These are the benefits of dealing  with a licensed automotive business.

  • Licensed  businesses follow a high standard of professional conduct.
  • Salespeople  who work for licensed sales businesses must attend training to learn how to follow  the Fair Trading Act.
  • Licensed  dealers provide full disclosure.
  • Licensed  dealers advertise according to government guidelines.
  • Licensed  businesses are inspected by AMVIC.
  • Consumers  can ask AMVIC for help if a licensed business does not operate lawfully.
  • A Consumer Compensation Fund is available to the customers of a failed licensed  business.
  • Consumers  are not protected if they buy from a private seller or curbsider.

How to  locate a licensed business:

Regulations

The Rules & Regulations you should know before purchasing ANY vehicle

Who is AMVIC and what do they do?

Source - http://www.amvic.org/consumers_overview.cfm

The Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council (AMVIC) is a non-profit society. It has been operating since 1999.

AMVIC’s role is to regulate the motor vehicle industry in Alberta. This responsibility is delegated to AMVIC by the provincial government. The delegation agreement requires AMVIC to enforce the Fair Trading Act and regulations that apply to the automotive industry.

Responsibilities

  • License businesses that buy, sell, lease, consign or repair motor vehicles. This includes businesses dealing in recreational vehicles and heavy duty trucks.
  • Register salespeople.
  • Investigate consumer and business complaints.
  • Enforce legislation.
  • Administer a compensation fund to assist consumers.
  • Educate businesses and consumers.

AMVIC's Goal

AMVIC strives to provide a fair marketplace for both consumers and businesses.

Mechanical Fitness Assessment

A completed "Mechanical Fitness Assessment" form is required for all used vehicles sold by AMVIC licensed businesses. This standardized form replaces the old "Certificate of Mechanical Fitness" and a myriad of other different forms that were being used by businesses. Using this one standardized form ensures the same process is utilized for the assessment of all used vehicles. AMVIC enforces the use of the "Mechanical Fitness Assessment" form. This form must be used by all dealers and must be given to every consumer prior to entering into a purchase contract.

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These are the benefits of dealing  with a licensed automotive business.
  • Licensed  businesses follow a high standard of professional conduct.
  • Salespeople  who work for licensed sales businesses must attend training to learn how to follow  the Fair Trading Act.
  • Licensed  dealers provide full disclosure.
  • Licensed  dealers advertise according to government guidelines.
  • Licensed  businesses are inspected by AMVIC.
  • Consumers  can ask AMVIC for help if a licensed business does not operate lawfully.
  • A Consumer Compensation Fund is available to the customers of a failed licensed  business.
  • Consumers  are not protected if they buy from a private seller or curbsider.
How to  locate a licensed business: