A disclosure is a fact or detail about the past use, history or condition of a motor vehicle which dealers and salespeople are required by law, to provide to car-buyers. Disclosures must be included as written statements in a vehicle contract and there are 22 that must be made known as outlined in the MVDA.
A dealer isn’t required to provide a physical copy of a vehicle history report. However, applicable disclosures must be made in writing on the vehicle purchase agreement.
For more information about your vehicle history and value, these resources may be of help:
Canadian Black Book may provide the wholesale value of your trade-in
CARFAX often shows reported incidents or collisions and can also provide lien information
Transport Canada may list known defects or recalls
Used Vehicle Information Package (UVIP) provides ownership history, lien information and historical odometer readings – by law, a private seller must provide a UVIP (ensure all pages are provided)