Category: Consumer bulletins

New Year resolution: stay within your budget

| Consumer bulletins

The year is nearly over and everyone is looking forward to 2021! Many people have resolutions and goals for the New Year, such as saving up enough money to buy their dream car or truck. No matter what your price range is, it’s essential to set a solid budget and stick to it. AMVIC encourages

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Valuable consumer resources – a gift from AMVIC

| Consumer bulletins

The holidays are about giving so here are some valuable resources and information that Alberta consumers will find helpful. Scroll to open the gifts! Gift #1: all-in pricing. Did you know all-in pricing is the law? This means the price advertised is the price you pay! Any other charges and fees except GST and/or charges

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All-in pricing: negotiating extras

| Consumer bulletins

You found a car you want to buy, you have a copy of the advertisement, but now you want to add some extras. How does that work? Automotive businesses must advertise the all-in price of a vehicle. The only mandatory fees that can be added to the advertised price of a vehicle are the GST

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New to buying used?

| Consumer bulletins

Thinking about getting a vehicle to get you around instead of taking public transportation or taxis? Maybe you prefer to buy used instead of new because of budget considerations. Here are some steps to follow when buying used. Before you do anything, check out amvic.org AMVIC is Alberta’s automotive regulator! Turn to amvic.org for valuable

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Difference between deposits and down payments

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What is the difference between a deposit and a down payment? Let’s break it down: Text from graphic: Deposits vs. down payments Deposits: A deposit is money given to an automotive business to secure a vehicle. It usually means a consumer is interested in buying and wants the vehicle to be put on hold for

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