AMVIC recently sent out many industry-focused bulletins to help automotive businesses and salespeople stay informed, understand the laws and ensure compliance. Did you miss any of these informative bulletins? Here’s a quick overview so you can read any you may have missed. Industry resources that help you Sent out in February 2021, this bulletin listsRead More
Does your automotive sales business use an “offer to purchase” form with consumers? Sometimes a document might state terms and conditions about the purchase or order of a vehicle and require some sort of upfront payment. Other times this document can be called an “order sheet” or “order spec sheet.” Essentially, this is a depositRead More
All-in pricing is the law in Alberta. As such there are regulations in place that protect you from hidden costs, including etching. Follow this link for more information on what to look out for before signing the offer to purchase. What is etching? VIN etching is the permanent engraving of the vehicle identification number (VIN)Read More
Planning to offer more automotive services? Did you move locations or did the business recently change ownership? There are steps an AMVIC-licensed business must follow to ensure a smooth process in relation to Section 134 of the Consumer Protection Act. You must notify AMVIC, in writing, within 15 days, if any of the following applies: YourRead More
Have you ever gone into a dealership and after test driving a car or asking the dealer to bring in a specific model, you were presented with an “offer to purchase”? The document might state terms and conditions about the purchase or order of the vehicle and require some sort of upfront payment. Sometimes thisRead More
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