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AutoTrader report shows consumers want efficiency

AutoTrader report shows consumers want efficiency

May 18, 2011 at 1:00 am Comments are Disabled

As gas prices soar, reaching over $4.00 per gallon in the U.S., consumers are shifting their focus towards more fuel-efficient cars. According to Autotrader.com’s monthly Trend Engine report, fuel-efficient vehicles like the Ford Focus and Hyundai Sonata made big gains to jump onto the top 20 most-searched vehicle list. A […]

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April sales remain solid

April sales remain solid

May 11, 2011 at 4:50 pm Comments are Disabled

New-vehicle sales in Canada remained strong in April, following a record-setting March. Overall sales of 159,942 vehicles were up 6.9 percent from April 2010 and, for the second month in a row, the seasonally adjusted annual sales rate (SAAR) topped 1.6 million. That said, the SAAR for April fell slightly […]

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Wolfe Leasing gets swallowed up

Wolfe Leasing gets swallowed up

May 11, 2011 at 4:43 pm Comments are Disabled

Jim Pattison Lease has announced the purchase of Wolfe Motors Leasing of Vancouver, BC. Wolfe Leasing has provided service in the Vancouver areas for over 50 years. Despite the acquisition, former Wolfe Leasing employees Patricia Dilanno and Jacqueline Ray will be joining Jim Pattison Lease. “We are pleased to welcome […]

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DealerRater goes North

DealerRater goes North

May 11, 2011 at 4:40 pm Comments are Disabled

Popular third-party dealership review website DealerRater has just announced it will extend its reach into Canada. As part of the expansion process, DealerRater recently welcomed a new Regional Account Manager. The new position will exclusively serve dealerships within Canada. “As auto consumers increasingly rely on online dealer reviews when selecting […]

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TTC unzips new eco-friendly program

TTC unzips new eco-friendly program

May 11, 2011 at 3:07 pm Comments are Disabled

The TTC and Zipcar, a car-sharing network with more than 560,000 members, strengthened their ties on Friday (May 6th) as they announced a new benefit for Zipcar/TTC users. The announcement sees the placement of eight Zipcar vehicles, to be placed in pairs of two, around designated TTC commuter lots (Leslie, […]

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Former GM CEO Robert Stumpel dies

Former GM CEO Robert Stumpel dies

May 10, 2011 at 7:38 pm Comments are Disabled

Robert C. Stempel, CEO of General Motors from 1990 to 1992, died on May 7 at the age of 77. A 34-year GM veteran and acknowledged “car guy,” Stempel was ousted from his chairman’s job by what has since been described as an “ugly boardroom coup.” When I was a […]

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Lista introduces new line for tech shops

Lista introduces new line for tech shops

May 9, 2011 at 11:12 am Comments are Disabled

Looking for a new toolbox, cart, or cart garage for your tech shop? The new Technician Series promises the largest capacity and the best durability on the market, says Lista. The company says its new toolboxes are protected by a lifetime warranty. The Technician Series toolbox offers a 440-pound capacity […]

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Cutting the column lift cord

Cutting the column lift cord

May 9, 2011 at 11:11 am Comments are Disabled

There’s a new innovation in column lift technology, but you won’t see it. Rotary Lift and its new Mach4T column lift promise all the capability of a regular lift without one important feature: cords. The wireless mobile columns run on batteries and communicate with each other wirelessly. The new mobile […]

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