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· Call the DMV Inspector and submit the Application with
your Bond Declaration Form. You must have a Bond in
place to submit your application. If you wish to be
considered for a temporary license, you must have all
photos completed as well.
list of DMV inspectors,
http://www.dmv.ca.gov/fo/inspector_office.htm
DMV photo requirements:
http://dmv.ca.gov/vehindustry/ol/photoreq.htm

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Generally you will need:
11 photos for retail
8 for wholesale, 9 for wholesale with a broker endorsement

They are:

1 Building photo
2 Outside sign photo ®
3 Display area photo ®
4 Office
5 Business License posting photo
6 Resale Permit posting photo
7 Telephone
8 Interior Signs ®
9 Locked Cabinet
10 Checkbook
11 Dealer Book

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Main Location Information
TRISTAR MOTORS LLC
701 ILLINOIS ST
SAN FRANCISCO CA  94107
Tel: (415)552-1011
Location Opened : 05/02/2008
Location Closed:
Licensed to Provide,
Offer or Sell:
Used Snowmobile Dealer.
Used Auto/Commercial Vehicle Dealer.
Used Motorcycle Vehicle Dealer.
Autobroker.
Used Trailer Vehicle Dealer.
License Information
License No.: 35862
License First Issued: 09/22/1998
Operator or Contact:
Owner of Business: WEATHERMAN JOSEPH LOUIS
Mailing Address: P O BOX 883
APTOS CA 95001

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DMV Dealer Education Providers

Dealer education providers are listed by the type of class offered and area served. All classes are held in a classroom unless noted in the first column.

*Pre-licensing only
**Continuing Education only
DMV has not approved any “on-line” Pre-Licensing Programs

Area and
Type of Class Offered
Online/Home Study Continuing Education title  title Northern Area title Central Area title Southern Area title Provider
X X X X X TriStar Motors, LLC
Phone: 1-800-901-5950
Internet: www.gotplates.com
X X X X X 24-7 Dealer Training Specialists
Phone: 1-951-833-8398
Internet: www.24-7dealerclass.com
X X California Auto Dealer Education
Phone: 1-661-871-3311
Internet: www.cadeclasses.com
X Central Valley Dealers Licensing Renewal Service
Licensing Renewal Service
Phone: 1-209-333-0900
Email: chuckwentland@aol.com
X Superior Vehicle Dealer Training Institute
Phone: 1-949-305-8402
Internet: www.superiorbonds.com
X X Inland Empire/Orange County Dealer School
Phone: 1-909-648-0446
Internet: www.bigcardealer.com
X X X Dealer Training Experts of Northern California
Phone: 1-408-910-3876
Internet: www.dealersclass.com
X X X X X Dealer Intel
Phone: 1-415-613-4754
Internet: www.dealerintel.com
X X X X X $85 Dealer Education
Phone: 1-951-541-8390
Internet: www.waynesinsurance.com
X X X X Los Angeles Dealer School
Phone: 1-310-227-6920
Internet: www.dealerclass.com
*X Dealer License Seminars of San Diego
Phone: 1-619-665-6440
Internet: www.dealerseminars.com
X X X X X Golden State Educational Services
Phone: 1-916-470-4384
Email: chinastew@aol.com
X X X X X Dealer Education Services
Phone: 1-888-323-0031
Internet: www.dealereducation.com
X X Coffer Dealer Education
Phone: 1-888-694-1444
Internet: www.cofferdealereducation.com
X Cesar Carrascos Dealer Licensing Seminars
Phone: 1-619-474-0477
Internet: www.carrascogroup.com
X X Dealers Support Group
Phone: 1-818-758-9951
Internet: www.dealerssupport.com
X X California Accredited Dealer Education
Phone: (714) 300-4148
Email:: cadeclass@aol.com
X X X X X ATG Dealer School
Phone: 1-818-909-7912
Internet: www.atgdealerschool.com
X Bell’s Automotive Dealer
Phone: 1-909-202-9204
Email: bell2automotive@yahoo.com
**X Auto Support Group
Phone: 1-714-588-1511
Email: E2000perez@yahoo.com
X X Dealer Lessons
Phone: 1-877-772-3332
Internet: www.dealerlessons.com
X Online Auto Dealer Ed
Phone: 1-877-724-6150
Internet: www.onlineautodealered.com
X Colby Learning Center of San Diego
Phone: 1-619-559-5748
Email: colbylearning@aol.com
X X Modesto/Central Valley Dealer Education
Phone: 1-209-535-8910
X Best Solutions
Phone: 1-619-546-4064
X X X X X Motorsports Market On-Line Courses, Live Classes and Home Study
Phone: 1-800-980-1967
Internet: www.motorsportsmarket.com
X A-1 Auto Dealers Support Group
Phone: 1-323-781-7130
Internet: www.a1autodealerssg.com
X X X X X Automotive Systems Analysis
Phone: 1-800-564-0984
Internet: www.autosystemsanalysis.com
X X X X X FFW Auto Group
Phone: 1-415-644-8052
Internet: www.ffwautogroup.com
X Dealers Mark Vehicle Education
Phone: 1-714-767-7467
Internet: www.dealersmark.com
*X Priority One Motors
Phone: 1-310-346-4268
Email: priorityonemotors@gmail.com

