Protecting Consumers

I am buying a vehicle

Buying a vehicle from a VSA licensed dealer means that you are protected by BC consumer protection legislation and the VSA  can assist you. 

To find out if a motor dealer or a salesperson is licensed by the VSA, click on Search for a VSA Licensee above.

Visit the Information Centre for valuable tips and FAQs on purchasing a vehicle, including a comprehensive vehicle buying guide. Our online knowledge base contains all the information you may want or need to know.  Simply use the Information Centre search tool to find what you are looking for.

Buying guide

Buying a new or used vehicle can feel overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. Check out our buying guide for helpful information and tips

How to spot a curber

A curber is an unlicensed dealer. Click here for more information on how you can spot a curber, and why you should steer clear

Consumer FAQs

The best collection around of frequently asked questions about purchasing a vehicle

Buying privately

Thinking about buying a vehicle privately and not from a VSA licensed dealer? Here is what you need to know

Consumer Protection Facts

Information on over 25 topics, including links to other online resources

Information Centre

For all of the information you need. Have a question? Looking for something? Search for it in our Information Centre


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Consumer Resource Links

Find links to useful resources here

Report a Curber or Unlicensed Dealer

If you spot a curber, let us know by clicking here

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