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

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 businesses that are operating illegally and without the proper AMVIC licence. You can check if the business is AMVIC licensed by going to AMVIC’s website.

The guide also includes a tip sheet which covers topics like estimates and how they can only be exceeded by 10 per cent to a maximum of $100, unless agreed upon by the consumer.

Print the easy to use guide and take it with you to help make informed decisions about the next service or repair performed on your vehicle.