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Repair estimates and authorizations

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Ensure you know and understand what you need to do as a service and repair business when it comes to repair estimates and authorizations. The Automotive Business Regulation (ABR) sets out specific regulations regarding repair estimates and authorizations in Sections 31.6, 31.7 and 31.8. An authorization must be in writing and must have the following:

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Internet selling and sales to remote consumers

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The Consumer Protection Act (CPA), through the Internet Sales Contract Regulation (ISCR), allows vehicles to be sold online and remotely to consumers. Regardless of your business model, whether you are selling online or at your dealership, the CPA, the Vehicle Inspection Regulation (VIR) and the Automotive Business Regulation (ABR) must be followed. The ISCR applies

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Did you miss these recent industry bulletins?

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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 lists

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Help your customer understand an “offer to purchase”

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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 deposit

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Making business changes

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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: Your

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