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Budgeting for a vehicle

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As 2022 begins, you may have resolutions and goals for the new year. Purchasing a new or used vehicle with the help of financing may be one of these goals. AMVIC encourages consumers to set and stick to a budget before you shop for your next vehicle. Here are some points to keep in mind

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AMVIC’s top consumer advice

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AMVIC is a free and trusted consumer resource. Whether you are a seasoned car-buyer or getting your first ever oil change, we have some timeless advice for automotive consumers in Alberta. If it requires a signature, it’s important!Get all promises, as well as clarification on terms and conditions that are not clear to you in

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All-in pricing: adding VIN etching as an extra

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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)

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Do you know what an “offer to purchase” is?

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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 this

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2020 – 2021 AMVIC annual report just released

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2020 – 2021 AMVIC annual report highlights: Peek at the highlights for the fiscal year (page 2). How the new AMVIC Online improved stakeholder experiences and streamlined the complaint process for consumers (page 7). Find out the five most common complaint types submitted to AMVIC’s consumer services department (page 10). Read about enforcement actions and

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