Tuesday Ticker: Boyd Group shares rose in value by 520 percent over the last five years

Cars are pushed together during heavy flooding in the center of a hotel compound, in Houston, Texas. Some of the aftereffects of Hurricane Harvey will likely include an increase in new car sales, and a rash of "title washing" as owners of uninsured vehicles try to recoup their losses.

By Jeff Sanford   Toronto, Ontario — September 4, 2017 — This week’s Tuesday Ticker brings us news on Boyd’s amazing 10-year return number, surprisingly big growth in Canadian GDP, analysts increase estimates on Uni-Select’s earnings and much, much more!    – Canadian economic analysts were surprised, and in a good way, when the latest […]

Aftermarket still outpacing dealerships on customer service

When it comes to customer service, dealerships aren’t as far behind the aftermarket as they once were, according to the results of a recent survey by J.D. Power.

By Mike Davey Toronto, Ontario — September 4, 2017 — Dealers are closing the gap with aftermarket automotive facilities, according to recently released J.D. Power 2017 Canadian Customer Service Index Long-Term (CSI-LT) Study. However, non-dealer auto service providers still win the hearts of vehicle owners in Canada over dealers, with higher average customer satisfaction levels […]

Report: Future of lightweighting may mean more plastic

Automakers continue to push ahead with lightweighting strategies to meet 2025 CAFE standards, even as the political climate in the US puts the future of those standards in doubt.

Wilmington, Delaware — September 4, 2017 — Plastic may be on its way up and multi-material construction may be less popular in the future, according to a survey conducted by Ward’s Auto. The seventh annual Ward’s Automotive Trends survey suggests that automakers are moving forward with numerous strategies to reduce vehicle weights and improve fuel […]