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LIST: 2017 J.D. Power Canadian Auto Lenders Study Reveals BMW Financial Services as #1

J.D. Power Finance Satisfaction Study

From January through February 2017, approximately 3,750 finance provider evaluations took place across two segments from new-vehicle dealerships in Canada. The study has been designed to evaluate auto lenders in two categories. The first category being captive, where lender that is owned by a or is directly affiliated with a manufacturer. The second category is non-captive where an independent lending institution is evaluated. Of the criteria being measured, captive finance providers are evaluated on dealer ...

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CAR NEWS: Ford Issues Safety Recall in Canada for Certain 2011-2012 Ford F-150 3.5L GTDI

Ford F-150

For those who own a Ford F-150 3.5L GTDI built in 2011-2012, it has been noted that as a result of internal corrosion, Ford must replace electric vacuum pumps in certain vehicles. While 11 accidents have been reported, there have been no injuries related to the issue. Press Release Ford Issues Safety Recall in Canada for Certain 2011-2012 Ford F-150 Ford Motor Company is issuing a safety recall in Canada for approximately 43,600 2011-12 Ford ...

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2018 Chevrolet Equinox: Three new reasons to like it

Chevrolet Equinox

The Chevrolet Equinox, Chevy’s compact SUV, has remained largely unchanged since it was redesigned at the beginning of this decade. That’s an eternity in today’s automotive industry where buyers are always looking for the newest features and technologies. Chevrolet clearly waited too long before offering us a new product, but the good news is that consumers now get plenty of features, and the latest-generation Equinox is certainly competitive. Apart from the structural, aesthetic and conceptual ...

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How to make the most out of your test drive

The test drive is the only time you will have in a given vehicle unless you buy it. It is therefore important to get the most out of it. Here are a few tips that will help you get all the information you need out of your test drive. Concentrate on driving The road test allows you to evaluate the comfort, handling, visibility, performance and quietness of a vehicle. In other words, it allows you ...

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A couple tips to help you buy your first vehicle

Buying our first vehicle is a very big step, but if we do not take the time to plan, our new vehicle can quickly turn into a nightmare. Here are a few tips that will help you when searching for your perfect new car. Determine Your Needs No matter what vehicle you purchase, it must meet your needs. So the first step is of course to determine our needs well before going to the dealership ...

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How to keep fuel consumption in check in winter

Winter is not easy on your vehicle, and certainly not easy on its fuel consumption. However, by following these tips, you can reduce the impact of winter on your vehicle’s fuel consumption. Do not let engine idle for too long Yes, it’s cold in the winter. There is no doubt about that. So it’s often tempting to let your engine idle for minutes on end before you hit the road to avoid an icy cabin. ...

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Practical advice on winter tires

winter tire tips

Winter in Quebec is not easy, we all know this. It tends to drag on, and if we are a motorist, it certainly complicates our travels on the roads. Since 2008, it is mandatory to have tires specifically designed for winter use, a fact that provides at least some reassurance that other drivers around us are operating a car with suitable tires. These tires, marked with a pictogram of a mountain with a snowflake, are ...

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Winter tires versus all-season tires: how to choose

winter tires vs all-season tires

It has now been nine years since motorists in Montreal and elsewhere in Quebec are obligated to equip their vehicles with tires specifically designed for winter. These proper tires are identifiable by the presence of a pictograph of a mountain with a snowflake on the tire’s sidewall. To receive this emblem, a tire must conform to the standards established by the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC). It is therefore normal that when a ...

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