Simplicity Car Care expands in Thornhill

Kirk Lin (centre), owner of Simplicity Thorhill, with Paul Prochilo (left) and Domenic Ieraci of Simplicity Car Care. Simplicity Thornhill is the latest shop to join the network.

By Mike Davey Thornhill, Ontario — September 11, 2017 — Simplicity Car Care has announced another new location, this time in Thornhill, Ontario. The new location is owned by Kirk Lin and previously operated as Linwood Motors. It will soon be rebranded as Simplicity Car Care Thornhill. The new network launched only recently, but has […]

Tuesday Ticker: Hurricane damage may help boost the economy

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By Jeff Sanford   Toronto, Ontario — September 11, 2017 — In the latest edition of Tuesday Ticker, we look into why Hurricanes Irma and Harvey might actually be good for the US economy, Boyd battens down the hatches, why it might be a good time to invest in Uni-Select and much, much more!    […]

New software may spell the end of distracted driving

Distracted drivers are three times more likely to be in a crash than attentive drivers, according to statistics from Alberta Transportation. Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed new algorithms that can detect when drivers are engaged in distracting activities such as texting.

Waterloo, Ontario — September 11, 2017 — Distracted driving is currently the leading cause of automobile crashes, eclipsing drinking and driving. However, software may soon bring the practice to an end. According to a statement released by the University of Waterloo, computer algorithms developed by engineering researchers at the university can accurately determine when drivers […]

CIIA to host vehicle branding presentation highlighting flood damage

All vehicles in Ontario must have a brand shown on the vehicle's permit. CIIA will host a presentation at Fanshawe College that highlights the rules that protect Ontario consumers and shops from improperly branded vehicles.

London, Ontario — September 11, 2017 — Vehicles in Ontario that have been significantly damaged must be reviewed for purposes of assigning a registration “brand.” This includes vehicles damaged in accidents or through fire, theft, flood and vandalism. These “brands” can be assigned by responsible parties and act as a registration notice that advises future […]