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OMVIC Blog: Car Buying Tips

Visit OMVIC at the 2017 Canadian International AutoShow!

Feb 15

Written by: OMVIC Communications
Wednesday, February 15, 2017  RssIcon

The 2017 Canadian International AutoShow kicks off this Friday, February 17 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre! Planning to attend the show? Be sure to stop by OMVIC’s booth (P223 on the 800 level) to test your car-buying IQ! The AutoShow runs until Sunday, February 26 so don’t miss out!

Take OMVIC’s Car-Buying Quiz! 

 

If a dealer’s advertisement includes a price for a vehicle, you should expect: 

a) The dealer is likely to add other fees to the advertised price

b) The advertised price must be all-in; the dealer can only add HST and licensing

c) There are no rules around dealer advertising; buyer beware

d) Both a and c

The answer is…b!

Dealers must include ALL fees and charges they intend to collect in the advertised price (except HST and licensing).

Examples of fees and charges include:

  • Freight
  • PDI-PDE (pre-delivery inspection/expense)
  • Administration (admin) fee,
  • Government levies (air tax, etc.)
  • OMVIC fee

The 2017 Canadian International AutoShow

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-compliance and illegal sales (curbsiding)


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