Montreal arson squad investigating used car dealership fire

A used car dealership was damaged by an apparent arson early on Monday morning in northwest Montreal. The flames also destroyed four cars, but no injuries had been reported by midnight. Montreal police (SPVM) reports that a 911 call at around 1 am indicated that the fire had just started at the establishment located on […]

Massive fire destroys popular auto repair shop in Meaford

Article content A large fire destroyed a decades-old family-run auto repair shop and disrupted the flow of water in Meaford Thursday night. Article content Black smoke from the blaze at Johnny B’s Automotive and Car Care was seen as far away as Owen Sound and The Blue Mountains as neighbors reported hearing explosions and being […]

Lithium iron phosphate curbs the battery gap with nickel, cobalt

Battery expert Lukasz Bednarski, author of the 2021 book “Lithium: The Global Race for Battery Dominance and the New Energy Revolution,” believes automakers’ interest in building lower-priced EVs could be one of the drivers behind LFP’s rising popularity. “LFP provides good enough performance at a lower cost, which makes it an attractive proposition for EVs […]

Expert Insights: Dealership Succession Planning

ABOUT THE PANELISTS FARID AHMAD Founder and Chief Executive Officer, DSMA With over 35 years of global auto industry experience, Farid is considered a genuine industry expert by dealers and OEMs alike, with his finger on the pulse of the automotive marketplace across North America. Farid is founder and CEO of DSMA, an automotive intelligence […]

Used-car prices rebound, making buying a challenge

Our main advice for buyers in this still tricky market is to act quickly and negotiate from an informed perspective. That can make the difference between getting a fair deal or paying too much. Also, it’s never been more important to make sure your credit is in good shape. Interest rates are up, but the […]

Used-car sales may recover for rest of 2023, expert says

With used-vehicle prices back in depreciation territory, May and June could go down in the books as the “worst May and June in history” for used vehicles losing value, Smoke said. However, those vehicles losing value is “a good thing for the people who’ve been sitting on the sidelines not able to find a vehicle […]

Reasons DIY Auto Glass Solutions are a Bad Idea

You may be tempted to try DIY auto glass solutions to resolve cracks in your windshield or other damage to your auto glass. However, these at-home kits can fail to produce the desired results and can even cause additional damage to your vehicle’s windshield in many cases. A Low Chance of Success According to the […]

EV makers are dividing into leaders and stragglers in US

Some of the recent darlings of the EV market, including Kia and Rivian Automotive, are off to a slow start this year due to supply chain issues and the loss of the federal EV tax incentive because of tougher eligibility rules. Overall, new EV registrations grew 72 percent in the January to April period, according […]

Can You Return a Car You Just Bought? Buyer’s Remorse Law and More

Problem: “The dealership ripped me off” If the car salesperson you worked with didn’t keep promises or you suspect fraud, you might have a case. But don’t make wild, unfounded accusations. Instead, use any documentation you can find. If you think you paid way too much, reference the Edmunds Suggested Price as proof of the […]