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Why Not Get Your Very Own Car Dealer’s License?

1.  Car Dealer Auction Access

2.  Wholesale Acquisition from Franchise new car Dealers

3.  Sell as many cars as you like

4.  Personal Use of car dealer license plates

5.  Efficient Acquisition of vehicles

6.  Expenses become deductible as a business owner

7.  Network existing contacts into additional car sales

8.  Broker new Cars and make a finders fee

9.  Wholesale tax free parts and repairs

10.  Incredible savings even if you are a part time home based wholesale dealer


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car dealer photoshoot mandatory

IMPORTANT NOTE: The department will perform on site inspections to conirm the contents of photographs.
Submission of fraudulent application form(s) and/or photograph(s) is grounds to refuse to issue this and any
subsequent license.
− Photographs must be clear enough to ensure compliance with requirements.

− Each photograph must be dated and signed.

− Photograph must be attached to a sheet of paper, labeled and numbered according to directions below.

• Office
− Photographs must clearly show an office set up to perform the duties required by the license type, including
adequate secure storage for accountable materials and records.
• Entrance
− Photograph(s) of the office entrance, which includes the office address from the outside of the building.
(NOTE: See directions under sign for further directions if the address is not affixed near the office entrance
or to the exterior of the building.)
− If the office entrance is not directly accessible from the exterior, then a photograph from the corridor showing
the direct entrance is also required.
• Office Use
− Exclusive Office Use: A full photograph from the entrance to the back wall which includes both side walls.
Option: Two or more photographs that can be placed together covering the entire office area.
− Non-Exclusive Office Use: Businesses involving vehicles or their component parts must be conducted
separate from other types of businesses. Provide photographs that clearly show the physical division
between businesses involving vehicles or their component parts, (1670 CVC).
• Books and Records
− Photograph(s) of where the books and records pertinent to the type of business being conducted are kept
(320 CVC).
• Sign
− Photograph(s) must clearly show a sign permanently affixed to the exterior of the building, visible from a
distance of ifty (50) feet. If the address is not visible on the exterior of the building, then it must appear on
the sign.
− Sign From Fifty (50) Feet: A photograph of the sign from a distance of ifty (50) feet is required.
− Sign From Property Entrance: A photograph of the sign from the nearest public entrance to the property.
• Display Area
− Photograph(s) must clearly show an area large enough for the type of vehicle(s) for sale and must be for the
exclusive use of the licensee.
− Photographs of the complete display area.
− Photograph(s) that shows the proximity of the display area(s) to the office. If the display area is not in the
immediate vicinity of the office, another permanently installed sign is required to identify the business name
and office address.
− Photograph(s) that includes display area sign(s). If utilizing designated parking spaces, a sign must be
permanently installed designating the spaces for the exclusive use of the licensee (business name). A copy
of a contract or lease agreement for the spaces must be included with the application.
• Location
− Licensees with minimal license requirements must submit a photograph that clearly shows the place of
business (exterior of building and/or property), posted business name sign and area for licensed activity.

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California law requires a business or state agency to notify any California resident whose unencrypted personal information, as defined, was acquired, or reasonably believed to have been acquired, by an unauthorized person. (California Civil Code s. 1798.29(a) and California Civ. Code s. 1798.82(a))

Any person or business that is required to issue a security breach notification to more than 500 California residents as a result of a single breach of the security system shall electronically submit a single sample copy of that security breach notification, excluding any personally identifiable information, to the Attorney General. (California Civil Code s. 1798.29(e)and California Civ. Code s. 1798.82(f))

If you are a Business or State Agency

Please use our on-line form to Submit Data Security Breach notification samples.

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car dealers…..you must consider salespersons as employees or independent contractors


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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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:

2014 sales are covered thru 2017

by posting a bond you promise to:

always pay the dmv for fees and penalties

always pay the board of equalization its sales tax

honor all judicial orders for repayment

if you break your promise

the agency exercises your bond

the bond company makes payment to the agency

and you must make immediate repayment to the bond company

old school dealers have posted cash or savings

with a 3 year hold after you close the business

new school rents the money from the bond company

with the bond preminum based on the collective credit of the owners

wholesale only dealers with 24 sales per year or less can post a $ 10k bond

with preminums starting @ $ 300 per year

wholesale dealers above 24 sales per year or retail dealers

must post a $ 50k bond

with preminums starting at $ 850 per year

multiple year purchases are available with some discount

preminums for those with poor credit can exceed $ 5k per year with a $ 5k deposit

