Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council (AMVIC)

Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council (AMVIC)

August 28, 2014 13:01 ET

AMVIC Cancels Treadz Auto's Licence and Registrations

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Aug. 28, 2014) - The Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council, the province's automotive regulator, has cancelled Treadz Auto's business licence and the three salesperson registrations that were connected to that business, effective August 28, 2014.

This means Treadz Auto, or anyone on its behalf, is no longer authorized to sell, consign, lease, repair, act as an agent/broker or wholesale vehicles.

Treadz Auto, a Calgary business that specialized in consignment, notified AMVIC that it had closed its doors prior to a meeting with AMVIC relating to an ongoing investigation.

Treadz Auto is being investigated by AMVIC and Calgary Police Service.

Consumers with concerns regarding Treadz are urged to immediately contact AMVIC's consumer services team at 1- 877-979-8100 ext. 2002 or through AMVIC's online consumer portal: portal.amvic.org

Consumers should also contact the Calgary Police Service Non-Emergency Line 403-266-1234 or go to any Calgary Police District Office and quote File # 14286151.

Compensation fund:

AMVIC has a compensation fund that helps consumers who have suffered a loss from an AMVIC-licensed business that is no longer in business. Consumers can make claims up to $25,000, to a maximum combined total of $300,000 per business event. Note, the loss must have occurred after the fund launched on June 30, 2011. For more details on the compensation fund go to the consumer section of amvic.org or link directly here: amvic.org/consumers_compensationfund.cfm.

About AMVIC: The Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council (AMVIC) is the automotive regulator authorized by the Minister of Service Alberta to enforce and administer the following legislation in relation to automotive businesses: 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.

Contact Information

  • Media inquiries may be directed to:
    Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council
    Laura Lowe
    Manager of Communications and Education
    780-468-0476
    LLowe@amvic.org