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This is for the few savy car dealers in Canada.

Website: http://TransDeal.ca
Location: Toronto Canada
Members: 10
Latest ADM Activity: Jul 9, 2012

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Mobials improves AutoVerify with new ability

Digital retail solution provider Mobials has enhanced its AutoVerify offering with the ability to generate credit-qualified leads by responding to certain inquiries during a consumer’s pre-purchase research. “This new innovation includes a full restructure of the AutoVerify user flow to answer whichever question piqued the consumer’s interest, like trade-in value […]

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Vehicle prices on the rise YOY

The national median price of a vehicle in Canada, which includes new and used cars, SUVs and trucks, has increased by 3.5% and 6.8% respectively, according to the autoTRADER.ca Price Index for July 2019. The average price for a new vehicle was listed at $39,107 in July, while the price […]

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2019 to focus on sensor solutions, L2 automation

This year, the global automotive industry is expected to demonstrate significant progress in the areas of driverless technology, with an emphasis on improved sensor solutions, L2+ deployment, and tele-operations, according to Frost & Sullivan news. Since autonomous vehicles (L4 and L5) will take time to develop and deploy, the  market […]

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U.S. used vehicle values flat MOM, up YOY

U.S. used vehicle values were flat in July at 115.0 month-over-month, but still higher than those from February to May, according to the Black Book Index. July also posted a higher value than the same period a year earlier, when it was marked at 113.9 — representing a 1.0 per […]

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Dealers must work in lockstep with lenders

Automotive finance lenders that are able to facilitate electronic transactions for dealers, answer their questions correctly from the very beginning, and resolve contracts quickly can help dealers successfully make their way through an evolving marketplace, according to J.D. Power’s 2019 U.S. Dealer Financing Satisfaction Study. “Dealers are able to put […]

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Canadian auto sales bounce back slightly in July

The now 17-month string of new-vehicle sales declines in Canada hasn’t been broken, but July featured an upturn of sorts in that the decline of just 1.0%, from the same month in 2018, was the lowest so far this year. A total of 173,533 vehicles were sold in July, bringing […]

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Dealership turnover is at an all-time high

Dealership turnover is at an all-time high as interest in working for automotive retailers has dropped to 25 per cent in 2019 — from 33 per cent in 2016, according to Cox Automotive’s recently released 2019 Dealership Staffing Study. The report reveals that the sales consultant staff have the highest […]

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“Kill switch” could fend off automotive cyber threat

A new report by U.S.-based Consumer Watchdog warns that connected vehicles will be targets of serious cyber threats that could pose a safety risk to the driver, and by extension its other vehicle occupants. “The troubling issue for industry technologists is that these vehicles’ safety-critical systems are being linked to […]

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KBB names 10 best back-to-school cars

As parents and students consider their transportation options for the 2019-2020 school year, the editors at Kelley Blue Book have taken the opportunity to list the 10 of the best back-to-school vehicles of 2019, based on their research. The list includes the Toyota Corolla Hatchback, Kia Soul, Honda Civic, Mazda3, […]

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iZEV program welcomes 14K purchases/leases

Sales of zero-emissions vehicles have improved since the federal government’s iZEV rebate program took effect in May. According to the Minister of Transport Marc Garneau, so far 14,000 ZEVs have been purchased/leased over the past three months. It is estimated that the reduction in greenhouse gas emissions per year from […]

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Vehicle retail sales dip as prices soar

Consumers are purchasing fewer vehicles, but those in the market are expected to spend more money as the average price soars to record levels and is projected to reach $33,182 — up more than 4 per cent year-over-year, and the highest level ever for the month of July. A recent […]

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Groupe Touchette to open Cambridge distribution centre

Montreal, Que.-based Groupe Touchette, a Canadian-owned tire distributor, is opening a new 50,000 square-foot distribution centre in Cambridge, Ont., with a capacity to hold a maximum of 73,000 tires. The new tire distribution centre will also cater to surrounding cities such as London, Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph and more, allowing these […]

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CarGurus launches CPO Partner Program

CarGurus has launched a Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Partner Program with carmakers in Canada. The program is designed to help consumers distinguish manufacturer-certified vehicles from dealer-certified vehicles on the CarGurus platform. Kia Canada and GM Canada were the first to sign on as part of the program. Diego Sanson, Vice President […]

