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Tires displaying the 3-peaked mountain/snowflake symbol and M+S (mud and snow) tires both meet the legal requirement as long as they have least 3.5 mm of tread. Winter tires outperform M+S tires in cold and snowy conditions. Black Press file

October’s arrival means it’s time for winter tires

Designated highways require winter tires or chains from Oct. 1 to March 31, other routes to April 30

 

The Mazda CX-9, pictured, continued while the new CX-90 was being brought online. Now it’s time for the CX-9 to bow out. PHOTO: MAZDA

Auto Sleuth: Welcome to the Lotus Eletre; farewell to Mazda’s CX-9 and Chrysler’s 300C

Say so long to the CX-9 You could say it was inevitable…

  • Sep 29, 2023

 

Unifor national president Lana Payne attends a news conference in Toronto, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2023. Unionized workers at Ford Motor Co. of Canada have ratified a three-year agreement. Payne issued a statement today saying the deal will mean tremendous gains for autoworkers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tijana Martin

Ford workers in Canada ratify agreement, set precedent for other automakers

54 per cent of those who voted endorsed the proposed collective agreement

 

More than 110,000 zero emission vehicles are registered in B.C., most purchased with the benefit of the Clean BC Go Electric Passenger Vehicle Rebate Program, which the NCDA delivers in collaboration with the Province of British Columbia and funded by BC Hydro.

Canada crosses critical threshold in ZEV adoption

By Blair Qualey According to a recent Bloomberg Green analysis of zero…

  • Sep 11, 2023
More than 110,000 zero emission vehicles are registered in B.C., most purchased with the benefit of the Clean BC Go Electric Passenger Vehicle Rebate Program, which the NCDA delivers in collaboration with the Province of British Columbia and funded by BC Hydro.
Donations raised through the New Car Dealers Association will help provide shelter, basic needs, recovery assistance and emotional support for B.C. residents impacted by the recent wildfires. Phil McLachlan / Western News photo

New Car Dealers support for B.C. wildfire relief surpasses $236,000

More than $236,000 has now been raised through the New Car Dealers…

  • Aug 31, 2023
Donations raised through the New Car Dealers Association will help provide shelter, basic needs, recovery assistance and emotional support for B.C. residents impacted by the recent wildfires. Phil McLachlan / Western News photo
Be sure to plan ahead for your road trip to avoid issues due to road construction, forest fires or fully booked ferries or hotels.

A road trip without the stress. Is that even possible?

By Blair Qualey As we enter the final weeks of summer, there’s…

  • Aug 21, 2023
Be sure to plan ahead for your road trip to avoid issues due to road construction, forest fires or fully booked ferries or hotels.
On a road trip, some mishaps are also unavoidable; others can be prevented with a little pre-planning.

Preparing for a safe road trip

By Blair Qualey So many things can happen on a summer road…

  • Aug 9, 2023
On a road trip, some mishaps are also unavoidable; others can be prevented with a little pre-planning.
There’s not a lot of space behind the EX30’s rear seat, but there is storage under the hood. The single-motor (rear mounted) version is rated at 268 horsepower while the two-motor version (front and rear) is rated at 422. PHOTO: VOLVO

Compact 2025 Volvo EX30 is smooth, but the price might be its most interesting feature

Keeping pace with the competition in the premium class appears to be…

  • Aug 9, 2023
There’s not a lot of space behind the EX30’s rear seat, but there is storage under the hood. The single-motor (rear mounted) version is rated at 268 horsepower while the two-motor version (front and rear) is rated at 422. PHOTO: VOLVO
The New Car Dealers Association of B.C. anticipates the need for 20,000 auto industry workers in the province over the next decade, in all facets of the industry.

