dealer plate use restrictions

we are often asked

by our students and by law enforcement

what are the dealer plate use restrictions ???

dealer plate use is an extention of the car dealer’s tax free status

this exemption is controlled by the state board of equalization

with the issuance of a sellers permit

basically

car dealer license owners can use the plate on ANY inventory vehicle 24/7

for business and / or personal use

such personal use requires the payment of a small monthly USE tax

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managers and salespersons are restricted to business use only

between the hours of 8am thru 6pm

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household family members are restricted to business use only

between the hours of 8am thru 6pm

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test drives are allowed to licensed drivers for up to 7 days

with a letter of permission from the car dealer license holder

11580 applies if you collect the potential buyers insurance card

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all dealers must carry used car dealer insurance

when operating inventory on car dealer license plates

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perhaps an extinguisher for every tesla ???

Auto Vehicle Fires: Be Prepared in Case of an Emergency

 

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recently acknowledged that a vehicle fire problem exists in the United States. According to NFPA statistics, more people died from highway vehicle fires than from apartment fires in 2004. Yet, few drivers think of a fire extinguisher as a critical component of their car safety kit. Reports show that on average, a vehicle fire occurs once every two minutes, and most happen during the summer months – June, July and August. A fire extinguisher within reach inside the vehicle can be useful in an emergency or to quickly put out a small, smoldering fire.

VEHICLE FIRE FACTS

  • More than 266,000 highway vehicle fires occurred in 2004, causing nearly $1 billion in property loss, cites the National Fire Protection Association.
  • Between 1999-2002, passenger cars accounted for 80 percent of the nearly 270,000 highway vehicle fires.
  • Mechanical or electrical failures cause more than two-thirds (71 percent) of highway vehicle fires, and 66 percent begin in the engine, running gear or wheel area.
  • According to consumer affairs Web sites, many automobile owners who experienced mechanical-related vehicle fires initially smelled a strange odor then witnessed smoke filtering from under the hood or wheel area.
  • Once flames occur in the engine, it takes an average of four minutes for the fire to reach the passenger compartment, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
  • On average, Americans commute 52 minutes to and from work. That equals nine days a year spent in the car, not counting road trips or vacations. (ABC News Poll)
  • All commercial vehicles must have at least one UL-rated 5-B:C extinguisher, or a 10- B:C unit if carrying hazardous materials. Passenger cars do not need to carry fire extinguishers, yet automobiles are involved in 12 times as many fires as commercial freight trucks and result in larger numbers of casualties and a larger dollar loss.

VEHICLE FIRE SAFETY TIPS

  • Make sure that everyone has exited the vehicle.
  • Notify the fire department before attempting to extinguish the fire.
  • Use your extinguisher only to keep a small, smoldering, contained fire from growing or to create a safe pathway from the vehicle.
  • Read the instructions and become familiar with your fire extinguisher’s parts and operation BEFORE a fire breaks out.
  • Remember the “PASS” system:
    • Pull the pin. Hold unit upright.
    • Aim at the base of the fire.
    • Squeeze lever.
    • Sweep from side to side.

Sources: National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA), U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) and Department of Transportation (DOT)

do you need vehicle history reports ???

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YES

July 1 all car dealers must make a vehicle history available

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YES

All vehicles with history must have a red sticker posted on the car

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YES

GotPlates.com is the only provider of Red Stickers for

VERIFIED CLEAN TITLE cars

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Any car buyer can run a DMV Approved Vehicle History Report for $ 10.

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tesla business model faces another legal battle

By Dan Gearino

A trade group for Ohio car dealers is asking a Franklin County court to rescind Tesla Motors’ license to sell new cars, citing what they say are violations of Ohio law.

The plaintiffs in the case also include several central Ohio dealer groups, such as Midwestern Auto Group of Dublin, Ricart Automotive of Groveport and several of the Germain family dealerships.

“If a license is not granted with proper authority, then that license should be rescinded,” said Sara Bruce, vice president of legal affairs for the Ohio Automobile Dealers Association.

The defendants are the Ohio Department of Public Safety, the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles and Tesla.

In the suit, which was filed in Franklin County Common Pleas Court, the dealers say that the state agencies improperly approved Tesla’s dealer license earlier this year because the company did not provide a copy of its contract with the manufacturer of the vehicles to be sold.

In this case, the manufacturer and the retailer are the same company, but the dealers say that the law still calls for proper documentation.

Even if Tesla had provided a contract, it would not have been valid because the law requires such an agreement to be between “two separate contracting parties,” Bruce said.

Tesla did not immediately reply to a request for comment.

Earlier this month, Tesla opened a store at Easton, the automaker’s first retail outlet in Ohio.

Also this month, the auto dealers association made an unsuccessful attempt to get the Ohio General Assembly to outlaw Tesla’s business model.

The lawsuit is the next step in the dealers’ attempt to stop Tesla from gaining a foothold in the state.

Unlike most auto brands, Tesla sells its all-electric cars directly to consumers through company-owned stores.

This is different from the way established auto brands sell their products. Companies such as Ford, General Motors and Honda sell through a network of independently owned dealers.

