The Vehicle Sales Authority of BC is warning the public about two car businesses in the Cowichan Valley. (File photo)

The Vehicle Sales Authority of BC is warning the public about two car businesses in the Cowichan Valley. (File photo)

Two auto businesses under scrutiny

Vehicle Sales Authority of BC issues warnings

Mill Bay Motors at 2992 Church Way in Mill Bay is no longer licensed, and Twins Speed & Service, located at 5240 Trans Canada Hwy in Duncan, is not a licensed Motor Dealer.

The Vehicle Sales Authority of BC is warning that if you purchase a vehicle from these businesses, you will not be protected under the Motor Dealer Act.

The VSA has taken steps to get these businesses to cease operations, they said in a press release.

An emergency hearing before the Registrar of Motor Dealers has also been called to review the salesperson licence of Jason Coburn, owner of Twins Speed and salesperson at Mill Bay Motors.

If you recently purchased a vehicle from one of these businesses and have a concern, you can file a complaint with the VSA.

The VSA will investigate your complaint to determine if a licensed dealer was involved.

Under the Motor Dealer Act, the authority of the VSA is limited to consumer purchases from licensed dealers.

You may have other legal rights in addition to those available from the VSA.

Coburn couldn’t be reached for comment by press time.