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certified used cars must include an extended warranty

CPO stands for certified pre-owned

what does it legally require to be a certified pre-owned vehicle ???

in california since the passage of the car buyer bill of rights

any used car dealer can publish their certification details in their office

and proudly advertise their vehicles as certified used cars

the fine points of the certification advertisment

is entirely at the discrection of the used car dealer

YES, the certification should include a warranty

YES, prior history vehicles are excluded from certification

YES, any car dealer may advertise certified pre-owned vehicles







odometer fraud can be a costly mistake for the craigslist car buyer

Odometer Fraud: Used Cars Lying About Their Age

It's estimated that 1 in 10 cars will have their odometer tampered with.  Look for clues both in and around the gauges, as well as along the whole car to help you determine if fraud is afoot.
It’s estimated that 1 in 10 cars will have their odometer tampered with. Look for clues both in and around the gauges, as well as along the whole car to help you determine if fraud is afoot.

Source: Manuel Cintron

It stands to reason that you’ve heard the phrase “time is money” — after all, it’s been around for over two and a half centuries.

Coined by Mr. Benjamin Franklin in 1748 as a warning to idle people, it would thrill him to know its became the motto of hustler and two-timer alike. In any circumstance, Franklin’s wisdom is inescapably true — even one he couldn’t have foreseen: the used car market.

Fitting that the coiner of the phrase, "time is money" should be the face on the $100 bill.
Fitting that the coiner of the phrase, “time is money” should be the face on the $100 bill.

Like a creeper on a dance club floor, the quickest way for a car to find somebody to go home with is to lie about its age.

Odometers have been keeping track of miles far longer than cars have been covering them (Franklin himself invented one of his own to measure the distance traveled by postal carriers for finding cost effective routes — they weren’t going to put someone who didn’t care about money on the $100 bill).

Where their accuracy helped Mr. Franklin, their inaccuracies help unscrupulous car sellers make undeserved money off of you.

Clocking” and “Spinning:

Tampering with a car’s odometer became known as “clocking” and “spinning” the dials back when they were actually dials — a ring and pinion reduction that spun the six tumblers with numbers on them.

That mechanism in the dash is connected to the drivetrain by a tightly wound, flexible cable that is engaged to measure when the car’s transmission is in-gear. Only the tumblers in the dash need be tampered with to shave a few hundred or thousands of miles off a car.

“We estimate 1 in 10 cars have their odometer rolled back,” said Jack Gillis, public affairs director for the Consumer Federation of America and the author of “The Car Book”.

The process of fiddling with analog odometers can leave behind clues that, with a keen eye, you can spot (and dodge the bullet heading for your wallet — and safety).

CarFax, makers of vehicle history-reports, recommends that you pay attention to details in and around the dash and driver’s seat for signs of a car trying to pass for “newer” than it actually is.

  • Finger prints in the inside of a gauge cluster’s clear plastic means someone’s sticky fingers were where they shouldn’t have been
  • Extra-worn gas/brake/clutch pedals, shift knobs, and steering wheels on “low mileage” cars shouldn’t be — unless the owner has a handshake grittier than sandpaper
  • Be suspicious of trim-damage (marred or warped plastics) and loose screws near the gauge cluster

CarFax recommends paying attention to analog odometers with tumblers that have gaps between them, aren’t aligned as straight as you’d expector (and this should definitely indicate something) ‘jiggle’ when you strike the dash.

The tumblers should move smoothly, without intermittent changes in the action.

Keep a close-eye on the 10,000-digit tumbler, there’s money to be had in cars that are below the five-and-six-digit mileage marks. These will be the ones likeliest to be adjusted

TIPa car with less than 10,000 miles should still be on its original tires; their make can be obtained from a brand dealer.

This shift knob has visible wear on its surface.  It's from a 13-year-old car, with nearly 133,000 miles.  Check "high-touch" surfaces that will see more wear to determine a car's age and road use for yourself.

This shift knob has visible wear on its surface. It’s from a 13-year-old car, with nearly 133,000 miles. Check “high-touch” surfaces that will see more wear to determine a car’s age and road use for yourself.

Source: Manuel Cintron

CarFax also recommends checking mileage against service-stickers, like oil changes. These are located in the door sills and window/windshield corners.

Truthfully though, anyone who didn’t think to change these to help sell their story wasn’t trying very hard — you should look deeper, suspicious or not.

Records, Records, Records:

Every time a car changes hands and is registered to a new owner, an account of its current mileage is taken and stored with the vehicles government records.

