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BY THE NUMBERS: A look at texting
August 21, 2019 by Allan Janssen

  3 minutes More than 90 percent of the time, texts are read within the first three minutes after receipt. Zipwhip, 2019 State of Texting Report   60% By far the most common business use of texting is to schedule

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BY THE NUMBERS: Some facts about texting
August 13, 2019 by Allan Janssen

  3 minutes More than 90 percent of the time, texts are read within the first three minutes after receipt. Zipwhip, 2019 State of Texting Report   60% By far the most common business use of texting is to schedule

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Americans delaying maintenance to the tune of nearly $25 billion a year
August 8, 2019 by Renee Montague

Brake pads, tire changes and oil changes rank at the top of the list of unperformed maintenance work in the U.S., according to the Auto Care Association’s latest Factbook. The annual report on the health of the aftermarket pegs the

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BY THE NUMBERS: A look at texting
August 7, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Stats that put the North American automotive aftermarket into perspective.

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May GDP numbers show Canadian economy catching up after weak start
August 5, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Canada‘s economy grew by 0.2 per cent in May, according to the latest numbers from Statistics Canada. It is the third increase in as many months, thanks to a rebound in manufacturing. The Conference Board of Canada say the news

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Thoma Bravo to acquire J.D. Power
August 2, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Thoma Bravo LLC, a leading private equity investment firm, has announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire J.D. Power, a global leader in data analytics and consumer intelligence. The transaction is expected to close by year end. Upon

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Demand for diesel vehicles is increasing
August 2, 2019 by Renee Montague

A 23% increase in full-size diesel pickup truck sales over Q1 for 2019 shows demand for diesel vehicles as a clean alternative to gas is increasing according to the Diesel Technology Forum. Diesel holds the largest share of alternative vehicle

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What is Ontario’s worst (and best) city for driving?
July 29, 2019 by Renee Montague

What is Ontario’s worst and best city for avoiding tickets and collisions? You would be surprised. Orangeville, Bradford and Woodstock, Sault Ste Marie, and Brantford ranked the top five worst cities for tickets and accidents, while North York, Toronto and

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June light vehicle sales down 21.3% compared to last June: DesRosiers
July 26, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Canadian passenger car sales decreased 21.3% in June and 15.1% in the first half of 2019, according to DesRosiers Automotive Consultants. Much of the volume lost in the first half came from the compact car segment, down over 25,000 units

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U.S. capitol has highest check-engine repair bills, study finds
July 24, 2019 by Allan Janssen

For the second consecutive year, the District of Columbia had the highest check-engine repair bills in the U.S. in 2018, according to a report from diagnostics data company CarMD Corporation. The company’s latest state ranking of check engine light-related car

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Auto analysts question the future of Chinese auto sales
July 19, 2019 by Renee Montague

Auto analysts at IHS Markit are questioning the future of Chinese auto sales, given steady declines over the past 12 months. Total light duty vehicle sales in China  were down more than 10 percent over the past 12 months (July

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ASA chart examines U.S. tech salaries
July 18, 2019 by Renee Montague

The difficulty of attracting skilled workers to the far north likely plays a big role in Alaska having the best-compensated automotive technicians in the union. According to recently released figures from the United States Department of Labor Statistics, the average