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Automaker Tesla looks to bypass car dealers

The Tesla showroom at the Natick Mall has an electric car on display.

WENDY MAEDA/GLOBE STAFF

The Tesla showroom at the Natick Mall has an electric car on display.

Across from the Victoria’s Secret at the upscale Natick Mall is the kind of stylish storefront where you would expect to buy designer jeans, boutique jewelry, and chic accessories.

But the expensive bauble on sale in this storefront is a car — the super-sleek, super-fast Tesla electric vehicle. And the Natick outpost may just be the car showroom of the future, as Tesla plans to soon introduce a midpriced model intended to broaden its appeal among car buyers.

That is, if Tesla wins its pitched battle with Massachusetts auto dealers over the right to sell its vehicles directly to the public from a comfy store, or over the Internet, rather than through a traditional car dealership, as usually required.

On Tuesday, the fight landed the two sides before the state Legislature, where Tesla and local auto dealers, through their state association, asked lawmakers to legislate the terms of car buying in Massachusetts in their respective favors.

The hearing Tuesday on Beacon Hill featured polar policies: one bill that would expressly outlaw Tesla’s direct-to-consumer sales model, and another that would legalize it.

“It really comes down to consumer choice,” said Natick state Representative David Linsky, who is sponsoring the pro-Tesla bill. “What delivers the best deal, the best service for the consumer? Let’s let the market determine it.”

Elon Musk is chief executive of Tesla, which is fighting battles in other states that have franchise laws like the one in Massachusetts.

PAUL SAKUMA/ASSOCIATED PRESS

Elon Musk is chief executive of Tesla, which is fighting battles in other states that have franchise laws like the one in Massachusetts.

The outcome of the case could help shape how consumers go about buying cars, holding out the prospect that it someday may be as easy as, say, going to the Apple store to order a new laptop.

The dealer franchise law was adopted to protect local car sellers from undue pressure from the major automakers by, for example, preventing manufacturers from opening their own nearby car lots and underselling their own dealers.

Robert F. O’Koniewski, executive vice president of the Massachusetts State Auto Dealers Association, said the law protects consumers because it encourages car sellers to compete with each other; allowing a carmaker to act as its own dealer would eliminate the dynamic of competition within the brand.

And all Tesla has to do, O’Koniewski said, is join the crowd and sell its cars through the independent dealer system.

“This has nothing to do with trying to prevent them from doing business in the Commonwealth,” O’Koniewski said. “It has everything to do with following the law, like the other 412 dealers have to do and the other 25 manufacturers have to do.”

But Tesla counters that independently owned dealers are in effect exerting a monopoly on car sales in Massachusetts. James C. Chen, the company’s vice president of regulatory affairs, told lawmakers Tuesday that Tesla might shift to a franchised dealership model in the future, but for now the 10-year-old company only makes 21,000 cars per year — not nearly enough to support a network of dealerships selling Teslas exclusively.

That means a dealer would have to sell Teslas alongside gas-powered vehicles, which sets up a conflict of interest, Chen argued.

“There is a financial disincentive for them to sell electric vehicles, versus their internal combustion engine vehicles,” he said. “To tout the benefits of an electric car would naturally denigrate the incumbent technology.”

This is the second major debate in the past year in Massachusetts about competition in the auto industry. The “right to repair” battle pitted auto manufacturers against independent mechanics over access to diagnostic and repair information, which now must be made available through a universal system by 2018. Proponents argued it was unfair for carmakers to monopolize that information and force consumers to bring their vehicles to auto dealers, where manufacturers would receive a slice of the repair bill.

Tesla, meanwhile, is fighting similar battles in many other states that have franchise laws like the one in Massachusetts. The company is also dealing with a troublesome setback, as federal safety inspectors on Tuesday launched an investigation into whether Tesla’s Model S electric car is vulnerable to fires because roadway debris can pierce the car’s underbody and battery — igniting fires in two Model S cars recently.

