wholesale indiana car dealer license scheme is PROBABLY not legal in california

it is true

as a licensed car dealer

you may sell in all 50 states

BUT

dmv regulations in california

along with the state board of equalization guidelines

clearly state:

IF YOUR NEXIS IS WITHIN CALIFORNIA

YOU MUST BE A LICENSED CALIFORNIA CAR DEALER

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DMV Place of Business Inspection

After you have arranged an appointment with an Occupational Licensing Inspector he or she will inspect the place of business where the dealer conducts business.

  • The office of the principal place of business and each location of the dealership must be established to the extent that its construction is not temporary, transitory, or mobile in nature, except that a trailer coach office is acceptable providing it is not part of the dealer’s vehicle inventory being offered for or subject to sale while being used as an office of the dealership and otherwise meets the requirements of the Vehicle Code. The place of business is a place actually occupied either continuously or at regular periods by the dealer. Section 320, CVC.
  • Inspect all books and records pertinent to the business. CVC Section 320 (a)CVC Section 1670, and CVC Section 1671 and CCR Title 13, Section 270.00, 270.02, 270.04 and 272.00

out of state car dealers operating at a location in california are illegal

you residency and voter status could impact the nexus argument

DMV CAR DEALER ATTORNEY

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You have a representative who operates under your authority to sell or take orders in California for any goods
or merchandise. (See California Revenue and Taxation Code section 6203(c)(2).)
Example: Your company does not have inventory in California or employees who sell in this state. Instead, you
use an independent representative who sells your product along with many others. The representative works
on a commission-only basis.

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Court decisions
To look up court decisions on nexus (engaged in business) issues, see: www.findlaw.com/casecode/index.html.

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Who is Liable for California Use Taxes?

Persons who are “engaged in business” in California (as defined by Revenue and Taxation Code section 6203) are responsible for collecting and remitting the sales or use taxes on all sales of tangible personal property (unless the transaction is otherwise exempt). Circumstances where a retailer is considered to be engaged in business in California, commonly referred to as “nexus,” for sales and use tax purposes include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Maintaining, occupying or using any type of office, sales room, warehouse or other place of business in California. This includes use that is temporary, indirect or through an agent or other representative.
  • Having any kind of representative operating in the state for the purpose of taking orders, making sales or deliveries, installing, or assembling tangible personal property.
  • Making repairs or providing maintenance or service to property sold, whether by employees, agents or other representatives.
  • Deriving rentals from a lease of tangible personal property located in California.

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California seller’s permit requirements–dealers, wholesalers, and brokers
Dealers and wholesalers
The BOE requires motor vehicle dealers and wholesalers to register for a seller’s permit. When you sell or lease
vehicles, merchandise, or other tangible personal property in California, even temporarily, you are required to hold
a seller’s permit. If you hold a seller’s permit you must report and pay sales and use tax due on your returns.
Brokers
A broker is a retailer if you have the power to transfer title to property, and exercises it, either:
• By holding title to the property before its sale,
• By completing a bill of sale to the buyer under power of attorney from the legal owner, or
• By getting a signed bill of sale from the legal owner and delivering it to the buyer.
When entering any transactions in which you have the power to transfer title to a vehicle, you are a retailer in those
transactions, and must hold a seller’s permit.
A true broker’s authority, however, is limited to getting offers from potential buyers and conveying the offers to
vehicle owners for their acceptance. As a true broker, you are not liable for the tax, and not required to hold a seller’s
permit. In transactions in which buyers deal with a true broker, the buyer will be liable for use tax.
Note: As a broker, you may collect the use tax due on a purchase of a vehicle, as a convenience to your customer.
If you collect the use tax from a buyer and provide a receipt, you (the broker), not the buyer, are liable for the use
tax amount paid and must pay that amount to the BOE. If the BOE later discovers that additional use tax is due, the
buyer is liable for the additional tax. This procedure allows financing the tax in the purchase price of the vehicle and
helps avoid future misunderstandings about the buyer’s use tax liability.
Buyers; be sure to keep a receipt for any use tax paid to a broker.
If a broker provides this service, they must forward the use tax to the BOE with a statement that shows:
• Name and address of buyer
• Full purchase price of vehicle
• The vehicle identification number (VIN)
You can report your purchases subject to use tax by using eRegistration available on our website at www.
boe.ca.gov. eReg is also available in our field offices. Please contact our Taxpayer Information Section for assistance
at 800-400-7115.