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just what is the VIN ???

The acronym VIN actually stands for Vehicle Identification Number. They are actually utilized so as to identify motor vehicles. Each one is unique so it stands as the vehicle’s identity. At present, the usual VIN is made up of some 17 characters. What is quite fascinating is that they do not include the letters I, O, and Q.

The VIN is usually found at the upper left side of your vehicle’s dashboard. If you found it, you would see all 17 characters on it. The first character represents the nation of origin of your vehicle, although it could also stand for the final point of assembly. For example, J is for Japan, W is for Germany, 1 is for the US, and 2 is for Canada.

The next character is actually the code of the manufacturer. A is for Audi, B is for BMW, L is for Lincoln, and N is for Nissan. These are just a few. Of course, there are various characters for each one. The characters number four to eight are actually information or codes about the vehicle’s series, body type, restraint system, and engine code.

As per the ninth character, it is the so-called check digit. It could be a number from 0 to 9 or it could also be the letter X. This is called such for officers and experts in this field could actually know if you have tampered with your vehicle through this character.

The 10th character’s position actually indicates the model year. A is for 1980, B is for 1981, C is for 1982, D is for 1983, E is for 1984, F is for 1985, G is for 1986, H is for 1987, J is for 1988, K is for 1989, L is for 1990, M is for 1991, N is for 1992, P is for 1993, R is for 1994, S is for 1995, T is for 1996, V is for 1997, W is for 1998, X is for 1999, Y is for 2000, 1 is for 2001, 2 is for 2002, 3 is for 2003, 4 is for 2004, 5 is for 2005, 6 is for 2006, 7 is for 2007, 8 is for 2008, and 9 is for 2009.

The 11th character shows the place where the vehicle is assembled. If you see the number 9 in that position, it would mean that the vehicle has been assembled in Detroit, Michigan. The characters from the 12th to the 17th positions are the production sequence numbers.

It is important for you to be able to understand the VIN.

can tesla survive the franchise battle ???

Has the Traditional Automobile Franchise System Run Out of Gas?

Vol. 16 No. 3

ByRoger M. Quinland

 

Gordon & Rees LLP

From books to music to groceries, the internet has radically transformed the distribution of retail goods in the last decade. Companies leading the way have become paragons of retail success (such as Apple and Amazon), while those that were slow to adapt to evolving distribution platforms have withered (Borders, Blockbuster Video). Which fate awaits the local franchised car dealership? Is it time for a change in the way cars are sold?

The Auto Dealer Franchise System

In the early twentieth century, independently owned automobile dealerships were a rarity. Automakers sold vehicles through department stores, by mail order and through the efforts of traveling sales representatives. The prevailing delivery system was direct-to-consumer sales.

In 1898, automobile enthusiast William E. Metzger established what is generally believed to be the first car dealership, a General Motors franchise. SeeThe First Century of the Detroit Auto Show, p.265, Society of Automotive Engineers Inc., Pennsylvania, January, 2000. Today, tens of thousands franchised auto dealers conduct business across the United States.

Direct automaker-to-consumer sales are now prohibited in almost every state by franchise laws requiring that new cars be sold only by licensed, independently owned dealerships. The specific prohibitions in these laws vary from state to state, but most are based on two underlying principles. The first principle is that allowing automakers to sell cars directly to customers will endanger the businesses of automobile franchisees, which presumably do not have the economic resources to compete with manufacturers on vehicle pricing. The second principle is that consumers need a knowledgeable, independent sales intermediary who is capable of guiding individuals through the buying process and can later be called on for support in the event of difficulties with the vehicle.

