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In order for a bond company to approve a vehicle dealer bond  of $10,000 or $50,000,

they will run your credit report.

If there are no negative items showing on your credit report and have a decent credit risk score,

you should not have any problems obtaining the bond.

You do not have to own real estate in order to obtain a vehicle dealer bond.

You will have problems obtaining the bond if you have any negative items showing on your credit report,

such as, bankruptcy, collect accounts, short sales, foreclosures, current past dues, etc.

It is possible to obtain the bond with other than perfect credit,

although the bond company may require financial statements (both personal & business statements),

copies of bank statements for the last 3 months, sometimes a co-signer is required.

Some bond companies will approve the bond with negative items showing,

but will charge a larger premium for the bond.

Mike at 714-797-5780 can help you with your bond needs, good, or bad credit.

You do have the option to post a cash deposit with DMV in lieu of the vehicle dealer surety bond.

You need to be aware that the law states that DMV may keep the deposit up to 3 years

after you are no longer licensed as a dealer or a superior court judge orders release of the deposit.

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Applicants applying for a used dealer or dealer-wholesale only must attend a dealer education program and pass a written examination administered by the Department of Motor Vehicles before submitting their application (11704.5 CVC).
The purpose of this program is to ensure that applicants are aware of the laws and regulations governing the operation of a used vehicle dealership in California.
• What is a Dealer Education Provider?
A dealer education program provider is a private vendor who has been authorized by the DMV to instruct potential applicants for a used vehicle dealer license on laws and regulations governing the operation of a used vehicle dealership in California. Dealer Education Provider’s are listed on our website at:
• Who is required to successfully complete a dealer education program?
− Sole owner
− All partners who manage the business
− A corporate officer who manages the business
• Who is not required to successfully complete a dealer education program?
− A person applying for a new vehicle dealer’s license or any employee of that dealer.
− A person who holds a valid license as an automobile dismantler, an employee of that dismantler, or an applicant for an automobile dismantler’s license.
− A person applying for a motorcycle only dealer’s license or any employee of that dealer.
− A person applying for a trailer only dealer’s license or any employee of that dealer.
− A person applying for an all-terrain only dealer’s license or any employee of that dealer.
• Where do I go after I successfully complete the dealer education class?
After successfully completing the class you will be issued a completion certiicate. You must contact a DMV Inspector in your area to take the test.

The test consists of 40 questions and must be passed with at least 70%
For testing appointments and information regarding a dealer’s license, please call one of the Inspectors in your area.
You must present your original completion certiicate, issued by the provider, and your current California driver’s license or California identiication card to take the test.
NOTE: Completion certiicates issued for completion of approved dealer education programs will be valid for submission with new dealer license applications for a period of only one year from the date of program completion
(268.08[b] CA Code of Regulations).
• Is there a charge to take the test?
Yes, you will be charged $16 to take the test. If you do not pass, you may retake the test after a seven (7) day waiting period.You will be charged $16 each time the test is taken.
• What if I can’t pass the test?
If, after three attempts, you cannot pass the test, you will be referred to the education provider listed on your completion certiicate to determine if additional training is needed.
• Can I submit my application before attending the dealer education class?
Applications for a used vehicle dealer’s license will not be accepted by the department without proof of completion of the used dealer education program and proof of successfully passing the examination or proof of being licensed as a vehicle dealer within the past 36 months.
• Where can I obtain application forms?
You may call at (916) 229-3126 or download the application from the Internet at

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LoJack Corporation Helps California Police Recover 13 Cars and Break Up Large Auto Theft Ring

On January 18, 2013, the owners of California Car Company contacted the Brea Police Department to report a 2004 BMW Z-3 had been stolen along with 12 other exotic cars from the lot of their dealership. Thieves broke into the car lot office, located the keys and were able to, for the time being, get away with it.

Brea Police verified the theft and entered the vehicle information along with the 12 other vehicles into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the BMW.

Out of the 13 vehicles that were stolen, the BMW-Z-3 was the only vehicle equipped with a LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery System. A short time later, Los Angeles Sheriff’s Air-7 flight deputies picked up the silent LoJack signal, tracked and located the vehicle parked, and unoccupied, at a motel. Detectives and ground units were notified.

Prior to any of the assisting ground units arrival, a male and female were seen entering the vehicle and drove off.  Apparently, when the male driver saw the helicopter, he fled at a high speed trying to out run the airship.  Air-7 followed the vehicle, giving the direction of travel to ground units.  The BMW blew out a tire, exited the freeway and entered a mall parking lot in the city of Pico Rivera. One suspect was arrested on site.

