The province may be famous for flatness, but Saskatchewan leads the way in new Canadian vehicle sales this past August, according to recent stats from DesRosiers Automotive Consultants (DAC).
While most provinces saw light vehicle sales decrease in August 2022, the prairie province recorded an estimated 3.5 percent increase in sales for the month. Saskatchewan leads the Canadian new vehicle sales market year-to-date, as well; the province’s sales were down 6.8 percent for the year, compared to a nationwide decrease of 12.7 percent.
Newfoundland was also found to have outperformed the market with a 6.2 percent sales decrease, despite showing the largest year-to-date sales drop of 20.6 percent. Alberta reported the lowest decrease at 7.1 percent, while British Columbia had the largest decrease at 18.5 percent.
HEADSTART ON SPRING
The Saskatchewan Association of Automotive Repairers (SAAR) is known for its undying dedication to its members across the province of Saskatchewan. Another thing SAAR will now be known for is a shaky grasp of when seasons are, as the association announced that its Spring Conference will be running from Feb. 10 to 11 in Moose Jaw.
Though who are we kidding, the only difference between February and March in Saskatchewan is the size of the snowbank you found your car in that morning. Anyway, the Saskatchewan Association of Automotive Repairers is gearing up for yet another meeting in the new year, where members will gather at the Temple Gardens Hotel and Spa in Moose Jaw to hear the latest issues affecting the province’s highly unique collision repair industry. Few details have been shared at this point, however, organizers are calling on association members to mark their calendars for this can’t-miss conference.