The promotion of these principles is evident in various state franchise regulations. New York State, for example, has its Franchised Motor Vehicle Dealer Act (see, NY Vehicle and Traffic Law, Title 4, Article 17-A), which prohibits any automaker from possessing ownership in a dealership offering its vehicles. Massachusetts General Laws, Part I, Title XV, Chapter 93B, has a similar ban on manufacturer owned dealerships. In Texas, the sale of new cars is strictly controlled by Occupations Code Title 14, Subtitle A, Chapter 2301, which provides that a manufacturer or distributor may not directly or indirectly own an interest in a franchised or non-franchised dealership.

There have occasionally been challenges to the franchise distribution model for automobiles, but it has, for the most part, been accepted by automakers, dealers and consumers. Recently, however, a nascent automaker’s attempts to bypass franchised dealers in favor of direct to consumer sales has resulted in legal skirmishes with regional automobile dealer associations in New York, Massachusetts and Texas and other states.

Tesla Motors

Tesla Motors, Inc. (“Tesla”) is a San Francisco Bay area based company that designs, manufactures and sells electric automobiles and associated components. In 2008, Tesla captured the imagination of the auto buying public with its introduction the Tesla Roadster, the first fully electric sports car. The Tesla Roadster was followed by the Tesla Model S, a fully electric luxury sedan. The Model S has won several accolades and auto industry awards, including the 2013 Motor Trend Car of the Year, Automobile Magazine’s 2013 Car of the Year, and Time Magazine Best 25 Inventions of the Year 2012 award. Tesla posted profits for the first time during the first quarter of 2013.

In 2008, Tesla began opening automobile retail “Galleries.” This retail model has been opposed by numerous state auto dealer associations, including those in Colorado, Massachusetts, Illinois, New York, Oregon, Texas, and North Carolina, on the basis that Tesla’s retail Galleries operate in contravention of each state’s dealership franchise laws. Tesla argues that since no automobile orders are actually fulfilled at the Galleries, franchised dealership laws do not apply.

Typically, when customers enter Tesla’s Galleries, they have an opportunity to ask questions and read materials about a particular model. Usually, only a single car is on site. If and when a customer asks about purchasing a vehicle, a Gallery employee points out a computer connected to the Tesla factory in Fremont, California. Gallery employees do not take orders, customer payments or make delivery arrangements with customers. Those functions are all managed from Tesla’s Fremont factory.

Legal Challenges

The National Automobile Dealers Association (“NADA”) represents nearly 16,000 new automobile dealers with 32,500 franchises throughout the United States and internationally. See, www.nada.org/aboutnada/. NADA and its members assert that Tesla’s Gallery sales model violates the franchise laws of several states. While NADA itself has not brought an action against Tesla, is has actively supported lawsuits by its members. These lawsuits are intended to drive Tesla towards selling cars through traditional franchised dealerships. Tesla has vigorously defended these actions, arguing that it cannot survive without the ability to sell cars directly to consumers.

In spring, 2012, Tesla opened its first Massachusetts Gallery in the fashionable Natick Mall. Within weeks of its opening, a lawsuit was brought against Tesla by the Massachusetts State Automobile Dealers Association (Mass. State Auto. Dealers Assoc., Inc. et al v. Tesla Motors MA Inc., No. CV2012-1691, Mass. Super. Ct., Norfolk Cty. Dec. 31, 2012). In MSADA v Tesla, the plaintiff claimed Tesla was violating Massachusetts law by conducting sales within the commonwealth at dealerships in which the company has an ownership interest. Tesla countered that because all orders from its Natick Gallery are taken and fulfilled at its California factory, there is no actual sale taking place in Massachusetts. The MSADA argued that Tesla’s delivery method is merely a dodge of the intent of the Massachusetts law.

In January 2013, a Massachusetts Superior Court judge ruled against MSADA, finding that state law doesn’t necessarily give dealers standing to pursue legal claims over manufacturer-owned stores. “This court is unconvinced that the 2002 amendment to Chapter 93B expanded the purpose of the statute to protect the motor vehicle franchise system,” stated Judge Kenneth J. Fishman, referring to provisions of Massachusetts law regarding trades. Id. MSADA is currently considering an appeal of Judge Fishman’s decision.