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Brighten up your dealership to sell more cars

Can automotive retailers sell more vehicles by brightening up their stores with natural daylight? A report from the Eneref Institute suggests that adding daylight to the dealership space can create an environment that is more conducive to buying decisions, because the colour of the vehicle is more correctly observed under […]

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Porsche Digital expands NA reach to Atlanta

Porsche Digital, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Porsche AG, is expanding its North American reach to Atlanta, Georgia, where it will build its second U.S. office and sixth worldwide. The new Atlanta Porsche Digital will open August 1 at the headquarters of Porsche Cars North America, and will focus on two […]

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CBB used car index strong in June

The Canadian Black Book Used Vehicle Retention Index remained strong in June at 106.1, which is around 31 points higher than the record low attained during the same period in 2010.  That being said, the average vehicle is also worth 31 per cent more than it was back then.  The […]

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Good news for dealerships with high turnover

The issue of hiring and retention has been on the minds of automotive retailers for years. But younger generations are now starting to show a greater interest in dealership jobs, according to the Cox Automotive 2019 Dealership Staffing Study. The current situation, based on the report, is that around 20 […]

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PBS breaks ground on new Calgary headquarters

Dealer management software provider PBS Systems visited the future site of its new Calgary headquarters in July and broke ground on an area that will eventually feature an 88,000 sq. ft. facility with four floors. “I have seen tremendous growth in our business and in the auto industry over the […]

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Toyota, Volvo invest in UVeye vehicle inspection

UVeye, an Israeli company that has developed automatic vehicle inspection technology, has received $31 million in funding from companies such as Volvo Cars, Toyota Group unit Toyota Tsusho, and W.R. Berkley Corporation. “This latest investment including leading automotive strategic partners is an important signal that we believe paves the way […]

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Honda, Amazon team up on in-vehicle deliveries

Honda and Amazon are teaming up to offer consumers a level up in customer experience and convenience: the ability to receive their Amazon packages in their vehicles. As of July 23, Honda started offering its U.S. customers the Key by Amazon In-Car Delivery service for subscribers of its HondaLink Remote […]

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Comment by Geoff Van Toen on September 13, 2009 at 3:52pm
Our company www.TransDeal.ca is a vehicle locating company. We are looking to add dealers to our network who offer outstanding customer service and fleet pricing. We have been around for 2.5 years and have an outstanding reputation in Canada and a small but loyal base in the United States. Our in house vehicle locating specialists work similar to a broker however, we do not charge our clients a fee and are paid only by the dealer. Our fees are much lower than most brokers. Our staff are trained automotive pros who typically had low numbers but outstanding CSI on the floor at mostly luxury dealerships.

If you would like to get some of our clients please email me geoffvantoen@gmail.com or call 1-888-446-2321

There is no fee to be a TransDeal.ca member dealer. Only dealers with low admin fees, clean vehicles, and upfront pricing will be considered. We have invoice information for most brands making your life easier.
Comment by Michael Benavides on March 10, 2009 at 11:09am
Now powered by Autodata Solutions, many DSPs (Dealership Service Providers) are now moving into the Canadian market, including ADP and Dealer.com, with phenomenal success. There are Canadian companies, too (e-Dealer, EZ Resluts, CAX, etc.), with more to be announced this year. They are armed with the content and tools that will help you gain a competitive edge in your market.

Canadian dealers can now choose solutions from companies who provide timely, bilingual vehicle data (new & used) w/ full descriptions, postal code-specific incentives, OEM-accurate configurations, multi-gallery imagery and engaging editorial.

More DSPs are gearing-up to enter your market -- and many of them will be worth your time and money. Most of them are well-established companies that can provide a better reaseach and buying experience than the existing Canadian auto portals. Those, too, are about to get a facelift...

In the coming months, I hope to see more Canadian dealers join this group so I can gain feedback on some upcoming initiatives. Thank you.
Comment by Geoff Van Toen on September 8, 2008 at 5:05pm
This is a group for the few savy dealers in Canada who understand the value of leads, internet marketing and US import. Make friends make contacts make money! If you are interested in our services feel free to contact me geoffvantoen@TransDeal.ca we have over 100k members to our viral sites.
 

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