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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

13

Now is the time to install winter tires

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 year, Ontario had it relatively easy with the snow and cold. But, judging by the weather forecasts and farmers’ almanacs, winter is expected to return with a vengeance this year. Although […]

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Oct/12

6

TADA joins forces to prevent distracted driving

by Frank Romeo This post originally appeared on the Trillium Automobile Dealers Association website (http://www.tada.ca) and the Toronto Star A recent report conducted for Ford Motor Co. revealed some interesting stats about distracted driving. The report stated that 99 per cent of licensed drivers said they were safe drivers. Yet, the same group admitted that […]

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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

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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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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by Frank Romeo This post originally appeared on the Trillium Automobile Dealers Association website (http://www.tada.ca) and the Toronto Star In the 1950s and 1960s, new-car introductions were a highly anticipated experience. Dealerships went to great lengths to make the unveiling of a new model an event worth celebrating. Each fall, showroom windows were papered over […]

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