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Tough spring for Canadian car companies, sales drop again
May 7, 2019 by Renee Montague

Following a difficult March, Canadian passenger vehicle sales dropped again in the month of April. DesRosiers Automotive Consulting is reporting that passenger car sales dropped a steep 15.6% and light truck sales saw an increase of 1.8% for a total

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Ban the bun? Association tackles debate about tech hair styles
May 2, 2019 by Renee Montague

The Midwest Auto Care Alliance (MWACA) may have opened a can of… hairspray… by tackling a matter of personal grooming. In its eNewsletter’s “question of the month,” the alliance answered a question about whether an employer can ask employees not

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Canadian new car sales down significantly in March
April 30, 2019 by Renee Montague

Sales of  light vehicles were down in most areas of Canada, save for Atlantic Canada and Saskatchewan. Overall, Canadian sales dropped 10.1% in March, but there were bright spots for a few nameplates, according to DesRosiers Automotive Consultants.  Honda Civic

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Independent shops get mixed review from consumers: Lang
April 29, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Independent repair shops are not only perceived as a low-cost alternative for professional repair and maintenance services, they’re also fair. That’s the conclusion of the latest polling by data firm Lang & Associates. In the most recent Lang Aftermarket iReport,

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Staffing problems means lack of biz investing
April 26, 2019 by Adam Malik

Businesses owners can’t find enough staff so they’re not planning on pumping more money into their business, a new study from Business Development Bank of Canada found. A lack of qualified workers and lack of confidence in the economy means

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Cox Automotive study reveals shifting car buyer attitudes
April 25, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Study finds 70% of U.S. consumers who purchased a new or used vehicle from a franchise dealer did not return there for service business in the subsequent year.

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Collisions drive autonomous tech to forefront
April 5, 2019 by Adam Malik

It’s simple cause and effect – having more vehicles on roads around the world means more collisions. With the global vehicle count at about 1.32 billion – a number that has doubled over the last 20 years – a number

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Report calls for increase in electric buses
March 22, 2019 by The Canadian Press

A new report by a green energy think-tank calls for increased investment in electric buses to both reduce emissions and boost Canada’s growing manufacturing base of the vehicles. The report by Clean Energy Canada says that while Canada is a

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NUMBERS: Stats That Put Our Industry Into Perspective
March 14, 2019 by Allan Janssen

    32% Percentage of employers who say they’re satisfied with the job high schools do in preparing grads for employment. Universities do better with 37% satisfaction. Colleges is the clear winner with 51% satisfaction. Hire Education Report, October 2018,

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NUMBERS: Stats that put our business into perspective
March 14, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Stats that put the North American automotive repair and service industry into perspective.

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February car sales down, predictions for 2019 follow suit
March 1, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Canadian car sales were down 3.7% overall in February 2019, with a total count of 120,891 units sold. That’s 5,000 fewer than last February, according to DesRosiers Automotive Consultants. Both February 2018 and February 2017 saw more sales than last month

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Amazon auto head to speak at AASA Vision
March 1, 2019 by Adam Malik

Conference to also to preview ‘new retail’ study