ARE YOU A CONFIDENT CAR BUYER? YOU CAN BE….
It has been said that geniuses are made, not born. That genius is a journey — and the result of study, hard work and application of the lessons learned.
The same can be said of confident car- buyers. They’re not born with an innate understanding of consumer rights or the natural ability to ensure a $40,000 purchase goes smoothly. That genius is also learned.
SO, WHERE CAN I LEARN MY CAR-BUYING RIGHTS?
At the OMVIC Academy. Developed by Ontario’s vehicle sales regulator, OMVIC, the Academy’s online resources include videos and a downloadable car-buying guide chock full of tips, explanations and invaluable checklists. “The OMVIC Academy was created to help consumers understand their rights and responsibilities when buying a vehicle,” explained John Carmichael, OMVIC CEO. “Informed consumers are confident consumers, and that’s important given the sometimes complex nature of these transactions and the amount of money that can be at stake.”
OMVIC ACADEMY CAR-BUYING GUIDE
According to OMVIC, reaction to these consumer protection resources has been overwhelmingly positive. “Particularly the Car-Buying Guide,” explained Carmichael. “Not only does the guide reinforce the highlights from the videos, it provides seven useful checklists a car buyer can use during the buying process — including right at the salesperson’s desk!” These checklists can help ensure the consumer is getting exactly what they want and that they fully understand the transaction The checklists include:
- Vehicle information
- Test drives
- Information to include in contracts that will help protect the buyer
- Arranging the best financing
- Loan details
- Taking delivery of the vehicle
THE ROAD TO CONFIDENCE
The OMVIC Academy videos and Car-Buying Guide might not make you a genius, but they are almost guaranteed to increase your car-buying IQ… and confidence. Visit omvicacademy.ca to download the guide and view the videos, or, to order a free hardcopy of the guide contact OMVIC at firstname.lastname@example.org
(Offer valid while stocks last.)
For more information about OMVIC or your car-buying rights, visit OMVIC.ca.