Idolizing Independent: Consumer Reports survey shows customers prefer independent shops vs. dealerships

independent vs dealership repair

Toronto, Ontario — A new Consumer Reports survey reveals that customers prefer independent shops over dealerships for automotive repairs. The survey–based on 10,973 responses from Consumer Reports members on 11,670 repairs at 36 auto repair chains, independent shops and dealerships–further revealed that Hyundai, Jeep and Kia scored lowest for overall customer satisfaction. The survey asked members to comment […]

Consumer car problems up 17 percent: JD Power Study

The recently released J.D. Power 2024 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study says vehicle owners are reporting a significant increase in vehicle problems after three years of ownership, with a staggering 17 percent rise compared to previous years. This revelation sheds light on the potential challenges and frustrations that consumers may face as their vehicles age and […]

Insurance Bureau of Canada: ‘Good Drivers’ Pay Higher Alberta Car Insurance Premiums

The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) released a report highlighting a concerning trend in Alberta car insurance premiums. According to the report, insurance companies burden “good” drivers in the province with higher auto insurance premiums to subsidize high-risk drivers’ insurance. This situation raises important questions about fairness and equity within the insurance system. How it […]

Pothole Alert: Spike in Pothole Damage Claims in Manitoba

Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) has seen a significant surge in pothole damage claims in Manitoba so far in 2024. This article highlights the rise in claims and provides information on how residents can report potholes to help address the issue. MPI has received a total of 249 claims related to pothole damage since the beginning […]

Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) Systems: Understanding Limitations and Enhancing Safety

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Reverse Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) systems are designed to enhance safety while backing up, but recent testing conducted by the American Automobile Association (AAA) reveals that they are not foolproof. This article provides an overview of the test findings and offers recommendations for drivers to maximize their safety awareness. How Does Automatic Emergency Braking Work? […]

Provincial Government Considers Increasing Ontario Collision Reporting Threshold

In a move that could have significant implications for car accident reporting in Ontario, the provincial government is currently considering increasing the Ontario collision reporting threshold for car accidents. This potential change has sparked discussions and debates among various stakeholders, including insurance companies, legal professionals, and road safety advocates. In this article, we will explore […]

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