san mateo car dealer school

we travel the coast

from santa rosa to santa barbara

up and down beautiful highway 101

we are the largest

car dealer school in california

licensed since 1998

the only car dealer school

taught by real car dealers

come and see what

getting licensed is all about

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SAN FRANCISCO

SAN MATEO

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SALINAS

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how to make contact with your dmv licensing inspector

DMV HEADQUARTERS FOR DEALER LICENSING

916-229-3126

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BAKERSFIELD DMV DEALER LICENSE INSPECTOR OFFICE

559-445-5304

CHICO DMV DEALER LICENSE INSPECTOR OFFICE

916-262-2563

COMMERCE DMV DEALER LICENSE INSPECTOR OFFICE

323-838-2711

COVINA DMV DEALER LICENSE INSPECTOR OFFICE

626-974-7140

EL CERRITO DMV DEALER LICENSE INSPECTOR OFFICE

510-231-7818

FAIRFIELD DMV DEALER LICENSE INSPECTOR OFFICE

707-864-4759

FRESNO DMV DEALER LICENSE INSPECTOR OFFICE

559-445-5304

HAYWARD DMV DEALER LICENSE INSPECTOR OFFICE

510-728-1349

LOS ANGELES DMV DEALER LICENSE INSPECTOR OFFICE

213-744-7563

ORANGE DMV DEALER LICENSE INSPECTOR OFFICE

714-703-2632

SACRAMENTO DMV DEALER LICENSE INSPECTOR OFFICE

916-262-2563

SAN BERNARDINO DMV DEALER LICENSE INSPECTOR OFFICE

909-890-0182

SAN DIEGO DMV DEALER LICENSE INSPECTOR OFFICE

619-688-0124

SAN FRANCISCO DMV DEALER LICENSE INSPECTOR OFFICE

415-431-6279

SAN JOSE DMV DEALER LICENSE INSPECTOR OFFICE

408-229-7113

SANTA MARIA DMV DEALER LICENSE INSPECTOR OFFICE

805-346-2192

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SUPERVISORS 

DMV DEALER LICENSE INSPECTOR OFFICES

CARLOS GONZALEZ

916-262-2532

ELBERT COOK

510-231-7429

KWAME CROSBY

626-974-7125

VANESSA FIELDS

909-890-0251

PHILLIPE CAMERON

213-744-2128

PAM GREEN

714-703-2632

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MANAGERS

DMV DEALER LICENSE INSPECTOR OFFICES

JOY CUNANAN

916-229-3139

PAM GREEN

909-890-0251

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TRISTAR MOTORS LLC

DMV CERTIFIED CAR DEALER EDUCATION

DMV LIASION

CLAUDIA PATTON

310-216-1438

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our list of competitors is long

DMV Certified Car Dealer Class Providers

some are semi-retired from the DMV

some are lawyers looking for car dealer clients

some are insurance agents looking to write garage keeper policies

some are bond agents offering the lowest priced car dealer bond prices

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BUT ALWAYS REMEMBER

the only school on the list with a real retail car dealer license

selling cars to the public

and brokering clients to other dealers

not selling anything but compliance and education

is the #realcardealerschool

TriStar Motors LLC

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founded by three retired

SFPD training officers in 1998

raising money for the family of Officer Tom Kracke ( SFPD )

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and not be fast talked by a group of folks

who has never done what you are trying to do

come to the leader in california car dealer education

we are not the cheapest or the streamlined car dealer class

we are the only #realcardealerschool in california

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we offer more classes in more locations

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dmv investigators hot on the trail of unlicensed curbside car dealers

DMV Investigators Conduct Statewide Undercover Sting

93 citations, four arrests, 109 vehicles impounded

In an effort to protect unsuspecting consumers from falling victim to unlicensed car dealers who often sell vehicles that are not what they seem, California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) investigators conducted a statewide undercover sting on Saturday,  April 12, 2014.

“These unlicensed car dealers prey on consumers who struggle financially,” said Kenny Ehrman, president of the Association of Motor Vehicle Investigators of California (AMVIC) and Unit A vice president of the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA).  “The vehicles are typically low end, some of which have been involved in collisions and not safely repaired, sometimes the odometer has been tampered with.  These unlicensed dealers flip cars for money and don’t take on the responsibilities associated with licensed car dealers.  They pose at private sellers and often put buyers at risk.”

During the statewide undercover sting, DMV investigators issued 93 citations, impounded 109 vehicles and arrested four people who had outstanding warrants.  Unlicensed car dealers, sometimes called “curbstoners” can face several thousand dollars in fines and fees for each confiscated vehicle.

       

Car Before 

 

  Car After

Consumers who purchase vehicles from unlicensed car dealers are at risk of  becoming  victims of fraud involving issues like odometer tampering, undisclosed frame damage, salvage rebuilt vehicles, faulty safety devices, mechanics or promissory liens and other problems that may not be truthfully disclosed at the time of sale. A consumer has no recourse!