The lower-powered Tesla begins at around $70,000 and can top $120,000 with a larger battery and the kind of luxury amenities found in cars made by Jaguar and BMW.

Despite its price tag, the Tesla Model S has wowed car aficionados and industry reviewers with its super-fast performance, super-sleek design, and high-tech interior. No less a gimlet eye than Consumer Reports earlier this year gave the Model S a near-perfect rating — 99 out of 100 — and described the car’s performance as “a silent yet potent surge of power that will make many sports cars weep with envy.”

The higher-powered version can travel about 265 miles on a single charge and recovers about 30 miles for every hour of charging with a traditional plug.

Supercharging stations, which Tesla is building at highway rest stops across the country — with two in Connecticut — can provide a simple repower in less than an hour.

The company plans within the next few years to unveil a more affordable car that it expects will start at about $35,000, though a firm release date has not been set. More immediately, Tesla will again try to push the futuristic envelope with its Model X SUV, scheduled for next year at a similar price as the Model S. The Model X will feature “falcon wing” doors that open vertically.

The Tesla’s performance is one of the reasons Hingham resident Laura Burns bought the Model S. But she said the best part was the direct-buying experience.

“There may be people who like to haggle with dealers, but I don’t know any,” she said. “Most people hate it. The experience was night and day.”

Callum Borchers can be reached at callum.borchers@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @callumborchers.

tesla modifies warranty package to include fire coverage

US Safety Agency Opens Probe Into Tesla Fires

DETROIT November 19, 2013 (AP)
By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer

The U.S. government’s auto safety watchdog is investigating whether Tesla’s Model S electric car is vulnerable to fires because roadway debris can pierce the car’s underbody and battery.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which announced the probe early Tuesday, is looking into two incidents in which Model S drivers struck metal objects on highways. The objects penetrated the bottom of the car, punctured the battery and caused fires.

Both drivers were warned of a problem by the car and escaped safely.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said in a blog post that he requested the NHTSA investigation. He says accident data show that the Model S is far safer than gasoline-powered cars, but the probe is needed to dispel questions the public may have about the safety of electric vehicles as a result of the fires.

But NHTSA Administrator David Strickland told reporters in Washington Tuesday that he isn’t aware of any request from Tesla. However, the agency said Tesla is cooperating in the investigation.

News of the probe didn’t hurt Tesla’s stock price. It gained $4.51, or 3.7 percent, to close at $126.09, and at one point rose to $129.

The probe affects more than 13,000 cars from the 2013 model year that were sold in the U.S. Tesla has sold about 19,000 of the cars worldwide. They start at $70,000 but often run more than $100,000.

Tesla’s batteries are mounted beneath the passenger compartment and protected by a quarter-inch-thick metal shield. Experts say that if the batteries are damaged, that can cause arcing and sparks and touch off a fire.

NHTSA, in documents posted on its website, said it opened the preliminary evaluation “to examine the potential risks associated with undercarriage strikes” on the Tesla cars. The investigation could lead to a recall, but a decision likely is months away.

Musk, who has stated previously that the Model S won’t be recalled, said Tuesday that if NHTSA discovers something “that would result in a material improvement in occupant fire safety,” Tesla will make the change on new cars, as well as existing vehicles free of charge. He said such a discovery is “unlikely.”

The low-slung Model S has a 6-inch clearance between the ground and the undercarriage. Other cars with gas engines sit lower, such as the Mercedes CLA Class at 3.9 inches and a Dodge Charger at 5 inches, according to the Edmunds.com auto website. But the Tesla automatically lowers itself about another inch at highway speeds, the company’s website said.

In his blog post, Musk wrote that Tesla has done an over-the-air software update to give the car more ground clearance at highway speeds. The change, Musk wrote, was made to cut the chances of underbody damage, not to improve safety.

“The theoretical probability of a fire injury is already vanishingly small, and the actual number to date is zero,” he wrote.