Established dealers have raised concerns that Tesla’s model is opening the door for other automakers to open company-owned stores, which they say would undermine the concept of an independent dealer network.

The dealers say they are trying to preserve a system that employs 50,000 Ohioans, while Tesla says the dealers are monopolists who are wary of real competition.

Tesla has faced similar legislative and legal battles in other states.

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car dealer warranty checkup for 2014

Issue a written warranty 30-day or 1000-mile to the buyer or lessee
covering the following specified parts and systems:
—Engine, including all internally lubricated parts.
—Transmission and transaxle.
—Front and rear-wheel drive components.
—Engine cooling system.
—Alternator, generator, starter, and ignition system, not including the battery.
—Braking system.
—Front and rear suspension systems.
—Steering system and components.
—Seatbelts.
—Inflatable restraint systems installed on the vehicle as originally manufactured.
—Catalytic converter and other emissions components necessary for the vehicle to
pass a California emissions test.
—Heater.
—Seals and gaskets on components described in the warranty (CCC §§1795.51,
2983.37, and CVC §§241, 241.1).
—Electrical, electronic, and computer components, that substantially affect the
functionality of other components described in this subdivision.

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is it legal for a wholesale licensed autobroker to advertise ???

yes and no
you may advertise your broker services
but not access to specific vehicles
you could reference vehicles advertised by retail dealers
with whom you have a brokering agreement
we allow that for vehicles placed on retail consignment
our drafted sale program costs 425. per vehicle
with red flag certification
you may show cars consigned to retailers
but you must negotiate and complete the sale
at the retail dealer holding that vehicle in its inventory
hope that makes sense
you have to be very careful
if you are not a licensed retailer yourself
the brokering agreement you hold may enable some advertising
under the retail dealers license
thx
Joseph
800-901-5950
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fair market value pricing label now required

AB 1534 (Wieckowski)

Vehicles: dealers: used vehicle sales: labeling requirements.

Existing law regulates the accuracy of information provided to consumers during vehicle sales, including the information contained in advertising, brochures, and manuals, as specified.

Existing law also requires manufacturers, as specified, to disclose certain information regarding a vehicles engine, as specified, by affixing a label on the vehicle. A violation of these provisions is an infraction.

This bill requires a licensed dealer, as defined, to affix to and to prominently and conspicuously display a label on any used vehicle offered for retail sale that states the reasonable market value of the vehicle.

The bill requires the label to contain specified information used to determine the vehicles reasonable market value and the date the value was determined.

The bill requires a licensed dealer to provide to a prospective buyer of the used vehicle a copy of any information obtained from a nationally recognized pricing guide that the licensed dealer used to determine the reasonable market value of the vehicle.

The bill requires the label to meet all the following conditions:

 

a)   Be in writing with a heading that reads “REASONABLE

MARKET VALUE OF THIS VEHICLE” in at least 16-point bold

type and text in at least 12-point type.

 

b)   Be located adjacent to the window sticker identifying

the equipment provided with the vehicle, or if none,

located prominently and conspicuously on the vehicle.

 

c)   Contain the information used to determine the reasonable

market value, including, but not limited to, use of a

nationally recognized pricing guide for used vehicles, and

the date the reasonable market value was determined.

 

d)   Indicate that the reasonable market value is being

provided only for comparison shopping and is not the retail

sale price or the advertised price of the vehicle.

 

The bill defines “nationally recognized pricing guide” as including,

but not limited to, the Kelley Blue Book, Edmunds, the Black

Book, or the National Automobile Dealers’ Association (NADA)

Guide.

 

 

 

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california has a new dmv director, congratulations jean

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments.

Jean Shiomoto, 57, of Sacramento, has been appointed director of the California Department of Motor Vehicles, where she has been acting director since 2013 and has served in multiple positions since 1988, including chief deputy director, chief of operations, deputy director of the communication programs division, chief financial officer, advisor to the director and chief deputy director, controller, fiscal officer, cost accounting manager and systems development manager. She was an accounting administrator at the California Franchise Tax Board in 1988 and served in multiple positions at the California Department of General Services from 1980 to 1988, including fiscal systems manager, systems development analyst and auditor. Shiomoto was an auditor at the California Department of Developmental Services in 1980. She is a member of the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators Board of Directors and president of the Asian Community Center of Sacramento Valley Board of Directors. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $150,000. Shiomoto is a Democrat.

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have you thought about becoming a licensed car broker ???

An autobroker’s endorsement requires payment of fees as required by subdivision (d) of Section 9262 of the California Vehicle Code.

A dealer may not engage in brokering a retail sales transaction without having an autobroker’s endorsement to their dealer’s license.

Upon issuance of an autobroker’s endorsement to a dealer’s license, the department shall furnish the dealer with an autobroker’s log.  The autobroker’s log remains the property of the department and may be taken at any time for inspection.

