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OMVIC Blog: Car Buying Tips

Purchasing a Boat, Trailer or RV? Know When You’re Protected!

Apr 22

Written by: OMVIC Communications
Friday, April 22, 2016  RssIcon

OMVIC Blog Boat Summer is just around the corner and you may be thinking about buying some new “toys”! Well, if it’s a motorhome (a driveable RV) purchased from a registered dealer, you’re protected by OMVIC and the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act (MVDA). In the rare instance you encounter a problem with the dealership OMVIC may be able to assist; it also means you are protected by the Motor Vehicle Dealers Compensation Fund!

 

 

To ensure the RV business you’re dealing with is registered, search here.

 

Interestingly however, ATV, pull trailer, boat or personal water craft purchases are not covered by the MVDA; but if a blog rv consumer did purchase one of those items from a business they may still be protected by the Consumer Protection Act (CPA) administered by the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services. The CPA offers important protections to consumers including contract cancellation rights should a business make a false, misleading, deceptive or unconscionable representation.


About OMVIC

An educated and informed consumer is a protected consumer. Visit OMVIC’s website to learn more about your car-buying rights and when they apply, as well as additional tips on buying a car in Ontario.

 

As the regulator of motor vehicle sales in Ontario, OMVIC protects consumers and maintains a fair and informed marketplace by:

  • Maintaining strict registration requirements for Ontario’s 8,000 dealerships and 26,000 salespeople
  • Regularly inspecting all Ontario dealers (new and used)
  • Providing free complaint-handling to consumers
  • Developing/delivering consumer and dealer education/awareness programs
  • Investigating and prosecuting non-compliance of registered dealers and salespeople
  • Investigating and prosecuting illegal car sales (curbsiding)
  • Looking to buy a new or used car in Ontario? Understand all-in pricing and learn how consumers are protected by the Compensation Fund, which is your right if something goes wrong.

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