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Average age of U.S. vehicles hits 11.9 years
July 31, 2020 by Allan Janssen

New research from IHS Markit shows that the average age of light vehicles in operation in the U.S. has risen to 11.9 years — about a month older than it was in 2019. The data analysts at IHS Markit say

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Virus disrupted supply chains for 60% of manufacturing companies: new report
July 31, 2020 by Allan Janssen

A just-released Supply Chain Resilience Report from 3D Hubs, says 60% of manufacturing companies around the globe have suffered supply chain disruptions as a direct result of Covid-19. By contrast, cybersecurity issues, which have become serious supply chain threats in recent years,

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Civic, F-series trucks still top sellers in Canada
July 30, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Honda Civic and Ford F-Series trucks are still the number-one sellers in Canada, in their respective categories, DesRosiers Automotive Consultants report. Analysts at DesRosiers say the two vehicles have consistently come out on top in terms of overall sales volume

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Canadian Black Book expects at least 25% drop in new car sales in 2020
July 30, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Analysts at vehicle valuation company Canadian Black Book say they expect new car retail sales to end the year down 25% from 2019 levels. More than halfway through 2020, sales are 34% lower than the same time in 2019. In

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By the Numbers: Safe driving, stop-start technology, and lines of code
July 29, 2020 by Allan Janssen

40% Percentage of Canadians who believe distracted driving is the number one threat of car-related deaths, surpassing impaired driving (33 per cent) as the leading factor. Rates.ca   54% The percentage of millennials around the world who say they would

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NUMBERS: Safe driving, stop-start technology, and lines of code
July 29, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Stats that put the North American automotive aftermarket into perspective.

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Light vehicle sales marked by ‘wild swings’
July 23, 2020 by Allan Janssen

DesRosier Automotive Consultants reports a ‘relative improvement’ in light-vehicle sales in June. The Canadian sales picture saw some wild swings in provincial performance, DesRosier analysts said. Sales totalled an estimated 156,000 units—down only 15.7% from June of last year. Among

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New report puts Canadian auto fleet into perspective
July 21, 2020 by Allan Janssen

  The latest edition of the annual Automotive Report from TecAlliance suggests the Canadian light vehicle population could grow to 33,451,422 by 2023. It pegs the 2019 number of vehicles in operation (VIO) at 32,396,756. The 125-page TecAlliance 2020 Automotive

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Will Covid cause further dealer consolidation?
July 17, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The latest issue of DesRosiers Automotive Report probes the connection between tumbling new-vehicle sales due to the current Covid-19 pandemic and further dealer consolidation. According to analysts at DesRosiers Automotive Consultants, the impact of the partial lock-down of the economy

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Auto Care Association releases 2021 Factbook
July 8, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The Auto Care Association says this year’s Factbook – the just-released resource of aftermarket data – will prove more useful than ever before. “This edition comes at an unprecedented time in our industry as we are just beginning to recover

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June vehicle sales a big improvement over April and May
July 3, 2020 by Allan Janssen

  Some 155,439 light vehicles sold in Canada in the month of June was “another big step forward on the climb out of the abyss,” according to analysts at DesRosiers Automotive Consultants. Although new light vehicle sales were down 16.2%

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Supply chain harder hit, but more optimistic: AIA analysis
July 2, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Deeper analysis into the second business conditions survey conducted by the Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA) suggest the automotive aftermarket supply chain has been harder hit by the coronavirus pandemic, but remains more optimistic than the mechanical repair sector.