Another software update in January will give the driver more control of the air suspension ride height, Musk wrote. The company also added fire damage to its warranty coverage “even if it’s due to driver error.”

 

will the renegade lawless used car dealers survive the FTC ??

the FTC used car rule

carries a whopping $ 16k fine per vehicle for non compliance

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how do the outlaw renegade used car dealers

@beepi

@instamotor

@trycarlypso

@shift_cars

@carkibo

plan to met this requirement ??

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File an application with the department. CVC Section 11401 et seq. and CCR, Title 13, Section 330.00 et. seq.
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how long will the board of equalization allow rogue lawless disruptive technology car dealers to operate ??

2015 is the year of the outlaw used car sales model

based upon the uber disruptive technology pattern

@beepi

@trycarlypso

@shift_cars

@carkibo

@instamotors

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california law both at dmv and the state board of equalization requires a dealer license

if you wish to profit from the sale of a motor vehicle

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the pervasive attitude among disruptive technology is that

we would rather be punished

than ever ask for permission

this attitude is readily apparent in every approach to

dmv compliance we have examined

the sad truth

THERE DOES EXIST A LEGAL MODEL

WHICH ADDRESSES DMV COMPLIANCE IN FULL

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some of these models hold dealer licenses in remote locations

some of these models hold dealer licenses but show no compliance

some of these models are conducting business with no license whatsoever

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that will eventually cost them time & money

and/ or limit their ability to conduct

lawful business in california

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the federal buyers guide

requires posting on each and every vehicle offered for sale

with a whopping $16k potential fine per vehicle

with @beepi posting 654 cars for sale with no federal buyers guide

the fine alone for this breach could exceed $ 10 million dollars

FTC Buyers Guide Rules

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the sales tax due to the state is required to be collected

by the selling dealer along with dmv registration fees

when sold as unlicensed or for the blatant licensed violator

the state can deem illegal activity as a taxable event

which means that sales tax is due from the seller

on each vehicle under their control

sold in an unlawful manner

this tax would be above and beyond any sales tax

paid by the buyer to register the vehicle

if fraud or misrepresentation is apparent

the selling dealer faces tremendous penalties

and possible criminal action

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deliberate advertising claims

which violate the truth in advertising provisions

can trigger civil and criminal investigations

from the attorney generals office

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civil claims of fraud and misrepresentation

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@beepi ??? innovative startup or rogue lawless used car dealer ???

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Minnie Ingersoll’s San Francisco startup Shift looks and acts like an online used car dealer. It advertises cars for sale on its website and makes money when one is sold. But if you ask Ingersoll what Shift is, she insists, “We’re not trying to be a dealer.”

Venture capitalists have invested $23.5 million into Shift and millions more into a handful of similar startups seeking to revolutionize the way used cars are bought and sold. But like Uber, which revolutionized the taxi business while ducking taxi regulations, some of these companies avoid offering the basic consumer protections required of a dealer by claiming not to be one.

Photo of a used car.

Each company is a little different, but most are based in the San Francisco Bay Area and all are founded on the notion of using the web to pair buyers and sellers in an efficient, peer-to-peer marketplace that eliminates the hassles and risks of buying and selling a used car.

“It is, on the surface, a great new idea, just like Uber taxi cabs,” said Larry Laskowski, the executive director of the Independent Automobile Dealers Association of California. But he worries consumers will face problems. “Everything is fine until somebody gets an eye poked out,” he said.

California law defines as a car dealer anyone who, in return for money, “exchanges, buys, or offers for sale, negotiates or attempts to negotiate” the sale of vehicles. Car dealers say they have complained to the California Department of Motor Vehicles that these online startups are endangering consumers by sidestepping the protections required of traditional operations, although used car dealers don’t typically enjoy good reputations with consumers either. Both car dealers and startup executives told FairWarning the DMV is investigating. The department refused to comment.

