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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

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Save the Date: TalkAUTO Canada
May 14, 2015 by Allan Janssen

The annual TalkAUTO Canada Conference is set for Nov. 10, 2015 in Toronto. This complimentary event will feature presentations, a keynote speaker, dealer panel discussions, networking opportunities, and complimentary breakfast and lunch to all who attend. The fourth annual event,

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‘Be Car Care Aware’ takes to social media
May 13, 2015 by Allan Janssen

Groups band together throughout May Car Care month to remind Canadians to have their vehicles inspected and to complete any required maintenance and repairs.

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NUMBERS: Mobility as a Service… and more
May 7, 2015 by Allan Janssen

New-car dealerships were the most popular choice for vehicle service in Canada in 2012. They captured 36.6% market share. Independent repair outlets achieved a 32.2% share of the “do-it-for-me” market in 2012.

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The moving target
April 30, 2015 by Andrew Brooks

As the profile of the average car-owner changes, the aftermarket must learn how to deliver premium service in a way that the customer is convinced they’re getting good value.

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Which shop will survive?
April 28, 2015 by Murray Voth

It’s tough and getting tougher for small shops to thrive in today’s economic climate. Here’s why.

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March 2015 marks all-time best March for Canadian new car sales
April 10, 2015 by CARS Magazine

According to DesRosiers Automotive Consultants, March new vehicle sales as reported by vehicle distributors were up slightly (1.9 percent) to record an all-time best March in the history of the Canadian industry. Sales year to date are up 2.7 percent