Insurance Certificate of Authority: expiration reminder on behalf of the Alberta Insurance Council

DATE: | Industry bulletins

On behalf of the Alberta Insurance Council (AIC), AMVIC is reminding all automotive businesses who are licensed by the Alberta Insurance Council to sell equipment warranty, credit related and GAP insurance that they are required to renew their insurance agents’ certificate of authority annually, and no later than June 30, 2017. Your licence with the … Read More

AMVIC lays 24 charges against former Edmonton business owner

DATE: | Industry bulletins

Edmonton— Alberta’s automotive regulator has charged Dalwinder Singh Dahele under the Criminal Code, Fair Trading Act and Traffic Safety Act, following an investigation stemming from multiple consumer complaints. Dahele, representative of Autobahn Outlet Ltd. and Autobahn Automotive Solutions Ltd., faces five charges for theft over $5,000, five charges for fraud over $5,000, 13 charges for unlicensed … Read More

Gear up your knowledge: Service and Repair Course

DATE: | Industry bulletins

What has four modules, covers provincial laws that specifically apply to the service and repair industry, and is available 24/7 at amvic.org? Answer: AMVIC’s voluntary Service and Repair Course The breakdown: Course fee is $40 Takes approximately one hour to complete The course is voluntary Real life scenarios and laws that apply to the industry … Read More

Fake and stolen IDs used for vehicle purchases

DATE: | Industry bulletins

AMVIC is working with the Edmonton Police Service to warn Alberta businesses about recent activity involving the purchase of high-end vehicles using fake and stolen identification. Edmonton Police Service have identified individuals who have used fake identification cards and Government IDs in fictitious names and at times compromising the identity of real individuals in an … Read More

Help AMVIC tackle fraud

DATE: | Industry bulletins

March is Fraud Prevention Month and AMVIC is calling on licensed businesses to help tackle automotive fraud. How can you help protect your customers? Educate buyers on the benefits of choosing AMVIC-licensed businesses and warn buyers of the risks of buying from a curber: Click here to report a curber. AMVIC has joined the Competition … Read More

Advertising credit: we have the info you need

DATE: | Industry bulletins

Rolling out new ads? Before you publish, ask yourself these two questions: Do the ads offer credit? Do the ads state the interest rate or payment amount? If you answered yes to either, then make sure those advertisements comply with the Cost of Credit Disclosure Regulation. How can you be sure your ads comply with … Read More

The dos and don’ts of wholesale

DATE: | Industry bulletins

Are you a licensed wholesaler? Be sure you understand what business activities your licence permits:  Wholesaler dos: Sell, buy or consign vehicles to, or exchange vehicles with other automotive businesses. Wholesalers can purchase vehicles from consumers, but can only sell or consign to other automotive businesses, not consumers. Ensure that your AMVIC licence is active … Read More

Accepting RVs on trade?

DATE: | Industry bulletins

When accepting a vehicle on trade, whether it is an RV, truck or car, always take steps to determine the prior history of the vehicle to keep your customers safe, and prevent oversights. When dealing with used RVs do not forget: Always copy the VINs off the RV directly, not from existing documents Check for … Read More

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 no … Read More

Advertising lesson now online

DATE: | Industry bulletins

Industry has asked for access to the advertising lesson from the Salesperson Fair Trading Act course and AMVIC is now pleased to offer lesson four: advertising, at no cost. The lesson and free practice quiz is now accessible 24/7 through AMVIC’s website. Are you the owner of an automotive business, in charge of all marketing … Read More