As a dealer there are multiple moving parts in your business. Paying attention to all of them is difficult, but imperative, to be profitable and to keep compliant with state laws. Always run a vehicle reports on the vehicle. A vehicle report is a report that is run up against the DMV database, the NMVTIS… Continue reading Car Dealers – 5 Things You Need to Do Before You Sell a Car
An emissions recall is when a car company has to fix a problem with a car’s pollution control system because it doesn’t meet California’s strict air quality standards. The car company has to fix the problem for free. If they don’t fix the problem in a timely manner, they could face penalties.
Has your California DMV registration sticker been lost, stolen or mutilated? It is imperative that you replace that sticker immediately. Police use visual cues to make a determination on whether or not to stop someone. The first thing they will look at is if you have an expired sticker on your plate. If someone stole… Continue reading California Auto Registration – Replacement Sticker
There are many reasons why you should have your address updated with the California DMV as soon as possible. Here are a few: Avoid late penalties: By receiving your registration renewal notice on time to the right address you will pay your registration on time & avoid paying penalties. Paying toll road citations & speeding tickets… Continue reading How do I change my address on my California DMV registration?
Are you a new car dealership? I have seen many dealers, new and experienced, and have developed a list of suggestions that will save you time, money and make you more profitable and efficient. It is the small things that you do now that will save you a headache in the future. Here are my… Continue reading BEST 5 TIPS FOR NEW California Dealerships
Because the competition for car buyers is fierce, auto dealerships often rely on their service departments for greater profitability and steady cash flow. Unfortunately, this strategy is severely impacted by a shortage of auto technicians all across the country. Let’s explore why this shortage exists what is being done to close the gap. Unpopular Career… Continue reading California Dealerships Face Shortage of Qualified Technicians
It doesn’t matter to the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) that your life is busy. Like every other frustrated resident, you are required to keep your vehicle registration and official DMV records up-to-date. And, if you fall short, you can be sure that they won’t let you off the hook. How big a price… Continue reading Keep your DMV record Up-to-Date…or Else
While top-level executives may find the positive PR of going green attractive, the cost of transforming entire fleets is not an easy task. While there are certainly benefits tied to sustainability initiatives, the costs are significant, especially if the company has not yet achieved enterprise status. Here are some of the specific concerns Fleet Managers have… Continue reading Green Fleets – True advantages or baseless hype?
The way that car dealers generate leads and negotiate sales has changed significantly in the past decade. Instead of full page print ads and continuous radio spots, many of our customers come to us via the internet. More often than not, they already have some idea what they are looking for, which features are most… Continue reading 5 Ways to Bring More Customers into Your Car Dealership | DMV Blog