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X Superior Vehicle Dealer Training Institute
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X California Accredited Dealer Education
Phone: (714) 300-4148
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electronic license plates……maybe start with the car dealer license plates???

A similar bill proposed in California in 2010 would have allowed advertisements to scroll on the screen if a car was stopped for more than three seconds, Ars reported. The ads were envisioned as an additional revenue source for the DMV. The current bill does not include provisions for advertising, the Sacramento Bee reported.

California is not the only state considering electronic license plates. Florida passed a law last year allowing them, but the program does not yet have a start date. South Carolina and New Jersey have similar bills in progress.

California pilots electronic license plates — will other states follow?

  • By Kathleen Hickey
  • Oct 22, 2013

California is piloting electronic license plates to improve efficiency,  lower the cost of DMV vehicle registration services and eliminate the need for vehicle owners, particularly fleet owners, to receive physical registration tags by mail, according to a bill analysis by California’s Senate Rules Committee.

The Assembly Appropriations Committee said it will cost less than $50,000 for the DMV to administer the pilot program and complete the evaluation report. However, the plates most likely will come at a cost for drivers, said David Findlay of Compliance Innovations,  an electronic license plate manufacturer. Findlay told Time magazine the plates could cost around $100, at least five times the price of a typical license plate fee.

The electronic plates would serve as alternatives to California’s traditional metal license plate, plastic-coated registration stickers and paper registration cards. California’s DMV annually registers approximately 26 million vehicles and performs over 10 million renewals.

Senate Bill 806, signed by California Gov. Jerry Brown in early October, calls for the pilot to be established by Jan. 1, 2017. The pilot will be limited to no more than 0.5 percent of registered vehicles and vehicle owners who have voluntarily chosen to participate.

While the bill does not specifically state which devices will be tested, the bill analysis did mention a provider, Smart Plate Mobile, which was incorporated in 2009 and is based in San Francisco, as being “the company most interested in participating in such a pilot project.” Smart Plate Mobile’s plates are computer screens that would take on the size and appearance of a standard California license plate. Since the plates can receive wireless updates from a central server, they could also display additional messages such as “stolen” or “expired.”

Smart Plate Mobile does not have a website.

Artemio Armenta, a DMV spokesperson, told Ars Technica that “postage costs associated with vehicle licensing and registration does exceed $20 million annually.”

Many have expressed privacy concerns with the project, with the ACLU of Sacramento County invoking the term “big brother.”

Responding to concerns about tracking expressed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, an amendment was added to California’s bill to limit the data exchanged “to that data necessary to display evidence of registration compliance. The department shall not receive or retain any information generated during the pilot program regarding the movement, location or use of a vehicle participating in the pilot program.”

Still, Lee Tien, an attorney at Electronic Frontier Foundation, notes that while the DMV will not be receiving location information in the pilot, the company providing the plates would, and it would control what is on the plates, reported the Capitol Hill Daily.

“We’re surprised and disappointed that this bill seems to be proceeding without any serious exploration of the privacy risks,” Tien said. “Just because it’s a pilot doesn’t excuse the legislature of responsibility.”

Other potential concerns include the potential for the plates to be monitored or hacked by other parties.

Ars noted that the technical details of the program are unclear as well as how long plate information would be retained and who would have access to it.

The DMV will be responsible for sharing the results of the pilot program with the California Legislature no later than July 1, 2018, Government Technology reported. The report will address some of these privacy concerns, including whether the devices have the ability to transmit and retain information regarding vehicle location, movement or use. If the product does have that feature, the report will also include whether there are safeguards against the information falling into unauthorized hands.

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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)

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In the State of California, TrueCar is viewed as an autobroker and vehicles displayed and offered for sale on TrueCar websites are advertisements to the public and must comply with California law.

According California to it appears that many facets of the TrueCar/Zag broker program fail to comply with California law and such non-compliance could expose both TrueCar and participating new motor vehicle dealers to legal liability and/or license action.

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California says NO to TrueCar

In response to a large number of inquiries received from California dealer members, we requested outside legal counsel, Manning Leaver, Bruder & Berberich (who also authors the California Auto Dealer Advertising Law Manual), to research the occupational license status of TrueCar, Zag.com, Inc. and affiliates and opine on a variety of DMV licensing and advertising issues associated with the TrueCar program.  Attached (after the jump) please find a copy of an Executive Summary of a Memorandum prepared by outside counsel.

The Executive Summary identifies a number of problems with the TrueCar model that could expose participating dealers to legal and/or licensing liability. Dealers that participate in the TrueCar  program, or other similar programs, should individually review such programs with your own legal counsel for legal compliance.