Services like CarFax provide records of this information (along with a car’s history of reported accidents and repairs — even if the car was somewhere classified a disaster area).

Utilizing this tool instead of simply going by the title of the current owner can help you spot a mileage discrepancy that they had no ability to hide.

When looking at the title your prospective car seller has – check:

  • the dates of their ownership-title against your vehicle report (reports take their data from DMV records)
  • the mileage on their documentation for fading or anything “conveniently” making it hard to read

A full history report costs a fee, but CarFax offers free odometer-checks of charge on their website (you just need the car’s Vehicle Identification Number, located at the bottom of the driver’s-side windshield and door-sill sticker).

TIPEven this kind of meticulous record-diving is no substitution for a good vehicle inspection by a mechanic of your choosing. Opt for one when possible.

Digital Odomoters, Faithful Guard or Fraud-Assiting:

The digital odometer, operating from the car’s on board Electronic Control Unit/Module, was developed for stopping analog-tampering. Unfortunately, criminals can be ingenious and quickly adapt.

People familiar with the old style of “clocking” were foiled, but a more tech-savvy auto hustler emerged (with worryingly easy-to-find tools).

Engineers designed back doors into car’s digital systems for correcting anomalies (like mismatched odometers from replacing a car’s instruments).

There exists both software and hardware to ‘correct’ odometers, but they can also input whatever road-age you’d like. Not even reserved for the truly committed and well financed crook, some examples are relatively inexpensive.

Any vehicle claiming to be under 10,000 miles should still have its original factory tires.  If you're unsure of what model these should be, contact a local dealer of the car brand.
Any vehicle claiming to be under 10,000 miles should still have its original factory tires. If you’re unsure of what model these should be, contact a local dealer of the car brand.

Source: Manuel Cintron

Next-Generation Fraud Tools:

A “Tacho Pro 2008 Mileage Correction Odometer Adjusting Tool”, sold by Shenzhen Acarobd Auto Electronics Co., Ltd in China retails for little over $200 on HDGate.com (an equally suspicious shopping website, with an image “borrowed” from eBay and Amazon).

The Tacho Pro odometer kit comes equipped to interface with:

  • Opel/Chevrolet/Saturn
  • Jaguar
  • Jeep
  • Saab
  • Toyota/Lexus
  • Porsche
  • Nissan
  • Peugeot
  • BMW
  • Citroen
  • Mercedes Benz
  • Audi/Volkswagen
  • Renault
  • Mitsubishi
  • Chrysler
  • Land Rover
  • Mazda
  • Ford
  • Dodge
  • Honda
  • Volvo
  • KIA
  • Hyundai
This Chinese-built odometer programmer is just one of several tools available for online purchase, a staple in the modern odometer "clocker"/"spinner" toolbox.
This Chinese-built odometer programmer is just one of several tools available for online purchase, a staple in the modern odometer “clocker”/”spinner” toolbox.

Source: DHGate.com

That’s a helluva lot of access (and felony potential) for your two Benjamin bills.

It is a felony, thanks to the Federal Truth in Mileage Act (TIMA), to tamper with any car’s odometer.

It is a costly form of fraud to potential consumers.

Without an accurate account of a car’s mileage — critical, mileage-based maintenance goes unperformed (becoming even costlier repairs).

There is no shortage of digital odometer tools for shady car sellers to obtain.
There is no shortage of digital odometer tools for shady car sellers to obtain.

Source: DHGate.com

When checking a car:

Look over the cabin (especially the driver’s area)

Check the gauge cluster for the signs (especially loose tumblers on analogue odometers)

Check external components like brakes, the trunk (lift back the carpet), and a car’s fluids beneath the hood (low mileage should have fresh-looking fluids)

You can check my in-depth Hub for used-car buying here.

Your obsessiveness and attention to detail can spare you money and headache alike.

An engine with over 220,000 miles undergoing extensive servicing.  Important maintenance is often mileage-based and difficult to stick to with inaccurate, tampered odometers.
An engine with over 220,000 miles undergoing extensive servicing. Important maintenance is often mileage-based and difficult to stick to with inaccurate, tampered odometers.

Source: Manuel Cintron

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Jay Leno holds court at The Quail car show in Monterey on Friday.

Jay Leno and Patrick Dempsey are among the stars at the automotive event, where cars with Hollywood histories have mostly fizzled.

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif – Vintage Ferrari sales are breaking records up in Monterey, Calif., this weekend, where the Cannes of the automotive world is underway.

