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OMVIC Blog: Car Buying Tips

FREE Car-Buying Seminars Available, Book One Today

Apr 13

Written by: OMVIC Communications
Thursday, April 13, 2017  RssIcon

Buying a vehicle can be an emotionally charged experience with long-term financial implications. Some consumers know a purchase of this importance requires research, knowledge and careful deliberation, however not all do, which can be harmful when embarking in a vehicle purchase.

Whether buying from a private seller or an OMVIC-Registered Dealer, OMVIC provides many informative services to help consumers ask the right questions during the car-buying process to protect themselves and make an informed purchase. OMVIC’s FREE Car-Buying Seminar is a service available throughout the province to consumer or community groups, first-time car buyers, new Canadians and students.

Topics Include:

  • OMVIC’s role
  • How to review dealership advertisements
  • What dealers must disclose about a vehicle’s history and condition
  • Difference between buying from a dealer and buying privately
  • The dangers of purchasing from 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 

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

If your group would like to host a FREE car-buying seminar, contact farah.mohammed@omvic.on.ca

About OMVIC

As the regulator of motor vehicle sales in Ontario, OMVIC protects the rights of 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 vehicle sales (curbsiding



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