Follow Us:

Share:

 

 

Tags

OMVIC (195)
consumer protection (191)
Ontario's Vehicle Sales Regulator (123)
Consumer Education (97)
buying a car (87)
ontario motor vehicle industry council (84)
buying a car in Ontario (76)
Buying A New Or Used Car (39)
buying a used car in Ontario (39)
Car Buyers (38)
MVDA (37)
curbsiders (36)
car-buying tips (34)
CPO (31)
car buying in ontario (30)
vehicles (30)
Curbsiding (27)
Motor Vehicle Dealers' Act (25)
All-In Price Advertising (19)
all-in pricing (18)
consumer protection ontario (18)
How to buy a car in Ontario (15)
All in Price Advertising (12)
Buying a car privately (11)
car buying tips (11)
Car-Buying Rights (11)
Negative Equity (11)
Dealers (10)
Ontario (10)
Ontario Car-Buyers (9)
Contracts (8)
Dealerships (8)
financing (8)
fraud prevention (8)
All-in price (7)
buying a new car in Ontario (7)
COVID-19 (7)
Investigations (7)
know your rights (7)
OMVIC-Registered Dealers (7)
Test Drive (7)
UVIP (7)
Buying a New Car (6)
Consumer Protection Act (6)
consumer tips (6)
Leasing (6)
loans (6)
Ontario Car Buyers (6)
Vehicle Purchase (6)
Car show (5)
consumer awareness (5)
Contract Cancellation (5)
curbsider (5)
Liens (5)
Motor Vehicle Dealers Act (5)
Registered Dealers (5)
Used cars (5)
car-buying (4)
CarProof (4)
compensation fund (4)
Cooling Off Period (4)
CPO. consumer awareness (4)
Investigation (4)
Odometer Tampering (4)
Private Seller (4)
protections when buying a car (4)
Trade-ins (4)
Used Vehicles (4)
#FPM2017 (3)
Auto Show (3)
Avoid Car Buying Scams (3)
Bill of Sale (3)
buying a used car (3)
Buying a Vehicle (3)
Car (3)
Carfax (3)
compensation (3)
Conditions (3)
Consignment (3)
consumers (3)
CPA (3)
dont get ripped off (3)
Extended-Term Loans (3)
fraud prevention month (3)
Georgian College (3)
Inspection (3)
Mandatory Disclosures (3)
Private Sales (3)
Suspension (3)
vehicle sales (3)
What to look for when buying a used car (3)
Advertising (2)
all-in (2)
As Is (2)
As-Is (2)
back to school car buying (2)
Black Friday (2)
Branding (2)
Buying a car from a dealership (2)
Buying a motorcycle (2)
Buying Privately (2)
Car shows (2)
car-buying in Ontario (2)
CIAS (2)
Compliance (2)
Consumer (2)
Consumer Warning (2)
COP (2)
credit applications (2)
dealer advertising (2)
Dealer Prices (2)
dealer pricing (2)
Dealership (2)
Drive Clean (2)
Education (2)
extended term loans (2)
Fees (2)
Flood-Damaged Vehicles (2)
importfest (2)
John Carmichael (2)
lease (2)
Leasing a car in Ontario (2)
Leasing a new car in Ontario (2)
Mechanic (2)
Ministry of Transportation (2)
Monthly Payments (2)
Motorcycles (2)
News Release (2)
OMVIC Academy (2)
OMVIC consumer protection (2)
Online (2)
price advertising (2)
Private Sellers (2)
recission (2)
rental cars (2)
rolled-back odometers (2)
Sales Final (2)
salespersons (2)
seminar (2)
Survey (2)
Taking Delivery (2)
Trade-in (2)
Trading in (2)
Unfit (2)
Used Vehicle (2)
Vehicle (2)
Vehicle Financing (2)
2017 Ottawa-Gatineau International Auto Show (1)
ABSC (1)
additional fees (1)
advertising tips (1)
all-in advertising (1)
All-in-Pricing (1)
APA (1)
Auto Financing (1)
Auto Shows (1)
AutoCheck (1)
Auto-Financing (1)
Automobile Industry (1)
Automobile Protection Association (1)
Automotive Business School of Canada (1)
Automotive Certification Course (1)
Automotive Education (1)
AutoShow (1)
avoid car scams (1)
avoid scams when buying a new or used car (1)
Back to School (1)
barrie (1)
Become a salesperson (1)
best time to buy a car (1)
Bikes (1)
black friday car shopping (1)
Boxing Day (1)
Budget (1)
Business Practices (1)
buy a car (1)
Buyer Beware (1)
buying a car for a student (1)
buying a car from a dealership in Ontario (1)
Buying a Car Online (1)
Buying a Car Remotely (1)
Buying a motor home (1)
