US Auto Sales up 6%

U.S. auto sales picked up steam halfway through March and ended strong. 6% may not seem like huge growth. But after a 3% decline in January and a flat result in February, any sign of momentum is a good one for the industry.

Coming after many months of strong growth, the sluggish results earlier this year raised a troubling question in many investors’ minds: Was it just the weather keeping buyers away from car dealers, or was the economic tide starting to turn for the worse?

Several automakers made a point of saying on Tuesday that the pace of sales improved significantly in late March — a sign that maybe it really was “just the weather.”  As the weather continues to improve, hopefully auto sales do, too.

Read the full article here. 

Folding Car? Fact or Myth

These things are awesome! Ever tried to find a parking spot in New York City? If so, you’re probably still looking for one because your car is too big to squeeze into any of those tiny spaces that are available.

You might not have that problem if you had the Hiriko Fold city car, an uber-compact electric car that folds right up to shoehorn into the tightest of parking spots. If news of this pint-sized car quells your road rage with visions of vehicular bliss, brother, you’re in luck. The car is expected to hit the market next year.

Setting Up for the 2012 Canadian International Auto Show

We were burning the midnight oil last yesterday to setup our booth at the 2012 Canadian International Auto Show!  We love this show and look forward to seeing all our old friends and meeting new ones!

FOR ALL TICKETING INFORMATION: 905.940.2800 OR CIAS@AUTOSHOW.CA.

SHOW TIMES:
10:30 AM – 10:00 PM (February 17 – 25)
10:30 AM – 6:00 PM (February 26)

SHOW LOCATION:
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
North Building
255 Front Street West
and South Building
222 Bremner Blvd.

Press Release – Installation of the Crow Environmental Vehicle De-Pollution System

Toronto, ON – October 14th, 2011 – Standard Auto Wreckers (www.StandardAutoWreckers.com) today announced its adoption of the Crow Environmental (www.crowenvironmental.net) vehicle de-pollution system in its Toronto, Ontario location. Crow’s innovative de-pollution system is an effective system for the de-polluting of end-of-life vehicles by removing toxic fluids and pumping them to fluid storage tanks for re-use and environmentally safe disposal. The Standard Auto Wreckers facility recently installed one high volume stand-alone system along with four  customized units and now has the only Crow Environmental five bay system in Ontario.

Paul Coon, Vice President of Green Vehicle Disposal commented, “We currently have more than 100 auto recyclers in our program across North America and I highly recommend all affiliates and any auto recycler who is serious about protecting the environment to invest in a Crow Environmental System, it is that good!”

David Gold, Owner of Standard Auto Wreckers shared his excitement about the Crow system. “I can’t tell you how excited we are to have this system installed in our recycling yard, we searched for years for the best solution and we finally found it with Crow Environmental vehicle de-pollution system. You can’t put a price on protecting the environment; this system represents a substantial and worthwhile investment for us!”

In addition to being the founding member of the Green Vehicle Disposal Program (www.GreenVehicleDisposal.com) in Canada and the USA, Standard Auto Wreckers is also well known for their charity work and are the founders of Charity Car donation programs in both the USA and Canada (www.CharityCar.ca and www.CharityCar.us).