There is a law: Before you buy or lease, ask questions
When you buy or lease a new or used vehicle from a registered dealer in Ontario, you have rights under the Motor Vehicles Dealers Act.
In Ontario, the Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council (OMVIC) enforces the act.
Under Ontario law, there is no cooling-off period for motor vehicle contracts, so be sure of your decision before you sign. In most cases, the contract will be binding.
Read and understand the contract and bill of sale before signing. If you don’t understand something, ask questions. You can also try to negotiate terms and ask for amendments to the contract.
When you buy a vehicle, a dealer must give you the most accurate information available about a vehicle’s history and key features. If certain information is missing you have 90 days to cancel the contract. If any of the information below is not accurate, you can cancel within 90 days: odometer reading (or a statement that distance travelled is not available), make, model and year, whether the vehicle has been “branded” by the Ministry of Transportation as salvage, rebuilt or irreparable, whether the manufacturer has cancelled the warranty on the vehicle, accurate details of past use (e.g., if the vehicle was used as a taxi, limousine, rental car, police or emergency vehicle).
FIRST CAR IN TOWN: Ed Tarlton, foreman of the paint at the Carriage Works, drove the first car in Alexandria in the early 1900s.