Category: Industry bulletins

AMVIC cancels licence of Showtime Fabrications Inc. due to a high risk of financial harm to consumers

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Edmonton— Due to serious consumer complaints, AMVIC cancelled the automotive sales business licence of Calgary-based Showtime Fabrications Inc., effective Oct. 9, 2018. Investigations were launched in regards to five complaints filed with AMVIC by consumers of Showtime Fabrications Inc. Allegations include payment of large deposits without receiving anything in return. Showtime Fabrications Inc. did not

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Are you interested in serving on the board regulating Alberta’s automotive industry?

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Please note the application period for this position has now ended.   The Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council (AMVIC) is the regulator of Alberta’s automotive industry. AMVIC protects the public interest and promotes trust and confidence in the motor vehicle industry through business licensing, inspections, investigations and education. AMVIC also works to foster the positive exchange

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New automotive laws in Alberta effective Oct. 31, 2018

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Additional laws involving detailed bills of sale, extensive vehicle history disclosure and repair authorizations means consumers in Alberta have more clarity in automotive transactions. The Automotive Business Amendment Regulation (ABAR) takes effect on Oct. 31, 2018. Some of the new regulations include but are not limited to: Vehicle history disclosure prior to sale must disclose

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Salespeople need to be connected to a business

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An automotive business should ensure all salespeople working for it are registered with AMVIC and are actively working for the business. An automotive business should contact AMVIC: Once a new salesperson has received their AMVIC registration, an automotive business must authorize the salesperson to conduct transactions on its behalf. If a salesperson is no longer

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Are you all-in with incentives?

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Want to advertise incentives like a cash rebate or a membership card discount? Ensure you advertise the total, all-in price first, and then all possible incentives summarized afterward. The all-in price should not include incentives that are not available to every customer, such as a membership card incentive. This shows fairness and transparency and allows

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