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

Salespeople must be actively registered

DATE: | Industry bulletins

Any salesperson who engages in Alberta’s automotive industry must be registered with AMVIC (Fair Trading Act 104(1)): it’s the law. Salespeople must not engage in selling vehicles until they have received their Registration Certificate from AMVIC. Salesperson applicants must successfully complete the Salesperson Fair Trading Act Course, submit appropriate documentation and agree to a background … Read More

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

DATE: | Consumer bulletins | Industry bulletins | News releases

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

AMVIC’s 2016 – 2017 Annual Report available now

DATE: | Industry bulletins

2016 – 2017 Annual Report highlights: How AMVIC is implementing the recommendations from the Report on AMVIC Governance and Operations (page 11). Over 10,000 salespeople registered and over 6,900 businesses licensed as of March 31, 2017 (page 17). Zero tolerance for curbers (page 18). Over 3000 students successfully completing the Salesperson Fair Trading Act Course … Read More

AMVIC’s 2016 – 2017 Annual Report highlights

DATE: | Consumer bulletins

AMVIC’s 2016 – 2017 Annual Report highlights: Nearly $30 million returned to consumers by Alberta automotive businesses since 2001 through alternate dispute resolution facilitated by AMVIC (page 28). Conducted 459 total inspections on automotive businesses and identified 1,760 total concerns (page 23). A Lethbridge curber conviction leading to $3,900 of restitution for the victim (page … Read More

Advisory: stolen parts exposed – check your repair records

DATE: | Industry bulletins

AMVIC is working with the Edmonton Police Service to alert Alberta businesses about a possible risk that stolen parts may have been unknowingly utilized. Edmonton Police Service has recently recovered components to over 100 stolen vehicles on the site of Carmasters Collision Ltd. in Edmonton and believe that many suspect or stolen parts have been … Read More

Volume 2 2017

DATE: | Impact Newsletter

In this issue: Info session for industry happening June 14 in Calgary. More info and how to RSVP on page 1. AMVIC is increasing advertising compliance inspections. Details on page 1. What to keep in mind before subcontracting repair work. Check out page 2. How to use AMVIC’s website as a resource. Get the scoop on page 3. AMVIC connects … Read More