Category: Consumer bulletins

Thinking of buying your first vehicle?

| Consumer bulletins

First time buyers can sometimes feel overwhelmed with the vehicle purchasing process. With so many different options out there, it’s important not to make any rush decisions when it comes to purchasing your first vehicle. If you decide to purchase a vehicle, make sure that the automotive business that you are dealing with is AMVIC-licensed.

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What is ADR?

| Consumer bulletins

In the 2018 – 2019 fiscal year $2,959,045 has been returned to 360 Alberta automotive consumers via alternate dispute resolution (ADR). Since 2001, AMVIC’s consumer services team has facilitated the return of more than $36 million to automotive consumers through ADR. How does ADR work? Consumer services is the first point of contact at AMVIC

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Getting ready for a summer road trip

| Consumer bulletins

Before you hit the open road, it’s a good idea to make sure your vehicles (including RVs) are in tip-top shape for those long drives. The last thing you want to happen on a road trip is for your vehicle to break down. How AMVIC helps Did you know a licensed repair business cannot exceed an

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Consumer guide: vehicle service and repair

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AMVIC has created a guide for vehicle service and repair which can be found on amvic.org. The guide will give you helpful tips on what to do before you go to the automotive repair business, what to look for while you’re there and after your service or repair. It warns about backyard mechanics which are

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Recognize, reject and report fraud

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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

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