Why Join?

Why join the Automobile Protection Association (APA) instead of another car costing service?

The APA is a non-profit, membership based organization that has been helping consumers with automotive issues since 1969. Our car buying service has become the most popular service we offer. Here’s why:

1.Car Costing Service - APA provides complete and continually updated dealer invoice information as well as all incentives. You will receive this information quickly and in writing. The quotes are always reviewed by a well informed APA counsellor who ensures the information provided is not only accurate but also applicable to your needs.

2. Referral to an APA approved source - due to APA’s ongoing investigation work in the Canadian marketplace we are in a position to identify reliable car dealers and avoid ones who are below average. Unlike some car buying services who will assign you to a dealer based on your postal code or because the dealer purchased a sales territory, APA’s approved dealers are thoroughly screened by the APA. Most of these dealers have been recommended by the APA for many years. They are in it for the long run. You will receive superior service, straightforward and hassle-free. Basically, this means that the quote you get from the APA is the same as the price that you eventually pay. There will be no surprises whatsoever. As well, APA’s dealers and brokers sign a code of ethics that ensures a quick resolution should a problem arise.

3. Buy a car that is right for you – APA's Lemon Aid New Car Reviews provide comprehensive, independent reviews of almost all of the vehicles sold in Canada. To help you make an informed decision on your next vehicle, Lemon Aid provides you with useful information on safety, reliability, and general driving impressions. These vehicles are test driven by APA counsellors and reviewers who are a phone call away to answer your questions. That advice can sometimes make the difference between buying with confidence and hoping you are making the right decision.

4.Other important services – You can save a lot of time, money and aggravation by letting the APA provide you with objective information on all car related products and services. Whether you are choosing rustproofing, replacement tires, engine additives, or a reliable mechanic, we can help. The APA is never reluctant to provide a hard-hitting review of a tested product or service. We also give praise where it’s due.

5. Do the right thing - when you join the APA, you are supporting an organization that promotes consumer interests in the marketplace. The APA has had a role in many favourable developments for consumers, including warranty extensions and recalls worth millions of dollars, and improved legislation covering industry sales and repair practices. The APA conducts intensive and ongoing undercover probes to make sure that it remains an effective industry watchdog.

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