The startups are so new it’s unclear whether consumers have more problems with them or traditional car dealers, but there have been complaints of low-ball price quotes and registration snafus.

On Yelp, the online review site, a user named Aaron G. from San Francisco said Shift sold him a car without informing him, or even realizing, that the seller still had an outstanding loan. He said Shift asked him to front the money to pay it off, leaving him vulnerable if something went wrong or another problem emerged. “I would have paid for the car without becoming the owner,” Aaron G. wrote. Eventually, however, it was straightened out and he bought the car.

Photo of Larry Laskowski, executive director of the Independent Automobile Dealers Association of California

Another Yelp reviewer, jett s. of Oakland, wrote that a startup called Beepi registered his newly purchased car at his work address instead of his home and didn’t seem to care about fixing the mistake once the sale was made. He later revised his review, saying Beepi contacted him to apologize after he made his initial post to Yelp. “I would guess that my issues with them are simply growing pains, so I would now recommend them to someone with the caveat to not sign papers / pay for the car if there are any errors in the paperwork,” jett wrote.

Used car dealers are governed by numerous rules. Federal regulations require them to post warranty information on every vehicle for sale. California law layers on additional protections, including requirements for dealers to conduct a basic inspection of all vehicles they sell, to guarantee that the cars’ safety features function properly; to inform consumers of their right to obtain a third-party inspection; and to provide a vehicle history report from the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System, among other things.

FairWarning spoke with the executives of five startup companies. Two companies based in California – Shift and Instamotor – said they are not car dealers, and thus not governed by dealer regulations, although they noted they voluntarily provide some of the required protections, like conducting inspections or obtaining a vehicle history report.

The CEO of a third California startup, Tom Nguyen of Carkibo, said his company is a “peer-to-peer concierge” and “not like a car dealer,” but refused to respond when asked if it follows dealer regulations. He did say, however, that Carkibo was in the process of getting a dealer’s license to ensure that it wasn’t operating in a gray area.

Only the executives of Tred, a company based in Seattle, and Beepi, the largest of the online startups with $79 million in venture capital investments, called themselves car dealers and said they comply with all of the regulations required of one.

“It has not been an issue for us to abide by the dealer rules in Washington state,” said Tred co-founder and CEO Grant Feek, although he noted regulations do differ from state to state.

Photo of Minnie Ingersoll, CEO of Shift

The startups have the potential to confuse consumers because their websites appear very similar to those of online car dealers, like Carlypso in the Bay Area and Carvana in Atlanta. Further complicating matters is the fact that these online companies seem to frequently change their operating models.

For example, Val Gui, co-founder of Instamotor, said his company initially performed all of the duties of a dealer and even had a dealer’s license. But he said the company found abiding by dealer regulations to be “too expensive for the value customers were getting out it,” and eventually decided to change its operating model to a peer-to-peer service.

Today, Instamotor just obtains a Carfax vehicle history report and a recall check, and conducts an inspection that includes the items required of dealers under state law. Unlike other companies, Instamotor doesn’t make its money directly from car sales. Rather, it generates revenue from referral fees if buyers purchase car insurance through one of its network of carriers.

The three other California companies profit directly when a car sells. Shift guarantees sellers a minimum sale price for their cars, then takes 50 percent of whatever the vehicles sell for above that price. Carkibo takes as much as a 5 percent commission from the sale price of cars sold through its service. Beepi guarantees sellers a price for the car, then charges buyers 1 percent to 9 percent more, which the company pockets as revenue.

Among the California startups, only Beepi says it is a car dealer while the other insist they’re not.

“Shift is absolutely committed to abiding by all applicable laws and regulations,” said Ingersoll, Shift’s co-founder and chief operating officer, in an email. “…However, given that Shift operates completely in the peer-to-peer market, the dealer-based regulations … do not apply to our operations.”

