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By the Numbers: Monthly car costs and more…
December 1, 2015 by CARS Magazine

36.8% Percentage of jobs held in Canada by Millennials (people born between 1980 and 2000), now the dominant demographic in the Canadian workforce. Generation X (born 1969 -1979) holds 33.9% of the jobs, and Boomers (1946-1964) hold 31.1%. Statistics Canada,

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AAPEX show celebrates strong aftermarket growth
November 26, 2015 by Allan Janssen

With vehicle sales up and more miles being driven, continued growth is predicted for next year.

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TRAC releases first Winter Tire Report
November 24, 2015 by CARS Magazine

New shipment data from the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC) suggests tire retailers are gearing up for increased consumer demand for winter tires. These shipment increases are due in part to measures by government, industry and stakeholders to

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Auto service apprentices slump
November 23, 2015 by Allan Janssen

Statistics Canada figures show significant drop in 2013, down about 5% from 2010.

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Survey shows support for mandatory winter tires
November 12, 2015 by Allan Janssen

More than half of Canadians favor mandatory winter tire use. That’s according to a survey conducted by DesRosiers Automotive Consultants of 1,500 light vehicle owners across the country. Predictably, Quebeckers were the biggest advocates of winter tires. More than 90%

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Report: North America Driving Global Auto Industry
November 11, 2015 by Auto Service World

Global car sales regained momentum in September, showing its strongest performance since March. The improvement was led by double-digit year-over-year (y/y) advances in North America and Western Europe, as well as a rebound in China after three consecutive months of

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By The Numbers
November 9, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Stats that put the Canadian automotive aftermarket into perspective.

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Hedges & Company introduces vehicle repair and maintenance reports
November 5, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Hedges & Company, a market research and digital marketing agency, has introduced Vehicle Repair and Maintenance Reports for 2016. These new market research reports forecast buying activity for nearly 100 auto parts and services, in two dozen categories, by car

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By The Numbers
November 1, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Stats that put the Canadian automotive aftermarket into perspective.

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Weekly Poll: What Can Shops Do to Get Customers to Say “Yes”?
October 22, 2015 by Auto Service World

A U.S. survey found that 35% of drivers have skipped or delayed recommended service or repairs. What is the most effective way for shops to improve this? Tell us what you think at our weekly Reader Poll at www.autoserviceworld.com.  

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Beyond Ice and Snow: Cold Weather Driving Hazards To Avoid
October 12, 2015 by Steve Pawlett

While icy and snow-packed roads get the most attention as temperatures drop, drivers should also be on the lookout for less conventional but equally dangerous hazards, according to the latest Farmers Insurance Seasonal Smarts Digest. Leveraging claims data from 2013

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New report outlines value of skilled trades
October 7, 2015 by CARS Magazine

New survey finds that half of all skilled trades workers in Canada are making more than $80,000 a year.