Buying a motorcycle in Ontario (1)
buying a new motorcycle in Ontario (1)
buying a new or used car in Ontario (1)
Buying a rental car (1)
Buying a trailer (1)
buying a used motorcycle in Ontario (1)
Buying a used trailer (1)
Buying an RV (1)
buying in Ontartio (1)
C.A.L.E. (1)
CAMVAP (1)
Canadian International AutoShow 2016 (1)
cancelling a contract (1)
car ads (1)
car buying advice (1)
car buying rights (1)
car buying scams (1)
Car Dealers (1)
Car Help Canada (1)
car pricing (1)
Car Trouble (1)
Car-Buying Guide (1)
carbuying in Canada (1)
car-buying scams (1)
carfax.ca (1)
Changes to Drive Clean (1)
Code of Ethics (1)
Comp Fund (1)
Complaints (1)
Complaints Process (1)
Conservation and Parks (1)
consignment sale (1)
Consumer Complaints (1)
Consumer Protection Notice (1)
cooling-off period (1)
curbsiders; buying a car privately; private sellers; OMVIC (1)
dealer advertisements (1)
dealer fees (1)
dealership advertisements (1)
Debt (1)
Depreciation (1)
EHVIP (1)
Electric Vehicles (1)
EV Rebate (1)
extended term financing (1)
fake ad (1)
filing a complaint (1)
Finance (1)
Financial Literacy Month (1)
Financing a car (1)
Financing Tips (1)
First time car buyers (1)
Flood Damage (1)
Floods (1)
Fraud (1)
Fraud Protection (1)
georgian college auto show (1)
Glossary of Terms (1)
Graduation (1)
help with buying a car (1)
Holiday car shopping (1)
Honda Indy2016 (1)
How to Buy a Car (1)
Hurricanes (1)
Illegal Sales (1)
Immediate Suspension (1)
Innovation (1)
Inspecting a Care Before Buying (1)
Interest (1)
Irreparable (1)
Kijiji (1)
LAT (1)
Leaders (1)
Leasing a car (1)
Lien (1)
Long-term loans (1)
manufacturer advertisements (1)
Mileage (1)
ministry of government and consumer services (1)
Ministry of the Environment (1)
Modified cars (1)
Motor Vehicle Compensation Fund (1)
Motor Vehicle Dealer's Act (1)
Motor Vehicle Dealers Compensation Fund (1)
Motor Vehicle Purchase (1)
MTO (1)
MVDA legislation (1)
Mystery Shopping (1)
National Women's Show (1)
Natural Disasters (1)
new car advertising (1)
New Cars (1)
New Vehicles (1)
No Hidden Fees or Surprise Costs (1)
None (1)
North Bay (1)
odometer (1)
Odometer Fraud (1)
odometer-tampering (1)
OMVIC Certification (1)
OMVIC Fee (1)
omvic UVIP (1)
OMVIC-Registered Dealer (1)
Online Learning (1)
Online Scams (1)
Ontario cars (1)
Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council Odometer Tampering (1)
Ontario Motor Vehicle Sales Regulator (1)
Ontario Vehicle Sales Regulator (1)
Ontario's Drive Clean Program (1)
Ontario's Motor Vehicle Sales Regulator (1)
OPP (1)
Orillia (1)
Ottawa (1)
Ottawa Gatineau International Auto Show (1)
phony online car ads (1)
Presentation (1)
Presentations (1)
Purchase Agreement (1)
Purchasing a Vehicle (1)
Quiz (1)
Rebuilt (1)
Recalls (1)
Recreational Vehicles (1)
Registered Dealer (1)
Registrants (1)
Regulator (1)
reviewing car ads (1)
Risk (1)
RV (1)
Safety Standards Certificate (1)
Salespeople (1)
Salvaged (1)
scammers (1)
Sell Privately (1)
selling cars (1)
selling your car (1)
Seminars (1)
shopping for a car (1)
Shopping for a used car (1)
Shopping for a used vehicle (1)
Signing a Contract (1)
SSC (1)
summer tires (1)
Take a Picture (1)
Test Drives (1)
Test driving (1)
the safer way to buy (1)
Trade in (1)
Trading in a vehicle (1)
trading in my car (1)
trading-in my car (1)
Transport Canada (1)
unlicensed dealers (1)
Unregistered Salespersons (1)
upside down (1)
used car advertising (1)
vehicle advertising (1)
vehicle delivery (1)
Vehicle History (1)
vehicle prices (1)
Vehicle Purchase Agreement (1)
Vehicle Purchasing Tips (1)
Vehicle Shopping (1)
VIN (1)
Warning to Consumers (1)
Water Damage (1)
What is "AS IS" (1)
Wholesale (1)
Windsor (1)
winter tires (1)
you're protected (1)