So far in the case, there have been four suspects arrested and charged. Furthermore, all 13 cars have been recovered.  They are identified as a 2007 Maserati, 2009 Mustang, 2008 Mustang, 2008 Mercedes E350, 2005 Audi A-4, 2004 BMW M-3 (LoJack equipped), 2006 Bentley, 2012 Chevrolet Camaro, 2002 BMW 745, 2002 Mercedes 600, 2005 Mercedes SLK350, 2011 Hyundai Genesis and a 2008 BMW 28I.

The LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the 2004 BMW Z-3 on 10-3-2005 at BMW Gallery in Norwood, MA. The estimated value of recovered cars is $250,000.

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This database is current through 8/16/13 

§ 201.00. Use of Special Plates Issued to a Dealer, Manufacturer, Remanufacturer, or Distributor.

(a) Special plates referenced in this section may only be used on vehicles that a dealer, manufacturer, remanufacturer, or distributor owns or lawfully possesses.

(b) The following individuals may operate a vehicle with special plates for any purpose:

(1) An individual who is the sole owner, a general partner, a manager of a limited liability company, or a corporate officer or director of a dealer, manufacturer, remanufacturer, or distributor, provided that individual is actively engaged in the management and control of the business operations of the dealer, manufacturer, remanufacturer, or distributor;

(2) A general manager, or business manager, or sales manager who is actively engaged in the management and control of the business operations of the dealer, manufacturer, remanufacturer, or distributor when no other individual meets the criteria in (1) above;

(3) An individual employed by a manufacturer or distributor and licensed as a representative.

(c) Any licensed driver may operate a vehicle with special plates for any purpose if an individual identified in section (b) is also in the vehicle.

(1) An unaccompanied licensed driver, who regularly resides in the immediate household of an individual identified in section (b), may operate a vehicle with special plates solely to pick up or drop off that individual.

(d) A licensed driver who is an employee of a dealer, manufacturer, remanufacturer or distributor may drive a vehicle with special plates when that employee is acting within the course and scope of his or her employment.

(e) Any licensed driver may operate a vehicle with dealer, manufacturer, remanufacturer, or distributor special plates for special event purposes if the operator carries a letter of authorization from the licensee identifying the vehicle, duration, and location of operation, and person(s) authorized to operate the vehicle.

(f) Any licensed driver, who is a prospective buyer or lessee, may test drive a vehicle with special plates for up to seven days.

(1) A salesperson is not required to be present.

(2) If a salesperson is not present, the operator must carry a letter of authorization from the licensee identifying the vehicle, duration, and person(s) authorized to operate the vehicle.

(g) Employees of a commercial vehicle dealer, manufacturer, remanufacturer, or distributor who must operate a commercial vehicle in the course of their employment, may take a commercial drive test in a commercial vehicle displaying dealer, manufacturer, remanufacturer, or distributor special plates.

(h) A trailer, displaying special plates, may be towed by a vehicle with Vehicle Code authority to operate on the highways.

(i) Any use of special plates issued to a dealer, manufacturer, remanufacturer, or distributor except as specified is prohibited.

Note: Authority cited: Section 1651, Vehicle Code. Reference: Sections 11714, 11715 and 11716, Vehicle Code.


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All auto dealers throughout the United States are required to display this two page (one page duplicated) form in the side window of every used vehicle offered for sale. The Federal Trade Commission oversees this regulation to disclose whether or not a dealer is offering any kind of warranty. The form must be prominently displayed on a vehicle’s window while the vehicle sits in the dealer’s inventory. The form may be removed from a window for a “test drive”, but must be returned to the window immediately upon return from the test drive if a sale is not consumated. If the vehicle is sold, the form is signed and part of the paperwork processed at delivery of the vehicle. The one and only purpose of this form is to disclose what warranties, if any, are included with the purchase if this vehicle. A “used vehicle” is defined by the Federal Trade Commission as any vehicle previously registered, and any vehicle previously used. This includes new vehicle rollbacks as well as unlicensed demonstrators (demos). There is an exemption for vehicles weighing in excess of 6,000 lbs. unladen weight, which means motorhomes and heavier duty trucks are exempt from the “Buyers Guide” regulations. Required by law for consumer protection on used vehicles, this form meets federal regulations. Pressure sensitive tape at the top and bottom holds this 2-part carbonless, 8 1/2″ wide x 11″ tall form to the window. Available in two styles: “As-Is” or “Implied Warranty”. Note, some states prohibit “As-Is” sales. Sold in packs of 100. Quantity Discount Prices available on quantities of 5 and 10 or more packs.
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your car dealer bond $ 300.

your car dealer training $ 150.

your car dealer insurance $ 1800.

your car dealer license $ 150.

your car dealer plates $ 150.

your car dealer forms $ 200.

your car dealer office expenses $ 500.

your car dealer auction access $ 100.