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What does your company do for me?

We provide you with a legal business address and a REAL, not virtual office (don’t fall for this scheme from others). You are assisted by our knowledgeable staff with necessary paperwork to prepare your wholesale dealer license application as well as answer any questions about the auto wholesale business. You receive guidance from experienced auction professionals who conduct sales for the world’s largest wholesale auto auction company while being provided with an inside track to success in the auto wholesale industry. View our Services page for more information.
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What are the requirements for the Auto Wholesale Dealer Licence program?

  • Office at Indiana Wholesale Dealers, Inc.
  • Dealer Bond of $25,000
  • Valid Certificate of Dealers Insurance
  • Two (2) color copies of your valid driver’s license

For a Bond and insurance quote we can refer you to an insurance professional to help you set up your dealers insurance.

For additional questions regarding requirements, please call us at (219) 595-5172 or send us an e-mail at info@indianawholesaledealers.com. One of our sales professionals will be happy to provide you with more information.
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What are the costs to get an Indiana Wholesale Dealers License?

Many other companies will advertise as little as $199 and up to $685 startup costs to have an office. What they only tell you in the fine print is that’s just their registration processing fee! Look out for additional rent and services fees charged by our competitors. Ask them what you’ll have to pay by the time you are licensed?

Indiana Wholesale Dealers, Inc. is committed to offering you, our client and lessee, the most competitive and complete service available. Our full time staff of professionals will handle the processing of all the documents with different governing bodies to establish your business with the State of Indiana. You will be provided with an organized and detailed binder including all the documents we have completed to obtain your licensing.

After the initial payment Indiana Wholesale Dealers Inc. will not ask for any additional service charges or lease payment until you are licensed by the State.

  • Your bottom line on costs

    Included in your Initial Payment of $698.24 to Indiana Wholesale Dealers Inc.:

    • $200 obtains your lease and reserves your office until your license is approved and your plates arrive in our building
      (no further rent is charged until your plates arrive)
    • $300 Security Deposit
    • $84 Administrative Fee
    • $26.52 Merchant Certificate – paid by us to State of Indiana
    • $87.72 Registration of your S-Corporation (optional) – paid by us to State of Indiana
  • Insurance and Bond

    As little as $1700 annually for the combined minimum required insurance and bond (Payment plans are available from most insurers). We will refer you to expert agents, proficient in the needs of the Indiana Wholease Dealers.

  • Licensing

    City License $100 - Dependin on which of our properties we were able to place you in, you may be required to appear in person to submit this application.
    Indiana Wholesale Dealer Licence and 2 plates $20 to $70 prorated to the State’s expiration calendar. the Indiana Secretary of State will issue an invoice for the exact amount due when your license application is accepted.

  • Rent

    $300 per month if paid on or before the 1st of the month.

    No additional rent is collected until the day the plates arrive in your office and will then be prorated to make all rents due the first of the month.

For additional questions regarding start-up costs, fees, or requirements, please call us at (219) 595-5172, or send us an e-mail at info@indianawholesaledealers.com. One of our sales professionals will provide you with additional information.
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Why is it important to have a real office?

Recently the Indiana Secretary of State suspended and fined 26 dealers $2500 who were told by their landlord they had an office that didn’t actually exist. It is your responsibility to make sure the office exists. When you are comparing landlords online be sure to look for a physical address and search for the satellite view to see if there is any possibility the address can house the offices. When you make the required trip to Indiana to complete the licensing requirements it is a good idea to visit the office you are leasing.
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How do I know I’m dealing with a reputable landlord?

This is a big one and difficult to distinguish with all the disinformation that exists. Ask questions and do some homework. How long has the landlord been in business? What is the background of the landlord? Does the landlord publish a privacy policy to protect the sensitive information you are supplying to them? Do they have any third party accreditation or oversight to protect you from unacceptable business practices? Indiana Wholesale Dealers is accredited by the Better Business Bureau. We offer a privacy policy you can understand. We have been conducting Wholesale Auto Auctions in Chicago, Indianapolis, and Milwaukee since 1981. Our staff has a combined 87 years of experience in the Auto Auction business. The Executive Officers have been licensed Indiana Auctioneers since 1979 and have been Indiana Residents their entire lives. With our history and reputation inside the Wholesale Auto Auction Industry, there is no one more reputable or better positioned to help you.
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Is it important for the landlord to own the property he is leasing to you?

