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OMVIC Blog: Car Buying Tips

Visit OMVIC at the Georgian College Auto Show – June 3–5

Jun 2

Written by: OMVIC Communications
Thursday, June 2, 2016  RssIcon

Thinking about buying a car? Want to see the newest models in a unique no-selling, no-pressure environment? Then plan a trip to Barrie this weekend!

Georgian College Auto Show – June 3–5

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This weekend, June 3–5, North America’s largest outdoor auto show is being held in Ontario. The Georgian College Auto Show is 100% student run and it’s taking place at the college’s Barrie campus.

“Each year the show welcomes 11,000 visitors who are introduced to the latest models from nearly every major manufacturer, by students of the Automotive Business School of Canada (ABSC),” explained Marie-Noëlle Bonicalzi, ABSC Dean. “It’s the culmination of a year of hard work, planning and unique learning opportunities that showcase these automotive students’ talents and abilities.”

 

Not Just Cars – Car-Buying Info

What additional fees should you expect a dealer to add to an advertised price? What protections are available if you choose to buy a vehicle privately in Ontario? How much time do you have to cancel a contract after signing? If you’re not absolutely certain about the answers to these questions (they’re below) you need to sharpen your car-buying knowledge – and you can at the show! OMVIC is hosting two  car-buying seminars Visit the main tent area on Friday June 3, from 3:00pm to 3:30pm or Saturday June 4, from 11:00am to 11:30am to learn about your car-buying rights, when they apply and how to protect yourself. Or, you can visit OMVIC’s booth and have your questions answered there by our staff!speaker series

To learn more about the school and the degree and diploma courses offered, click here. To learn more about the auto show, visit the show’s Facebook page.

 

Q&A’s

What additional fees should you expect a dealer to add to an advertised price? Only HST and licensing; all other fees and charges MUST be included in a dealer’s advertised price. Learn more here.

What protections are available if you choose to buy a vehicle privately, in Ontario? None. Private purchasers are not protected by Ontario’s consumer protection laws, OMVIC or the Motor Vehicle Dealers Compensation Fund. Learn more here.

How much time do I have to cancel a contract after signing? None. There is no cooling-off period…period. Learn more here.


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