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

Lethbridge session rescheduled

DATE: | Industry bulletins

Due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control, the Lethbridge information session will be temporarily postponed. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused. We will be rescheduling as soon as possible, watch for the new date in your inbox.   If you have any questions or concerns, please email media@amvic.org.

Information sessions for industry in Edmonton and Lethbridge

DATE: | Industry bulletins

UPDATE: The Lethbridge session’s date has been changed to Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017. Please click here for more information.   AMVIC will be hosting an industry information session for automotive businesses at the Radisson Hotel & Convention Centre in Edmonton on Oct. 5, 2017, and at the Coast Lethbridge Hotel & Conference Centre in Lethbridge … Read More

All-in August: click ads

DATE: | Industry bulletins

Throughout the month of August, AMVIC will be sending out weekly tips and info related to advertising. This week is all about click ads! Click ads such as Google AdWords can drive traffic to your website, but may have space limitations. AMVIC advises that if the click ad is advertising a specific vehicle, then the … Read More

All-in August: vehicle hangers

DATE: | Industry bulletins

Throughout the month of August, AMVIC will be sending out weekly tips and info related to advertising. This week is all about vehicle hangers. A vehicle hanger is still considered an ad, specifically a print ad/sign. Therefore, all hangers should state the total all-in price with all fees and charges already included into the stated … Read More

All-in August: manufacturer ads

DATE: | Industry bulletins

Throughout the month of August, AMVIC will be sending out weekly tips and info related to advertising. This week is all about manufacturer ads! Manufacturer ads follow federal advertising laws and are subject to the general consumer protection elements of the Fair Trading Act and can be investigated by Service Alberta. However, ads you may … Read More

All-in August: incentives

DATE: | Industry bulletins

Throughout the month of August, AMVIC will be sending out weekly tips and information related to advertising. This week is all about incentives! Want to advertise incentives like a cash rebate or a membership card discount? Ensure you advertise the total all-in price first, and then all possible incentives offered afterward. The all-in price should … Read More