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OMVIC Protects Ontario Car Buyers

As the regulator of motor vehicle sales in Ontario, OMVIC’s mandate is to maintain a fair and informed marketplace by protecting the rights of consumers, enhancing industry professionalism and ensuring fair, honest and open competition for registered motor vehicle dealers. This is achieved by:

Car-Buying Tips


  • Tips for Buying from an OMVIC-Registered Dealer
  • Tips for Buying Privately
  • Get Help

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All-in Price Advertising—It’s Your Right!

All-In Price Advertising
Protects Ontario Car Buyers

If a dealer advertises a price for a vehicle (new or used), the price must include ALL fees and charges the dealer intends to collect (except HST and licensing).

Examples of fees or charges that must be included in an advertised price:
  • Freight
  • PDI - PDE (pre-delivery inspection/ expense)
  • Administration fee(s)
  • Government levies (air tax, etc.)
  • OMVIC fee
  • Safety and e-test (unless the ad contains an "Unfit Vehicle" or "As-Is Vehicle" disclosure statement)
  • Products or services that have been pre-installed on a vehicle

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Understanding All-in Price Advertising


Connect with OMVIC

Have a question or concern about a vehicle purchase or lease? Contact OMVIC’s Complaints and Inquiries Team at 1-800-943-6002 x3942, , or file a complaint here:

OMVIC offers free Car-Buying Seminars throughout the province! Interested in having OMVIC present a seminar to your organization or community group?

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Latest News

October 15, 2018
OMVIC NEWS RELEASE

Selling Unsafe Vehicle Costs North York Dealer $62,000

September 24, 2018
OMVIC NEWS RELEASE

Ottawa Dealer Suspended

September 24, 2018
OMVIC NEWS RELEASE

Mississauga Dealer Suspended

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