What does “As Is” mean?

If you have a car that you do not plan to recondition, certify or e-test, and you don’t want to guarantee it for a buyer, you may consider selling it “as is”. When price advertising an “as is” vehicle, OMVIC says the ad must clearly state:

“This vehicle is being sold “as is”, unfit, not e-tested and is not represented as being in a road worthy condition, mechanically sound or maintained at any guaranteed level of quality. The vehicle may not be fit for use as a means of transportation and may require substantial repairs at the purchaser’s expense. It may not be possible to register the vehicle to be driven in its current condition.”

Dealers are still required to provide all the OMVIC disclosures on the sale of an “as is” vehicle.