Read the August issue of Fixed Ops Journal, the parts,
service and collision magazine from Automotive News.

Kelly Taylor

Winnipeg Correspondent
Address: Automotive News Canada,
PO Box 243, Station A, Windsor, Ontario, N9A 6K7
Phone: (204) 795-5892
CLICK HERE to see our entire staff list

Recent authored articles

Provinces without EV rebates have less selection, fewer sales

Canadians who live outside the three provinces offering electric-vehicle rebates might be feeling left out of a growing EV market in Canada, but automakers are just selling their product where there is the most demand.

Winnipeg VW stores prep for electric future of e-Golf sales

Volkswagen Canada is selling the e-Golf in Manitoba despite the fact the province doesn't offer incentives to buy electric vehicles. St. James Volkswagen jumped at the chance to offer the EV for sale.

Ford thinks bamboo can rival carbon fibre for strength

Ford is exploring ways to combine bamboo with resins to create car parts that rival carbon fibre for strength.

Automakers warm up to AJAC TestFest overhaul

The Canadian Car and Utility of the Year awards program — under fire by some automakers last year for costs and declining value — has undergone a dramatic revision that's gaining favorable reviews.

Canadian oilseed invention found in new-gen Nokian tires

A Canadian agricultural invention is a key ingredient in a new winter tire from Nokian Tyres, helping to give it better grip in snow and on ice.

Manitoba insurance no longer covers damage rodents cause to vehicles

New policies from Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) are taking a bite out of the rodent-infestation repair business as companies brace for impact by laying off staff.

Luxury brands use advanced-driving programs in Canada to help sales

The launch of two new advanced-driving programs in Canada suggests a growing trend in using experiential marketing to help sell performance and luxury vehicles.

Hyundai Canada makes reviews available, even the bad ones, for buyers

Hyundai Canada is offering prospective shoppers access to vehicle reviews by current owners, collected by U.K. company Reevoo.

Winnipeg auto community mourns passing of two longtime professionals

Horst Hasselmann, who retired about 13 years ago as general manager of Birchwood BMW, and Sid Minuk, a fixture in the repair industry and former radio show host, both died March 25.