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: | Consumer 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

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

AMVIC lays 24 charges against former Edmonton business owner

DATE: | News releases

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

Navigating consignment sales

DATE: | Consumer bulletins

What is an automotive consignment business? A consignment business sells vehicles on behalf of consumers, as per a signed consignment agreement. Your relationship with an automotive consignment business can be as the consignor, the buyer or both. Consignor: You are selling your vehicle through a consignment business and have entered into an agreement with the … 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

Drive away from fraud: recognize, reject and report

DATE: | Consumer bulletins

Don’t let yourself or someone you know fall for fraud! Keep this information in mind before you shop for your next vehicle: Recognize: Before buying a vehicle be sure to research, ask questions and weigh the risks. If you choose to buy used you will want to take a few extra precautions first including: Confirm … 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

Drive away from fraud: realistic fake businesses

DATE: | Consumer bulletins

The business looks legitimate and even has a website and photos of vehicles. But could you still be dealing with an illegal, unlicensed business? Sometimes curbers a.k.a unlicensed sellers, appear to be operating from a legitimate looking business. Some curbers are so sophisticated in their scamming operations that they have elaborate websites with inventory photos … Read More