Merchants may offer you options that could increase the total price of your vehicle: an extended warranty, antirust protection, etc.

Take some time to assess the benefits of these options in relation to their price. Read the contract. Ask questions. These protections can be quite expensive compared to the benefits you receive.

Accepting or declining the additional warranty

It is your responsibility to assess whether the additional warranty (such as an extended warranty) offered to you is advantageous. Before paying for such a warranty, however, it is important to be aware of the existence of the legal warranty.

The Consumer Protection Act provides that a vehicle purchased from a merchant must serve for normal use, for a reasonable time period, given the price paid.

Before offering you an additional warranty, merchants must inform you that a legal warranty covers the vehicle you are purchasing. They are obligated to:

  • verbally inform you of the existence of the legal warranty as well as what it contains;
  • provide you with a short written document (245.5 KB) explaining what the legal warranty is;
  • talk to you about the existence and duration of the manufacturer’s warranty, and whether it is provided free of charge with the vehicle. If this is the case, merchants must, upon request, verbally inform you of how to find out about the contents of this warranty. Fees that may be included in the price.

Environmental fees related to the purchase of new tires may be charged separately. Merchants are permitted to add them to your bill.

Transport fees and fees related to excise taxes on air conditioners are an integral part of the vehicle price, as you must inevitably pay them. They cannot be added to the total price you were first quoted.

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Last update : November 24, 2017

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The information contained on this page is presented in simple terms to make it easier to understand. It does not replace the texts of the laws and regulations.