On Saturday night, a 275 Ferrari N.A.R.T. Spyder hammered at $25 million (or $27.5 million, if you include the standard 10 percent commission). Another Italian beauty — a 1953 Ferrari 375 MM — sold on Friday night for slightly more than $9 million. Both sales went down at the RM Auctions sales.

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Meanwhile, entertainment biz folks are thin on the ground here, where multiple events are taking place over a long weekend on the Monterey Peninsula. Car enthusiasts Jay Leno and PatrickDempsey did make the trek and milled around Friday’s $550-a-ticket car show at The Quail. Dempsey caught up with Formula One champ Michael Schumacher, who spoke on a panel during the show with former Ferrari CEO Jean Todt. But other biz regulars at the annual Monterey motoring events are MIA, including Fox chairman Jim Gianopulosand attorney Alan Wertheimer.

“Too much work,” was Wertheimer’s excuse via text from Los Angeles.

And comedian Adam Carolla, who was racing his Nissan at the nearby Laguna Seca racetrack on Saturday, said, “I actually have to work tonight.” He had a stand-up gig in the area. “Yeah, it helps pay for some of this,” he said as he motioned to his car, which used to be raced by Paul Newman. (Carolla added he’s working on a Newman documentary.)

There were several cars with Hollywood histories and provenances at the auctions here, but not many fetched big sales. At the Gooding & Company sale on Saturday night, a 1927 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Playboy Roadster that made an appearance in Giant went for $341,000, while the 1920 Locomobile 48 Sportif, seen in the 1992 Robert Downey Jr. film Chaplin, came off the block at $176,000 — both selling at the low end of their estimates.

Hedy Lamarr‘s husband’s prewar French Delage D8-120 sold for $770,000 at Gooding. But the ’63 Corvette Sting Ray race car featured in the Elvis Presley film Viva Las Vegas (estimated at $375,000-$475,000) didn’t sell at Friday night’s RM auction because it didn’t fetch its reserve price.

Sunday’s final auction at Gooding isn’t expected to eclipse Saturday night’s Ferrari record, but perhaps the motorheads will be exhausted anyway — after a full day of walking the Pebble Beach lawn, where the annual Concours D’Elegance is unfolding under foggy skies.

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always be careful with salvage vehicles

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Sometimes a car deal sounds too good to be true – in which case, it may very well turn out to be a salvage. Most times you want to steer clear of these. Case in point involves vehicles with a salvage title.

When a vehicle has a salvage title, it typically means that at some point in its history it has been declared a total loss by an insurance company. This could be the result of an accident, fire, vandalism or other natural or man-made disaster. The damage the vehicle sustained has to be worth 75 percent of more of its value. Stolen vehicles that were recovered could also wind up with a salvage title in some states.

Another instance where a car ultimately carries a salvage title is government cars used for testing. After the testing is complete and the government has no further use for them, they are sold with a salvage title.

The salvage title is issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), depending on the state, after going through an inspection. Note that inspection procedures vary from one state to another, with some being a simple VIN and emissions system check and others requiring a full inspection. Once a car has a salvage title, it cannot be driven, sold or titled in its current condition.

Salvage title cars may be able to be repaired and the DMV could issue a new title after a safety inspection. The vehicle will be “branded” as a salvage-title or restored salvage or resalvaged vehicle so that any prospective buyers know what they’re getting.

Is buying a car with a salvage title that’s been repaired always a bad idea? Experts say that if you have the time, money and are willing to go through having the vehicle properly repaired, a salvage title vehicle may be one choice. On the other hand, it could be a lengthy and expensive proposition, one that you might be better to avoid. Stick with a thoroughly inspected and mechanically sound used vehicle sold by a reputable dealer or private seller.


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car dealer bond agent convicted of fraud

Former agent who pocketed insurance premiums pleads guilty to fraud

News: 2014 Press Release

For Release: October 7, 2014
Media Calls Only: 916-492-3566
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.

The California Department of Insurance, established in 1868, is the largest consumer protection agency in California, regulating the $123 billion insurance marketplace. In 2013 the California Department of Insurance received more than 170,000 calls from consumers and helped recover over $63 million in claims and premiums. Please visit the Department of Insurance web site at www.insurance.ca.gov. Non-media inquiries should be directed to the Consumer Hotline at 800.927.HELP or 213.897.8921. Telecommunications Devices for the Deaf (TDD), please dial 800.482.4833.

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