As of January 1, 2015 AMVIC will stop issuing conditional registrations

DATE: | Industry bulletins

A very important change to the salesperson registration process is happening on January 1, 2015. AMVIC will no longer issue new applicants conditional salesperson registrations. This means applicants cannot solicit, negotiate or conclude a sale on behalf of an automotive business until they successfully complete the mandatory online training course and are issued an AMVIC … Read More

Volume 4 2014

DATE: | Impact Newsletter

The salesperson Fair Trading Act course is now available online. More information, including details on how to access the online course, can be found in the volume 4, 2014 issue of impact.  Click to read more: Impact Newsletter Volume 4 2014

Alert: Be aware of thieves targeting vehicle sales and repair shops.

DATE: | Industry bulletins

The Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council is alerting all AMVIC licensees of a new warning from Calgary Police Service that vehicle thieves are targeting vehicle sales and repair shops among other residential and commercial properties. Police say culprits are finding ways to get their hands on keys left at car dealerships, sales businesses and repair … Read More

Alert: Be aware of thieves targeting vehicle sales and repair shops

DATE: | Consumer bulletins

Consumers should be aware of a warning from Calgary Police Service that vehicle thieves are targeting vehicle sales and repair shops among other residential and commercial properties. Police say culprits are finding ways to get their hands on keys left at car dealerships, sales businesses and repair shops and then stealing the vehicles. As automotive … Read More

Attn: RV sales- Important reminder before you place an ad

DATE: | Industry bulletins

Reminder: When your advertisement in the paper or online includes payments on an RV (or any vehicle) there is specific information you are required to include. For example: Any ad that offers credit and states the interest rate or amount of payment, must also state the: APR (interest rate) Term If advertising a credit sale … Read More

Treadz Auto complainants

DATE: | Consumer bulletins

ATTN: Treadz Auto complainants AMVIC has been investigating Treadz Auto and as a result, has located some consumers’ vehicles. While many details of the investigation cannot be released at this time, there is some important information we can share. In late August, some vehicles from Treadz Auto’s lot were seized by creditors and placed in … Read More

NEW Requirement! Dealers/businesses must provide Mechanical Fitness Assessments to auctions when selling used cars.

DATE: | Industry bulletins

Alberta Transportation has corrected an error in its 2010 news release regarding Mechanical Fitness Assessments relating to auctions and dealers/businesses. What does it mean for dealers/businesses? The correction confirms that vehicles sold at auctions are required to make a Mechanical Fitness Assessment available to consumers. AMVIC-licensed automotive dealers/businesses who sell a vehicle through any auction … Read More

Volume 3 2014

DATE: | Impact Newsletter

How to activate Go to amvic.org to access the portal where you can manage your licence/registration. Click either “businesses” or “salespeople.” Note: If you have a business and a salesperson registration you will have to activate both accounts separately. Click here to read more: Impact Newsletter Volume 3 2014

AMVIC cancels Treadz Auto’s licence and registrations

DATE: | News releases

Edmonton – The Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council, the province’s automotive regulator, has cancelled Treadz Auto’s business licence and the three salesperson registrations that were connected to that business, effective August 28, 2014. This means Treadz Auto, or anyone on its behalf, is no longer authorized to sell, consign, lease, repair, act as an agent/broker … Read More