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 … Read More

Educate yourself on Service and Repair

DATE: | Industry bulletins

Quiz question: It is an unfair practice to exceed a repair estimate by more than _______ to a maximum of _______ unless the customer gives expressed consent to the increase. a. 20 per cent to a maximum of $200 b. 10 per cent to a maximum of $100 c. 10 per cent to a maximum … 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

Four new public board members appointed to AMVIC

DATE: | Consumer bulletins | Industry bulletins | News releases

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

DATE: | Consumer bulletins | Industry bulletins | News releases

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

The AMVIC levy is $6.25, period.

DATE: | Industry bulletins

All 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 your business chooses to pass on the levy to consumers, the levy should be included in the “all-in” price of … Read More

Are you advertising the price correctly?

DATE: | Industry bulletins

Are you advertising the total all-in price of the vehicle or are you only stating the cash price or financing price? All-in pricing is the law in Alberta. That means when a business advertises the price of a vehicle it must include ALL fees and charges the seller intends to charge.  The only fee that … Read More

Increased test drive thefts

DATE: | Industry bulletins

AMVIC is working with the Calgary Police Service to caution Alberta auto businesses about increased criminal activity in relation to test drives and key drop boxes. The Calgary Police Service Auto Theft Resource Team have tracked increased auto thefts stemming from solo test drives from automotive sellers. An individual may pose as a customer who … Read More

Have your say: incorporating fast emerging technologies into training

DATE: | Industry bulletins

AMVIC is helping the Automotive Service Technician (AST) Provincial Apprenticeship Committee (PAC) spread the word about important changes coming to the AST provincial apprenticeship curriculum in Alberta. PAC is currently looking for feedback as they undertake a review and rewrite of the AST provincial apprenticeship curriculum in Alberta. Through this process, PAC is working diligently … Read More

New date for Lethbridge information session

DATE: | Industry bulletins

The new date for the Lethbridge information session is Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017 at the Coast Lethbridge Hotel & Conference Centre.   Thank you for your patience and understanding as we searched for the new date. AMVIC strongly encourages all automotive businesses in Lethbridge and area to attend.   Lethbridge Date: Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017 … Read More