A New York Supreme Court judge gave Tesla another victory in its efforts to avoid the traditional franchised auto dealership structure. In Greater N.Y. Auto. Dealers Assoc. v. Dept. of Motor Vehicles, No. 5865-12, 2013 WL 3242761 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. Albany Cty. Apr. 10, 2013), Justice Raymond J. Elliott III concluded that the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association could not assert a claim against Tesla under the New York Franchised Dealer Act. The court also ruled that the dealers could not prove injury arising from the three Tesla Galleries and two service depots currently operating in the state. Id. at *5.

The Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association is predictably unhappy with the ruling, arguing that Tesla’s factory-owned dealer model is “clearly prohibited” by the state’s franchise dealer law. The Dealer Association has not, however, indicated that it will appeal the decision or seek other recourse.

Tesla’s efforts have, however, suffered major setbacks. In April 2013, Tesla’s CEO, Elon Musk, appeared before the Texas Legislature’s House Business and Industry Committee to voice his support for two bills that would allow Tesla to sidestep the state’s franchise dealership laws and sell cars directly to Texas residents. If adopted into law, the two bills—Senate Bill 1659 and House Bill 3351—would provide Tesla with narrowly tailored exemptions from Texas franchise laws. The bills provide that American manufacturers of electric cars that have never previously had franchised dealerships could sell cars directly to Texans.

House Bill 3351 was replaced by a committee substitute that offered auto dealers another layer of protection: if Tesla sells more than 5,000 cars a year in the Texas, it will become subject to existing franchise regulations.

Both Tesla-backed bills failed to reach the floor of the Texas House or Senate for a vote before the Legislature’s regular session ended on May 27. The Legislature will not meet again in a general session until 2015.

More bad news for Tesla recently came from the governments of Virginia and North Carolina. In April 2013, Tesla’s application to the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles to grant it a special exemption to operate a dealership in that state was declined. Tesla can, and likely will, appeal this decision. On May 9, the North Carolina Senate unanimously passed a bill that appears to be intended to preemptively hinder the automaker. If the bill is passed by the House and signed into law by Governor Pat McCrory, Tesla will be required to sell its cars exclusively through independent dealers in North Carolina.

Tesla has offered an olive branch to automobile dealers by indicating that the company may use franchised dealers after it is on more solid economic footing. Elon Musk has also stated that he would be open to a discussion of a dual retail network—a combination of Tesla-owned and independently owned dealerships—when Tesla’s sales reach one percent of new-car sales market in the United States.

Conclusion

The likelihood that Tesla will successfully convince federal courts to invalidate the various state auto dealer franchise laws in their entirety is remote. In the author’s opinion, Tesla’s greatest chance for success lies with convincing the courts that narrow exemptions from state regulations should be tailored for the company, based upon its unique status in the automotive marketplace.

Ultimately, plotting a course through the state patchwork of laws governing new auto sales will be extremely difficult for Tesla. Perhaps in recognition of this fact, Musk recently told Automotive News magazine: “If we’re seeing nonstop battles at the state level, rather than fight twenty different state battles, I’d rather fight one federal battle.” Amy Wilson, Tesla’s Musk: I’ll Take Store Fight Federal, Automotive News, Apr. 15, 2013. Although left unsaid, perhaps Mr. Musk is planning a lobbying effort of his own with the goal of federal legislation exempting Tesla from the patchwork of state auto dealer franchise statutes.

In a conflict between political influence and free market forces, established auto dealership interest groups have thus far been able to sharply restrict Tesla’s ability to market its products directly to consumers. The auto dealership associations have, to date, been able to convince state legislators to protect their franchisee constituents from direct-to-consumer sales by automakers. Only time will tell whether Tesla can overcome this hurdle to market, and whether it will become the next direct distribution success story (like Amazon) or another casualty of market inefficiencies and entrenched special interests.

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DMV Location Inspection

The DMV will schedule an inspection of your dealership within 90 days of issuing your temporary license to ensure that the photo shoot matches the actual dealership.

The wholesale inspection is a verification of the photo shoot.

DMV Inspector Location Checklist

Retail and AutoBroker inspections require the dealer to show appropriate required forms.

Our retail forms kit for $ 55. guarantees the passing of this portion of the DMV Inspection.

TriStar Retail Forms Starter Kit

Our forms supply is Jody Forster, 949-837-4088

Jody can also provide car dealer license inserts, car dealer license frames, ROS holders and any custom items necessary for retail car sales.