New Car Dealers make provincial pre-budget submission

By Blair Qualey An important part of the provincial budget process is…

  • Jun 22, 2023
The New Car Dealers Association of B.C. anticipates the need for 20,000 auto industry workers in the province over the next decade, in all facets of the industry.
Hundreds of electric cars, built in Vietnam and newly certified for sale in Canada, arrived at the B.C. Vehicle Processing Centre in Nanaimo on May 16 and will available to Canadian buyers this month. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Vietnamese-made electric cars arrive at Port of Nanaimo for sale in Canada

More than 750 VinFast electric vehicles being processed at Nanaimo’s B.C. Vehicle Processing Centre

Hundreds of electric cars, built in Vietnam and newly certified for sale in Canada, arrived at the B.C. Vehicle Processing Centre in Nanaimo on May 16 and will available to Canadian buyers this month. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Myra Van Otterloo, a helicopter pilot from Nanaimo, left, and Jessa Arcuri, a school vice-principal from Penticton, have become the first B.C. team to compete in the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles du Maroc – a nine-day, 2,500-kilometre rally across the Moroccan desert. (Photo submitted)

Rally racers blaze fresh B.C. trail across Moroccan desert’s ‘treacherous’ terrain

B.C. women compete against hundreds of teams at Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles du Maroc

Myra Van Otterloo, a helicopter pilot from Nanaimo, left, and Jessa Arcuri, a school vice-principal from Penticton, have become the first B.C. team to compete in the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles du Maroc – a nine-day, 2,500-kilometre rally across the Moroccan desert. (Photo submitted)
While most Lower Mainland routes don’t require winter tires past March 31, anyone heading north or into the Interior should keep them on until April 30. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure file.

Most drivers in B.C. should keep winter tires on vehicles until April 30

Spring is here, but Road Safety at Work’s Shift Into Winter campaign…

While most Lower Mainland routes don’t require winter tires past March 31, anyone heading north or into the Interior should keep them on until April 30. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure file.
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For the 2023 redesign, the doors and fenders have been smoothed, while the floating-style rear roof pillars maintain their familiar look. A new taillight bar extends the full width of the vehicle. The new RX is about the same length as before. PHOTO: LEXUS

2023 Lexus RX: The all-star in the Lexus stable keeps getting better with age

Through the past four generations spanning more than two decades, the Lexus…

  • Mar 14, 2023
For the 2023 redesign, the doors and fenders have been smoothed, while the floating-style rear roof pillars maintain their familiar look. A new taillight bar extends the full width of the vehicle. The new RX is about the same length as before. PHOTO: LEXUS
The market share of zero-emission light-duty ZEVs vehicle in Canada hit 9.4 per cent in the third quarter of 2022, an all-time high that shatters the previous best quarterly result of 8.3 per cent, recorded in Q1 last year. Photo courtesy the New Car Dealers Association

ZEV Sales in Canada on the upswing but not yet on pace with British Columbia

By Blair Qualey The latest report by S&P Global Mobility demonstrates that…

  • Feb 6, 2023
The market share of zero-emission light-duty ZEVs vehicle in Canada hit 9.4 per cent in the third quarter of 2022, an all-time high that shatters the previous best quarterly result of 8.3 per cent, recorded in Q1 last year. Photo courtesy the New Car Dealers Association
Beautiful to look at and a pleasure to drive, all Electrified G80s use front and rear electric motors that deliver a net 365 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. PHOTO: GENESIS

2023 Genesis Electrified G80: Could this electric sedan be the benchmark to beat?

With each successive model, Hyundai’s premium Genesis division continues to challenge entrenched…

  • Jan 26, 2023
Beautiful to look at and a pleasure to drive, all Electrified G80s use front and rear electric motors that deliver a net 365 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. PHOTO: GENESIS
Supply chain issues that have plagued the automotive sector are expected to start easing this year, which should mean more new-vehicle inventory available to consumers.

Rollercoaster Continues for Auto Industry

By Blair Qualey Over the past few years, the auto industry has…

  • Jan 23, 2023
Supply chain issues that have plagued the automotive sector are expected to start easing this year, which should mean more new-vehicle inventory available to consumers.
British Columbia leads the country and North America in per capita sales of ZEVs, with over 14 per cent of the light vehicle market represented during the first half of 2022.

The DOs and DON’Ts associated with zero-emission vehicles

By Blair Qualey Today, more than 80,000 zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) travel…

  • Nov 29, 2022
British Columbia leads the country and North America in per capita sales of ZEVs, with over 14 per cent of the light vehicle market represented during the first half of 2022.