 

OMVIC Blog: Car Buying Tips

Author: OMVIC Communications Created: Friday, August 14, 2015 RssIcon
OMVIC Blog
By OMVIC Communications on Friday, January 26, 2018
 Negative Equity car piggy bank

Shopping for a new car? Before starting the hunt, you should ask yourself: “How much car can I afford?”

Costs that come with buying a car

Let’s break this down a little bit further. You need to think ‘big picture’ when considering making a significant purchase, like a car. Unlike real estate, most vehicles are a depreciating asset that begins losing value the very second you turn the key in the ignition to drive it home. So what are some of the costs that you need to consider? 


By OMVIC Communications on Friday, January 19, 2018
Private seller

Buying a new car can, and should be, a very exciting experience. When buying a used vehicle, consumers really only have two options: buy from a dealer/salesperson or buy privately. But remember, car-buyers are only protected by Ontario’s consumer protection laws when they purchase a vehicle from an OMVIC-Registered Dealer and therefore must take extra care when buying privately.




By OMVIC Communications on Thursday, January 11, 2018
 Signing a contract

You've signed on the dotted line and taken possession of your new vehicle—congratulations! It was everything you dreamed of and more.

Suddenly you discover that 2018 Nissan 370Z Coupe has 3,000 more kilometres on it than what’s noted on your bill of sale.

Can you cancel the contract and take it back?


By OMVIC Communications on Friday, January 5, 2018
 New car New You

Lose weight. Exercise more. Eat healthier. Spend more time with family. Spend less time with family. Get organized. Be kinder to yourself. Be more determined. Ah yes, New Year’s resolutions. Surveys suggest 30 to 40 percent of us make them – a desire for self-improvement…an inspiration. Unfortunately, those same surveys demonstrate the vast majority of those who make one, fail to see it through. 


By OMVIC Communications on Thursday, December 21, 2017
Red car with bow

Thinking about decking the driveway with a new set of wheels this holiday season? Or resolving to improve your ride in the New Year? OMVIC would like to gift you with some great holiday car buying tips. 



By OMVIC Communications on Friday, December 15, 2017
 Reindeer in traffic

Thinking about decking the driveway with a new set of wheels this holiday season? Before you go dashing all the way to the dealership or checking out the nice and naughty list in the online car classifieds, find out if you’re a Dasher, or Blitzen? Take OMVIC’s ‘smart’ car buyer quiz to find out:



By OMVIC Communications on Tuesday, December 12, 2017

 Rudolph the red nosed reindeer song

You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen, Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen. But do you recall…the “458 Italia Speciale?”

