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  • DealerSocket to acquire Dealertrack’s Inventory solution

    DealerSocket to acquire Dealertrack’s Inventory solution

    Software giant Dealertrack Technologies, Inc. is involved in another acquisition. This time it’s with DealerSocket, a San Clamente, Calif.-based company that provides marketing, sales, customer experience, DMS and data mining solutions to car dealerships. The two companies announced they have entered a definitive agreement under which DealerSocket will acquire Dealertrack’s […]

  • Trials aimed at boosting EV adoption

    Trials aimed at boosting EV adoption

      An intelligent electric vehicle charging system (IEVCS) might be able to spur more consumer interest in electric vehicles. That’s the thinking behind Niagara-on-the-Lake Hydro (NOTL) and Tech Mahindra Ltd. who have announced a partnership to build an IEVCS. The two year project that’s being backed by the Ontario Ministry […]

  • On the Road with GM’s Stephen Carlisle

    On the Road with GM’s Stephen Carlisle

    Just like Canada’s automotive sector, General Motors of Canada is also undergoing many changes, particularly to its suite of products and technologies. Canadian auto dealer columnist and automotive journalist Petrina Gentile wanted to learn more. She travelled to General Motors of Canada’s head office for an on-camera interview with Stephen […]

  • Vehicle safety features are confusing consumers

    Vehicle safety features are confusing consumers

    If you’re talking about adaptive cruise control or lane departure warning systems to potential customers, they might be nodding their heads in understanding. Chances are they have no clue what you’re saying. A new study by the University of Iowa Transportation and Vehicle Safety Research Division found a majority of […]

  • The fabulous fifties

    The fabulous fifties

    IN THE FIFTH PART OF OUR HISTORICAL SERIES, WE EXAMINE THE 1950S, WHICH WERE FAR FROM FABULOUS FOR DEALERS AND MANUFACTURERS   Canada had been battle-toughened in the Second World War, and when those soldiers came home to civilian life, the pent-up demand for new vehicles on both sides of […]

  

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AutoCanada to acquire Don Folk Chevrolet

AutoCanada to acquire Don Folk Chevrolet

August 26, 2015 at 2:08 pm 0 comments

AutoCanada Inc. is continuing its western expansion by adding Don Folk Chevrolet, a Kelowna B.C.-based dealership, into its fold. The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close within 30 days. Don Folk Chevrolet operates a facility which includes a 15 car showroom,14 service bays and […]

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Former Nissan Canada exec joins Kia Canada

Former Nissan Canada exec joins Kia Canada

August 26, 2015 at 2:06 pm 0 comments

Former Nissan Canada executive Ted Lancaster has been named the new Vice-President and COO of Kia Canada Inc. The automaker said Lancaster will be responsible for both the daily and strategic operations of the sales, marketing, after sales and legal departments. Lancaster has over 20 years of experience in the […]

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Safe-Guard Canada opens new Mississauga office

Safe-Guard Canada opens new Mississauga office

August 26, 2015 at 2:05 pm 0 comments

Safe-Guard Canada is relocating to a new office in Mississauga, Ont. The company, which provides F&I services to OEMs and dealers across Canada, said its new and relocated facilities in Mississauga offers more space for its growing call centre and customer service team. The state-of-the-art office includes advanced training facilities […]

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AutoNation continues to expand

AutoNation continues to expand

August 19, 2015 at 1:25 pm 0 comments

AutoNation has gotten even bigger. The largest automotive retailer in the U.S. has agreed to acquire 16 more stores, representing $600-million in combined annual revenue. The deal includes 13 stores in Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee from Carl Gregory Enterprises, and three stores in the Baltimore, Maryland market from Valley Motors […]

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Sym-Tech announces new President and GM

Sym-Tech announces new President and GM

August 19, 2015 at 1:23 pm 0 comments

Sym-Tech Dealer Services, a Canadian F&I provider, has named Chris Cawston as its new President and General Manager. “As Sym-Tech continues to grow and add more dealers across Canada, I am confident that Chris is the right person to lead our company in the future,” said Brad Wells, the company’s […]

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OMVIC educates consumers on all-in pricing

OMVIC educates consumers on all-in pricing

August 19, 2015 at 1:17 pm 0 comments

Few Ontario consumers are aware of OMVIC’s all-in pricing policy. That’s why the provincial vehicle sales regulator has launched a four week consumer campaign to raise awareness about all-in advertised pricing. The law requires OMVIC-registered dealers to include all fees and charges in the advertised price for a new or […]

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CarProof hires new strategic accounts manager

CarProof hires new strategic accounts manager

August 19, 2015 at 1:14 pm 0 comments

CarProof is focusing on growing its strategic relationships in the auction and fleet segments, and has hired Richard Pasta to take on the role as Manager, National Strategic Accounts. “We are very excited to build new and expand existing strategic relationships in key areas of the remarketing ecosystem,” said Fabian […]

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Open recalls prevalent on Manitoba roads

Open recalls prevalent on Manitoba roads

August 17, 2015 at 3:38 am 0 comments

CarProof is helping OEMs and dealers spread the word about safety recalls by offering Manitoba drivers free vehicle history reports. The London-Ont. based company, which provides used vehicle reports to Canadians, has calculated there are close to 100,000 vehicles on Manitoba roads with open safety recalls, of the 800,000 vehicles […]

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