45 am 0 comments

More than 80 per cent of Ontario families consider their vehicle to be a household necessity, according to the Trillium Automobile Dealers Association (TADA). TADA has been advocating for policies that help lower the costs associated with vehicle ownership and operation. The fact that Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown has […]

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Electric adventures

November 22, 2017 at 2:20 pm 0 comments

It’s one thing to have someone describe swimming to me, but it’s another thing entirely to jump in. And I figured it was time to make that jump and assess the electric vehicle experience. To do this, the gang at BMW’s Canadian head office provided me with a 2017 i3 […]

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Disruption and change

November 22, 2017 at 2:20 pm 0 comments

As you read through this issue of Canadian auto dealer, or any other for that matter, you’ll discover a consistent theme about the forces of change and disruption that are impacting Canada’s auto dealers. Our editorial team covers a lot of industry conferences and events, and change seems to be […]

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Genesis experiment forges ahead

Genesis experiment forges ahead

November 22, 2017 at 2:19 pm 0 comments

Building a new luxury automotive brand takes guts, skill, and determination. Despite the daunting task, Genesis is attempting the feat. The all-new global premium brand is gearing up to go head-to-head against luxury competitors such as BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Audi. The budding brand, a division of South Korea’s Hyundai Motor […]

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Mastering leads

Mastering leads

November 22, 2017 at 2:18 pm 0 comments

Digital lead management has evolved as its own discipline. Are dealers adapting to this new digital landscape? Digital leads are a critical component of dealership success, and some dealers are struggling to adapt their response to meet consumer expectations. The problem is that lead management today is very structured and […]

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Millennial Misunderstandings

Millennial Misunderstandings

November 22, 2017 at 2:17 pm 0 comments

They will soon be buying and servicing more cars and will make up a big part of your future workforce. Are you ready? For some, the next generation of auto retail consumers appears unproductive, impatient and self-entitled. But what if they are really just misunderstood? Would this change the approach […]

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Government out of touch on small business tax changes

Government out of touch on small business tax changes

November 22, 2017 at 2:15 pm 0 comments

Mistaken perceptions of business owners fueling outrage in business community In the middle of summer, when much of the country was in vacation mode, Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau dropped a set of corporate and small business tax proposals that has since sent Canada’s business community into a level of […]

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