Prairie Upgrades: Saskatchewan leads new light vehicle sales for August, says DesRosiers

Ottawa, Ontario — The province may be famous for its flatness, but Saskatchewan led the way in terms of new Canadian vehicle sales this past August, according to recent stats from DesRosiers Automotive Consultants (DAC). While the majority of provinces posted new light vehicle sales decreases in August 2022, the prairie province recorded an estimated 3.5 […]

Tom’s Talk: Tom Bissonnette to be featured on ‘Lessons I’ve Learned’ business panel

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan — Avid readers of Tom Bissonnette’s regular Collision Repair columns will be interested to know that the director of the Saskatchewan Association of Automotive Repairers (SAAR) and former owner of Saskatoon’s Parr Auto Body will be part of a panel presented by KPMG Canada, slated for Oct. 4. “Lessons I’ve Learned” is an […]

Tuesday Ticker: Tesla taps Ont. Ministry of Mines rep for supply chain efforts; Rivian prepares for Canadian marketplace

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— In this weekly Tuesday Ticker, Tesla taps an Ontario government official for its supply chain efforts; Rivian plants and suggestive job posting and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau discusses potential critical mineral opportunities with South Korea’s president.  Tesla taps into Ontario Tesla has hired an Ontario government official to focus on the company’s […]

To Scale: Average aftermarket service visit $150 cheaper than dealership, says J.D. Power report

Ottawa, Ontario — Auto service at the dealership may be pricier than the aftermarket counterpart, according to J.D. Power’s 2022 Canada Customer Service Index–but that didn’t stop the segment from capturing more than half of industry revenue this year. According to J.D. Power’s long-term study dealership-based service centres accounted for 47 percent of all service […]