Check the shop before you check your tires

DATE: | Consumer bulletins

Snow is here, which means you may be looking to winterize your vehicle by switching your tires for winter tires or installing a remote car starter.  Before you start shopping around for the best deals, make sure you check to see if the service and repair shop is AMVIC-licensed.   Benefits of dealing with a … Read More

AMVIC finalizes Consumer Compensation Fund claims for Treadz

DATE: | Consumer bulletins | Industry bulletins | News releases

Edmonton— Letters were sent out on Nov. 15 in regards to the final determination amounts from the Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council’s (AMVIC) Consumer Compensation Fund in the Treadz Auto Group Inc. case. Fifty-one claims worth a total loss of $1,138,162 were received between Aug. 28, 2014 and Aug. 28, 2017 related to Treadz. As … Read More

Surprised by hidden costs?

DATE: | Consumer bulletins

Did you see a dealer ad in the paper or online that stated a vehicle was for a certain price, but then you were told other fees were added on top of the advertised price? If so, contact AMVIC right away. All-in pricing is the law in Alberta. That means when an automotive business advertises … Read More

Four new public board members appointed to AMVIC

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Edmonton— Service Alberta has appointed four new public board members to the Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council (AMVIC), bringing the total to 11 members. “These individuals each bring their own unique skills and experience that will strengthen and diversify the board overall,” said Doug Lagore, CEO. “AMVIC is excited to work with the board to … Read More

AMVIC impersonator attending automotive dealerships

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Edmonton— AMVIC is alerting all Alberta automotive businesses about an individual falsely claiming to be an AMVIC representative. AMVIC was recently notified by multiple licensees that they were targeted by an AMVIC impersonator. In one known instance, an individual attended an automotive business falsely claiming to be an inspector. Throughout the conversation, the individual changed … Read More

What is the $6.25 AMVIC levy?

DATE: | Consumer bulletins

Automotive businesses in Alberta must remit $6.25 to AMVIC for every new or used vehicle they sell or lease.  The AMVIC levy should never be represented as more than $6.25 for any reason. If a business chooses to pass on the levy to consumers, the levy should be $6.25 and included in the “all-in” price … Read More

Vehicle history a mystery?

DATE: | Consumer bulletins

Are skeletons hiding underneath the shiny exterior? Don’t be tricked by a spooky past. Solve the mystery before you treat yourself to a new ride.     Click here for more tips for uncovering used vehicle skeletons. Know someone out of the loop? Forward to a friend and tell them to subscribe here 

Can you spot a backyard mechanic?

DATE: | Consumer bulletins

All Alberta repair businesses must be licensed by AMVIC. This includes auto body shops, inspection facilities, brake and muffler shops, car starter installers and windshield tint and auto repair shops. Backyard mechanics are service and repair businesses illegally operating without the proper AMVIC licence. Here are three signs you might be dealing with a backyard … Read More

AMVIC improves consumer protection and ensures fair enforcement

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Edmonton— Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council (AMVIC) has hired for the positions of registrar, human resources manager and legal counsel, directly acting on recommendations outlined in the 2016 Report on Governance and Operations commissioned by Service Alberta and conducted by Management Consultant George Cuff. Brenda Chomey has joined AMVIC in the newly created position of … Read More