Tips for consumers:

  • Be suspicious of cars and vehicles suddenly parked in undesignated areas.
  • Monitor free advertising sites, like Craigslist, for cases in which the same contact phone number appears on various private-party listings.
  • Compare contact information on ‘For Sale’ signs to see if it is the same.
  • Verify the name on the Certificate of Ownership (title) matches the seller’s name.
  • Steer away from sellers who accept only cash and refuse checks or money orders.
  • A curbstoner will not let you have the vehicle independently inspected or provide maintenance records that match the car.
  • A curbstoner will not allow you to conduct a CarFax report because it will detail if the vehicle was sold at auction.

what is an autobroker and how do they make any money ???

The typical used car deal yields a profit of between $ 1500 and $ 2500. per car deal

The salesman handling the deal typically makes $ 500. per car deal

The broker bringing the deal to the table usually makes $ 300.

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Any broker in the business quickly learns

what type of car and what credit score is required

to close the deal

and

typically steers the buyer to an appropriate dealer

depending on the down payment offered by the buyer

and the credit score of the buyer

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A good broker will have standing agreements with the dealers

for a reduced price on every vehicle

in exchange for the done deal

Think of it as an outside salesperson

who only gets paid

when the sale is completed

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Brokers must be licensed dealers

and brokers must be bonded and insured

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When you are looking for your next car

consider a bonded, insured and licensed broker

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Bonded, Licensd and Insured Autobroker since 1998

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odometer fraud is a fact of life for craigslist buyers…#runtheVIN


Investigators from the Department of Motor Vehicles arrested Joseph Charles Hill IV on December 12th. He faces 33 criminal counts and was booked into the Fresno County Jail on Grand Theft Charges.

Investigators say he worked as an unlicensed car dealer and duped about a hundred unsuspecting buyers. Tom Wilson, the DMV Investigations Area Commander said, “Buys on Craigslist and then he brings them back, adjusts the mileage, and then puts them back on Craigslist for sale with a significantly reduced figure.”

Wilson said Hill used a handheld computer programmer to roll back the odometers on GM and GMC trucks that he’d purchased online.

One of his customers contacted the DMV last summer, saying he’d purchased a vehicle and then ran a report on CARFAX, only to discover the odometer had been fixed and was in excess of 163,000 miles. Investigators opened a case and found multiple victims. Some of the odometers had been rolled back more than 225,000 miles. Wilson said, “When you roll back the odometer it can significantly decrease or increase the value of that vehicle at the time of sale people are more interested in buying a vehicle with lower mileage than they are with higher mileage.”

There are nine confirmed victims, but investigators believe Hill bought more than 90 trucks on Craigslist, which leads them to believe there are dozens of unsuspecting victims.

Anyone who bought a GMC or GM truck from Hill within the past year is urged to contact the DMV Investigations office at 559-488-4024. They’re specifically looking for people who have models between 1999 and 2006.

Wilson said, “We highly recommend anytime you’re gonna purchase a vehicle, do the research, run the VIN and find out where it’s been and what the mileage has been.”

are you in the market for a red ferrari ???

California Auctions $16 Million Ferrari

Ferrari Testa Rossa was auctioned in California for more than $16 million, making the red Ferrari 1957 sports car the most expensive auto ever sold at an automobile auction.

The race car is a Ferrari prototype and the first Testa Rossa ever built, with a 300-horsepower 3.0-liter V-12 engine and a 4-speed manual transmission.

Spectators at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in Monterey, California erupted in a roar as a staggering price was reached in the final bid but, shortly afterward, an anonymous buyer offered a record-breaking $16.4 million for the classic Ferrari automobile.

Auctioneers Gooding & Company were as surprised as everyone else at the shocking $16,390,000 winning bid for the classic 1957 Ferrari.

The red Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa is a former Concours d’Elegance first-place winner, and the vehicle will now be added to the anonymous buyer’s extensive investment portfolio.

California has a world record-setting love for its cars, indeed.

$16 Million 1957 Ferrari Testa Rossa

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Autobroker s Endorsement

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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newport beach car dealer school…..taught by a real car dealer

imagine this

a real car dealer teaching car dealer school

would you be surprized to know

we are the only licensed retail car dealers

certified to teach car dealer education

we are not attorneys

we are not tax advisors

we are not bond agents

we are not insurance salespeople

we are not selling you car dealer forms

WE TEACH CAR DEALER SCHOOL

with real life experience

we specialize in california dmv certified car dealer license training

no one does it better

getting started requires our

Car Dealer Class

and

Your Car Dealer Bond

$ 10,000 baby bond for wholesale only and retail motorcycles

$ 50,000 dealer bond for unrestricted wholesale, retail selling and auto-brokering

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are you currently a licensed dismantler ??? consider getting your wholesale car dealer license

getting a retail car dealer license has its drawbacks

the zoning approval can be difficult

the local automotive parts or repair shop

with a wholesale car dealer license

is an excellent way to maximize employee productivity

and use your skills to

acquire, repair and return certified used vehicles

to dealer auction and wholesale inventory

come to our wholesale car dealer class

and get started ASAP

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and if you ever have a certified used vehicle for sale

provide us a smog + safety + buyers guide + vehicle history

and a ready and willing cash buyer

and we will draft your

retail used car sale

for a small fee

on our

retail dealer license

DLR 35862

#realcardealerschool

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800-901-5950

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the only los angeles dealer class with a verified clean title

