Get the info on incentives

DATE: | Consumer bulletins

Have you looked at a vehicle advertisement and noticed it offers several incentives, like a cash rebate or membership card discount? The price at the end may seem like bargain. But did you know if any of the incentives don’t apply to you, it’s an illegal ad? AMVIC-licensed businesses cannot advertise a single price with … Read More

AMVIC lays 38 charges against owner of Calgary vehicle dealership

DATE: | Consumer bulletins | Industry bulletins | News releases

Edmonton— Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council (AMVIC) has laid 38 charges against Howard Ackman the owner of Roadsport Autocredit (aka 403 Car Loan, Credit Amnesty 2012, 1800Approved.ca, 1800Approved). The charges include one of theft under $5,000 and one of fraud under $5,000 under the Criminal Code of Canada. Thirty-six charges are under the Consumer Protection … Read More

AMVIC suspends licence of Autos R Less Corp. for knowingly selling vehicles with unpaid liens

DATE: | Consumer bulletins | Industry bulletins | News releases

Edmonton— AMVIC has suspended the automotive business licence of Autos R Less Corp. in Medicine Hat for knowingly selling vehicles with outstanding liens to consumers. AMVIC is aware that 21 registered vehicle seizure notices have been issued in relation to Autos R Less Corp., of which nine have been purchased by Alberta consumers. These vehicles … Read More

2017-2018 annual report highlights

DATE: | Consumer bulletins

2017 – 2018 annual report highlights: Bill 31 and the Consumer Protection Act provides further protection for consumers in Alberta (page 11). See the five most common consumer complaints for 2017-2018 (page 19). AMVIC visits SAIT to teach future industry members about curbers and backyard mechanics (page 24). Get the breakdown on the charges laid … Read More

Crossline Truck & Auto Sales and related companies in receivership

DATE: | Consumer bulletins | Industry bulletins | News releases

Edmonton— Alberta automotive consumers should be aware that a Receivership Order was granted by the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta effective May 18, 2018 against the following AMVIC licensees: Crossline Truck & Auto Sales Ltd. (a.k.a. City Auto Truck Sales, Crossline Trucks and Toys Yellowhead, City Auto Truck Sales, Signature Tire @ Crossline Yellowhead … Read More

Money Month: leasing

DATE: | Consumer bulletins

Throughout the month of May, AMVIC is raising awareness on the financial costs of buying and owning a vehicle. Last time, the topic was about negative equity. This time the topic is on leasing. When shopping for a vehicle, you might consider the option to lease a vehicle instead of buying. However, with any financial … Read More

Money Month: negative equity

DATE: | Consumer bulletins

Throughout the month of May, AMVIC is raising awareness on the financial costs of buying and owning a vehicle. Previously the topic was on liens. This week, let’s discuss negative equity. Have you ever heard of negative equity? That is when the amount you owe on a vehicle is actually more than the current value … Read More

Money Month: liens

DATE: | Consumer bulletins

Throughout the month of May, AMVIC is raising awareness on the financial costs of buying and owning a vehicle. Last week the topic was about setting a budget. This week, AMVIC is putting the spotlight on liens. A lien is an outstanding debt on a vehicle that has to be paid by whomever legally owns … Read More

Money Month: setting a budget

DATE: | Consumer bulletins

Throughout the month of May, AMVIC is raising awareness of the financial costs of buying and owning a vehicle. From liens to negative equity, AMVIC wants you to be a smart shopper and to watch your wallet before you sign on the dotted line. The first step in car buying is setting a reasonable budget by looking … Read More

AMVIC suspends Roadsport Autocredit business licence due to consumer complaints

DATE: | Consumer bulletins | Industry bulletins | News releases

UPDATE: a news release on City Ford linked this news release on Roadsport Autocredit’s as a related article. There is no relation to Roadsport Autocredit and City Ford. We apologize for the error. Edmonton— Roadsport Autocredit (aka 403 Car Loan, Credit Amnesty 2012, 1800Approved.ca, 1800Approved), located in Calgary, has stopped business operations and the Alberta Motor … Read More