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nmvtis vehicle history reports for car dealers ( )

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

vehicle history report in the US contains important information about a used vehicle’s past. These reports generally show title records from each state DMV, along with salvage and insurance total loss records and accident records (1, 2, 7). This information is vital for consumers when choosing which used vehicle to purchase, as it can indicate issues with the vehicle’s safety and value. Additional information in a vehicle history report are ownership changes, and vehicle details decoded from the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) such as year, make, model, and odometer history.

Vehicle history reports are typically available online from several sources. Vehicle history reports are available for automobiles including light trucks and SUVs, motorcycles, recreational vehicles (RVs) and pre-1981 classic cars (1, 2, 7).

Vehicle history reports

Before purchasing a used vehicle, potential buyers often consider the purchase of vehicle history and title reports and salvage check reports to understand a vehicle’s background history. Users are generally interested in whether a vehicle that is being considered for purchase has been in a severe accident, had its odometer rolled back or has lemon history. Sellers of vehicles also check the history of their vehicle prior to listing for sale so they are prepared to answer questions to the condition of the vehicle or history events. Dealers often buy these reports that provide a detailed background on the used vehicle to show their customers. Dealers also run reports prior to acquiring vehicles at auction or from trade-ins to help insure they pay a fair market value. Vehicle prices may be adjusted due to history events on any particular vehicle.

A vehicle history report provides information and often detailed records associated with a vehicle’s unique serial number or VIN.

Items that can be included in a vehicle history and title report
Item Description
Title information Shows if the vehicle has been reported to have been issued a negative title “brand” like salvage or junk that often come with severe accidents
Number of titles Shows the reported ownership history and the possible ownership changes
States of title Provides the states that the vehicle has been reported titled or registered in previously
Salvage or junk information from titles or other sources Shows if the vehicle has been reported as a salvage vehicle by a state or has been reported at auction or junk yard
DMV-reported odometer problems Shows when the vehicle has been reported to having had its odometer rolled back or broken
Lemon history Shows if the vehicle has a been reported as a lemon
Insurance total loss information Shows if the vehicle has been reported as a total loss by an insurance company
Auction history Lets the buyer know if it has been reported at an auto auction
Accident history Shows if the vehicle has been in a reported accident or has sustained damage
Air bag deployment Shows whether or not the vehicle’s airbag has been reported as deployed
Mileage readings Lists the odometer readings that have been reported for the vehicle
Service records Shows any reported service information
State emission inspection results Shows the results of a state inspection or emission results as reported by the state
Warranty or service contract availability Shows whether or not the vehicle has been covered by warranty or service contract

A Salvage and VIN Check Report is an abbreviated version of a Vehicle History and Title Report, which helps consumers understand the severity reported damage associated with a vehicle. It identifies the reported title brands such as salvage or junk, or whether the vehicle has been reported a total loss by an insurance company. These reports can be obtained for passenger cars and light trucks, as well as motorcycles, RVs, heavy trucks and classic cars.

Vehicle History and Title Report data is gathered from multiple sources including State Departments of Motor Vehicles, automotive auctions, fire and police departments, salvage auctions, rental agencies, automotive recyclers, insurance companies, state inspection stations, manufacturers, and car dealerships.

In order to obtain a Vehicle History and Title Report, a potential buyer can go online to a reporting service provider and purchase a full report. Some services also offer a lower cost option for a Salvage and VIN Check Report, which has just the major damage history. Salvage and VIN Check reports can be accessed online from a number of companies, at varying cost. Used car dealers often provide a report upon request for a specific vehicle as part of the selling process. Consumers can check the validity and date of these reports by running their own report and comparing the results. Old reports may not contain the latest history as the reports are time sensitive. Typically, a consumer is most interested in whether or not the vehicle has been in a severe accident or has been branded as salvage, junk or totaled.

National Motor Vehicle Title Information System

The National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) is a program of Department of Justice intended to keep and protect consumers from fraud and unsafe vehicles. AAMVA operates the system now. Federal Law has mandated businesses and agencies such as Insurance Carriers, State Motor Vehicle Tilting Agencies, Auto Recyclers and Junk/Salvage Yards to regularly report to NMVTIS. The NMVTIS refers the public to a list of approved private vendors who sell vehicle reports from the NMVTIS database.[1]

NMVTIS has a wide database of over 9,000 numbers of Insurance carriers, auto recyclers and junk and salvage yards reporting to them and 38.9 million records of salvage or total loss, making up 87% of DMV data represents the system.

Consumers can take advantage of having a Vehicle History Report from this reliable system where they can view data such as Title Problem Checks, Odometer Checks, History of Accidents and Junk or Salvage Records.


  1. Jump up^ Frequently Asked Questions, National Motor Vehicle Title Information System, retrieved May 5, 2012