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Service and repair: maintaining technician records

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No matter what business you’re in, good record-keeping is important. AMVIC requires all licensed automotive businesses in Alberta, including those in the service and repair industry, to provide accurate, up-to-date information on their AMVIC Online profile. As an employer, it’s your responsibility to ensure your journeypersons, apprentices and other staff are properly trained in their

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All about inspections

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The Consumer Protection Act gives AMVIC the authority to inspect all licensed automotive businesses in Alberta, including service and repair businesses. The business is often given a time period to correct issues identified from an inspection and then a followup inspection is conducted to ensure any identified issues are remedied and compliance is met. AMVIC inspectors have

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Fraud Prevention Month: document accuracy

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Accurate documents, including a compliant bill of sale, increase transparency and build trust with consumers. Ensuring that the correct information is being recorded on bills of sale and financing applications provided to financial institutions will protect the consumer, your salespeople and business. Automotive businesses have an obligation to create and maintain complete and accurate financial

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All-in advertised pricing is the law

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All-in advertised pricing means the advertised price of a vehicle must include ALL fees and charges. This includes freight, pre-delivery inspection/expense, administration and/or documentation fee(s) and levy recoveries. Adding any of these fees on top of an all-in advertised price is illegal. The only fee that can be added to the advertised price is GST

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