Protect yourself. Read these important car-buying tips before you sign!
When it comes to buying a car in Ontario, the majority of consumer/dealer interactions take place without a hitch, but when a transaction hits a pothole, consumers in Ontario can request advice or help from an OMVIC Complaint Handler.
But before filing a formal complaint with OMVIC, the regulator recommends consumers engage in the 2-step process mentioned below.
All-In Price Advertising is the law in Ontario. If an OMVIC-Registered Dealer advertises a price for a vehicle (new or used), that price must include ALL fees and charges the Dealer intends to collect – minus the licensing fee and HST.
However, as with many rules in life, there are exceptions.
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Thinking about buying a used car? There is a lot of information out there, so paring down that information to what is essential can seem like a daunting task.
Once you have narrowed down your options on budget and brand of vehicle and are ready to start visiting dealerships, knowing about mandatory disclosure requirements is essential.
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