The VSA's glossary of terms
The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia providing universal auto insurance to BC motorists, as well as responsible for driver licensing, and vehicle licensing and registration.
See APV9T. An APV9T Transfer/Tax Form is an ICBC form used to transfer a motor vehicle from one person to another. It includes a description of the vehicle, declarations, the purchase price, the names and addresses of the buyer and seller, both signatures, the date of purchase and information, such as the odometer reading, plus instructions for completing the form. This form must be completed within 10 days of a change in ownership. See Sample Form
|ICBC Vehicle Damage Inquiry||
A report from ICBC detailing claims filed against the VIN. This report only details claims filed in BC through ICBC. The report will also show if the vehicle has a rebuilt status or has been imported into BC. This report is commonly called a ‘vehicle history report.’ There is a fee for this report. See Sample Report
|ICBC Vehicle Status Inquiry||
A limited, free ICBC report that shows if a vehicle has a status of normal, rebuilt, salvage or altered. More info
Under the Sale of Goods Act a vehicle is expected to have a reasonable amount of durability given the circumstances of the sale. As such there is an implied warranty on every vehicle purchase and no car is As Is unless it is sold for parts only, or the consumer expressly waives their specific Sale of Goods Act warranty on a used vehicle.
|Independent Mechanical Inspection||
A mechanical inspection and report prepared by a professional mechanic detailing the current mechanical condition of a vehicle. Differs from a Provincial Safety Inspection.
There can be three types of insurance associated with a vehicle purchase. It is important to know what you are paying.
In reference to a credit agreement, means a period during which no interest accrues on money advanced to a purchaser to purchase a vehicle. This means that the dealer is not entitled to any interest for this period under any circumstances, even where the purchaser defaults on payments.
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