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APA's Winter Tire reviews for the 2016-2017 season are now available. As in past years, we are once again offering an additional discount when purchasing a set of four installed winter tires on rims at APA's recommended tire retailers in the GTA or Montreal. Read the reviews and get our coupons.



APA at the Paris Mondial de l'Automobile 2016
Ron Corbett - APA | October 19, 2016

APA's staff writer Ron Corbett visited the auto show in Paris this October to explore the European automotive market. Read More

Can I remove air bags if they are recalled?
Jason Tchir - The Globe and Mail | July 5, 2016

Driving with no air bag is likely safer than driving with an air bag that could kill you in a crash, says the Canada Safety Council... (But) There have been no reported deaths or injuries in Canada, said the APA. “The risk here is remote...” Read More

VW Emissions Scandal Update: Status of National Class Action
Ontario Supperior Court of Justice | June 28, 2016

Notice: Status of proposed national class actions related to emissions certification and compliance of Volkswagen and Audi diesel vehicles from model years 2009 to 2016. Read More

APA at the 2016 AJAC EcoRun
Ron Corbett - APA | June 13, 2016

APA Staff Writer Ron Corbett participated in the 2016 AJAC EcoRun.
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Honda deals with Takata airbag mess the right way
Lorraine Sommerfeld - | May 20, 2016

According to John Raymond at the Automobile Protection Association, some manufacturers have been dealing with customers on a squeaky wheel basis... Read More

Ford Escape owner one of unknown number with radio problem
Yvonne Colbert - CBC | April 25, 2016

"George Iny, executive director of the Automobile Protection Association, said... it's not the first time Ford has had problems with its entertainment systems. He says this newer technology is supposed to have fewer bugs. Read More

APA & CTV W5 Undercover Investigation
CTV W5 & APA | April 9, 2016

Sticker Shock! Secret shoppers from the APA visited 20 new car dealerships in Vancouver. See the full report.

New Sask. laws will help car buyers avoid hidden fees
CBC News | February 2, 2016

Automobile Protection Association says hidden fees can total more than $1K. Read More

Is your used car actually safe? Soon, it’ll be easier to tell
Lorraine Sommerfeld - | January 25, 2016

Mechanics and used car dealers may be up in arms, but Ontario's overhaul of its safety certificate program is long overdue. Read More

Nova Scotia urged to adopt all-in pricing on vehicle sales

Yvonne Colbert - CBC | January 19, 2016

A Halifax man annoyed about what he calls "hidden" car fees is calling on the Nova Scotia government to follow the lead of several other provinces and implement all-in pricing for vehicle purchases. Read More

Report Warns Auto Financing Going Overboard
APA | August 7, 2015

Seven years now the norm for vehicle loans. Full Article

Dealer, Toyota kept Montreal widow on the hook for husband's lease
CBC News - Raffy Boudjikanian | May 19, 2015

Situation to be rectified after questions by CBC. Read More

APA's Annual Review of the Auto Industry on CTV W5
March 28, 2015

The Real Deal - APA mystery shoppers visit 22 Calgary car dealerships. Read the APA Report

APA's Investigation of Used Car Dealers in Toronto
CTV W5 | April 2014

Accompanied by an expert mechanic, APA mystery shoppers embarked once again on a hair-raising quset for a used car in the GTA.
Read the full report | Visit CTV W5's Website

APA's Investigation of Used Car Dealers in Vancouver
CTV W5 | March 2013

APA mystery shoppers visited 18 used car dealers and two curbsiders in the Greater Vancouver area looking for a good used car.
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Shops Unable to Pass the Latest APA Auto Repair Investigation
April 2011

The APA visited 31 repair shops in Toronto and Calgary for the correction of a simple problem, with mixed results.
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