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some people are happy with a salvage title vehicle

they usually take the dealer class from our lower priced competitors

some people ONLY want a clean title one owner car with no accidents

thet usually take the los angeles #realcardealerschool from us

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its really about choices and perspective

we are the only licensed dealer / broker certified to teach dealer class

our los angeles instructor

Claudia Patton

was a DMV Trainer for 32 years

310-216-1438

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the leader in car dealer education

LOS ANGELES DEALER CLASS

since 1998

800-901-5950

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why take a salvage title dealer class

when a clean title dealer class is so much better ???

classes weekly at the Best Western Hotel

Sepulveda near Pico ( hwy 10 & hwy 405 )

310-477-9066

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let us help you acquire new or used cars and trucks with your own car dealer license

If you are a multiple car business like a:
car rental service
delivery service
large contractor
fleet service
etc…

GotPlates.com

You can obtain auction access and avoid the dealer markup by obtaining your dealer license.

If you are buying more than three vehicles a year
you may find it to be a very good move to get your dealer license and benefit from lower car prices,
better cars to choose from and ease of transactions.
Becoming a dealer also allows you better resale prices at disposal.
So why not, – buy at wholesale – sell at retail – and use the vehicles in you own business.
We are your first step in obtaining your dealer license.
We will teach you the ins and outs of becoming a dealer and
provide you with the certificate you need to present to the CA DMV.
Contact us today at: 1.800.901.5950 or admin@gotplates.com
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our car dealer bond agent will never get arrested

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some bond agents let their clients get arrested

some bond agents get arrested themselves

some bond agents overcharge

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go to a bond agent

that will stand up for you

appreciates your business

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is a pot of gold

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to pay unpaid sales taxes

to pay unpaid registration fees

to pay any certified court orders

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car dealers…..salesperson as employee or independent contractor ???

 

Larry Miles, senior attorney with The Miles Law Firm, recently won an important decision for the California auction industry involving the question of whether auto auctioneers are employees or independent contractors.  Arguing that auto auctioneers are sufficiently unique in their skills and independent in their work to justify being deemed independent contractors,  Miles persuaded the Employment Development Department administrative law judge to reject EDD efforts to classify the auctioneers as employees of the auto auction.

The important decision comes on the heels of a new state law, SB 459, that imposes new penalties for businesses that “willfully” misclassify workers as independent contractors.  In addition to penalties of potentially $5,000 to $25,000 per infraction, the new statute requires the offending employer to announce their “willfull” misclassification on their website for a year.  The new penalties are in addition to existing taxes and penalties that are due upon a redetermination by EDD.  The state Labor and Workforce Development Agency will enforce the new law effective January 1.

The silver lining for employers in the increased focus on misclassification of workers is the IRS’ recent announcement of an “amnesty” on penalties and interest attributable to a misclassification problem.  The “Voluntary Worker Classification Settlement Program” is available for employers who meet the eligibility requirements, which include 1) consistent prior treatment of the workers as independent contractors, 2) issuance of 1099’s for the workers in controversy, and 3) not already the subject of audit by the IRS or a state agency.  Under the program, the IRS will waive certain penalties and interest in consideration of the employer treating the workers as employees going forward and paying a little over 1% of the wages paid to the contractor for the past three years.  Consult the IRS’ website for further information regarding this program.

The new law raises the stakes for an innocent misclassification of a worker as an independent contractor.  Employers should consult with counsel if they have any questions regarding their current classification of any workers as an independent contractor.

The Miles Law Firm, A Professional Corporation, practices civil and business law, including extensive work in the auto and aviation industries. For more information, please email the Firm at mileslaw@milesfirm.com or review the Firm’s website.

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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
Internet: www.goldenstateeducation.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 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

Last updated: 07/08/2014

out of state wholesale dealers cannot sell to the california public

renting car dealer plates is illegal

charging you a monthly fee for auction access is illegal

operating in california on an out of state dealer license is illegal

the only way to be truly legal in california is to attend

#realcardealerschool

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DLR license 35862

DMV list of car dealer school providers as of 2014

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if you are looking for real unrestricted car dealer auction access

you need our car dealer class

you need a current car dealer bond

you need a current DMV LiveScan fingerprint card

you need a current DMV Property Use Verification

you need a temporary car dealer license from your DMV Inspector

you need a completed licensed car dealer Auction Access Application

you will need car dealer insurance and dealer plates to leave the auction

once you make your first car dealer auction purchase

go with the leader in california DMV certified car dealer licensing education

gotplates.com

classes offered in more cities than all other providers combined

find out why we have become so strong ( #1 )  in car dealer licensing education

800-901-5950

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got the correct insurance coverage ???

call jon at 562-795-6611

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11580 of the insurance code

makes the prospective buyers insurance primary coverage

and makes the dealer insurance secondary coverage

so that

if your prospective buyer stacks up the dealer car on a test drive

the dealer can make claim on the prospective buyers insurance

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protect yourself with the proper paperwork on ALL test drives

good luck

thx

charlotte

800-901-5950