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Buying a car? These are the fees you can (and can’t) avoid

Buying a car? These are the fees you can (and can’t) avoid

The excitement of buying a brand-new car or truck is often blunted by the barrage of fees a buyer faces when closing the deal. Four hundred for this, $40 for that; sometimes it seems dealers make more on frustrating fees than they do on the sale of the vehicle. Read […]

June 15, 2016 ×

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Why car sales got crushed in May and what it means

Why car sales got crushed in May and what it means

Automakers are scrambling to make changes to their product development strategy, plant investments and production plans as they adapt to a growing U.S. consumer preference for crossovers and SUVs. Read the source article at Detroit Free Press

June 13, 2016 ×

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GM adding 700 jobs in Canada to develop self-driving cars

GM adding 700 jobs in Canada to develop self-driving cars

FILE – This Friday, May 16, 2014, file photo, shows the General Motors logo at the company’s world headquarters in Detroit. The automaker will be adding 700 new engineering jobs in Ontario. GM will increase its group of engineers to about 1,000 in the coming years General Motors will hire […]

June 10, 2016 ×

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GM announces plan for 1,000 new jobs in Canada

GM announces plan for 1,000 new jobs in Canada

OSHAWA, Ontario — General Motors it will create about 1,000 jobs in Canada’s automaking province of Ontario as it boosts r&d spending on connected and driverless cars. GM also said it would invest $10 million in its Kapuskasing, Ontario, cold-weather facility, where it would conduct testing for new GM products […]

June 10, 2016 ×

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Union president: Canadian auto industry at stake in ’16

The fate of the Canadian auto industry and its tens of thousands of jobs are at stake this summer as Unifor enters into contract negotiations with the Detroit automakers, according to union leader Jerry Dias. Unlike its United Auto Workers counterpart in the United States, Unifor’s main issue during the […]

June 9, 2016 ×

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Pirelli plans to sell truck tires in North America

Pirelli plans to sell truck tires in North America

ROME, Ga. — Pirelli Tyre S.p.A. plans to begin serving the commercial truck and bus markets… Read the source article at Tire Business

March 31, 2016 ×

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Ford recalling 391,000 Ranger pickups over Takata airbags

Ford recalling 391,000 Ranger pickups over Takata airbags

Ford is recalling nearly 391,000 Ranger pickups because the driver’s air bag inflators can explode with too much force and cause injuries. The recall covers trucks from the 2004 through 2006 model years in the U.S. and Canada. It comes just days after the government announced that 52-year-old Joel Knight […]

January 26, 2016 ×

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The top five debuts at the Montreal Auto Show

The top five debuts at the Montreal Auto Show

Logistically speaking, it’s difficult – and expensive – for automakers to immediately pack up, move, and then rebuild their displays, and all within 24 hours. Therefore, some of the hottest vehicles unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit are no-shows at the Montreal Auto Show. Most notably absent […]

January 15, 2016 ×

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New Mercedes C-Class wagon heading to Canada

New Mercedes C-Class wagon heading to Canada

Wagon fans rejoice! The new Mercedes-Benz C-Class wagon is coming to Canada. The new wagon is considerably larger than its predecessor, which wasn’t even available in Canada. It’s 96 millimetres longer and 40-mm wider than the vehicle it replaces. All that extra size translates to 45 more millimetres of rear […]

January 15, 2016 ×