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Tesla Model S P85D ranked best performing car by Consumer Reports
September 2, 2015 by CARS Magazine

The Tesla Model S has ranked the best-performing new car in Consumer Reports’ history. The Palo Alto auto maker’s Model S P85D acquitted itself so well that it broke CR’s testing scale, forcing the publication to recalibrate its future testing

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BY THE NUMBERS: Vehicle production and more…
September 1, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Our monthly pictogram helps put the Canadian automotive aftermarket into perspective.   4%: Percentage of customers that schedule their automotive repair and service appointments online. Gen Y customers book online at a slightly higher rate (6%), while Boomers are less likely

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Canadian sales for July 2015
August 7, 2015 by CARS Magazine

With a scant 736 unit surplus over the previous year’s all-time July sales record, vehicle sales last month once again made the record books. The records continue to fall month after month in 2015, although the pace of the gains

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North American light vehicle production drops in June
August 3, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Canada’s share of North American light vehicle production dropped significantly in the first half of 2015, falling to 12.5 percent compared to 13.9 percent in the same period in 2014. The overall decrease in production can be partially attributed to

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Average age of light vehicles in the U.S. rises to 11.5 years
July 31, 2015 by CARS Magazine

The combined average age of all light vehicles on the road in the U.S. has climbed slightly to 11.5 years. This is based on a snapshot of vehicles in operation (VIO) taken Jan. 1 of this year, according to IHS Automotive.

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Know Your Parts site exceeds 100,000 visitors a month
July 23, 2015 by CARS Magazine

The Know Your Parts website, www.KnowYourParts.com, administered by the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) as part of its industry education and awareness campaign, has exceeded more than 100,000 visitors a month as of June 2015. “In just over a year,

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Canadian market breaks new record
July 6, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Canadian Sales for June 2015 The market continues to inch upwards as new light vehicle sales in Canada breached another all-time monthly sales record in June. Despite the slight 1.2% sales growth over the previous year, the 177,857 new vehicles

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Canada’s auto industry driving towards increased profits
July 3, 2015 by Allan Janssen

Strong economic fundamentals, ultra-loose credit conditions, and low gas prices are fuelling North Americans’ appetite for motor vehicles. Thanks to record North American sales and the lower Canadian dollar, Canada’s auto manufacturers will likely see their highest profits in years

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AIA releases study on automotive service bays in Canada
June 30, 2015 by CARS Magazine

The Automotive Industry Association (AIA) of Canada has announced the release of the first analysis of automotive service bays across Canada. The report, titled ‘2015 Study of Automotive Service Bays in Canada’, uses a mix of proprietary survey data, Statistics

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Canada’s new vehicle sales for May
June 9, 2015 by CARS Magazine

May Canadian Sales 2015 The Canadian new vehicle market remains on track for its best selling year as the industry reports the highest monthly sales for May 2015. Consumers bought 197,937 new passenger cars and light trucks in May, up 1.1 percent

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Tenneco introduces Tech Talk discussion forums
May 22, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Tenneco has introduced Tech Talk discussion forums to its websites. Tech Talk has been created to help vehicle repair professionals and do-it-yourselfers more quickly and accurately diagnose a wide range of vehicle performance issues and select and install the correct replacement ride

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AIA releases 2014 compensation study
May 19, 2015 by Allan Janssen

The Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada has released the results of its 2014 Compensation and Benefit Survey, which examines human resource practices in the automotive aftermarket industry. “Salaries and benefits are among the most important factors in attracting and