Automall Network and Conestoga College Offer Kitchener/Waterloo
Consumers the First Comprehensive Car Buying Workshop, Saturday,
September 28th, 9am-12pm
TORONTO, Sept. 13, 2013 /CNW/ - Buying a car is the second biggest
purchase a person will make in their lifetime. It is a frustrating and
complex transaction that can waste time, cause unwarranted stress and
cost thousands of dollars more than it needs to. Consumer advocate and
prominent auto buying agent, Automall Network, wants to educate
consumers of all stripes, whether it is their first car or tenth, on
what to do and what not to do. With over 10 years of professional car
buying experience for consumers and insurance companies, they have
designed a comprehensive 3 hour workshop to teach buyers everything
they need to know about buying or leasing a new or used vehicle the
"We have all been conditioned to buy vehicles a certain way - by the
auto industry" says Viraf Baliwalla, President of Automall Network.
"This course is designed to teach people everything they need to know
before they walk into the dealership".
The first of its kind workshop takes place Saturday, September 28th, 9am-12pm and costs $45 plus tax. Interested candidates can register
through the Conestoga College Student Portal at http://www.conestogac.on.ca/continuing-education/courses/groupcourselist.jsp?CatalogCode=C12_H6810. The course code is GINT0292 Car Buying - Saving You Money.
"Most car buyers believe that the process begins and ends with the
negotiation" says Baliwalla. "In fact, it is more about the decisions
that should be made well before making the deal that will have even
greater impact on one's total financial picture."
Like buying a house, buying a car should be part of the overall
financial plan. "It is not the salesperson's job to educate the buyer,
it is their job to sell you a car" adds Baliwalla. "Our workshop has
been designed to provide consumers with the knowledge and confidence to
make more informed decisions to not only out-deal the dealer, but to
benefit their financial well being overall".
Some of the topics covered in the workshop include financing vs.
leasing, tips and tricks of the trade, pros and cons of new versus
used, importing vehicles, how best to structure the deal and where to
find the best deals. Each participant will receive a copy of the "7 Deadly Sins of Car Buying" authored by Baliwalla and a Car Buying course guide.
The workshop at Conestoga kicks off an educational program that will
reach all corners of Ontario, Canada and North America. Follow up
workshops at Conestoga are planned for November and January and are
planned to launch in Toronto for the 2014 winter term. An online
distance education version of the workshop is also planned to be
available to all consumers across North America sometime in the new
Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Applied Learning,
established in 1967, is a provincial leader in polytechnic education,
providing career-focused education and training that prepares students
for success in the new knowledge economy and supports growing industry
needs for a highly skilled labour force.
A mid-size college that serves one of Canada's fastest growing regions,
Conestoga provides local and regional access to approximately 11,000
full-time, 35,000 continuing education and 4,000 apprenticeship
students through campuses and training centres in Kitchener, Waterloo,
Cambridge, Guelph, Stratford, Ingersoll and Brantford. The college is
increasingly becoming a destination of choice for international
Automall Network, established in 1999, is a licensed auto dealer that
works for the car buyer, similar to a real estate agent for home
SOURCE: Automall Network Inc.