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Several months ago, I prepared a Post Media column on the issue of future workforce demands facing the automotive sector and how we collectively need to expand the diversity in our workforce, especially in attracting more women to our industry. Desrosiers Automotive Consultants recently released a report that highlights the extent of the challenge as […]

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We all know that texting and driving is dangerous, and to their credit, most drivers have changed their habits since 2010, when the use of hand-held personal electronic devices were banned for those driving a vehicle. Unfortunately, some continue to risk their lives and those of other drivers and passengers around them by being distracted […]

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At the beginning of the calendar year, many automotive analysts predicted a slowdown in global vehicle sales – and that has proven true in countries around the world. In Canada for instance, through the first seven months of 2019, Desrosiers Automotive reports that vehicle sales totalled approximately 1.15 Million – down 4.8% year to date […]

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Virtually everyone who has purchased a new vehicle will treat the new purchase like a treasure for an initial period – but after a period of time, it’s not uncommon for the novelty to wear off. Where a car or truck owner may adopt a regimented routine that includes regular maintenance, oil changes and appropriate […]

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It’s that time of year when summer is coming to an end and the Labour Day Weekend is upon us. That means the start of the school year is only days away. It’s especially important that drivers pay attention, especially in and around school zones where the volume of cars and traffic will be high […]

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We may be nearing the end of what many would consider the dog days of summer, but that doesn’t mean drivers or cyclists can let their guard down. In BC, historically, more than 700 cyclists are injured, and seven fatalities occur in auto-related accidents between June and September, each year. So, whether you’re a driver […]

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By Blair Qualey In a matter of days, a new vehicle insurance model in British Columbia will come into effect that may have an impact on your premium, based on your driving record. ICBC is moving to a basic insurance model September 1 that is more driver-based. This means crashes follow the driver, not the […]

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By Blair Qualey During the hot summer days, we take steps to protect ourselves from the heat and the negative affects of exposure to the sun. In the same manner, the hot summer weather can take a toll on your car or truck, from the paint right down to the tires, unless you take steps […]

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Trends in EV Sales

July 25, 2019

By Blair Qualey A decade ago, the notion of electric vehicle (EV) sales making a dent in the new car marketplace appeared to be something that would likely occur far down the road. After all, EV development was still in its infancy, product availability was limited and so too was the charging stations to support […]

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Thornhill, ON – July 2019 Canadian Automobile Dealers Association (CADA) Chair Perry Itzcovitch announced today that Aziz Ahamed of Destination Auto Group, Burnaby, BC, has won the 2019 CADA Laureate dealer recognition award for Business Innovation. The Laureate award is considered to be the highest honour a new car and truck dealer can receive over […]

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