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How An Automotive Education Helps You Jump Start Your Career

Dave FraserFeb. 10, 2017

Matthew Eldridge was the 2015-2016 of the TADA Automotive Service Technician Co-op Award at Centennial College in Toronto, Ontario.

Winning a TADA award shows that TADA and the staff and administrators at Centennial are really dedicated to making sure students achieve success in their ...

So What is CarProof?

Derek BoshouwersFeb. 10, 2017

You’re in the market for a used car or truck, because you’re on a budget and you don’t want to spend any more than you have to. But being on a budget also means needing to minimize your maintenance and repair costs during the time you’re going to own that vehicle. It also definitely means you wan...

We Want To Meet You!

Dave FraserFeb. 1, 2017

Looking for a UNIQUE opportunity in the automotive retail and service industry?

Pfaff Harley-Davidson will be hosting an open house on Thursday, February 9th, 2017, between 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm.

Join them for their open house – take a tour – chat with a hiring manager.

Centennial College - TADA/Fiat Chrysler Apprenticeship Open House

Dave FraserJan. 30, 2017

Are you looking for qualified apprentices? Send us your job posting and/or attend our Open House.

We have a number of qualified apprentices who have completed their Level 2 in class training and are available from May to December 2017.

Centennial College is hosting...

Where Can An Automotive Education Take You?

Dave FraserJan. 6, 2017

My name is Tony Langford and I was awarded the Trillium Automotive Dealers Association award at Conestoga College in May 2015. It was such a great accomplishment for me being just under 40 years of age and I really wanted my kids to see that 'What you put in, you will get out'.


Rock The Road 2017

Dave FraserJan. 5, 2017

TADA is proud to support Prostate Cancer Canada research and has donated this year's prize so 100% of the ticket proceeds will be directed towards prostate cancer research.

Rock the Road Raffle is back with more muscle than ever! Order your tickets now for a chance to WIN a custom 2017 D...

How to Register a Used Vehicle in Ontario

Derek BoshouwersNov. 30, 2016

More often than not, people buying a car for the first time opt for a used model. But for so many of us, the red tape involved can seem daunting. How to register your used car in Ontario? It’s simpler than you think! Here we run you through the steps you need to take to properly and quickly regis...

Best used cars under $20,000

The Best Used Car Buys for Under $20,000

Derek BoshouwersOct. 28, 2016

If you’re currently in the market for a used car, you’re probably like most consumers in dreading having to shop through endless listings of vehicles, not knowing if you’re picking a gem or a lemon. This is particularly so if you’re on a budget and need to maximize the value you get in your next ...

Get your next car inspected bedore buying

No Short Cut: Get That Used Car Inspected Before Buying!

Derek BoshouwersSept. 21, 2016

It’s a part of the car-buying process that is more often neglected or passed over than any other: getting the used car you’re thinking of buying inspected by an independent service centre before you hand over payment. And yet, it may be the single most important step you can take to ensure you do...

Back To School: A Great Time To Renew Your Job Search

Dave FraserAug. 24, 2016

We’re moving into autumn, and a new season in which we leave the lazy, carefree days of summer and get back to reality. Fall is when the students return to school, companies launch new products and programs and social and professional groups restart their calendar of activities. It’s a season tha...

How general degrees can lead to meaningful work

Dave FraserAug. 16, 2016

Megan Santos,

Being a student or graduate of a general studies degree can trigger an array of questions from others: What will you do after graduation? You didn't specialize, so what types of jobs are out there?

Though it's undeniable that your career p...

Used Cars are More Fuel-Efficient Than Ever

Tech Advances Filtering Into Used Car Market

Derek BoshouwersAug. 5, 2016

As fuel-saving technologies make their way deeper and deeper into the guts of even the most low-budget new cars, the used-car market is now absorbing those new features. Buy a recent-model pre-owned car in Toronto or elsewhere in Ontario today, and chances are it will include some pretty nifty te...

Get your car ready for your summer road trip

Prepping the Car for your Road Trip

Derek BoshouwersJuly 18, 2016

A low dollar and reduced prices at the pump are translating into a busy travel season within Canada this year. If you’re heading out on a family road trip this summer season, it’s well worth taking a bit of time to make sure your vehicle is up for the voyage! Avoid a potentially vacation-ruining ...

How to Save On Your Next Used Car

How to Save On Your Next Used Car

Derek BoshouwersJune 10, 2016

Looking to shop for a used car this summer? Some common-sense but essential tips will help you save on your next used car purchase. Some may seem screamingly obvious to you, some you may not have thought of. By not taking anything for granted you will stack the deck in your favour, so you...

OMVIC’s Road to Buying a Car in Ontario

Buying a Used Car in Ontario, the Smart Way

Derek BoshouwersMay 9, 2016

Too many potential car buyers come down with consumer dread at the thought of heading out and shopping for their next used car. While it is true that the level of quality of used car dealers – as in most any commercial sector – can range from A-1 to A-trocious, there is no reason that you...

Why You Should Take Advantage Of Summer Co-Op Season!

Dave FraserApril 29, 2016

Co-op season is upon us! Across Ontario, thousands of college students are in the midst of searching for their ideal summer work term experience – and dealers throughout the province should be taking advantage of this!

Co-op students provide an ideal source of manpower during the busy ...

How to Get a Great Used Car

7 Ways to Succeed at Buying a Used Car

Derek BoshouwersApril 25, 2016

If the time has come for you to look at buying your next car, and you’re breaking out in hives, you’re not alone. Those of us not mechanically inclined – which is most of us –dread the thought of buying a used car that turns out to be a dud, piling up the repair costs and aggravation levels as so...

Centennial College TADA-Sponsored Apprentices Available!

Dave FraserMarch 31, 2016

Centennial College School of Transportation - Student Apprentices Available

Recruit from our TADA sponsored Automotive Service Technician program to add qualified staff to your team.

What are the benefits to you?
• Well trained individuals avail...

Job Search Follow Up Tips

Dave FraserMarch 23, 2016

Alison Doyle
Job Search Expert
(November 2015,

You have sent a resume to a company you'd like to interview with and you haven't heard back right away. What do you do next?

You can either wait patiently, presuming the employer will cont...

Ontaio, used car inspections standards revised

Ontario Revising Standards for Used Cars Inspections

Derek BoshouwersMarch 22, 2016

As of July 2016, Ontario motorists wishing to have a used car inspected and passed for driving the province’s streets will have to contend with newly updated standards set by the Ontario Ministry of Transport (MTO). The new regulations represent the first changes made to the criteria for declarin...

The Ottawa Gatineau International Auto Show

Dave FraserMarch 17, 2016

Join at the Ottawa Gatineau International Auto Show this weekend in the nation’s capital!

Hosted at the Shaw Centre in downtown Ottawa, the Auto Show runs from Thursday, March 17th to Sunday, March 20th.

Visit the TADA and the display in the...

Get a good deal on a used car in Ontario

A Few Steps to Get a Good Deal on a Used Car in Ontario

Derek BoshouwersFeb. 18, 2016

It’s a story most consumers have heard and heard often when they say they’re looking to buy a car: New cars suffer from dramatic depreciation the minute they’re driven off the lot. For many, that’s motivation enough to opt for a used car. But choosing a used car brings its own set of possible ris...

An Invitation From Centennial College

Dave FraserFeb. 17, 2016

Centennial College is hosting its 4th annual Open House for its TADA and Fiat Chrysler Canada sponsored Automotive Service Technician Co-op Apprenticeship programs on Wednesday, February 24 from 10:30am to 12:30pm.

The purpose of the event is to provide industry representatives ...