Absolutely. Unfortunately not all people offering the services we offer are as reputable as we are. Here today, gone tomorrow is a common theme. One competitor was leasing storage units that were in no way compliant until they were caught. The only person that it cost was the dealer who was put out of business and fined. What happened to the landlord? Who knows? He’s gone.
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Why not become a member of the companies offering membership in an LLC?

Here again you need to get a few questions answered. We suggest you consult with an attorney if this is an option you are considering. If any other member of the LLC conducts themselves inappropriately will all of the members suffer? Are they paying and reporting their taxes? Will you be responsible for them if they are not? How can you develop your own credit at the auctions? Owning your own business makes you the only person you have to worry about. It’s your business reputation at stake. Can you trust it to a complete stranger doing business under the same license you are?
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How long does the wholesale dealer license process take?

From the time of submittal, usually around five (5) weeks.

Week 1-2:

We complete all of the necessary paperwork to prepare your applications for the Local, State, and Federal Government agencies which are included in the following activities:

  • Lease and application signing for your office space from Indiana Wholesale Dealers, Inc providing your company with a legally compliant business address
  • We guide you to Insurance personnel for competitive pricing on Bonding and Dealer Insurance coverage
  • We register your Small Business Corporation (your choice) with the Indiana Secretary of State
  • We apply to the Internal Revenue Service for your Employer Identification Number (EIN also known as FID)
  • We apply to the Indiana Department of Revenue for your Retail Merchant Certificate (required for license and provides Sales Tax exemption)
  • We complete your application for a Wholesale Dealer license and up to two (2) dealer plates
  • Meeting with the Secretary of State’s investigator is schedules to review rules. We will notify you in advance of the date. It is held less than eight (8) miles from our office and Hammond City Hall. You must be present for this meeting.
  • As soon as convenient, you submit in person the City of Hammond Licence Application we will provide you.

Week 2-3: 

The day all necessary documents are accumulated, in our office, your application will be sent to the Secretary of State by overnight delivery.

Week 4-5: 

After the review and verification of your application by the state you will be invoiced by the Dealer Division to advise you of the prorated fees required to issue your Wholesale Dealer license and plates. You send them the invoiced amount and they ship the license and plates. Once received in your office we will provide you with a packet to register with and attend wholesale dealer auctions nationwide.
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What does the insurance and bond cost and where do I get them?

Dealer liability insurance plus a $25,000 Bond is a requirement. Insurance costs can be as little as $1450 annually. Flexible payment plans are available for this premium. Bond cost (with good credit) is as little as $250 annually. For competitive quotes, we will refer you to insurance experts, proficient in the needs of Indiana Wholesalers.
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What if I reside in another state?

You do not have to be an Indiana resident. Your office at our facility provides the business address required to fulfill licensing compliance. You may need to make a trip to Northwest Indiana. Some communities we offer services in require a personal appearance fot the initial city approval. After you are licensed 120 days, the Secretary of State conducts random inspections of dealer records which must take place in your office. You, the dealer, or your legal representative must be present for the inspection. You will be notified in advance of the date and location. For out of state traveler’s we are the closest facility of our kind. Located just 40 minutes from Chicago O’Hare Airport (ORD) with easy access from I-80/94 or I-90. Everything you need to do will take place within a few miles of our office. This trip could be required to submit your application for the City License. We will notify you in advance if this will be required.
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Is it legal to drive in or out of state with Indiana dealer license plates?

You are legal in all 50 states as a registered dealer. Registration and proof of insurance must be present with the plates at all times.
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Where can I buy wholesale cars and trucks?

There are hundreds of dealer only auto auctions nationwide. Here are some of the major ones; keep in mind there might be many other privately owned auctions in your area that you can have access to once you are licensed. Auctions
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What wholesale auto auctions can I attend?

After registering with any dealer auction (we provide a list), you are able to purchase vehicles. Sale days differ with each auction, so check their schedule. Many auctions today have online access, in which you are able to view upcoming sales events and purchase online.
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Are there warranties on autos at auction?