Executive Summary of TrueCar Memorandum

Executive Summary of our memorandum to the California New Car Dealers Association in response to the Association’s request that we (1) review the occupational license status of TrueCar, Inc., and affiliates, Zag.com, Inc., Zag Automotive, LLC and Drive Your Dream (hereinafter collectively referred to as “TrueCar”); and (2) comment on potential occupational licensing and/or advertising issues associated with TrueCar’s brokering program and its websites. This memo is not intended, nor should it be received, as legal advice or a substitute for legal advice to California vehicle dealers. Dealers should consult with their own legal counsel for legal advice that may pertain to their situation.

CONCLUSION

TrueCar is an autobroker and vehicles displayed and offered for sale on TrueCar websites are advertisements to the public and must comply with California law. It appears that many facets of the TrueCar/Zag broker program fail to comply with California law and such non-compliance could expose both TrueCar and participating new motor vehicle dealers to legal liability and/or license action.

DISCUSSION

Zag.com is an Autobroker: Zag.com, Inc. (“Zag”) is licensed by the California Department of Motor Vehicles as an autobroker (License No. 67692). On its website (www.zag.com), Zag holds itself out to the public as “a TrueCar Company” and members of the public that visit the Zag homepage can click on a “Buy A Car” icon which will automatically transfer an internet user to the Drive Your Dream website (www.driveyourdream.zag.com) – which also indicates that it is “a TrueCar Company”. Likewise, the TrueCar website (www.truecar.com), although it has a different interface, operates in a similar manner as the Zag/driveyourdream website. (The above websites are referred to herein as the TrueCar websites.)

Dealers that participate in the TrueCar program are required to sign a Zag agreement which, among other things, requires the participating dealer to pay Zag a fee of $299 per new vehicle and $399 per used vehicle for each vehicle sold to a consumer through the TrueCar program. Vehicles offered for sale by new motor vehicle dealers that have signed an agreement with Zag are advertised on the TrueCar websites through use of Price Protection Certificates that are displayed on TrueCar websites and are downloadable by any web user. Zag invoices participating dealers monthly for each vehicle sold and requests participating dealers to remit payments to TrueCar.

The California Vehicle Code requires that all entities that broker the sale of vehicles obtain a dealer license, an autobroker endorsement to that license, and that they comply with a comprehensive regulatory scheme. Vehicle Code Section 232.5 defines “brokering” as follows:

Manning, Leaver, Bruder & Berberich

“Brokering” is an arrangement under which a dealer, for a fee or other consideration, regardless of the form or time of payment, provides or offers to provide the service of arranging, negotiating, assisting, or effectuating the purchase of a new or used motor vehicle, not owned by the
dealer, for another or others.

The manner in which TrueCar operates clearly falls within the Vehicle Code definition of “brokering”. TrueCar arranges and effectuates vehicle purchases for consumers, assists consumers in the purchasing process, obtains negotiated prices for consumers from selling dealers, and obtains a fee for its brokering services. TrueCar websites make the following statements to the public: “We secure a price guarantee for you.” “We provide you with a custom certificate that guarantees your deal.” “We search your local area to find dealers with no haggle prices.” TrueCar’s operation is unlike non-broker companies (e.g., Edmunds, Kelly BlueBook, etc.) which operate websites that contain generic vehicle and price information and may generate simple contact leads for dealers to pursue.

Non-Compliance with California Autobroker Law: Other than maintaining an autobroker license endorsement, we find no evidence that TrueCar is complying with a number of autobroker licensing requirements. Specifically, there is no evidence that: (1) there is a written broker agreement entered into with each consumer for whom TrueCar brokers a vehicle sales transaction and that a copy of it is provided to the consumer and selling dealer. [See Vehicle Code Section 11736(a).]; (2) TrueCar discloses to the consumer that it is an autobroker and that it receives a fee from the selling dealer for each vehicle for which it brokers a sale [See Vehicle Code Sections 11736(f) and 11738(d).]; and (3) that there is a disclosure on the face of the retail sale contract that a fee was paid to an autobroker and the name of the autobroker. [See Vehicle Code Section 11713.1(x).]

