Frequently Asked Questions
- What is the benefit to Albertans?
A database of vehicle odometer histories will help to protect consumers. An accurate record of vehicle histories will make it more difficult to sell a vehicle fraudulently. Cracking down on the people responsible can improve the market for all.
- How can I participate in this program?
The public can participate by providing the odometer reading to a registry agent at the time of renewal or new registration of the vehicle.
- If I discover a discrepancy in vehicle odometer records, who do I report it to?
If you suspect or have been notified that your vehicle's odometer has been rolled back contact the Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council (AMVIC) toll-free at 1-877-979-8100 to request an investigation.
- Is this program mandatory?
No. The program is on a voluntary participation basis. It's about consumer protection, which has great value. Honest owners can protect themselves by regularly reporting odometer readings, while a buyer can be more certain that the vehicle they buy is being represented accurately.
If not reported, buyers may be more inclined to ask more questions. By tracking a vehicle's odometer history the person responsible for rollbacks will be caught. This should reduce the incidences of fraud and allow consumers to purchase used vehicles with confidence.
- Would Alberta ever consider making this program mandatory?
Transportation and Government Services will evaluate the level of participation and look at making it mandatory when the program is reviewed in five years.
For more information, please contact:
Vehicle Inspection Program