Buying a Used Car

One of the safest ways to buy a used car is to purchase from a dealer registered with the Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council (OMVIC) because this will put you under the protection of the Motor Vehicle Dealers Compensation Fund. If you choose to buy from a private seller, just be aware that you will not get the added protection from the Compensation Fund.

No matter who you buy your car from, it’s wise to take it to a licensed, independent mechanic to inspect for any potential problems before you make the purchase.

Here are some useful tips on buying a used car:

Beware of Curbsiders

Used Vehicle Information Package 

Verify All Fleet Vehicle Disclosures

The Importance of a Personal Property Security Act Search

The Importance of a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) search

Remember, Contracts are Final