Warranties and guarantees are offered at auto wholesale auctions. However, auction rules vary greatly! It is in your best interest to study each auctions set of rules. Pre and post sale inspections are also available. Inquire with each auction.
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How can I retail a wholesale vehicle?*

In order to process a retail transaction for a vehicle, the retail transaction* must be processed by a licensed retail dealer in the United States. Your retail transactions can take place through our retail division. We will have all necessary forms for the completion of your sale. Our retail professional can assist you with general questions to help with titles and processing.

Retail is a service we maintain for our dealer clients only. They are wholesalers. We hold a retail license at our facility specifically and exclusively for this purpose. We do not buy and sell cars at that location for our profit. To prevent any competition for you, there is no inventory at our office building.

We do all the paper work and supply a temporary plate. The fee per transaction is $100. The buyer, title, and vehicle to be sold, must come to our property and we collect Indiana Sales tax.

All transactions are AS-IS. Titles, with available space for two reassignments, must be present for all transactions and will be provided to buyers when funding is confirmed by our bank. At that time funds from the sale will be distributed to our Dealer Client.

Please call us at (219) 595-5172 or email at info@indianawholesaledealers.com for all costs and fees. Our sales professionals will be happy to provide you with additional information.

*This program is exclusive and only available to our dealer clients with valid leases in an Indiana Wholesale Dealers, Inc. facility. 
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Can I export cars to other countries?

If you have the contacts to sell overseas but do not want the hassle of purchasing vehicles at retail prices, paying taxes, and registering cars every time, then a wholesale license is the solution. With your wholesale dealer license, you do not have to register vehicles when you buy them at auctions or pay a sales tax. There is no limit to how many cars you can sell. Become a wholesale auto dealer with Indiana Wholesale Dealers, Inc. to take advantage of export opportunity. Purchase from hundreds of wholesale auto auctions nationwide to find the right vehicle for your client. As an exporter, you will need to move vehicles around. Your dealer plates make this legal. For more information on exporting vehicles, visit the U.S. Customs web site.
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Can I buy salvage autos?

The salvage and rebuilt car and truck market is huge. Large profits are often realized by mechanics and body repair men offering rebuilt vehicles in the wholesale auto marketplace. Some of the largest salvage vehicle auctions have facilities within minutes of our offices. Once properly licensed by the Indiana Secretary of State, Dealer Division, through the simple application process provided by Indiana Wholesale Dealers, Inc., you would have full access to the wide range of vehicles they offer.
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Can I buy damaged cars for parts?

There are many insurance auctions where you can by cars in need of repair. As a wholesaler, you do not have to pay sales tax or register the vehicles. You may purchase vehicles with clean titles but also salvage and rebuilt in some states. Many auctions specialize in salvage and damaged vehicles. However, each state has different rules in regards to purchases of such vehicles. Inquire with that particular auction about qualifying with your Indiana Wholesale license.
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I’m not comfortable providing my information over the internet. What should I do?

Rest assured that our registration page is SSL secured (note the https at the start of the address) with a viewable Certificate of Authority to ensure safe transmission of your information. Otherwise, please feel free to contact one of our customer service representatives at (219) 595-5172. They will be happy to assist you over the phone.
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How can I get started?

Once you submit the registration form you are on your way to becoming a licensed Indiana Wholesale Dealer. Start Here!
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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 Company, or Limited Liability Partnership Owned Businesses Only
A copy of the Articles of Incorporation, Corporate Minutes, or other document iled with the Secretary of State
which identiies the officers, share holders and managers, if iling as a Corporation, Limited Liability Company or
Limited Liability Partnership owned business only.
• Copy of your Fictitious Name Statement
Any business that operates under a name not the actual name of the owner is required to obtain a Fictitious
Name Statement from the city or county in the area where your business is located. If the responsible agency
determines this is not required, a letter supporting such from that agency is needed.
• Copy of lease or rental agreement
• Copy of Your City and/or County Business License
Applicants are required to obtain a city or county business license by the city or county licensing section in the
area where your business is located.
• Copy of Board of Equalization Resale Permit
All applicants are required to ile an application for a Seller’s Permit. The purpose of the permit is to enable the
licensee to collect taxes on sales. A dealer-wholesale only does not collect taxes but is required to ile quarterly
reports. Applications can be made through local State Board of Equalization offices.
• Photograph(s) of Business Location
• Letter of Authorization
Required for new trailer dealers only. The letters of authorization must be on the issuing manufacturers,
distributors, or remanufacturers letterhead and must show either the business or corporate name and address
of the firm exactly as it appears on the application. A letter of authorization is required for each make being sold.

