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Archive for September 2012

by Frank Romeo This post originally appeared on the Trillium Automobile Dealers Association website (http://www.tada.ca) and the Toronto Star Fall is a time of year when students head back to class for the start of another academic year. For thousands of Ontario students, that means leaving the nest and going off to college or university […]

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Sep/12

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What is Comprehensive Warranty?

by Mike Romeo Many dealership employees tend to characterize their manufacturers warranty as bumper to bumper. This is a LIE; no automotive manufacturer includes coverage on all parts for the entire warranty period. The best example is your brakes and tires. You are protected for pre-mature wearing of your brake pads and tires, however if […]

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Sep/12

21

Virtual tours should complement, not replace, test drives

by Frank Romeo This post originally appeared on the Trillium Automobile Dealers Association website (http://www.tada.ca) and the Toronto Star In August, Nissan announced an innovative experiment that will allow customers to take a virtual tour of its 2013 Pathfinder crossover, online. The automaker plans to use Microsoft’s Kinect for Windows (a webcam-style motion sensing device), […]

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Sep/12

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Should I Rustproof my Vehicle?

By Mike Romeo After you purchase your new vehicle you’ll undoubtedly be asked if you would like to protect it by purchasing a rustproof package. I’ve found that about 50% of people will do so through the dealership and the other 50% either decline and never rustproof their vehicle or they get it done at […]

by Frank Romeo This post originally appeared on the Trillium Automobile Dealers Association website (http://www.tada.ca) and the Toronto Star In this column over the years, there have been numerous references to the Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council (OMVIC). Today, I want to provide an overview about this important industry body and about how it works. […]

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Sep/12

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How to Save on Fuel

by Mike Romeo   1. Slow down Taking your speed from 120 km/h to 100 km/h consumes 20 per cent less fuel. 2. Check your tire pressure Tires that are inflated to the recommended pressure last longer and save fuel. 3. Drive smoothly Jackrabbit starts, quick acceleration and hard braking can increase fuel consumption by […]

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