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Finance-only sales can be paid off immediately

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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

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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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Back to basics

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The automotive industry continues to face vehicle shortages, consumers are waiting longer for pre-ordered vehicles and vehicle prices seem to be changing. Consumers may find this market challenging; here are a few back to basic consumer tips: AMVIC recommends dealing with a licensed business. Before you shop, look up the business you are dealing with

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New federal luxury tax and all-in pricing

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Did you know that as of Sept. 1, 2022, the Government of Canada’s Select Luxury Items Tax Act applies to the sale or importation of certain vehicles over $100,000? All-in pricing is the law in Alberta. This means the cost of the luxury tax needs to be included in the all-in advertised price of a

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2021 – 2022 AMVIC annual report just released

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2021 – 2022 AMVIC annual report highlights: AMVIC’s year at a glance (page 2). Learn about how AMVIC provides resources to consumers (page 7). Find out the five most common complaint types submitted to AMVIC’s consumer services department (page 9). Read about how AMVIC deals with tips resulting from our partnership with Crime Stoppers (page

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