NOTE: Incomplete applications will be returned.

 

 

 

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 BY LAWRENCE MILES

 

The California Court of Appeal has sided with CarMax in a key decision involving the “sales commission” exemption to California’s overtime law.   In Areso v. Carmax, Inc., the Court held that a pay plan that had a base payment plus “commissions” of about $150 per vehicle sold satisfied the exemption requirements.

California law has a “commissioned sales” exemption to the general overtime statute.  The commissioned sales exemption exempts from the overtime compensation requirement “any employee whose earnings exceed one and one-half (1 1/2) times the minimum wage if more than half of that employee’s compensation represents commissions.”    The case revolved around Labor Code 204.1 which permits California car dealers to pay commission wages once a month, an exception to the general requirement that wages be paid not less than twice a month in California.  Section 204.1 defines “Commission wages” as “compensation paid to any person for services rendered in the sale of such employer’s property or services and based proportionately upon the amount or value thereof.”    The Court wrestled with the question of whether CarMax’s payments to the salesman of about $150 constituted commission wages “based proportionately on the amount or value” of CarMax’s property or services sold.

The employee argued that CarMax’s flat payment made without regard to the price of the vehicle sold did not meet the statutory definition of “commissioned wages,” relying on several cases includingKeyes Motors, Inc. v. Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, 197 Cal. App. 3d 557 (1987) (held: service mechanics not exempt from overtime law).   The employee argued that since the flat payment was made without regard to the value of the vehicle sold, it was not a commission.  The CarMax Court rejected this contention, finding that there was an alternative prong to the test – the amount (number) of the property or services sold by the employee.  The Court further rejected the claim that the flat payment constituted payments for  ”piece work,” observing that the employee was engaged in the “sale of property,” consistent with the statutory requirement.

The Court concluded by noting that the employee’s compensation would rise and fall in direct proportion to the number of vehicles sold, and thus satisfying the commissioned sales exemption to the state’s overtime law.

About Lawrence Miles
Mr. Miles is founding attorney with The Miles Law Firm, A Professional Corporation. The firm practices civil and business law, including extensive work in the auto and aviation industries. For more information, please email Mr. Miles at larry@milesfirm.com or review the Firm’s website.

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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.

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Bond Amount

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Who is Required to Secure this Bond

Under California Vehicle Code 11710 (CVC 11710) all applicants for a dealer or remanufacturer license are required to procure and file a bond with the Department of Motor Vehicles. The bond must be executed by an admitted surety, as approved to by the Attorney General. The dealer bond must be in the amount of $50,000, unless the dealer deals exclusively in motorcycles or all-terrain vehicles and wholesale dealers who sell fewer than 25 cars per year (CVC 11710.1)

Bond Requirement Specifics

Under California Vehicle Code 11710 (CVC 11710) all applicants for a dealer or remanufacturer license are required to procure and file a bond with the Department of Motor Vehicles. The bond must be executed by an admitted surety, as approved to by the Attorney General. The dealer bond must be in the amount of $50,000, unless the dealer deals exclusively in motorcycles or all-terrain vehicles and wholesale dealers who sell fewer than 25 cars per year (CVC 11710.1) The liability of the bond must remain at full value at all times. If the bond amount is decreased or if there is an outstanding court judgment again the dealer, remanufacturer or surety, the license will be automatically suspended. In order to reinstate the license, the licensee must file an additional bond or restore the bond to the original amount, or terminate the outstanding judgment or which the dealer, remanufacturer or sureties are liable (CVC 11710).

Who is protected Under this Bond

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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 over $133,000 in premiums to an insurer. Morris was sentenced to three years felony probation and 40 hours of community service. As part of his plea agreement, Morris paid $133,000 in restitution and will pay an additional $10,000 to the insurance company involved.

“This sentencing is a victory for consumers and insurers,” said Commissioner Dave Jones. “It was because of the combined efforts of the Department of Insurance and the Contra Costa County District Attorney that we were able to bring an end to the scheming and thieving of this individual and find justice for the aggrieved insurance company.”