Broadcast versions of this story:

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Ingersoll called Shift a car listing service, like AutoTrader or eBay Motors, which allow sellers to list a car and buyers to get vehicle information, along with access to services such as mechanical inspections. She said Shift conducts a 150-point inspection of the vehicles for sale on its site, but declined to respond when asked if that inspection covered the items required under the law.

Beepi co-founder Owen Savir, on the other hand, said the company’s 185-point inspection includes everything required of car dealers. “We think playing by the rules is very important,” Savir said, especially for a company like Beepi. However, under Beepi’s operating model, buyers don’t have the opportunity to test drive cars: the first time they see a car is after they’ve purchased it. Savir said the company felt that if it was asking buyers to take such a leap of faith, Beepi needed to offer the highest protections, included meeting all the existing requirements of car dealers.

“I can tell you that we chose the hard way,” Savir said. “It’s definitely easier to say, ‘I’m not a dealer, I don’t need to abide by the rules.’ ”

– See more at: http://www.fairwarning.org/2015/03/used-car-startups-do-a-wheelie-around-consumer-protection-rules/#sthash.1MVe7aot.dpuf

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The new legislation requires BHPH dealers, on every vehicle sold or leased, to:

Restrict the use of global positioning satellite (GPS) and starter interrupt devices,
unless the buyer has been advised. As with all consumer advisory requirements, the
department recommends the advisory statement be in writing and the buyer’s
signature is obtained on such written document.

Affix and prominently display a label on any used vehicle offered for retail sale that
states the reasonable market value of the vehicle. The label must meet all of the
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—Printed with a heading in at least 16-point bold type that reads

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carwoo of burlingame slams the door shut…will used car models using disruptive technology follow ??

when a company

with major funding

slams its doors shut

and 9 high level employees

move to a competitor ( truecar.com )

one has to wonder

what happened ??

the carwoo model was incredible

but was established on an unstable foundation

in california

if you operate as an autobroker

you must be licensed by the dmv

you must have a car dealer bond

you must carry car dealer insurance

truecar.com has had its moments with the california dmv

but it is currently operting within their guidelines

will others in the car business

currently breaking the rules

be held to answer ???

keep an eye on tesla motors and cartelligent

for potential future dmv actions

due to questionable sales tactics and advertising

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@trycarlypso

@shift_cars

@carkibo

@instamotor

@beepi

all have similar aspirations and weak foundations

the disruptive technology model has

traditionally undervalued the power of the government

and each will have to face significant hurdles to stay solvent

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the irony here is that we have a bulletproof used car sales model

which would survive scrutiny at every level

what is stopping them???

100M dollars is a lot of money to risk in a shaky unstable lawless rogue model

you would think someone would see the light

and invest in a stable future

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Dealer Class, Practice Exam & Certificate
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· Obtain the DMV Inspector’s number for your area and
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Then from the dmv website, www.dmv.ca.gov,

the student must find the:
list of DMV inspectors,
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application for dealers license,
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SM snowmobile

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Endorsements: AutoBroker

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· Obtain the Zoning Verification Letter.
Every dealer must have their location zoning
approved, using the proper DMV form, by the local
planning authority for the office location.
The proper zoning
form:

http://www.dmv.ca.gov/forms/ol/ol902.pdf

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· File a Fictitious Name Statement with the county clerk
and have it published in a local paper.
The dealer must file a Fictitious Name Statement with
the county clerk of jurisdiction for the office location.
A list of California county websites:
http://www.csac.counties.org/default.asp?id=7·

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Obtain a Surety Bond in the amount of $ 50,000.
Wholesale & less than 25 cars/ year then $ 10,000.
The surety bond is a promise by the dealer to honor
all obligations on behalf of the dealership, including
DMV fees and penalties, State sales tax and a
judgment by any court against the dealership.
Cash, Savings or a Bond may be posted.
Your credit report will set the Bond Premium
Some credit scores will require collateral.
The DMV form needed to submit your bond:
http://www.dmv.ca.gov/forms/ol/ol25.htm
If less than 25 cars per year & wholesale only:
http://www.dmv.ca.gov/forms/ol/ol25b.pdf

