AMVIC suspends Roadsport Autocredit’s business licence due to consumer complaints

DATE: | Consumer bulletins | Industry bulletins | News releases

Edmonton— Roadsport Autocredit (aka 403 Car Loan, Credit Amnesty 2012, 1800Approved.ca, 1800Approved), located in Calgary, has stopped business operations and the Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council (AMVIC) has suspended their business licence effective April 13, 2018. AMVIC is investigating consumer complaints regarding unpaid third party warranties, gap insurance concerns and mechanical issues relating to consumer … Read More

AMVIC will be at the 2018 Edmonton Motorshow

DATE: | Consumer bulletins

Got a question about car buying? Need some tips on what to look for in a contract? Have a concern about an automotive advertisement? Get valuable advice and answers from AMVIC in person! AMVIC will be at the 2018 Edmonton Motorshow on Thursday, April 12 to Sunday, April 15 to inform consumers about their rights … Read More

AMVIC will be at the 2018 Calgary Auto Show

DATE: | Consumer bulletins

Got a question about car buying? Need some tips on what to look for in a contract? Have a concern about an automotive advertisement? Get valuable advice and answers from AMVIC in person! AMVIC will be at the 2018 Calgary International Auto & Truck Show on Wednesday, March 14 to Sunday, March 18 to inform … Read More

Drive away from fraud

DATE: | Consumer bulletins

An unbeatable price on a used car may be hard to walk away from, but during Fraud Prevention Month, Alberta’s automotive regulator is reminding consumers to think twice before signing a deal that sounds too good to be true. March is National Fraud Prevention Month and AMVIC and the Competition Bureau’s Fraud Prevention Forum have … Read More

Do you know what an “offer to purchase” is?

DATE: | Consumer bulletins

Have you ever gone into a dealership and after test driving a car or asking the dealer to bring in a specific model, you were presented with an “offer to purchase”? The document might state terms and conditions about the purchase of the vehicle and require some sort of upfront payment. What is this document … Read More

Leduc Motor’s business licence cancelled

DATE: | Consumer bulletins | News releases

Edmonton— BFF Auto Inc., operating as Leduc Motor’s (aka Leduc Motors, Leduc RV’s), has stopped business operations and the Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council (AMVIC) has cancelled the business licence effective Jan. 30, 2018. AMVIC is investigating numerous consumer complaints regarding Leduc Motor’s. It is alleged that the business may have sold vehicles with unpaid … Read More

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