Get Your Ducks in a Row: What You Need to Buy a Used Car in Manitoba

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Buying a Used Car in Winnipeg
People get frustrated by the whole car buying process. Cultural assumptions make everyone think they’re going to encounter a sleazy salesman who screws them out of their hard-earned money. 

By now, you should know we don’t think that way.

First of all, our sales team is far from sleazy. We’re a family-owned business who operates with community in our heart. Sleaze-o-meter level 0. 

Second, so long as you’ve got your ducks in a row, we’ll do everything we can to save you more of that cash you work so hard for when you buy a used car in Winnipeg. 

We’ve Got Standards

We’ve already taught you how to buy a used car like you know what you’re doing, so it goes without saying you should take those tips to heart when you’re heading to the dealership to buy your new-to-you car. 

Full disclosure: Because we’re a licensed dealer in Manitoba, we’re held to some really high standards — way higher than any private sellers, who pretty much flip the bird to consumer protection laws. We’ll tell you the facts about the history and condition of any car, truck or SUV before you buy it.

So, now that you’re buying a car from a reputable dealer, up to their ears in standards, what do you need to know? 

Be Honest About Your Credit

You should bring your identification (seriously, people do show up without their ID, which is an important part of driving, altogether folks), financial documents, and, if you’re a student, proof of your academic standing so we can get you some additional help. 

Students and recent grads are both eligible for extra discounts. We went to university, and we completely understand. The struggle is real. That’s why we do everything we can to make it easier for you young’uns. 

We know not everyone has a pristine financial record, but we need you to be honest about your credit.

If you show up with financial documents showing your current situation, we’re going to help you get a car. But if you spend time lying about your situation, we end up wasting a lot of your time, and nobody wants that. 

Manitoba’s Got Your Back

Don't Take the BusWhen you buy a used car from an authorized dealer in Manitoba, you must purchase Autopac coverage before you drive the vehicle. Since you’re probably going to want to drive your new car home, take care of Autopac before you come to buy.

You don’t want to buy a car and then have to take the bus home because you forgot to take care of your Autopac coverage. That’s just embarrassing.

The good news is, if you buy from us, we have you covered. We can provide you a 7-day sticker (if your bank accepts this as valid insurance). If that option won’t work, there are a plethora (great word, eh?) of Autopac locations nearby. We’d be happy to drive you there ourselves.

As a dealer, we’re going to give you:

  • A bill of sale showing the year, make, model and serial number of your new ride, along with the purchase price and date
  • A completed Transfer of Ownership Document (TOD)
  • A new Certificate of Inspection (COI), which identifies the condition of safety equipment.
  • All information pertaining to a vehicle’s history.

This keeps us in line with Manitoba law, which is there to protect you from the other dealerships that might not rank so low on the sleaze-o-meter. 

Get Started Now

Ultimately, you need to make sure you understand what you’re agreeing to when you buy a used car. And it helps the dealership if you come prepared. 

So please, don’t be an odd duck. Get your paperwork in order. You can even start online right now to make the process easier


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