Morris, who owns Morris & Associates Insurance Services Inc., carried out his scheme with a producer license that expired in 1994. He exposed auto dealerships to hundreds of thousands of dollars in potential liability by selling surety bonds, collecting the premium and pocketing the funds that belonged to the insurer.

The investigation began in September 2013 and revealed Morris was directly involved in conducting unlicensed insurance transactions. The criminal complaint was issued June 24, 2014 and Morris surrendered to the court the following day.

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Cartelligent has released its consumer guide to selling trade-in vehicles. The service, based in Sausalito, California and with branches in East Bay, Silicon Valley and Orange County helps thousands of people purchase cars each year across all manufacturers and help them get a great value for their current vehicle. Its team of professional car buyers has put together a guide to help consumers understand the steps they need to take to sell their car on their own.

While most people are excited by the prospect of driving home in a new car, they are typically less enthusiastic about their options on what to do with their current vehicle. One of the most common questions clients ask Cartelligent is what they should do in advance to get their trade-in ready and ensure they get a fair price with a minimum of effort and expense.

Cartelligent has compiled a list of guidelines and things for consumers to consider before selling their car to make sure that it’s in the right condition and they have everything ready to make the process go smoothly.

Paperwork:
Consumers should locate the following paperwork in advance of selling the vehicle:

  •     Vehicle Title: If they do not know where this is, they will need to request a duplicate copy from the DMV before they can sell the car. If they still have a loan or a lease on the vehicle, they should arrange to pay off the balance and request the title before they offer it for private sale.
  •     Vehicle Registration: They will need a current copy of the car’s registration. If this has expired, they will need to pay the next year’s registration and any outstanding late fees and/or penalties before they can sell it themselves.
  •     Smog-Inspection: It is the seller’s responsibility to get the car smog-inspected and ensure that it passes.
  •     Vehicle History Report: They can obtain a vehicle history report through CarFax for $39.99 to prove that the car has not been in any accidents.
  •     Bill of Sale: Bills of Sale are available from the DMW. Both seller and buyer should fill it out completely when the sale is final.

 

Market Research:
Cartelligent recommends taking the time to research the vehicle’s value so that the seller knows what to expect and can weigh the potential gain of investing additional funds in repairs prior to sale. Websites like KBB.com and NADA.com can help them estimate the value range for their make and model. It can also be a good idea to look at similar vehicles online to get a sense for the local market value. Be aware that the asking price is often higher than the actual price the car will sell for.

Aesthetics:
A thorough detailing can make the car look more attractive and can add perceived value. Potential buyers will perceive a clean car as a well maintained car and assume the rest of the vehicle is also in top condition. Additionally consumers may want to consider repairing minor cosmetic damage such as:

  •     Minor dings or other body damage
  •     Windshield cracks (these may be covered by their insurance)
  •     Minor scratches and paint repairs
  •     Missing hubcaps or scratched wheels
  •     Headlight or taillight bulbs that have burned out

It can be a good idea to get an estimate on the cost of more extensive damage or needed repairs and then decide if the potential resale value of these will offset their upfront costs.

 

Mechanics:
A mechanical check-up can let the seller know if there are any issues with the vehicle and give them an estimate as to what these will cost to repair. Cartelligent recommends that the following be taken care of:

  •     Windshield Wipers: Putting a new pair of windshield wipers on the vehicle tells potential buyers that the seller has looked after the little things and builds confidence that the car is in good condition.
  •     Tires: Ensure that tires are in new or good condition. Replacing worn tires can add value to the vehicle.
  •     Warning Lights: Cartelligent recommends repairing any underlying issues causing a lighted warning indicator before putting the car up for sale.
  •     Noises: Cartelligent also recommends repairing any mechanical problems that are causing the vehicle to make noises when driven such as suspension squeaks and belt noises.
  •     Safety: Cartelligent strongly advises that the seller repair any and all issues that could make the vehicle unsafe to drive such as faulty brakes, airbags or seatbelts.