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· Obtain a Business License
The city or county issuing the zoning permission letter
will usually require a business license.
· Obtain a Live Scan Fingerprint Card.
To obtain a location check:

http://ag.ca.gov/fingerprints/publications/contact.php

DMV Live Scan information:
http://www.dmv.ca.gov/vehindustry/ol/livescan.htm
DMV Sample Live Scan Form
http://dmv.ca.gov/forms/ol/dmv8016.pdf

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Obtain a Board of Equalization Seller’s Permit.
To obtain a location of a field office:
http://www.boe.ca.gov/info/phone.htm
Board Information on Registration:
http://www.boe.ca.gov/info/reg.htm#sales
Application Form:
http://www.boe.ca.gov/pdf/boe400spa.pdf

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· Complete the Application and have someone read it
over for you to look for errors and omissions.

Ask your
DMV Inspector if you can FAX it in for review.
· Call the DMV Inspector and submit the Application with
your Bond Declaration Form. You must have a Bond in
place to submit your application. If you wish to be
considered for a temporary license, you must have all
photos completed as well.
list of DMV inspectors,
http://www.dmv.ca.gov/fo/inspector_office.htm
DMV photo requirements:
http://dmv.ca.gov/vehindustry/ol/photoreq.htm

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Generally you will need:
11 photos for retail
8 for wholesale, 9 for wholesale with a broker endorsement

 They are:

1 Building photo
2 Outside sign photo ®
3 Display area photo ®
4 Office
5 Business License posting photo
6 Resale Permit posting photo
7 Telephone
8 Interior Signs ®
9 Locked Cabinet
10 Checkbook
11 Dealer Book

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· Build your office before you contact the DMV Inspector
for final inspection and clearance.

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· Obtain a phone and have a phone line installed in the
name of the dealership, including a 411 listing.

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· If retail, Obtain and install exterior signs.
One sign if sole user of the location.
Multiple signs if mixed use at the location.

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· If retail, Install the three Office Signs provided by TriStar

The No Cooling Off Period Notice to Public

The Inspection of Vehicle Notice to Public

Car Buyer Bill of Rights Disclosure

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 Create a locked cabinet, desk drawer, file cabinet or safe to store DMV report of sale forms.

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· Open a Bank Account in the name of the dealership.

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· Label a thick 3 ring binder as your dealer book.

This book will hold for all updates sent by the DMV, all ROS
forms you might have to void & your broker log. ·

For registration forms write to:
DMV Forms Office
P.O. Box 932242, Sacramento,CA, 94232
Use the list of forms from the DMV website & add the
REG 262 to the list.
list of registration forms,
http://www.dmv.ca.gov/forms/formsreg.htm
Draft a letter on your dealer letterhead including a
copy of your DMV certificate of completion requesting
25 of each listed form.
These forms are sent at no charge.

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· Contact for forms & disclosures.
Their website for dealer forms:
http://licenseframegirl.com

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The four forms needed:

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conditional sales contract CA553
English copy, 4 per set, latest version
Spanish Copy, 1 per set, latest version

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as-is no warranty for Federal Buyers Guide, 327D
English copy, latest version
Spanish Copy, latest version

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car buyer bill of rights option form
English copy, latest version
Spanish Copy,latest version

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Not for Sale Sticker

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· Create & have ready photos of your setup.
Instruction on photos @
http://www.dmv.ca.gov/vehindustry/ol/photoreq.htm

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· Final inspection follows in 90 – 120 days following
clearance from Sacramento.
The DMV Inspector will call you for an inspection appointment.
· When you pass inspection you will receive your:
dealer number
wall license
car dealer license special plates
report of sale forms, for your type of license.

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