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OMVIC Blog: Car Buying Tips

North American Motorcycle Super Show

Jan 8

Written by: OMVIC Communications
Friday, January 8, 2016  RssIcon


Consumer Tip

Did you know that if a motorcycle dealer advertises a price for a bike that price must include all fees and charges the dealer intends to collect; the only additional charges the dealer can add are HST and licensing (or for options the consumer has added).


North American International Motorcycle Super Show 2016



Additional Tips For Buying A Bike From An OMVIC-Registered Dealer

  • Only pay for optional products or services you want and believe have value.
  • Buying a used bike? Ask for a history report and consider an inspection by a trusted mechanic.
  • Get all conditions in writing (e.g. repairs to be conducted).
  • Get all disclosures and promises in writing (e.g. no accidents).
  • Carefully read the contract (and loan agreement)—there is no cooling-off period once the contract is signed.

Remember, consumers who purchase a bike from an OMVIC-Registered Dealer are protected by Ontario’s consumer protection laws and the Motor Vehicle Dealers Compensation Fund. Private purchasers receive neither. If problems arise with a private vehicle purchase the buyer is, basically, on his or her own with little recourse other than the courts.

If you have questions about any vehicle purchase or your consumer rights make sure to stop by the OMVIC booth and get your questions answered! You can even pick up a free Ontario Road Map.



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