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Getting around for less (originally published with The Shoestring.com)

Getting Around for Less With high gas prices now it helps to know how to get around for less money. There are so many options; all you have to do is choose. Advertisements

Join us in Stratford Nov. 8 to drive forward the connected and autonomous vehicle revolution!

Good evening, You are cordially invited to join us at an exciting event that will mark Ontario’s next big step in the global transportation and mobility revolution. The Government of Ontario, in partnership with the City of Stratford, the Automotive Parts Manufacturer’s Association (APMA),…

Media Research Continued

Here is more research on the automobile industry done with the Media Research Institute:

More Media Reasearch

Here is some more media research on cars done when I worked for the Media Research Institute taken from August 2005:

It Makes Cents: Saving Money on Getting Around

Getting around can be an expensive thing to do. Even if you take public transit – there are many ways to save on getting around your town. Here are some tips that make getting around easier and less expensive:

16 Handy Tips on Cheap Car Maintenance

Next to owning a home, cars are the second biggest expense you can have in your life. Here are some tips, from lowering car insurance prices, gas prices, car maintenance and a whole more to help you save a bundle of cash.

Getting around for less (originally published with The Shoestring.com)

Getting Around for Less With high gas prices now it helps to know how to get around for less money. There are so many options; all you have to do is choose.

[TPS] – Toronto Police Service supports provincial Drive Safe! campaign against driving under influence of drugs‏

Toronto Police Service News Release Toronto Police Service supports provincial Drive Safe! campaign against driving under influence of drugsThursday, May 22, 2014 – 4:28 PM Traffic Services 416-808-1900 The Toronto Police Service is supporting the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police’s 2014 Drive Safe!…

Improving Driver’s Licence Renewal for Seniors‏

News Release Improving Driver’s Licence Renewal for Seniors January 28, 2014 Ontario Government Committed to Supporting Seniors Ontario is enhancing its driver’s licence renewal program to help seniors who are fit to drive renew their licences. Starting April 21, 2014, drivers aged 80 and…

Mazda3 wins 2014 ‘Best of the Best’ Award from Canadian Automotive Jury

MONTREAL, Jan. 16, 2014 /CNW/ – The all-new 2014 Mazda3 compact car was named the winner of the fifth annual ‘Best of the Best’ award by The Canadian Automotive Jury (CAJ) today, beating out the two other finalists: the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and Jaguar F-Type. The…

Armoured car workers lobby on Parliament Hill

Taskforce on armoured car sector needed OTTAWA, Feb. 13, 2014 /CNW/ – Workers in the armoured car sector are on Parliament Hill today to urge the Minister of Public Safety Steven Blaney and Members of Parliament to strike a taskforce on safety in the industry. The lobby takes…

Subaru Canada: 2013 Marks Another All-Time Annual Sales Record

Subaru sells a record 36,760 units in 2013, increasing sales by a whopping 18.7 percent over 2012. All regions set new records for annual sales. BRZ, Forester and XV Crosstrek outshine their previous December records, with increased sales of 61.1, 51.1 and 19.7 percent…

Best-ever year for Lexus helps Toyota Canada Inc. increase sales by 1.7% in 2013

Best-ever year for TCI truck sales Toyota RAV4, Tacoma 4X4, Prius c and Scion FR-S set annual sales records TORONTO, Jan. 3, 2014 /CNW/ – Toyota Canada  Inc. (TCI) reported total sales of 195,360 vehicles in 2013, an increase of 1.7% versus 2012. It was the…

Mazda Canada reports sales for December and 2013 full-year

– Strong growth by Mazda3, CX-5 helps fuel positive year-end — RICHMOND HILL, ON, Jan. 3, 2014 /CNW/ – Mazda Canada announced sales for December 2013 today totaling 4,558, which represents an increase of 28% compared to December 2012.

