FTC tips for all used car sellers

Automobiles If your business sells automobiles, fuel, or related products, have you kept up to date on the rules and laws that could affect your company? The FTC has resources discussing the Used Car Rule, labeling guidelines for alternative fueled vehicles and alternatives fuels, how the FTC’s Privacy Rule applies …

basic equipment checklist for used car dealers

DIVISION 12 SAFETY CHECKLIST Basic Equipment Checklist Safety Belts – All in good working order. Headlights – 2 White headlights, both working. Taillights – 2 red taillights, both working. Visible for 500 ft. to the rear, red lenses are required. License Plate Lights – White rear license plate light visible for 50 ft. …

check regulation Z if you offer credit to car buyers

A Regulation Z Summary for Auto Dealers Providing Credit – AutoRaptor – What is Regulation Z? Regulation Z (also known as Reg Z) is the implementing regulation of the Truth-in-Lending Act (TILA), and it governs how auto loans and leases are advertised. The general idea is that if you talk …

cheat the government…..go to prison

TRaCE Tracks Tow Trucker’s Tax-Dodging Scheme Sacramento – An Oregon man’s five-year tax fraud scheme, which defrauded California out of approximately $250,000, ended on Jan. 7, 2016, with the sentencing of James Robert Walsh, 48, in Sacramento County Superior Court. A joint investigation by California’s Tax Recovery and Criminal Enforcement …

2016 changes some important car dealer law

AB 1178: Vehicle Manufacturers and Distributors Existing law: The New Motor Vehicle Board was established in affiliation with the Department of Motor Vehicles, and existing law requires the Board to hear and decide certain protests presented by a motor vehicle franchisee in regard to a dispute with the vehicle manufacturer. …

AMVIC is watching for auto title fraud

he 200 members of the  Association of Motor Vehicle Investigators of California are the guardians of the state’s most important documents of its citizens: drivers’ licenses and identification cards. All AMVIC members are sworn peace officers, conducting investigations, executing search warrants, setting up sting operations, making arrests, and occasionally having …

cheat the government…..go to prison

Export scammers’ gain is dealers’ pain Feds seek headway against black-market rings “This is a first of its kind prosecution, and I hope it will not be the last. These rings are far reaching,” said John Kacavas, the U.S. attorney for New Hampshire. Nick Bunkley   Automotive News July 1, 2013 …

car dealer bond agent…..cheat the government…..go to prison

Former agent who pocketed insurance premiums pleads guilty to fraud   Media Calls Only: 916-492-3566 Former agent who pocketed insurance premiums pleads guilty to fraud WALNUT CREEK, Calif. – Thomas Henry Morris, 72, pleaded guilty to one felony count of insurance fraud after he collected premiums and failed to pay …

central valley car dealer license classes

turlock dmv car dealer license inspector lucy silva congratulations on your recent dmv service retirement and good luck with your new car dealer education business to reach lucy silva at her new location: Modesto/Central Valley Dealer Education Phone: 1-209-535-8910 thx Joseph gotplates.com 800-901-5950

craigslist is homebase for odometer fraud

  Craigslist – homebase for Curbstoners and Scammers Joseph Coupal – I got a call from a friend yesterday that was trying to buy a car from an individual that she connected with on Craigslist. The car she was attempting to buy was a very nice 2007 Toyota Camry with …

fresno car dealer settles stolen vehicle civil lawsuit

Fresno car dealer to pay $950,000 after stolen Infiniti was in fatal crash Family of man killed said dealership’s inaction allowed the theft Plaintiff agreed to drop negligence claim A Fresno police officer walks by Earnest Grant’s crashed car at Marks and North avenues southwest of Fresno after it was …

dealer compliance is so important

Dealership Compliance: How to Know if Your Dealership is At Risk – AutoRaptor – Dealership Compliance: How to Know if Your Dealership is At Risk Are you at risk for dealership compliance violations? Dealership compliance has spread like wildfire since the passing of Dodd-Frank and the formation of the Consumer Finance …

avoid the salvage title surprize @runtheVIN

Where can I find my VIN? Your vehicle’s unique Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is a 17-digit number that can be found on the title document, the vehicle registration, and on the insurance policy. The VIN can also be located at the following locations on the car itself:   On the …

is your dealer application complete ???

THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS ARE ALSO REQUIRED AS PART OF THE APPLICATION PACKAGE: • Used Vehicle Dealer or Dealer Wholesale-Only license only − The original Certiicate of Completion issued by a dealer education program provider − Proof of successfully passing the Used Dealer Test administered by DMV • Corporation, Limited Liability …

car dealer licensing checklist

A VEHICLE DEALER APPLICATION CONSISTS OF THE FOLLOWING FORMS: • OL 248A New Dealer Application Check List OR OL 248B Used Dealer, Dealer-Wholesale Only, and Autobroker Application Check List • OL 12 Application for Original Occupational License, (Part C) • OL 21A Original Application for Occupational License, (Part A) • …