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  • Everything you need to know when buying a new car, presented by the Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council. Be prepared and protected by understanding your rights.



  • 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    The seminar is approximately 1 hour long, the content includes:

    • OMVIC’s role
    • Consumer rights and protections (including information dealers must provide in advertisements and contracts)
    • How to research a vehicle’s history and what dealers must tell you about a vehicle’s past use and condition
    • What to consider when choosing a vehicle
    • The danger posed by curbsiders (illegal, unlicensed dealers posing as private sellers)
    • Financing tips, creditworthiness and negative equity
    • General car-buying tips and understanding the car-buying process



    About OMVIC:

    OMVIC (the Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council) administers and enforces the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act (MVDA) on behalf of the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services. OMVIC maintains a fair and informed vehicle sales marketplace by regulating dealers and salespersons, regularly inspecting Ontario's 8,000 dealerships and 28,000 salespeople, maintaining a complaint line for consumers and conducting investigations and prosecutions of industry misconduct and illegal sales (curbsiding). OMVIC is also responsible for administering the Motor Vehicle Dealers Compensation Fund on behalf of its Board of Trustees.

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