 

Selling the Vehicle:
Once the vehicle is in good shape and it’s ready to put up for sale, consumers should consider the following:

  •     Ad Copy: Be as honest as possible in the body of the ad but use words that will be compelling to potential buyers and make them want to see the vehicle in person. Avoid abbreviations, first-person references to the vehicle and short-hand that may come across as unprofessional and detract from the perceived value.
  •     Photos: Take high-quality photos of the vehicle that will show it to its best advantage in the ad. Low quality camera phone photos can make the vehicle look less appealing to potential buyers.
  •     Online Ads: Cartelligent recommends the following best practices when selling a vehicle online.
  •     Consider using a disposable cell phone rather than providing a personal number.
  •     Find a public, well-lit place for test-drives and the financial exchange.
  •     Request a cashier’s check or cash for the final payment.

 

Once the sale has been finalized, the seller will want to inform the DMV that they are no longer financially or legally responsible for the vehicle. They can fill out a Notice of Transfer and Release of Liability form once the sale is complete – it’s important to follow up in a few weeks to ensure that this went through.

Selling a trade-in can be time-consuming and confusing. Consulting this guide can help ensure that the process goes as smoothly and as safely as possible.

We welcome inquiries about these tips or about car buying in general. To set up an interview with one of our experts, please contact Jessica Carstens at 415-339-4562 or email jcarstens(at)cartelligent(dot)com.

About Cartelligent: For over thirteen years, Cartelligent has connected car buyers with the new car they want, at the right price. Thousands of satisfied clients have saved time and money while avoiding the hassle of the traditional dealer experience by working with Cartelligent to help them enjoy the car buying experience like never before.

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Tesla’s Elon Musk Bashes Media For Bad Publicity As Model S Fires Probed

Shares in Tesla were making their way higher on Tuesday after founder and CEO Elon Musk took to twitter to defend the Model S from “incredibly unjust” media coverage after three vehicle fires over the past several weeks.  Musk also said he invited regulators to conduct a review of the Model S, comments which were disputed by the NHTSA which actually began an investigation into the incidents on November 15.

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“Why does a Tesla fire w no injury get more media headlines than 100,000 gas car fires that kill 100s of people per year?” tweetedMusk, adding that the Model S has the best safety record of any car on the road.  Both on twitter and through Tesla’s blog, Musk said his VP of regulatory affairs, Jim Chen, invited senior staff at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to conduct “a full investigation as soon as possible into the fire incidents.”  Tesla is also extending its warranty on the Model S to all fires, including those caused by driver accidents, the billionaire said.

The NHTSA rejected Musk’s comments, though, with administrator David Strickland telling Congress they had begun an investigation and that Tesla “did not ask for the investigation,” according to the Detroit News.  “On more than one occasion, (Musk) has directly challenged me in one-on-one meetings on a number of issues regarding electric vehicles. He is very passionate. He has very strong views, and on occasion, I have had to explain to him, I am really not trying to mess up his business model. I am trying to do this to actually keep people safer,” Strickland said.

The regulator said it was beginning its preliminary investigation after fires in Washington and Tennessee which occurred as a consequence of “an undercarriage strike with metallic roadway debris.” NHTSA officials added “the resulting impact damage to the propulsion battery tray (baseplate) initiated thermal runaway. In each incident, the vehicle’s battery monitoring system provided escalating visible and audible warnings, allowing the driver to execute a controlled stop and exit the vehicle before the battery emitted smoke and fire.”  A third fire in Mexico wasn’t being investigated as the NHTSA has no jurisdiction overseas.

In his blog post, Musk was combative, noting the Model S has experienced on average one fire every 6,333 vehicles, compared to one every 1,350 for traditional gasoline vehicles.  “The far more deadly nature of a gasoline car fire deserves to be re-emphasized. Since the Model S went into production mid last year, there have been over 400 deaths and 1,200 serious injuries in the United States alone due to gasoline car fires, compared to zero deaths and zero injuries due to Tesla fires anywhere in the world,” wrote Musk, who added gasoline tanks have 10 times the combustion energy than his battery packs.  Provocatively, Musk noted arsonists tend to prefer gasoline: “trying to set the side of a building on fire with a battery pack is far less effective.”

Last week, Musk explained that his company’s high-flying stock price is more a distraction than anything else.  While the company will ultimately be worth many times what it is now, he said, it may not deserve the high valuation markets are giving it.  The stock remains up more than 240% this year, completely leaving in the dust major automakers like Ford Motor F +0.06%General Motors GM +0.79%, and Toyota.  That hasn’t been the case more recently, as Tesla has fallen more than 33% over the last month alone.

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