Advertising Issues:

1. The Statements and Information on the TrueCar Websites are Advertisements under California Law: Whether statements, representations, and other content contained on TrueCar websites are “advertisements” governed by the California Vehicle Code and DMV Regulations depends on whether they are “intentionally communicated to the public generally for the purpose of arousing a desire to buy or patronize”. [See section 255.00 of Title 13 of the California Code of Regulations.] It is our opinion that enforcement agencies will most likely take the position that most of the content contained in TrueCar webpages are advertisements which must comply with California law. This assessment is made because the TrueCar websites are available to the public by simply entering the TrueCar website addresses into one’s web browser (much like web browsing an e-version of a newspaper). Some of TrueCar’s subsequent webpages are only accessible after entering a name, address, telephone number, and email address. However, any member of the public can do so and entering fictitious information will also permit an internet user to access those subsequent webpages. Moreover, it appears that an unlimited number of members of the public can enter a name and email address and obtain a Price Protection Certificate to use with the same dealer with regard to the same vehicle each consumer desires, lending more weight to the public nature of the advertising. TrueCar has initiated a national media campaign to drive members of the public to its websites for the purpose of effectuating vehicle sale transactions – for which it receives a fee of $299 or $399 from the selling dealer per vehicle sold. It is doubtful that any enforcement agency will take the position that TrueCar’s synchronized media campaign and websites are not intentionally communicated to the public generally for the purpose of arousing consumers to buy vehicles through its brokerage operation. For purposes of the discussion below and the conclusions concerning advertising law violations, we assume that representations and offers made on the TrueCar websites are advertisements made to the public generally. Also, as noted below, Business and Professions Code Section 17537.7 is an outright ban against invoice advertising and not subject to the to the public generally requirement of DMV Regulation 255.00.

Manning, Leaver, Bruder & Berberich

2. Advertising Violations: The following are problem areas in the TrueCar advertising: Autobroker Advertisements: The Vehicle Code permits an autobroker to advertise its brokering services (e.g., its ability to arrange or negotiate the sale of a new vehicle) but prohibits an autobroker from advertising the price or payment terms of any vehicle. [See Vehicle Code Section 11713(b)(1)(A).] TrueCar websites violate this provision.

Dealer Advertisements: Price Protection Certificates authorized by and containing the name of participating new motor vehicle dealers that are displayed on TrueCar websites will be enforced as advertisements against those dealers.

Invoice Advertising: The TrueCar websites are replete with references to “invoice” and use “invoice” as a benchmark when advertising vehicles for sale and in Price Protection Certificates that are displayed and which may be downloaded from the TrueCar websites. Invoice advertising of vehicles is strictly prohibited by California law. [See Vehicle Code Section 11713.1(n) and Business and Professions Code Section 17537.7.]

Failure To Properly Describe Vehicle: Vehicles advertised on the TrueCar websites do not comply with the requirement to display the vehicle’s VIN or license number. There is an exception for providing this information when a class of five or more vehicles is being advertised that are the same make, model, and model-year. If such a class of vehicles does not exist for the price advertised, there would be an advertising law violation. [See Vehicle Code Section 11713.1 (a).]

Advertised Vehicles Must Be in the Dealer’s Possession: DMV regulations require that vehicles advertised must be in the dealer’s possession or available to the dealer from the manufacturer. If the vehicle is not in the dealer’s possession, the advertisement must indicate that and include an estimate of a delivery date for the buyer. [See Section 260.04(a) of Title 13 of the California Code of Regulations.] Vehicles advertised with Price Protection Certificates may violate this regulation.

Pictures of Vehicles: Pictures of an advertised vehicle must be of the vehicle offered for sale. [See Vehicle Code Section 11713(s).] Many of the photos of vehicles on the TrueCar websites may have optional equipment (for example, upgraded rims or trim) not actually provided at the advertised price.

Total Price: It unlawful for a dealer to advertise the total price of a vehicle without including all costs except specified taxes and charges. [See Vehicle Code Section 11713.1(b) and (c).] Advertisements on TrueCar websites do not appear to fully comply with this prohibition.

Failure To Sell at the Advertised Price: It is unlawful for a dealer to fail to sell a vehicle at an advertised price and any “specific vehicle advertised by a dealer or lessor-retailer shall be in condition to demonstrate and shall be willingly shown and sold at the advertised price and terms while such vehicle remains unsold or unleased, unless the advertisement states that the advertised price and terms are good only for a specific time and such time has elapsed. Advertised vehicles must be sold at or below the advertised price irrespective of whether or not the advertised price has been communicated to the purchaser”. [See Vehicle Code Section 11713.1(e) and Section 260.04(b) of Title 13 of the California Code of Regulations.] There is nothing in the advertisements contained on the TrueCar websites that limits the time for which the price on a Price Protection Certificate is good. Also, the above statute and regulation require an advertising dealer to offer the advertised price to anyone,
whether they know of the advertised price or not.

