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Important Tips on Buying a Vehicle

Manitoba laws on information disclosure

As of January 2012, licensed vehicle dealers must follow provincial laws about disclosing information when selling a vehicle. They must tell you the facts about the vehicle’s history and condition, so you can make an informed decision. The following information must be clearly written in your sales contract, and the dealer must tell you about it before you sign it.

Licensed dealers have to give you the vehicle information number (VIN). You should use this to get a vehicle history report, which you can do on the Internet – Google “vehicle history report Canada”.

Licensed dealers must tell you if the vehicle:

* Note: CAMVAP is a program that helps resolve disputes with a manufacturer about defects in assembly or materials, or how the manufacturer is applying or administering its new vehicle warranty.

Disputes are resolved through binding arbitration.

If you have concerns about the purchase of a vehicle from a business, you can call the Consumer Protection Office at 204-945-3800 or toll free 1-800-782-0067.

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