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Baby-boomers vs. Millenials: Who’s the hard sell?
April 7, 2016 by CARS Magazine

A new study from CarGurus shows the generational divide in attitudes when it comes to purchasing a car. Among the starkest differences, younger shoppers reported a lower degree of satisfaction with their current or most recent car shopping experience (45%

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DesRosiers releases Canadian sales report for March 2016
April 4, 2016 by CARS Magazine

The market continues to see solid sales momentum in March. Sales improved 9.3 percent year-over-year to 175,142 units – the best March on record by a significant margin. It has been a dream start to 2016; sales in the first

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U.S. urged to side with aftermarket on access to vehicle technology
March 16, 2016 by CARS Magazine

Aftermarket associations are calling on the U.S. Copyright Office to extend access to software-enabled components to independent service technicians who act as the agent of the vehicle owner. In response to the Software-Enabled Consumer Products Study released by the U.S. Copyright

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Why the Loonie Could Swan Dive in 2016
March 10, 2016 by Mark Borkowski

I recently spoke to a Canadian authority in foreign exchange, Rahim Madhavji, who is president of KnightsbridgeFx based in Toronto. 2015 was a busy year for Canada, he noted. But it was not kind to the loonie. Over the year, the Canadian

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The View from Here: 2015 Productivity Benchmarks in the Canadian Automotive Service Sector 
March 10, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

    The Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA Canada) sponsored a survey of 572 Automotive Service Providers (ASPs), with a view to assessing the size, sales performance and intentions of the Canadian service sector. In comparison with a similar

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Equipment and Tool Institute launches Service and Repair Capability Market Research Study
March 1, 2016 by CARS Magazine

The Equipment and Tool Institute (ETI) has launched its Service and Repair Capability Market Research Study. ETI is surveying automotive repair facilities to learn what services are offered by shops and which of those services are performed by in-house technicians,

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Technology continues to impact vehicle dependability: J.D. Power study
February 24, 2016 by Allan Janssen

ACEN systems now account for 20% of all customer-reported problems at vehicle dealerships, according to the latest J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study.

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Hybrid and Electric Technologies Compete With Cheap Gas
February 19, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

  The Automotive Science Group has released its 2016 Automotive Performance Index study findings , highlighting the stark differences in performance merits that differentiate conventional and alternatively powered cars and SUVs in 2016. According to the study, hybrid vehicles, plug-in

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Marc Garneau Wants Canada’s Senate To Study Rules Surrounding Driverless Cars
February 18, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

  Transport Minister Marc Garneau wants the Senate’s transportation and communications committee to launch a study of the regulatory, policy and technical issues that need to be addressed so that Canada can safely and smoothly make the transition to self-driving vehicles Garneau says the

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By the numbers: Light vehicle sales and more…
February 16, 2016 by CARS Magazine

1,898,485: Light vehicle sales in Canada in 2015. Despite a dip in December sales, the total number of light vehicles sold in 2015 hit a record high for the third year in a row (DesRosiers Automotive Consultants). 42%: Percentage of Canadians who

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APSCU report released on the demand for automotive technicians
February 10, 2016 by CARS Magazine

Each month the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU) profiles the “Shortage of Skills” of one key industry in the United States that is critical to its economic advancement.

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Surge In End-of-Lease Cars Pushing  Prices down In Record Sales Year
February 6, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

  A surge in cars and SUVs coming out of leases have analysts predicting pressure on prices of both used and new models, curbing investor enthusiasm over sales records projected for this year. Increased availability of 2- and 3-year-old models