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Jan/13

5

Auto trends to watch for in 2013

by Frank Romeo (President, Pine View Hyundai) This post originally appeared on the Trillium Automobile Dealers Association website (http://www.tada.ca) and the Toronto Star Fortunately for the Canadian economy, the world didn’t end on December 21st, 2012, as predicted by the Mayan calendar. According to auto analysts and market watchers, 2013 is expected to be another […]

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Dec/12

29

2012 – A Year in review

by Frank Romeo (President, Pine View Hyundai) This post originally appeared on the Trillium Automobile Dealers Association website (http://www.tada.ca) and the Toronto Star I consider it a huge honour and a privilege to serve as President of the Trillium Automobile Dealers Association (TADA). It’s equally thrilling to serve our Association during such a pivotal and […]

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Dec/12

15

The Ontario College of Trades Must be Scrapped

by Frank Romeo (President, Pine View Hyundai) This post originally appeared on the Trillium Automobile Dealers Association website (http://www.tada.ca) and the Toronto Star In this column, the Trillium Automobile Dealers Association (TADA) has written frequently about the need to recruit young people to the auto industry. As baby boomers begin to retire and move into […]

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Nov/12

24

Buying your first car? Here’s some advice

by Frank Romeo This post originally appeared on the Trillium Automobile Dealers Association website (http://www.tada.ca) and the Toronto Star Buying your first car is an experience that thousands of Canadians look forward to each year with great anticipation, and it’s a special moment that people remember for the rest of their lives. Whether you’re 18, […]

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Nov/12

17

Certified pre-owned programs provide many benefits

by Frank Romeo (President, Pine View Hyundai) This post originally appeared on the Trillium Automobile Dealers Association website (http://www.tada.ca) and the Toronto Star Last week, I discussed the trend of longer shelf life for registered vehicles in Canada.  A closely related trend to that topic is the increase in popularity of pre-owned vehicles. In 2000, […]

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Nov/12

10

Vehicle shelf life depends on many factors

by Frank Romeo (President, Pine View Hyundai) This post originally appeared on the Trillium Automobile Dealers Association website (http://www.tada.ca) and the Toronto Star In October, DesRosiers Automotive Consultants released a report on light vehicle registrations in Canada.  The report stated that 22.2 million vehicles were registered in 2011, compared to 20.2 million registered five years […]

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Oct/12

26

Is it time to revisit the no fault auto insurance program?

by Frank Romeo (President, Pine View Hyundai) This post originally appeared on the Trillium Automobile Dealers Association website (http://www.tada.ca) and the Toronto Star In 1990, the Ontario government introduced the no-fault insurance system to replace the old tort system. No-fault insurance was meant to expedite the processing of claims, to combat fraud and to prevent […]

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Oct/12

20

Internet is becoming more influential in the car buying process

by Frank Romeo (President, Pine View Hyundai) This post originally appeared on the Trillium Automobile Dealers Association website (http://www.tada.ca) and the Toronto Star A few weeks ago, the Trillium Automobile Dealers Association hosted automotive digital marketing conferences in Toronto, London and Ottawa. All three conferences were full-day events attended by dealer principals, sales managers, automotive […]

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Oct/12

14

What is Traction Control?

by Mike Romeo Traction Control has become standard equipment on the majority of manufacturer vehicles over the past five years. With that said many people don’t know what Traction Control is or how it works. Traction Control is essentially a safety procedure that the vehicle performs when it senses one or more wheels losing traction. […]

Oct/12

14

What is Electronic Stability Control?

by Mike Romeo Electronic Stability Control (or ESC) is a system found on several recent vehicles that will help you stay in control of your vehicle when you need to swerve or brake suddenly to avoid an obstacle. When your steering does not match the direction of your vehicle, ESC will automatically brake one or […]

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