Buy from a licensed dealer
Licensed Quebec car dealers have to follow provincial regulations designed to protect consumers like yourself, so it's safer, financially, to work with them. Use the Office of Consumer Protection's tool to learn more about the licensed dealer we match you with.
Choose a shorter loan
Short loans, like 24, 36, and 48-month loans, are smart options if you can afford bigger payments. You'll pay down your principal faster and save on interest charges.
Research before you buy
Read reviews and study the car's safety ratings. And don't just learn more about the car — learn more about the process of buying a car too. Visit the SAAQ website for more car buying tips and resources.
Ask for the car's history
Want to verify the info (number of kilometres, previous repairs, etc.) listed in the car's label before you buy? Request a history of the car from the SAAQ (la Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec) and get access to an official record of the vehicle.
Go for a test drive
Drive the car for at least 30 minutes and get a feel for how it steers, brakes, and accelerates. Remember to also test it on different road conditions and at different speeds.