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How Do We Combat Bad Driving in BC?

According to the latest ICBC figures released earlier this month, many drivers in BC have less than desirable driving habits. Despite the results of a recent survey conducted by Insights West for ICBC that showed that 99 per cent of the British Columbians polled considered themselves good or excellent drivers,…
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EV Fleets in British Columbia

British Columbians love their cars, as I’m sure many of you know. But it may be a surprise to many that we’re leaders in the green automotive revolution as well. More and more individuals and fleet owners, including local governments and businesses, are opting to go green, resulting in a…
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Hot Weather Risks

The hottest time of the year is finally upon us, and with it comes uncomfortable (and sometimes unbearable)  rides in a stuffy car or truck. As you unstick your legs from your car’s seat, there are several things to keep in mind when you’re driving in the sweltering heat. The…
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Debunked – Myths Surrounding Electric Vehicles

Electric Vehicles (EV’s) have been creating a lot of buzz in the auto industry and beyond over the past few years and automakers are responding by rolling out with new EV’s with each new production year. The auto industry is one of the most technologically advanced industries in the world…
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British Columbia New Car Industry Mid-Year Look Back

As a key economic indicator, mid-year national new car sales numbers are clearly pointing to the fact that in many parts of Canada including British Columbia, the economy remains strong. Across Canada, sales are up nearly five per cent this year according to DesRosiers Automotive Reports and, for the first…
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Millennials and Car Buying

Buying your own vehicle has been a rite of passage for generations. Going to the dealership and driving away with your first vehicle is a familiar story for many in decades past. However, there has been much speculation about today’s younger generations that their particular spending habits could bring about…
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Bolt Across BC

In a couple of days, Buddy Boyed and Barbara Hetherington will be embarking on the first-ever “Bolt Across Canada” road trip to educate communities across Canada on how far electric vehicles (EV’s) have come and to prove that EV’s have the capability to go the distance. Starting in Victoria, B.C.…
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Cyclists and Sharing the Road During the Summer

With the warm summer months now looking like they are finally here, British Columbians are able to get outside. As we head out for a road trip, cycling to the next destination, or just on the daily commute, the volume of people sharing the roads is expected to increase over…
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Father’s Day Gift Guide for the Auto Enthusiast

Father’s Day is this Sunday and if you’re still scrambling to find the perfect present for Dad, the auto enthusiast, check out your local car dealership for some gift ideas. For some dads, their vehicles are essential everyday transportation modes to get the family from place to place. For others,…
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Canadian Auto Dealer: The Right Stuff

Published in the Canadian Auto Dealer Magazine, June 6, 2017 By Blair Qualey Hiring and training tips for dealers to find — and retain — sought after talent. Without a doubt, employees are the most important and valuable assets of a company. From my years of experience, it’s the people…
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The Rise of the Minivan

Thirty-four years after they were first introduced to the North American market in 1983, minivans are still some of the best family vehicles available on the market. Perfect for family outings, summer road trips and running everyday errands, the minivans rolling out of the factories today are high tech machines…
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