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OMVIC Blog: Car Buying Tips

Valentine’s Day and the OMVIC Academy: You’ll Love Becoming a Confident Car Buyer

Feb 6

Written by: OMVIC Communications
Wednesday, February 6, 2019  RssIcon

OA Car Show

February is for lovers. February 14this the most romantic day of the year for couples (and maybe the most oppressive day of the year for singles), but did you know about the other special days in February celebrating different kinds of love? February 5th is National Weatherman’s Day, the 26th is “tell a Fairy Tale Day” and the 15th is the “International Day for Car Lovers.”

Okay, we made that last one up, but it could be—unofficially speaking—because the Canadian International Auto Show (CIAS) opens to the public the day after Valentine’s Day.

What better way to celebrate your love of cars than visiting the Canadian International Auto Show, (CIAS) February 15th to the 24th,  taking in all the new models and obtaining information and resources that will help ensure your next vehicle ‘relationship’ is one you’ll romanticize over for many Valentine’s Days to come.

Something new at the show this year will be the OMVIC Academy—an educational initiative by Ontario’s vehicle sale regulator to create informed and confident car-buyers. Featuring five short, educational videos covering topics including: “Understanding Extended-term Financing and Negative Equity”; “All-in Price Advertising” and “The Dangers Posed by Curbsiders”, the OMVIC Academy videos feature a cast of characters such as the informed and caring Professor OMVIC; Timmy, who has ‘problems’ with negative equity; Ellen, who knows all the fees included in All-in Price Advertising and the fast talking Curbsider.

Visitors to OMVIC’s booth (in the Metro Toronto Convention Centre’s South Building, Level 800) will be invited into the OMVIC Academy area featuring three touch screens and a comfortable seating area. Visitors can select their ‘major’ and sit back and enjoy learning their car-buying rights at their own pace.

So whether or not you’re part of a couple, or single, come and check out the OMVIC Academy at this year’s CIAS. Indulge in your passion of everything automobile-related and embrace your love of learning your car-buying rights at the OMVIC booth.

The CIAS opens Friday, February 15th at noon and runs until Sunday, February 24th. Check the CIAS website for more information.

  

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