Sask. introduces new regulations to protect car buyers
A car dealership is pictured in this file photo.
Published Monday, February 1, 2016 11:55AM CST
The province has introduced regulations to give consumers more information before purchasing vehicle.
Starting Feb. 1, licensed dealers in Saskatchewan must include all fees and levies (not including taxes) in their pricing. This is called the “Drive Away Price”.
Dealers must also disclose the vehicle’s history, including providing and SGI VIN search, if a vehicle has had its odometer rolled back, if it was a rental, if a new vehicle suffered damage in transit totaling more than 20 per cent of its value.
The new regulations are being incorporated into the Consumer Protection and Business Practices Act, and do not apply to private sellers.