More older vehicles on our roads today…

Photo: Art Konovalov

Just this October a report was issued by the esteemed Canadian automotive consulting group, DesRosiers Automotive Consultants Inc. (DAC).

To be clear, DAC has nothing to do with Krown Rust Control Hamilton. They are being introduced here as a recognized industry authority.

This paper shows what many of us anecdotally have been talking about for many years. To summarize,

“…there were a total of 22.2 million light vehicles registered inCanadain 2011. This compares to the 20.2 million registered five years ago in 2007. The total light vehicle count is expected to increase by 1.9 per cent by 2012 and is forecasted to grow until the end of DAC’s forecast in 2020.

AlthoughOntariohoused the largest light vehicle fleet inCanada, it displayed a middling growth rate when compared toAlberta…The remainingPrairie Provincesalong with Atlantic Canada also displayed above-average growth rates.

Due to the lower scrappage rates and the improved durability of newer vehicles, the average age of a light vehicle inCanadahas increased by 0.31 years since 2007. Furthermore, the proportion of vehicles between 8-12 years old relative to the total vehicle fleet has increased by 3.1 percentage points (or 11.9 per cent) since 2007. This trend is expected to continue in the near future and will stand to benefit businesses that sell or service older vehicles.”

At Krown Rust Control Hamilton they have been aware of this ‘phenomenon’ for several years. Their loyal and growing customer base reflects this. Introducing your vehicle to the Krown preventative programme is a form of insurance. The term? Depends upon how long you plan to own your vehicle.

Also consider this. In its April 2012 issue, Consumer Reports released the results of its annual car reliability survey. Japanese and Korean vehicles had, on average 12 problems per 100 vehicles.U.S.makers are edging closer to the Asians with an average of 18 problems per 100 vehicles. European manufacturers are still “the most unreliable overall,” with 21 problems per 100 vehicles.

Call Krown Rust Control Hamilton at 905-575-0577 today. Isn’t it nice to find something that hinders the aging process of your vehicle – and protects its value?