AMVIC hires interim CEO

DATE: | News releases

Edmonton— The Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council is pleased to announce that Doug Lagore will fill the position of interim CEO of AMVIC, effective Dec. 15, 2016. Lagore has more than 30 years of experience as a highly respected senior leader. He has worked in a consultant role with several municipalities and one of his … Read More

How the curber stole the holidays

DATE: | Consumer bulletins

You’re a mean one, Mr. Curber! Looking for a new vehicle this holiday season? Be sure you know what a curber is and how to spot one: What’s a curber and what are the risks? Curbers are people who sell vehicles without a legally required AMVIC sales licence. Typically, curbers sell stolen, damaged, improperly repaired … Read More

Keep your ads on the nice list

DATE: | Industry bulletins

Before you publish ads this holiday season, make sure you check this list to ensure your ads comply with Alberta’s advertising laws. A complete checklist of the advertising regulations can be found here. Does AMVIC have more advertising resources available? AMVIC also offers module four: advertising from the Salesperson Fair Trading Act course at no … Read More

Volume 4 2016

DATE: | Impact Newsletter

In this issue: Industry has asked for access to the advertising module from the Salesperson Fair Trading Act Course and AMVIC is now pleased to offer module four: advertising, at no cost. See page 1 for details. Think you know the advertising laws when it comes to social media? Check out page 2 for an example … Read More

Are you financially savvy?

DATE: | Consumer bulletins

November is Financial Literacy Month and there’s no better time than now to learn how to make smart financial decisions when it comes to buying a new or used vehicle. Here are tips you can use to make a financially smart automotive purchase: Set a budget: have a set plan before you shop and decide … Read More

Advertising lesson now online

DATE: | Industry bulletins

Industry has asked for access to the advertising lesson from the Salesperson Fair Trading Act course and AMVIC is now pleased to offer lesson four: advertising, at no cost. The lesson and free practice quiz is now accessible 24/7 through AMVIC’s website. Are you the owner of an automotive business, in charge of all marketing … Read More

Businesses ordered to shut down, pending AMVIC investigation

DATE: | News releases

Edmonton— The Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council has issued five Director’s Orders against two Edmonton area automotive businesses and three individuals. The orders dated Nov. 9, 2016 direct Autobahn Automotive Solutions Ltd., Autobahn Outlet Ltd. and representatives of the businesses to immediately cease conducting any business or activities in Alberta’s automotive industry until AMVIC has … Read More

Buying used? Check for liens

DATE: | Consumer bulletins

Thinking of buying used? Before you finalize the sale make sure your new-to-you ride does not have any outstanding liens. What is a lien and why should you check?  A lien could be filed against a vehicle if the owner financed the purchase and has money owing to the lender. A lien could also be … Read More

The importance of checking for liens

DATE: | Industry bulletins

When buying a vehicle or accepting one on trade you should always do your due diligence to check for liens. Protect yourself and your customers: Obtain a vehicle history report. A vehicle history report can tell you if there are liens registered against the vehicle. Copy the VIN off the vehicle itself and not from … Read More

Salesperson expiration notices

DATE: | Industry bulletins

AMVIC is making it easier for automotive businesses to ensure their salespeople have up-to-date registrations. As of tomorrow, employers will receive notice via email when a salesperson has failed to renew on time. Businesses have asked AMVIC to provide notice when a salesperson’s registration expires. Expiration notices will help businesses to be aware of the … Read More