California Auto Registration – Replacement Sticker

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

How do I change my address on my California DMV registration?

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?

BEST 5 TIPS FOR NEW California Dealerships

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

California Dealerships Face Shortage of Qualified Technicians

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

Keep your DMV record Up-to-Date…or Else

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

Green Fleets – True advantages or baseless hype?

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?

5 Ways to Bring More Customers into Your Car Dealership | DMV Blog

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

5 Ways Fleet Vehicles Attract Customers

With fierce competition, companies are constantly looking for ways to bring in more business. When an entire fleet of vehicles is on the street every day, conducting business on your behalf, each of those vehicles can increase brand awareness and provide contact information to passers-by. What are some of the ways that we can use… Continue reading 5 Ways Fleet Vehicles Attract Customers

Is It Price, Brand, or Service That Matters Most to California Car Buyers?

Like other industries, car dealers and OEMs are shifting from focusing on the product to addressing the wants and needs of prospective car buyers. What are California car buyers looking for? Let’s take a look. Decision-Making Process Today, car buyers conduct up to 70% of their research online, long before they begin browsing in a… Continue reading Is It Price, Brand, or Service That Matters Most to California Car Buyers?

What’s the Difference Between a Vehicle’s Registered Owner and Legal Owner in California?

Shouldn’t legal owner of a vehicle be the registered owner? In many some cases they are, but not always. If a vehicle is part of a financing agreement, the legal owner will be the individual or entity that provides the financing, and is referred to as the lienholder. The registered owner is responsible for maintaining… Continue reading What’s the Difference Between a Vehicle’s Registered Owner and Legal Owner in California?