The autobroker’s log must contain the following information with respect to each retail sale brokered by that dealer:

  • Vehicle identification number of brokered vehicle
  • Date of brokering agreement
  • Selling dealer’s name, address, and dealer number
  • Name of consumer
  • Brokering dealer’s name, address, and dealer number (CVC Section 11735)

A dealer who brokers a motor vehicle sale shall deposit directly into a trust account any purchase money, including purchase deposits, it receives from a consumer or a consumer’s lender.

  • All trust accounts required by CVC Section 11737 shall be maintained at a branch of a bank, savings and loan association, or credit union regulated by the state or the government of the United States.

downloadable dmv handbooks for becoming licensed

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downloadable dmv car dealer license handbook

Introduction

Chapter 1 — General Registration Information

Chapter 2 — General Information – Licensees

Chapter 3 — Collection and Payment of Fees and Penalties

Chapter 4 — Use Tax

Chapter 5 — Odometer Mileage Reporting

Chapter 6 — New Vehicles Sold by California Dealers

Chapter 7 — Miscellaneous Originals

Chapter 8 — Report of Sale – Used Vehicles

Chapter 9 — Wholesale Vehicle Transactions

Chapter 10 — Renewals

Chapter 11 — Transfers

Chapter 12 — Nonresident Vehicles

Chapter 13 — Commercial Vehicles

Chapter 14 — Permanent Trailer Identification (PTI)

Chapter 15 — Off-Highway Vehicles

Chapter 16 — Special Equipment

Chapter 17 — International Registration Plan (IRP)

Chapter 18 — Lien Sales – Abandoned – Abated Vehicles

Chapter 19 — Salvage – Nonrepairable – Junk Vehicles

Chapter 20 — Duplicates and Substitutes

Chapter 21 — Special Plates

Chapter 22 — Corrections and Adjustments

Chapter 23 — Bonds and Certifications

Chapter 24 — Vessels

Chapter 25 — Permits and Decals

Chapter 26 — Refunds

Chapter 27 — Information Requests

Chapter 28 — Bundle Listings

Chapter 29 — Form Specifications

Chapter 30 — Inquiries

Appendix 1A — County and City Fees

Appendix 1B — Air Quality Partial Counties (PDF)

Appendix 1C — Partial Biennial Smog Counties Zip Codes (PDF)

Appendix 1D — Tables of Penalty Dates (PDF)

Appendix 1E — California License Plate Data (1914-1972) (PDF)

Appendix 1F — Fees (PDF)

Index

file your car dealer license DBA online

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once you have taken the car dealer class

once you have met with the dmv inspector and passed the test

you will download the dmv car dealer application

all owners of the dealership must:

take the class

pass the test

and be listed on the car dealer application

all owners must be listed on the DBA

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filing a DBA ( doing business as )

is required by the DMV to complete

your car dealer license application

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you will need the DBA to open a car dealer bank account

and

you will need to present it to the dmv inspector

good luck

Charlotte

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800-901-5950

FTC tips for the red flag rules

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Are you complying with the Red Flags Rule?

The Red Flags Rule requires many businesses and organizations to implement a written Identity Theft Prevention Program designed to detect the warning signs — or “red flags” — of identity theft in their day-to-day operations. By identifying red flags in advance, businesses will be better equipped to spot suspicious patterns that may arise — and take steps to prevent a red flag from escalating into a costly episode of identity theft.

Resources on this site can help business people educate their staff and colleagues about complying with the Red Flags Rule.

What Compliance Looks Like

Your Identity Theft Prevention Program is a “playbook” that must include reasonable policies and procedures for detecting, preventing, and mitigating identity theft. Your Program should enable your organization to:

  1. identify relevant patterns, practices, and specific forms of activity — the “red flags” — that signal possible identity theft;
  2. incorporate business practices to detect red flags;
  3. detail your appropriate response to any red flags you detect to prevent and mitigate identity theft; and
  4. be updated periodically to reflect changes in risks from identity theft.

The Red Flags Rule also includes guidelines to help financial institutions and creditors develop and implement a Program, including a supplement that offers examples of red flags.

The FTC and the federal financial agencies have issued Frequently Asked Questions and answers to help businesses comply with the Rule.

Who Must Comply with the Red Flags Rule?

The Rule requires “financial institutions” and “creditors” that hold consumer accounts designed to permit multiple payments or transactions — or any other account for which there is a reasonably foreseeable risk of identity theft — to develop and implement an Identity Theft Prevention Program for new and existing accounts. The definition of “financial institution” includes:

  • all banks, savings associations, and credit unions, regardless of whether they hold a transaction account belonging to a consumer; and
  • anyone else who directly or indirectly holds a transaction account belonging to a consumer.

A change in the law on December 18, 2010 amended the the definition of “creditor,” and limits the circumstances under which creditors are covered. The new law covers creditors who regularly, and in the ordinary course of business, meet one of three general criteria. They must:

  • obtain or use consumer reports in connection with a credit transaction;
  • furnish information to consumer reporting agencies in connection with a credit transaction; or
  • advance funds to — or on behalf of — someone, except for funds for expenses incidental to a service provided by the creditor to that person.

Bookmark this site and check it often for revisions that reflect changes in the law.

 


 

 

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dmv requires you pass a 40 question exam to submit your car dealer license application

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