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  • Ten years of excellence

    Ten years of excellence

    It’s been ten years since the Canadian Automobile Dealers Association launched its national CADA Laureate dealer recognition program. To mark the tenth anniversary, the association recently held a special two-day event that brought past CADA Laureate winners together from across the country. “When I talk to each individual person here, […]

  • Lending a helping hand

    Lending a helping hand

    When tragedies strike, dealers are often there to support their communities. Dealer associations across Alberta, in collaboration with the Canadian Automobile Dealers Association (CADA), have rallied together to raise funds for dealership employees affected by the wildfires in Fort McMurray, Alta. and surrounding areas. To date, the dealer associations have […]

  • Global EV symposium coming to Montreal

    Global EV symposium coming to Montreal

    Nearly 2,000 people, including global leaders from the electric vehicle supply chain and government partners, will be convening in Montreal, Quebec for the world’s largest EV symposium. The 29th International Electric Vehicle Symposium, co-hosted by Electric Mobility Canada and the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA), will be held June 19-22, […]

  • Restoring trust

    Restoring trust

    Consumers think they know how much their used vehicles are worth. They’ve spent hours researching their make and model online to come up with what they think is a fair appraisal. What’s not always factored into the appraisal is mileage, any damage, or prior accidents. “They are walking into the […]

  • The ‘wow’ factor

    The ‘wow’ factor

    There was a lot to see at the 2016 Canadian International AutoShow, Canada’s largest expo of cars, trucks, concepts, classics and other vehicles. More than 1,000 vehicles were on display at the Metro Convention Centre in Toronto, Ont. from Feb.12-21. The show featured 40 vehicle premieres, two of them North […]

  

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Open auto loans hit $1-trillion

Open auto loans hit $1-trillion

May 25, 2016 at 3:14 pm 0 comments

Open automotive loans have now topped $1-trillion in the U.S. for the first time on record, announced Experian Automotive in a recent report. The global information services company said the total balance of open automotive loans climbed 11.1 per cent in Q1 2016 to reach $1.005-trillion. That’s up from $905-billion […]

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Find value in your store

Find value in your store

May 25, 2016 at 3:08 pm 0 comments

Business Valuation Resources (BVR) has released a report to help dealers prepare their businesses for sale. The new report provides key valuation techniques for appraisers, along with real-world data with market trends and insights on building value in dealerships. “Changing market conditions, an array of industry-specific value drivers, and other […]

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Tips to drive web traffic

Tips to drive web traffic

May 25, 2016 at 2:58 pm 0 comments

Autobytel, a U.S. automotive marketing services company, has come out with five handy best practices to help dealers drive high quality car buyers to their websites. “While search engines and social media channels are good sources of automotive website traffic, there are plenty of things marketers can do to optimize […]

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Auto-shopping site targets used small cars

Auto-shopping site targets used small cars

May 25, 2016 at 2:54 pm 0 comments

U.S. car shopping site Edmunds.com is encouraging used car buyers to consider compact and subcompact cars in the midst of an SUV craze. According to the company’s most recent used vehicle market report, prices of used compact cars are down, and they offer the best value right now for used […]

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ABSC scholarship honours Rick Gauthier

ABSC scholarship honours Rick Gauthier

May 18, 2016 at 3:30 pm 0 comments

CADA Chairman Harry Mertin has announced a new scholarship for students enrolled in the four year degree program at the Automotive Business School of Canada (ABSC) at Georgian College. The scholarship is named in honour of Rick Gauthier, who served as President and CEO of the CADA for 20 years. […]

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EcoRun returns for 5th installment

EcoRun returns for 5th installment

May 18, 2016 at 3:26 pm 0 comments

Automotive journalists will once again put a variety of eco-friendly vehicles to the test in the fifth installment of EcoRun, an annual event held by Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). The event is meant to educate shoppers about alternative vehicles, as well as provide accurate fuel economy numbers. On […]

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10 best new-car deals for May 2016

10 best new-car deals for May 2016

May 18, 2016 at 3:21 pm 0 comments

Kelley Blue Book editors in the U.S. have come out with a list of their best lease, financing and cash back deals to help boost vehicle sales in May. Editors said the 2015 and 2016 vehicles they chose range from midsize sedans and sporty hatches to SUVs and luxury models […]

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Drivers lack knowledge about green tires

Drivers lack knowledge about green tires

May 18, 2016 at 3:17 pm 0 comments

Canadian drivers want fuel-efficient vehicles but are lacking information about their tires to help achieve that, said the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC). According to a recent TRAC survey, 88 per cent of drivers feel they have a moral obligation to protect the environment by ensuring their vehicles […]

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