avoid the salvage surprize @runtheVIN

Where can I find my VIN? Your vehicle’s unique Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is a 17-digit number that can be found on the title document, the vehicle registration, and on the insurance policy. The VIN can also be located at the following locations on the car itself: On the driver’s …

lookup vehicle recalls by VIN

Recalls Look-up by VIN – Vehicle Identification Number Owners may not always know their recalled vehicle still needs to be repaired. NHTSA’s new search tool lets you enter a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to quickly learn if a specific vehicle has not been repaired as part of a safety recall …

make sure your car dealer bad loan collections are FTC compliant

How the FTC’s “Operation Collection Protection” Affects Car Dealerships “Operation Collection Protection” targets illegal debt collection practices across the country. Is your dealership in compliance? You are undoubtedly familiar with the Federal Trade Commission, aka the FTC. The FTC is the government agency that works on behalf of consumers to …

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make sure you understand the lemon law

The Federal Lemon Law: How Well Does Your Dealership Understand the Rules? Only dealership customers with warranties are protected under the Federal Lemon Law. You undoubtedly take a lot of pride in your dealership and the inventory you offer. However, whenever you are selling cars — especially used cars — …

lookup vehicle recalls by VIN

Recalls Look-up by VIN – Vehicle Identification Number Owners may not always know their recalled vehicle still needs to be repaired. NHTSA’s new search tool lets you enter a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to quickly learn if a specific vehicle has not been repaired as part of a safety recall …

yo-yo financing is risky business

The Risks of Spot Delivery and How to Avoid Yo-Yo Financing You may be a big fan of spot delivery in your dealership, but if you’re not doing it right, you may be hearing from the FTC. Ask any dealership employee what their busiest times are, and you’ll likely always …

make sure your car dealer bad loan collections are FTC compliant

How the FTC’s “Operation Collection Protection” Affects Car Dealerships “Operation Collection Protection” targets illegal debt collection practices across the country. Is your dealership in compliance? You are undoubtedly familiar with the Federal Trade Commission, aka the FTC. The FTC is the government agency that works on behalf of consumers to …

bake fresh inventory every 60 days

How to Sell Used Car Inventory in 60 Days Those hard-to-sell vehicles in your used car inventory aren’t just taking up space—they’re cutting into your profits It’s a beautiful morning as you open your auto dealership for the day. You look across the lot, and the sun is shining down …

bake fresh inventory every 60 days

How to Sell Used Car Inventory in 60 Days Those hard-to-sell vehicles in your used car inventory aren’t just taking up space—they’re cutting into your profits It’s a beautiful morning as you open your auto dealership for the day. You look across the lot, and the sun is shining down …

bird dog fees are illegal in california

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every california licensed used car dealer must present a dealer bond to the dmv

we call the dealer surety bond a pretty pot of gold that you must create and present to the dmv it is a promise to three agencies of state government the bond has a 12 month coverage period with a three year claims period for example: 2017 sales are covered …