The Association represents British Columbia’s new car dealers doing business in over 50 communities around the province and is seen as a reliable and credible source of information related to the motoring public.
The NCDA worked with ICBC to make vehicles equipped with factory-installed autonomous emergency braking (AEB) eligible for a 10% discount as AEB has been statistically shown to help prevent crashes. AEB is a safety feature that uses technology to anticipate when a vehicle is about to have a front-end collision and automatically engages the brakes without the driver’s action. The advanced safety technology discount applies to your basic and some optional coverages, as well as fleet and commercial non-fleet polices that meet the eligibility requirements.
The Vehicle Sales Authority (VSA) is an independent, non-profit regulatory agency that oversees the retail sales of personal-use motor vehicles in British Columbia. The VSA licenses motor vehicle dealerships, salespeople, broker agents, broker agent representatives, and wholesalers. Additionally, the VSA provides licensing courses and continuing education for VSA licensees, offers consumer information and assistance, investigates consumer complaints and provides dispute resolution, and undertakes compliance action as needed.
Mechanical Breakdown Protection, often referred to as an extended warranty, is an option for consumers who want to avoid paying for costly unexpected vehicle repairs. Options are available for consumers buying a used vehicle or who want to extend the comprehensive coverage on a new vehicle. The best plans available offer complete protection, or what is known as exclusionary coverage, meaning that other than a defined list of exceptions, everything else is covered. They also include emergency roadside assistance, towing, trip interruption and rental vehicle benefits so you are never stranded as the result of a breakdown.
NCDA members are leaders in environmental and technological innovation. And the Association is pleased to deliver the CleanBC Go Electric Program, which is funded by BC Hydro in collaboration with the Province of British Columbia.
The Provincial Government set out a bold vision regarding electric vehicle (EV) adoption and that goal continues. The NCDA marked the ten-year anniversary of administering the EV purchase rebate program (2021) on behalf of the province, a period during which British Columbia has become a leader in EV sales in North America.
Have you secured your car with the 9PM routine? The Integrated Municipal Provincial Auto Crime Team (IMPACT) based in Surrey, BC develops innovative strategies to reduce auto crime in British Columbia – and currently operates four major initiatives: the Bait Car program, Automated License Plate Recognition, the stolen vehicle Enforcement Team, and public awareness. IMPACT operates and manages the Bait Car Program for the Greater Vancouver area, Vancouver Island, the BC Interior, and the North; it’s the largest Bait Car fleet in North America.
CARFAX Canada is Canada’s definitive source of automotive information, delivering vehicle history, appraisal and valuation. Drawing on billions of data records from thousands of unique sources, its products enable used vehicle buyers and sellers to make informed decisions. Formerly known as CARPROOF Corporation, CARFAX Canada is dedicated to transparency, and is trusted to provide impartial and comprehensive information to dealerships, vehicle manufacturers, consumers, major auctions, governments, insurance providers and police agencies.