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Finance-only sales can be paid off immediately

| Consumer bulletins

AMVIC has recently noticed a substantial increase in consumer questions and complaints regarding finance-only purchase options. Some automotive businesses choose to only sell vehicles through their own in-house financing. Automotive businesses can decide how they accept payment, just as some retailers will not accept certain credit cards and some won’t accept cash. Essentially, an automotive

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Service and repair: winterizing your vehicle

| Consumer bulletins

With colder weather here to stay, it may be time to consider having your vehicle winterized. Alberta is the only province that regulates automotive service and repair businesses, meaning an automotive service and repair business operating in Alberta must be licensed by AMVIC. If someone is offering prices that are too good to be true,

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Service and repair: industry resources

| Industry bulletins

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

| Industry bulletins

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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