 

 

 

DMV Location Inspection Checklist

Not for Sale Stickers

Any retail dealer must make and separate all vehicles in inventory not deemed suitable for retail sale. This can most easily be done with a Retail Not for Sale Sticker. Vehicles in inventory which are not prepared and offered for sale face a potential fine of $ 16k from the FTC. ( Federal Trade Commission )

Our retail forms kit for $ 55. Contains the Not for Sale Sticker.

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Our forms supply is Jody Forster, 949-837-4088

Preparation

During the process of reconditioning the vehicle dealer obtains a smog certification, a division 12 safety compliance check, a retail buyers guide and a NMVTIS vehicle history report.

The preparation process may reveal past history disclosures, required in writing, commonly made on a DMV statement of facts form REG256.

The smog certification paperwork is valid for two years and must be presented in the application package sent or presented to DMV. A smog certificate previously used to register a vehicle is invalid and a fresh smog must be obtained prior to offering the vehicle for sale.

The division 12 safety compliance check certifies the federal required minimum safety standard has been met and that all working safety items, including seat belts and airbags are present and functioning. The inspection may only be conducted by a BAR certified mechanic and not at the dealership unless the dealership is also BAR certified. This provision does not preclude a dealer from working and repairing their own vehicles. Only the inspection is required to be done by BAR certified mechanics.

The buyers guide must be presented to the buyer, the buyer signs and receives a copy and the signed original must be held in the dealers licensed location for a minimum of 4 years. The dealer folder which holds such documents is created for each retail sale and known as the “jacket”.

The NMVTIS vehicle history report sources a national government database and generates a report of up to 61 brands on a vehicle title. Such branding requires a DMV statement of facts REG256 disclosure and a red sticker on the vehicle prior to being offered for sale.

NMVTIS vehicle history reports are available at:

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Forms disclosures and buyers guides are available from Jody Forster, 949-837-4088:

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every retail car dealer must pass a location inspection

DMV Location Inspection

The DMV will schedule an inspection of your dealership within 90 days of issuing your temporary license to ensure that the photo shoot matches the actual dealership.

The wholesale inspection is a verification of the photo shoot.

DMV Inspector Location Checklist

Retail and AutoBroker inspections require the dealer to show appropriate required forms.

Our retail forms kit for $ 55. guarantees the passing of this portion of the DMV Inspection.

TriStar Retail Forms Starter Kit

Our forms supply is Jody Forster, 949-837-4088

Jody can also provide car dealer license inserts, car dealer license frames, ROS holders and any custom items necessary for retail car sales.

 

 

 

DMV Location Inspection Checklist

Not for Sale Stickers

Any retail dealer must make and separate all vehicles in inventory not deemed suitable for retail sale. This can most easily be done with a Retail Not for Sale Sticker. Vehicles in inventory which are not prepared and offered for sale face a potential fine of $ 16k from the FTC. ( Federal Trade Commission )

Our retail forms kit for $ 55. Contains the Not for Sale Sticker.

TriStar Retail Forms Starter Kit

Our forms supply is Jody Forster, 949-837-4088

Preparation

During the process of reconditioning the vehicle dealer obtains a smog certification, a division 12 safety compliance check, a retail buyers guide and a NMVTIS vehicle history report.

The preparation process may reveal past history disclosures, required in writing, commonly made on a DMV statement of facts form REG256.

The smog certification paperwork is valid for two years and must be presented in the application package sent or presented to DMV. A smog certificate previously used to register a vehicle is invalid and a fresh smog must be obtained prior to offering the vehicle for sale.

The division 12 safety compliance check certifies the federal required minimum safety standard has been met and that all working safety items, including seat belts and airbags are present and functioning. The inspection may only be conducted by a BAR certified mechanic and not at the dealership unless the dealership is also BAR certified. This provision does not preclude a dealer from working and repairing their own vehicles. Only the inspection is required to be done by BAR certified mechanics.

The buyers guide must be presented to the buyer, the buyer signs and receives a copy and the signed original must be held in the dealers licensed location for a minimum of 4 years. The dealer folder which holds such documents is created for each retail sale and known as the “jacket”.

The NMVTIS vehicle history report sources a national government database and generates a report of up to 61 brands on a vehicle title. Such branding requires a DMV statement of facts REG256 disclosure and a red sticker on the vehicle prior to being offered for sale.

NMVTIS vehicle history reports are available at:

http://vinaudit.com/gotplates

Forms disclosures and buyers guides are available from Jody Forster, 949-837-4088:

http://formslady.com