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OMVIC Blog: Car Buying Tips

Visit OMVIC At The 2017 North American International Motorcycle SuperShow!

Jan 5

Written by: OMVIC Communications
Thursday, January 5, 2017  RssIcon

Get your motorcycle – or car-buying questions answered!

Motor cycle show general pic

Are you a motorcycle enthusiast? Or perhaps you’re considering a bike purchase in the near future? Do you know what your consumer rights are when buying a motor vehicle, including a motorcycle? Then stop by OMVIC’s booth at this weekend’s North American International Motorcycle SuperShow and get your questions answered! The show kicks off Friday, January 6 and runs until Sunday, January 8 at The International Centre in Mississauga. OMVIC’s booth is number 2914, located in Hall 2!

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? That’s right – Ontario’s all-in price advertising law applies to motorcycle dealers. The only charges a dealer can add to an advertised price are HST and licensing (or for options the consumer has added).

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? Consider a pre-purchase inspection by a trusted mechanic, especially if the bike is out of warranty.
  • Get all conditions in writing (e.g. xxx to be repaired, subject to partner’s approval, etc.).
  • Get all 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 a problem arises with a private purchase, the buyer is essentially on his or her own with little recourse other than through the courts.

If you have questions about any vehicle purchase or your consumer rights, stop by OMVIC’s booth in Hall 2 to get your questions answered! You can even pick up a free Ontario Road Map and other OMVIC giveaways!


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