Reasonably Expectable Demand: It is unlawful for a dealer to advertise vehicles at a specific price with the intent not to supply a reasonably expectable demand unless the advertisement discloses the number of vehicles in stock at the advertised price. [See Vehicle Code Section 11713.1(i).]

Manning, Leaver, Bruder & Berberich

3. Some advertisements on the TrueCar websites open the door for a violation of this statute.

Incentive Advertising: It is unlawful for a dealer to advertise as the total price of a vehicle an amount that includes a rebate. [See Vehicle Code Section 11713.16(e).] A review of TrueCar websites indicates that some Price Protection Certificate advertisements show a “My Price with Guarantee” amount which includes incentives, but no disclosure of the vehicle sales price before the deduction for factory incentives.

Bait and Switch: If a new motor vehicle dealer that participates in the TrueCar brokering program no longer has the vehicle for which its advertised Price Protection Certificate applies, never had the vehicle in the first place, or has the advertised vehicle but switches/up-sells a consumer to a different vehicle, there could be liability for “bait and switch” violations. [See Vehicle Code Section 11713.1(o).]

Regulation Z: Some TrueCar webpages estimate monthly financing payments without making proper Regulation Z disclosures (for example, showing an interest rate not designated as an APR). [See Vehicle Code Section 11713.16(d) and 226.24 of Title 12 of the Code of Federal Regulations.]

Dealers Are Liable for Advertisement on TrueCar Websites: A violation of one or more of the above-referenced laws constitutes grounds for the DMV to file an accusation to suspend or revoke a dealer’s license and a violation of most of the statutes is also a criminal misdemeanor. Aiding and abetting any person in the performance of any act that violates those statutes is also a violation. [See Vehicle Code Section 11700.3.] A violation of those statutes can also serve as a basis for a civil lawsuit for unfair competition and/or deceptive practices.

Unfair Competition: The TrueCar brokering program also raises serious questions of unfair competition. If TrueCar and its participating new motor vehicle dealers are able to circumvent California’s brokering and advertising laws, compliant dealers are put at a competitive disadvantage.

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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.

dgearino@dispatch.com

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when a company

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Celebrating The Life Of CHP Public Safety Dispatcher Lynde Cook

January 22, 2014

“She loved the department and loved what she did.  Never did she let her illness get in the way, she never wanted to bring people down.” –  Victor Tovar, CHP-PSDA Vice President

UKIAH-  On January 11, 2014, family, friends, colleagues and Ukiah community members celebrated the life of CHP Public Safety Dispatcher Lynde Cook.  Cook passed away November 7 at the age of 50 after a nearly two year battle with stage IV lung cancer.

“We waited for all of her friends and relatives to travel here,” said Lois Cook, Lynde’s mother.  “Lynde told us all, ‘when I die, don’t cry for me, pour the champagne and raise a glass.'”

Lynde Cook

For 12 years, Lynde worked as a CHP Public Safety Dispatcher in Ukiah, the small town she was born and raised in.   She loved answering calls for help.

“Lynde started working for the CHP in 2000, right here in the Ukiah Communication Center where she stayed her entire career,” said Captain Jim Epperson, CHP Ukiah Area Commander.   “She was a very reliable and dedicated worker.  She was always willing to help whenever and wherever needed.  She had a true passion for dispatch!”

When Lynde was diagnosed with cancer,  she dispatched her own call for help, asking long-time, childhood and Facebook friends for support.   The group of women who stepped forward became known as Lynde’s Ladies.

“There was always somebody there for her,” said Lois Cook.  “They held a fundraiser with a band and a dance and an auction.  She had an incredible amount of support.”

“Our dispatchers become a very tight knit group,” said Alan Barcelona, president of the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) which represents CHP dispatchers and  nearly 7,000 other law enforcement, public safety and consumer protection professionals who work for the State of California.   “They share experiences and stresses that are unique to emergency dispatch.  There is sadness in their hearts over Lynde’s passing, but they also remember what a vivacious and courageous  person she was, something I hope they can find strength in as they heal from this great loss.”

Lynde lived the first 18 years of her life in Ukiah.  She grew up on Robinson Creek Ranch with her four siblings. In school she was active in the marching band and involved in sports. She loved softball. Lynde attended Sacramento State University and remained in Sacramento for several years working and playing in softball leagues and tournaments including several All-State Championships.

While in Sacramento, Lynde joined the National Guard and served overseas during Desert Storm. She enjoyed other cultures and some of her favorite travel memories were of trips to Guatemala, South Africa, and her service time in Saudi Arabia.

