EDMONTON, Jan. 28, 2016 /CNW/ - Starting with the Calgary RV Expo this weekend, many Albertans will not only imagine themselves in a brand new RV, they will sign purchase agreements and put deposits on their very own dream machines.
"The various RV shows across the province attract a lot of interest and excitement," John Bachinski, president and CEO of the Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council said. "This is why we, the automotive regulator, are reminding shoppers to be fully informed before entering into a contract."
All RV businesses selling in Alberta must be AMVIC-licensed and their salespeople must have valid registrations. AMVIC makes it easy to verify: click here to search the database. All registered salespeople are also required to pass AMVIC's course on consumer protection legislation.
"We not only work to educate industry but we also provide helpful information to consumers so they are aware of their rights and know how to recognize a red flag," Bachinski said.
Consumers who buy from AMVIC-licensed businesses are entitled to a number of protections including clear disclosure on financing, access to filing a consumer compensation fund claim and all-in pricing which means the only fee that can be added to an advertised price of a vehicle is GST and costs associated with financing.
Look for AMVIC's booth at the 2016 Calgary RV Expo & Sale or visit amvic.org for advice before buying, consigning or repairing RVs.
"If a consumer has a question, concern, or complaint they can turn to AMVIC," Bachinski said.
About AMVIC: The Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council (AMVIC) is a regulatory organization authorized by the Minister of Service Alberta to enforce and administer the following legislation in relation to automotive business: the Fair Trading Act; the Automotive Business Regulation; the Cost of Credit Disclosure Regulation, and the Internet Sales Contract Regulation. AMVIC's mandate is to provide consumer protection in Alberta's motor vehicle industry. AMVIC publishes valuable information and tips for consumers, businesses and salespeople at amvic.org.
SOURCE Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council (AMVIC)
For further information: Media inquiries may be directed to: Laura Lowe, Communications and Education Manager, Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council, 780-468-0476, LLowe@amvic.org