Hyundai Canada achieves record 2013 sales

MARKHAM, ON, Jan. 3, 2014 /CNW/ – Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. announced today its full-year 2013 sales of 137,100 vehicles has set a new company record. Buoyed by strong performances last year from its Elantra compact car, Genesis Coupe sports car, Santa Fe Sport SUV, as well as…

Drivers to Pay Less for Drive Clean Test‏

News Release Drivers to Pay Less for Drive Clean Test December 18, 2013 Ontario Committed to Fair Pricing and Clean Air Starting April 1, vehicle owners will pay five dollars less for their Drive Clean emission tests.After 12 years in deficit due to start-up…

Minister to Announce Drive Clean Changes‏

Media Advisory Minister to Announce Drive Clean Changes December 17, 2013 Jim Bradley, Minister of the Environment, will make an important announcement about the Drive Clean program. Date: Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013 Time: 10 a.m. Location: Ontario Legislature Building, East Lobby Doors Queens Park,…

Drive Safe This Winter

News Release Drive Safe This Winter November 14, 2013 Ontario Government Committed to Keeping Roads Safe As winter weather arrives across the province, Ontario is reminding drivers to be prepared for challenging driving conditions. Follow these simple and important road safety tips to help…

Province Offers Online Driver’s Licence Renewal‏

News Release Province Offers Online Driver’s Licence Renewal September 25, 2013 Ontario Making it Easier to Access Important Government Services Ontario is now allowing drivers to renew their licences online ­– the first province in Canada to do so.Ontario drivers need to renew their…

Great Offer from Ford: Exclusively for Eligible Costco Members

Problems viewing this email? Click here. Pour la version française, veuillez cliquer ici. Vehicle(s) may be shown with optional equipment. Dealer may sell or lease for less. Limited time offers. Offers may be cancelled at any time without notice. See your Ford Dealer for complete details…

DesRosiers Automotive Consultants – February Observations‏ Actions Dennis DesRosiers – Car Expert (dac@desrosiers.ca) Schedule cleanup 9:27 PM [Keep this message at the top of your inbox] Newsletters, Photos To: DesRosiers Automotive Consultants Picture of Dennis DesRosiers – Car Expert

      DesRosiers Automotive Consultants Inc. http://www.desrosiers.ca A full version of this article can also be found in the  DesRosiers Automotive Reports published by DesRosiers Automotive Consultants Inc. For more information on these reports please contact Pina Vaccaro at (905)881-0400 x18 or pina@desrosiers.ca

Canadian vehicle companies often rely on single models for bulk of sales‏

  Canadian vehicle companies often rely on single models for bulk of sales   Platform sharing, flexible manufacturing and brand narrowcasting allow vehicle manufacturers to target ever-narrowing consumer niches with highly differentiated product offerings, but bread-and-butter models still account for majority shares of their…

[TPS] – Heavy snow forecast, Winter driving tips‏

Toronto Police Service News Release Heavy snow forecast, Winter driving tips Wednesday, February 6, 2013 – 10:54 AM Traffic Services 416-808-1900 Thursday’s forecast is anticipating increased snowfall in the Toronto area. To ensure you are ready, here are some reminders from the Toronto Police…

DesRosiers Automotive Reports – January Observations‏

      A full version of this article can also be found in the  DesRosiers Automotive Reports published by DesRosiers Automotive Consultants Inc. For more information on these reports please contact Pina Vaccaro at (905)881-0400 x18 or pina@desrosiers.ca or visit http://www.desrosiers.ca   Please…

Zipcar Launches Membership Offer with No Annual Fee

Zero Membership Fee ‘Access Plan’ Starts in Canada CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 4, 2013 /CNW/ – Zipcar, Inc. (Nasdaq: ZIP), the world’s leading car sharing network, today announced a new weekday, no annual fee driving program called the ‘Access Plan,’ which will be introduced as…

DesRosiers Automotive Reports – Canadian Sales December 2012‏

      Canadian Sales Click here for PDF version For the updated version of the SAAR please click here

Numbers to look for in year-end sales

Numbers to look for in year-end sales   With December year-end sales due to be released tomorrow, count with us as we mark several key milestones that we will be looking for in the year-end numbers.

Boxing Week Specials‏

DesRosiers Automotive Reports – December Observations‏

DesRosiers Automotive Reports – November Observations‏

      A full version of this article can also be found in the  DesRosiers Automotive Reports published by DesRosiers Automotive Consultants Inc. For more information on these reports please contact Pina Vaccaro at (905)881-0400 x18 or pina@desrosiers.ca or visit http://www.desrosiers.ca   Please…

DesRosiers Vehicle Import Study – “Four times more Porsches imported than Hyundais”‏

DesRosiers Vehicle Import Study – “Four times more Porsches imported than Hyundais”     Ø  42 percent of ‘used’ vehicle imports in 2011 were from current model years Ø  Four times more Porsches imported than Hyundais Ø  Chevrolet, Ford and Toyota the largest volume…

