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2021 – 2022 AMVIC annual report now available

| Industry bulletins

2021 – 2022 AMVIC annual report highlights: AMVIC’s year at a glance (page 2). Find out the five most common complaint types submitted to AMVIC’s consumer services department (page 9). See the number of inspections conducted and what the top concerns were for each licence type (page 17). Read about how AMVIC deals with tips

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2021 – 2022 AMVIC annual report just released

| Consumer bulletins

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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All about all-in pricing

| Consumer bulletins

All-in pricing is the law in Alberta. This means the vehicle price you see advertised is the price you should be paying, plus GST and financing costs (if financing costs are applicable). So how do you, as a consumer, navigate all-in pricing when purchasing a vehicle? Print, screen capture or take a photo of the

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Check your ads with the advertising toolkit

| Industry bulletins

As an automotive business in Alberta, you are responsible for your advertisements. Advertising non-compliance continues to be an issue found during inspections. The most common advertising concern was non-compliance with all-in pricing. Remember that as per Section 11(2)(l) of the Automotive Business Regulation (ABR), an advertised vehicle price includes the total cost of the vehicle,

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Budgeting for a vehicle

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No matter what your price range is, it’s essential to set a solid budget before you start shopping for your next vehicle. A budget will help ensure you don’t spend money on extras you don’t need or never considered to begin with. It will also ensure you don’t get into financial trouble or be swayed

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