Office of Consumer Affairs
Buying a new vehicle
Did you know that by the end of the first year, a new vehicle could be worth 25% less than the price you paid? Buying a car is a big expense. Before making your purchase, it's important to consider factors like the value depreciation and the long-term negative equity of a new vehicle.
Visit the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada for information on what you should consider when buying a car.
Vehicle lease or buy calculator
Not sure if you should buy or lease a vehicle? Use the Office of Consumer Affair's (OCA) Vehicle Lease or Buy Calculator to compare the costs of financing, leasing or buying out a vehicle over time.
The government encourages Canadian consumers to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. Learn more about the programs inciting consumers to reduce gas emissions and adopt fuel-efficient driving behaviours.
Recourse for vehicle defects
While there are no "lemon laws" in Canada, there are measures in place to help if you think you may have bought a defective vehicle. The OCA offers information on the steps to get redress depending on the type of problem you may have with your vehicle.