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OMVIC Blog: Car Buying Tips

OMVIC’s Free Car-Buying Seminars Teach Consumers How to Buy a Car in Ontario

Nov 11

Written by: OMVIC Communications
Friday, November 11, 2016  RssIcon

Educational Presentation Buying a car is one of the most expensive purchases a consumer will make in their lifetime. It is a transaction that requires thought, research and knowledge, which is why it is important that consumers educate themselves BEFORE entering into an agreement to purchase.

As Ontario’s vehicle sales regulator, OMVIC urges consumers to get educated before purchasing a car. To help, OMVIC offers FREE Car-Buying Seminars to consumer/ community groups, new Canadians and students to protect and educate consumers before they buy.

Car-Buying Seminar, Topics:

  • OMVIC’s Role
  • Difference between buying from a dealer and buying privately
  • How to review advertisements
  • What dealers must disclose about a vehicle’s history and condition
  • What is a curbsider (illegal, unlicensed dealers);
  • How to research a vehicle’s history
  • What to consider when choosing a vehicle
  • Laws that protect consumers and when they apply
  • What you can do if you have a problem with a purchase
  • Protections available to consumers when purchasing from an OMVIC-registered dealer and The Motor Vehicle Dealers Compensation Fund.

Seminars are available across the province and OMVIC education staff will come to you! We offer seminars in the evenings and weekends as well.

Educational Seminar 2

If your group or class would like to host a FREE car-buying seminar, contact OMVIC’s Education Officer at farah.mohammed@omvic.on.ca

 

OMVIC Protects Car Buyers 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 dealerships and salespeople
  • Regularly inspecting all Ontario dealers (new and used)
  • Providing free conciliation services to consumers
  • Developing/ delivering consumer and dealer education/ awareness programs
  • Investigating and prosecuting industry non-comp0liance and illegal sales (curbsiding)

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