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Will gas prices put the brakes on road trips?
May 11, 2022 by Adam Malik

A new industry survey reported that a significant number of Canadians will be staying closer to home this summer as gas prices keep setting new record heights. Canadian woke up on Mother’s Day to the highest national average price for

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Is industry’s financial success sustainable?
May 11, 2022 by Adam Malik

The automotive aftermarket is seeing its bottom line perform at levels it never has before. But is this just a blip on the radar or can it continue beyond pandemic times? While challenges lie ahead — gas prices being one

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The effect of high gas prices on auto repair
May 10, 2022 by Adam Malik

High gas prices will affect how consumers view auto repair needs in a few ways, according to a recent report. An Aftermarket iReport from Lang Marketing listed the mode of repair, how auto repairs are purchased, and where do-it-for-me (DIFM)

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Why these experts want you think more about e-commerce
May 6, 2022 by Adam Malik

Whether you’re ready for it or not, e-commerce business is here — and here to stay — in the automotive aftermarket, according to an industry executive. Even worse, some may not even realize it’s here, observed Mike Mohler, executive vice

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April new car sales continue dim outlook
May 6, 2022 by Adam Malik

It was one year ago that the semi-conductor shortage hit the new vehicle market in a drastic way. Today, things are not any better, according to new analysis from DesRosiers Automotive Consultants. The group releases sales numbers from April 2022

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How Canadians are re-evaluating their careers
May 4, 2022 by Adam Malik

The so-called ‘great resignation’ has seemingly turned into the ‘great re-evaluation,’ according to a new survey from an employment solutions company. And aftermarket companies are finding themselves having to adjust. Employees are in the driver’s seat when it comes to

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The biggest challenges facing shops
May 3, 2022 by Adam Malik

Parts shortage is the biggest challenge facing automotive repair and service shops going forward, according to a recent survey of shops in the United States. IMR surveyed independent automotive repair shops in February to get insight into what they believe

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How new vehicles sales are predicted to trend
April 29, 2022 by Adam Malik

In the short term, new vehicle sales will be negatively impacted by supply chain constraints and semi-conductor shortages. Longer-term, however, as these issues ease, numbers will go up despite some barriers, according to a new report. Retail sales of new

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What Canadians are saying about how much they’ll drive
April 27, 2022 by Adam Malik

The pandemic and the need to commute to the office are influencing how much Canadians are driving and what kind of vehicle they want to own, according to a recent survey. Nearly half (48 per cent) of Canadians told a

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EV sales on the rise, stats show
April 27, 2022 by Adam Malik

While there has been much talk recently about an increased interest in electric vehicles, there is now data that is indeed showing an upward trend. Sales of EVs were up 60 per cent in 2021, according to Statistics Canada. In

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Ford F-series sales plummet in Canada
April 27, 2022 by Adam Malik

Supply chain issues wreaked havoc on the sales of Canada’s top-selling vehicle. Ford F-series vehicles sales took a tumble to start 2022, according to DesRosiers Automotive Consultants. The Ford F-series has been the top-selling vehicle in Canada every year since

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Why miles driven numbers should remain high
April 22, 2022 by Adam Malik

Mileage among drivers has returned to around levels seen before the COVID-19 pandemic forced vehicles owners to park their cars in their driveways and garages. That can be attributed to the fact that people are eager to get behind their