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Maintenance and Repair Study Reveals Multibillion-Dollar Opportunity for Dealers
August 5, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

      Automotive dealerships only capture approximately 30% of total service visits, and are missing out on billions in service revenue annually, according to the Cox Automotive 2016 Maintenance and Repair Study. The study found that 25% of respondents

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COMMENT: Ontario’s New Standard
August 1, 2016 by Allan Janssen

Shops raise the price of motor vehicle inspection as new rules come into effect.

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AARO petition seeks to get unfit vehicles off the road
July 27, 2016 by Allan Janssen

Ontario association is looking for 50,000 signatures supporting a call for mandatory vehicle inspections.

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Tesla Plans Autonomous Ride-Sharing, New Models
July 22, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

  Tesla CEO Elon Musk released a statement entitled “Master Plan, Part Deux” in which he described the next major steps for the electric vehicle automaker over the next several years. The first part of Tesla’s “master plan,” released 10

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Trends In Trucking: Reduced Fuel Consumption, Lower Emissions, Fewer Accidents 
July 22, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

  The vision of autonomous trucks is within reach. This year, however, the latest trends in the truck industry are more pragmatic than ever before and driven not only by economic pressures but also by the desire for greater safety

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Volkswagen To Spend Up To $14.7 Billion For Deceiving Customers
July 12, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

    Some 86,000 2.0-liter and 3.0-liter diesel models were sold in California from 2009 through 2015   In two related settlements, one with the United States and the State of California, and one with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission

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Szoke Completes Mopar CSBK Sweep
June 27, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

      Jordan Szoke completed a sweep of the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship doubleheader at Autodrome St-Eustache with victory in Sunday’s 22-lap race aboard his Express Lane / Motovan / BMW Motorrad Canada BMW S1000RR. After an exciting battle

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Shad’s 43rd Annual Golf Tournament Raises $175,0000 For Muscular Dystrophy
June 10, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

Shad’s has played an integral role for Muscular Dystrophy Canada since its inception and this year was no exception. The 43rd annual golf tournament raised $175,000 for research into muscular dystrophy bringing the cumulative total to $4.7 million. Shad’s annual

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Mercedes-Benz Debuts Inrix Off-Street Parking In Europe And U.S.
June 10, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

    Inrix, Inc., has announced that its Off-Street Parking service is now available in the Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Europe and coming to the U.S. this summer. This newly integrated feature enables drivers to easily find, compare and navigate to

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Unifor Auto Council Calls For New Investment In Canada
June 2, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

  Meeting in advance of the start of bargaining with the Detroit Three auto companies this summer, delegates to the Unifor Auto Council voted unanimously to make new investments in Canada, including new product allocations, the top priority of the

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Auto Parts Makers Decry Provincial Plan for 1.7M EVs On Road By 2024
May 7, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

  The Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association said the Ontario government’s plan to put 1.7 million electric or hybrid vehicles on the road by 2024 is doomed to failure. “We support Ontario’s part in helping Canada reach climate change targets that the world

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WORLDPAC opens regional warehouse in London, Ontario
May 5, 2016 by CARS Magazine

WORLDPAC has opened a new regional branch warehouse in London, Ontario. The facility is the company’s 24th location in Canada. WORLDPAC, Inc. 3480 White Oak Road London, Ontario N6E 2Z9