Category: Industry bulletins

Service and repair: industry resources

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With winter here to stay, many consumers will be looking to winterize their vehicles. It is important to understand your obligations as a service and repair business when it comes to repair estimates and authorizations, outlined in Sections 31.6, 31.7 and 31.8 of the Automotive Business Regulation (ABR). For instance, if a vehicle requires a service

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Advertising with stock numbers

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Recently, AMVIC inspectors have been noticing that automotive businesses are not advertising with vehicle stock numbers because they are advertising vehicles they do not have in their possession. This is frequently happening with vehicles that are “order-in only” and the automotive business is incorrectly advertising a specific price for the vehicle. When placing an advertisement

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Back to basics

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Whether you are new to the automotive industry or a seasoned veteran, it’s always a good idea to go back to the basics. Here are a few reminders to jump start your fall season: Codes of conductThe Automotive Business Regulation (ABR) establishes two codes of conduct for automotive businesses in Alberta: the general codes of

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New federal luxury tax and all-in pricing

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As of Sept. 1, 2022, the Government of Canada’s Select Luxury Items Tax Act will come into effect, which applies to the sale or importation of certain vehicles over $100,000. If you are unsure if this applies to your business, please contact a tax lawyer, an accountant or the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) at 1-866-330-3304.

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2021 – 2022 AMVIC annual report now available

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2021 – 2022 AMVIC annual report highlights: AMVIC’s year at a glance (page 2). Find out the five most common complaint types submitted to AMVIC’s consumer services department (page 9). See the number of inspections conducted and what the top concerns were for each licence type (page 17). Read about how AMVIC deals with tips

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