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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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Canadian dealers improve financing satisfaction

Canadian dealers improve financing satisfaction

May 3, 2011 at 7:45 pm Comments are Disabled

Services and relationship building are now more influential than product offerings in determining dealer satisfaction with lenders, according to J.D. Power and Associates’ 2011 Canadian Dealer Financing Satisfaction study, which ranks Scotiabank tops for floor-planning and BMW Financial Services highest for retail credit and leasing. “Product offerings by various lenders have become […]

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Toyota adjusts production ramp-up dates

Toyota adjusts production ramp-up dates

May 3, 2011 at 7:29 pm Comments are Disabled

After an in-depth analysis of its suppliers, Toyota has recently announced that they are on pace to start normal production by November or December 2011. The one-month discrepancy in the start date will account for the time it takes to ship the parts overseas to their appropriate destinations. Toyota stated […]

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NADA and Mercedes-Benz USA announce partnership

NADA and Mercedes-Benz USA announce partnership

May 3, 2011 at 7:25 pm Comments are Disabled

The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) and Mercedes-Benz USA partnered to form an exclusive training program. The program is being offered on NADA U, a web-based resource assisting dealers with the knowledge and information needed to develop skills and confidence. The new training program is the first time an OEM […]

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