Lynde leaves behind a 19 year old son.  Jalen Cook was the best part of Lynde’s life, her mother said.  Soon after Jalen was born, Lynde moved back to Ukiah to be closer to family.   She worked at the Ukiah Valley Medical Center as a medical assistant and  then became a dispatcher for CHP where she worked until her medical retirement in 2012.

“I loved her dearly and miss her beautiful smile and her quick wit and laughter,” said friend and fellow CHP Dispatcher Joanne Vital.  “She loved her job and was a very dedicated employee.  She would go the extra mile to solve a problem or find information for officers’ investigations.  She was a very caring person and a dear friend.”

“The outstanding character of hers, she was always smiling,” said Lois Cook.  “She kept her sense of humor.  She was cheerful.  She made other people feel good when she felt bad.  She fought hard.”

In addition to her son, Jalen,  Lynde is survived by her mother, Lois Cook of Ukiah, sisters Rhoby Cook of Hoopa,  Kristy Cook of Takoma Park, MD, and brother Kirby Cook of Hamilton, MT. She was predeceased by her father, Waldo Cook, and brother, Randy Cook.

Memorial donations may be made to the Ukiah Cancer Resource Center at 590 S. Dora Street in Ukiah, the National Foundation for Cancer Research, or the Lynde C. Cook Memorial Athletic Scholarship through Ukiah High School.

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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

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TriStar Motors, LLC
Phone: 1–800–901–5950
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24–7 Dealer Training Specialists
Phone: 1–951–833–8398
Internet: www.24–7dealerclass.com

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California Auto Dealer Education
Phone: 1–661–871–3311
Internet: www.cadeclasses.com

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Central Valley Dealers Licensing Renewal Service
Licensing Renewal Service
Phone: 1–209–333–0900
Email: chuckwentland@aol.com

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Superior Vehicle Dealer Training Institute
Phone: 1–949–305–8402
Internet: www.superiorbonds.com

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Inland Empire/Orange County Dealer School
Phone: 1–909–648–0446
Internet: www.bigcardealer.com

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Dealer Training Experts of Northern California
Phone: 1–408–910–3876
Internet: www.dealersclass.com

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Dealer Intel
Phone: 1-415-613-4754
Internet: www.dealerintel.com

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$85 Dealer Education
Phone: 1-951-541-8390
Internet: www.waynesinsurance.com
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Los Angeles Dealer School
Phone: 1-310-227-6920
Internet: www.dealerclass.com

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Dealer License Seminars of San Diego
Phone: 1-619-665-6440
Internet: www.dealerseminars.com
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Golden State Educational Services
Phone: 1-916-470-4384
Internet: www.goldenstateeducation.com

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Dealer Education Services
Phone: 1-888-323-0031
Internet: www.dealereducation.com

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Coffer Dealer Education
Phone: 1-888-694-1444
Internet: www.cofferdealereducation.com

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Cesar Carrascos Dealer Licensing Seminars
Phone: 1-619-474-0477
Internet: www.carrascogroup.com

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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
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Phone: 1-818-909-7912
Internet: www.atgdealerschool.com
*X Bell’s Automotive Dealer
Phone: 1-909-202-9204
Email: bell2automotive@yahoo.com

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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

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Best Solutions
Phone: 1-619-546-4064

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Motorsports Market On-Line Courses, Live Classes and Home Study
Phone: 1-800-980-1967
Internet: www.motorsportsmarket.com

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A-1 Dealers Support Group
Phone: 1–323–781–7130
Internet: www.a1autodealerssg.com

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Automotive Systems Analysis
Phone: 1–800–564–0984
Internet: www.autosystemsanalysis.com

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FFW Auto Group
Phone: 1–415–644–8052
Internet: www.ffwautogroup.com

Last updated: 07/08/2014

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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The Dmv Zoning approval is required of each car dealer license location

Dmv Zoning approval is done at the local level ( planning department )

Dmv requires completion of a specific form

Dmv OL902 Zoning form:  http://dmv.ca.gov/forms/ol/ol902.htm

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The car dealer license process requires LiveScan Fingerprints

LiveScan Fingerprints are dispatched electronically

Dmv requires LiveScan clearance to issue a temporary car dealer license ( 30-45 days )

Dmv 8016 LiveScan form:  http://dmv.ca.gov/forms/ol/dmv8016.pdf

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10k bond for wholesale, 24 cars or less per year

50k bond for all retail, autobroker or wholesale above 24 cars per year

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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.

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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

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