Quiz: social media advertising

DATE: | Industry bulletins

Are you an advertising expert? How about when it comes to social media? Test your knowledge and see how you rank: 1. Automotive advertising laws apply to all ads posted on social media. True: Ads on social media and online must comply with all advertising laws. False: Only ads posted to Facebook must comply with … Read More

Four questions to ask before you lease

DATE: | Consumer bulletins

You found the vehicle that best suits your needs and lifestyle. The next big question is deciding whether it is better for you to buy or lease. Keep these four questions in mind if you are considering a lease: Remember: you will not own the vehicle at the end of a lease term. Some lease … Read More

AMVIC’s cancellation decision upheld

DATE: | Industry bulletins

The Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council’s cancellation of an Edmonton used car businesses’ sales licence and salesperson registration was upheld by an appeal panel in a decision dated Sept. 9, 2016 . An independent appeal panel appointed by the Minister of Service Alberta concluded that Martin Hausner, owner of Cars on Whyte and Edmonton Imports, … Read More

AMVIC’s cancellation decision upheld

DATE: | Consumer bulletins

The Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council’s cancellation of an Edmonton used car businesses’ sales licence and salesperson registration was upheld by an appeal panel in a decision dated Sept. 9, 2016 . An independent appeal panel appointed by the Minister of Service Alberta concluded that Martin Hausner, owner of Cars on Whyte and Edmonton Imports, … Read More

AMVIC’s cancellation decision upheld

DATE: | News releases

Edmonton— The Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council’s cancellation of an Edmonton used car businesses’ sales licence and salesperson registration was upheld by an appeal panel in a decision dated Sept. 9, 2016 . An independent appeal panel appointed by the Minister of Service Alberta concluded that Martin Hausner, owner of Cars on Whyte and Edmonton … Read More

Volume 3 2016

DATE: | Impact Newsletter

In this issue: The first repair shop to complete AMVIC’s new Service and Repair Course was in Calgary. See page 1 for details. Wholesaler’s licence cancelled for selling to consumers. More details on page 3. True or false: stating “AMVIC-certified” in an ad is misleading. Answer on page 3. Advantages of being an AMVIC-licensed business. Page 4. … Read More

True or false: record keeping

DATE: | Industry bulletins

Proper documentation is a supplier’s best friend. Well maintained records will help ensure a business is in compliance. “Not only is proper record keeping a legal requirement, it also may also help a business if there is a consumer complaint,” Nicole Leech, AMVIC’s industry standards manager said. “Those records may help resolve an issue.” Test … Read More

Alert: electronic payments

DATE: | Industry bulletins

Does your business accept electronic fund transfers? AMVIC is reminding businesses to be extra vigilant when accepting electronic fund transfers as payment. In two separate cases known to AMVIC, a consumer has allegedly taken delivery of a vehicle in Alberta and then cancelled the electronic fund transfer payment. When completing a transaction always be sure … Read More

Don’t fall for fraud

DATE: | Consumer bulletins

The Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council is reminding you to be cautious when you find online deals and promotions that sound too good to be true. Perhaps it’s a rock-bottom price. Maybe it’s a rare model. A number of scam artists target shoppers by advertising popular vehicles at prices way below market value. They prey … Read More