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Tips for Buying from an OMVIC-Registered Dealer

Buying registered provides consumer protection, but a signed contract is still FINAL! Consider the following car-buying tips:

  • Ensure salesperson understands your needs. Not being listened to? Shop elsewhere
  • Take thorough test drive – not just around the block
  • Understand all-in price advertising, don’t accept additional charges (except HST and licensing)
  • Only agree to pay for optional products or services you want and believe have value
  • Used vehicle? Ask for or purchase history report; consider inspection by trusted mechanic
  • Get all conditions and promises in writing (e.g., xxx to be repaired, subject to partner's approval)
  • Keep copies of all documentation including advertisements, contract and/or finance agreement
  • Carefully read contract (and finance agreement) – there’s no cooling-off period once signed
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