DesRosiers Automotive Reports – Observations

Header Image DAR Logo Observations Template A full version of this article can also be found in the DesRosiers Automotive Reports published by DesRosiers Automotive Consultants Inc. For more information on these reports please contact Albena Saltcheva at (905)881-0400 x18 or albena@desrosiers.ca or visit…

Residual Value of Light Vehicles on the Rise!‏

Light Vehicle Residual Values Supported by Off-Lease Supply Restrictions A recovery is well established among residual values of younger used vehicles. DAC analysis of data from Canadian Black Book shows that the residual values of three-year-old used passenger cars have risen steadily in recent…

Torontonians wise to vehicle theft but not auto insurance, sources say

By Rachel Muenz A little education can go a long way. It can vault someone into a higher-paying career, help people understand different cultures and keep them off the streets. It can also help reduce car theft. Auto thefts in Toronto have been dropping…

Book Review: Dennis DesRosiers’ The Best of Observations

By Rachel Muenz Apart from working in auto parts factories for a couple of summers, I have little knowledge or interest in the Canadian automotive industry. But, I found Dennis DesRosiers’ collection of articles on this topic not only informative but also quite fascinating…

[TPS] – Road safety is everyone’s responsibility, but it begins with you‏

Toronto Police Service News Release Road safety is everyone’s responsibility, but it begins with you Wednesday, March 14, 2012 – 5:10 PM Traffic Services 416-808-1900 With the return of warmer weather and sun-filled days, the Toronto Police Service would like to take this opportunity…

[TPS] – Open House, Sunday, January 15, 2012, noon, 53 Division, 75 Eglinton Avenue West‏

Toronto Police Service News Release Open House, Sunday, January 15, 2012, noon, 53 Division, 75 Eglinton Avenue West Saturday, January 14, 2012 – 6:00 AM 53 Division 416-808-5300 On Sunday, January 15, 2012, between noon and 4 p.m., at 75 Eglinton Avenue West, Staff…

Nissan Canada delivers first 100% electric Nissan LEAF to Canadian consumer

– Ottawa Resident Receives Keys to 2011 Nissan LEAF from President of Nissan Canada – September 23, 2011 @ 07:30PM MISSISSAUGA, ON – Today Nissan Canada made history when it delivered the first all-electric Nissan LEAF to a Canadian consumer at an event in…

Oshawa submits a compelling case against a proposed ethanol refinery at its harbour

City of Oshawa hand delivers its 300-page response along with 3,300 opposition letters to Ottawa August 15, 2011 @ 07:00AM OSHAWA – The City of Oshawa’s six-week successful public awareness campaign opposing a proposed ethanol refinery by FarmTech Energy Corporation (FarmTech) on the shoreline…

Canada Road Safety Week Campaign Results

Thursday, May 26, 2011 – 4:12 PM Traffic Services 416-808-1900 The Toronto Police Service joined police across the country to support “Canada Road Safety Week,” from Monday, May 16, 2011, to Monday, May 23, 2011, See the previous release. Canada Road Safety Week is…

Young and Newly Licensed Drivers Especially Vulnerable to “Drugging and Driving” During Holidays

Allstate Canada’s Home for the Holidays program emphasizes impaired driving consequences December 06, 2010 @ 06:00AM TORONTO – At a time when the incidence of impaired driving due to prescription and illegal drug use is on the rise, many young and newly licensed drivers…

SUBARU CANADA: BEST NOVEMBER SALES ON RECORD

Sales surpass 25,000 units for best year ever MISSISSAUGA, ON, Dec. 1 /CNW/ – Subaru Canada, Inc. (SCI) is thrilled to announce that sales of its lineup of Subaru symmetrical full-time All-Wheel Drive vehicles have set a new record for November as well as…

Les ventes de Chrysler Canada bondissent de 34 % en novembre

* 12 mois de croissance consécutifs d’une année sur l’autre * Les ventes totales font un bond de 34 % en novembre * Les ventes les plus élevées depuis 2002 pour un mois de novembre * Les ventes de véhicules de marque JeepMD progressent…

BMW Group Canada achieves best ever November retails

BMW and MINI brands set all-time November records RICHMOND HILL, ON, Dec. 1 /CNW/ – BMW Group Canada (BMW and MINI brands combined) achieved its best-ever November retail sales with 2956 units, an increase of 22.0 % compared to November 2009. On the year,…

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