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Are you interested in serving on the board regulating Alberta’s automotive industry?

| Industry bulletins

The Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council (AMVIC) is the regulator of Alberta’s automotive industry. AMVIC protects the public interest and promotes trust and confidence in the motor vehicle industry through business licensing, salesperson registrations, inspections, investigations and education. AMVIC also works to foster the positive exchange of information among industry stakeholders. The AMVIC board consists

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Do you know about vicarious liability?

| Industry bulletins

As a business owner, you train your staff to act responsibly while providing great customer service. The actions and words of your salespeople can adversely affect your business through vicarious liability. Vicarious liability Vicarious liability refers to a situation where a person is held responsible for the actions or omissions of another person. In a

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Does your Boxing Day advertisement comply?

| Industry bulletins

Boxing Day is coming up fast and you might have a ton of sales and incentives to offer. However, are you ensuring your advertisements comply? The Automotive Business Regulation (ABR) Section 11(2)(n) states a business operator cannot use false, misleading or deceptive statements in advertisements. Here are some examples: The ad states “never been in

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Even on Boxing Day, a deposit is a commitment to buy

| Consumer bulletins

Boxing Day vehicle ads might have you rushing to put down a deposit to snag a deal, but do you know there is “no cooling off” period in Alberta? This means if you make a deposit for a vehicle, unless it is specified as a refundable deposit, you have just committed to buy that vehicle.

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Don’t let the curber steal your holidays

| Consumer bulletins

The holiday season is upon us and some of us may be looking to get a deal on a vehicle for ourselves or as a gift for someone else. More and more people are looking online to not only research available vehicles, but also to buy it outright without seeing the vehicle in person first.

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