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What is a Buy Here Pay Here Dealer?

December 28th, 2021 by Garrett Eddings

“Buy here, pay here” dealerships are auto dealers that not only sell cars but effectively act as the bank, too, by providing in-house financing, typically for buyers with bad credit.* Interest rates can be higher than other lending options and customers...

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What is an auto broker?

December 21st, 2021 by Garrett Eddings

An auto broker is simply an endorsement to a retail vehicle dealer’s license. They specialize as an auto buying service locating vehicles for customers according to their parameters and specifications of the vehicle the customer is looking to buy. Auto...

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Used Car Rule & Used Car Dealer Buyer's Guide

December 13th, 2021 by Garrett Eddings

Every retail dealer that offers vehicles for sale must have a Federal Trade Commission Buyers Guide affixed to the vehicle. The Used Car Rule has been in effect since 1985. This article gives the basics of the Used Car Rule and information for the Buyers...

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California Law AB68 - "Car Buyer's Bill of Rights"

December 8th, 2021 by Garrett Eddings

This article will cover sections the Car Buyers Bill Of Rights as it pertains to the purchase contract for a buyer from a retail dealership. There are several requirements for a retail dealer to remain in compliance with this...

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Who can use California Dealer Plates (and how to use them)?

November 23rd, 2021 by Garrett Eddings

In this article we will discuss the proper and improper usage of dealer’s special plates. Upon receipt of the special plates from DMV, remember to maintain the registration card or a facsimile copy with the corresponding dealer plate with the vehicle...

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Assembly Bill 174

November 8th, 2021 by admin

The Vehicle Industry News Memo issue date November 1, 2021 gives information regarding Assembly Bill 174, which allows the Department of Motor Vehicles to discontinue printing and distribution the paper book version of the California Vehicle Code Book....

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Northern California DMV Fee Change Notice

November 2nd, 2021 by admin

PROCEDURAL MEMO VIN-2021-02 COUNTY FEE CHANGES (Reference Vehicle Code 9250.15 and 9250.19) Effective April 1, 2021 and thereafter, the Department of Motor Vehicles will be changing the fees for vehicle theft deterrence, and prosecution of driving under...

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Selling cars without a car lot - How to be a dealer selling cars from your home

September 2nd, 2021 by Garrett Eddings

One of the biggest questions that we get is: Can I sell vehicles from my house? The short answer is yes, but probably not in the capacity in what you think. You can get your wholesale dealers license and sell vehicles from your home however there are...

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How to tell if your California used car dealer location is in compliance?

June 15th, 2020 by Garrett Eddings

OFFICE AREA The office of a Dealer’s place of business and each branch location of the dealership must be established to the extent that its construction is not temporary, transitory or mobile in nature. A Retail Dealers place of business is a place...

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