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

Help your customers understand their contracts

DATE: | Industry bulletins

In light of recent increased attention on deposits and contracts, AMVIC has issued a bulletin to consumers reminding them to read and understand everything carefully before signing any documents. AMVIC provides resources available on our website for both industry and consumers. For example, our deposit form reminds consumers what questions to ask the next time … 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

Volume 1 2018

DATE: | Impact Newsletter

In this issue: AMVIC hires new CEO. Details on page 1. Red Deer Industry session announcement. More on page 1. How inspections can apply to service and repair businesses. Check out page 2. How to advertise using click ads. Find out how on page 3. AMVIC visits SAIT and the 2018 Calgary RV Expo & Sale. Learn more on page 4. Impact … Read More

SkyCo Auto Credit Inc. business licence suspended

DATE: | News releases

Edmonton— The Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council (AMVIC) has suspended the business licence of SkyCo Auto Credit Inc. due to an excessive risk of financial harm to consumers, effective Feb. 26, 2018. AMVIC is investigating five consumer complaints received in the past month regarding allegations against SkyCo Auto Credit Inc. Four consumer complaints relate to … Read More

Bill 31 and the Consumer Protection Act

DATE: | Industry bulletins

Bill 31: A Better Deal for Consumers and Businesses Act has passed and amended the name of the Fair Trading Act to the Consumer Protection Act. Amendments to the legislation will allow the Minister to establish a Consumer Bill of Rights, prohibit contract clauses that restrict negative reviews, prohibit businesses from using or enforcing mandatory … Read More

Information session for industry in Red Deer

DATE: | Industry bulletins

AMVIC will be hosting an industry information session for automotive businesses at the Radisson Red Deer on March 6, 2018. To help address the need for compliance with automotive advertising regulations, the session will focus on advertising laws and the corresponding requirements. The session will also cover topics such as the differences between inspections and … Read More