Rumours swirling around the North Pole claim Santa Claus is considering trading in his trusty team of reindeer for a 597 horsepower “black prancing stallion”. According to the elvish grapevine, the Ferrari’s front and rear movable flaps cut drag and its side slip angle control are better able to tackle unpredictable equatorial cross-winds. An elf at S.L.E.D. (Santa’s Lead Engineering Department), who wants to remain anonymous, described the current sleigh as having the aerodynamics of a “flat-sided igloo”.


By OMVIC Communications on Friday, December 8, 2017
 Carbuying for newbies

Many car enthusiasts will tell you there are two types of people in the world: people who love cars; and, people who are wrong. The former, people who love cars, enjoy going to dealerships and taking the latest models for a test drive. They litter their conversation with terms like, “torque, turbo lag, dual-clutch automatic and direct injection”, while those of us in the latter group, the ones who are ‘wrong’, stare blankly whilst listening to these aficionados.


By OMVIC Communications on Wednesday, November 22, 2017
 Black Friday It is commonly held that Black Friday – the day of mega-amazing colossal unbelievable can’t-be-beat blow-out sales signifying the unofficial start of the Christmas shopping season – is so named as it marks the point many retailers turn a profit for the year, going from being “in the red” to being “in the  black.” The more cynical might argue it's consumerism run amuck and a black mark on our society, and perhaps for good reason.
By OMVIC Communications on Monday, November 13, 2017
 Aerial View Parking Lot

At least five days a week, Kelly Hult, college student and single mom of two toddlers (with a third on the way), commutes half an hour to school in Sault Ste. Marie. “My car didn’t handle the snow-covered highways very well,” explained Kelly with understated charm. “That’s why I decided to trade my 2011 Chevrolet Cruze for a slightly older pickup truck.” She settled on a 2008 Chevy Silverado.


By OMVIC Communications on Wednesday, November 8, 2017
 Aerial View Parking Lot

All-In Price Advertising is the law in Ontario. If an OMVIC-Registered Dealer advertises a price for a vehicle (new or used), that price must include ALL fees and charges the Dealer intends to collect – minus the licensing fee and HST.

 

However, as with many rules in life, there are exceptions. 


By OMVIC Communications on Friday, November 3, 2017
Halloween scene

Jack-o-lantern flames gutter in a chill wind. Discordant music echoes from once serene suburban houses. Lights strobe disorientatingly. Macabre figures adorn once neatly pruned trees. Grave markers appear with eerie and disturbingly piled leaves on lawns that were just yesterday pristine. Eyes narrow….senses heighten.  Ah yes…Halloween.  A time for fear….and fun. The little kids get 2 hours of costumed candy collection; and the bigger kids (i.e. most of us) break out our favourite horror films. So many of us love to get scared. There’s a visceral reaction to it – it awakens our primal “fight or flight” response.



By OMVIC Communications on Monday, October 23, 2017
 Rental car Rental vehicles are usually of the current or previous model year, with relatively low mileage and factory warranty. And because it’s used and there’s no freight or PDI charge they often come with a discounted price. But there are some consumers who forego these benefits and steer clear of daily rentals.

By OMVIC Communications on Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Official OMVIC decal OMVIC is celebrating its 20th anniversary of providing consumer protection to Ontario’s car buyers, but not everyone knows about this regulator, what they do and how they can help.



By OMVIC Communications on Tuesday, September 12, 2017

There’s a new danger riding in on a storm for used car buyers—flood-damaged vehicles. “Authorities in the US have told us they expect about half a million vehicles to be flooded as a result of Hurricane Harvey alone,” said Tom Girling, Director of Investigations for OMVIC, Ontario’s vehicle sales regulator. “And they expect many of them will end up being exported—including to Canada.”



Print