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What is AB1215?
California Assembly Bill 1215 requires that all licensed auto dealers in California run vehicle history reports through the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) for each used vehicle sold, with a red warning sticker required on vehicles reported to be salvage, total loss, or title-branded.
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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
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• Entrance
− Photograph(s) of the office entrance, which includes the office address from the outside of the building.
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− If the office entrance is not directly accessible from the exterior, then a photograph from the corridor showing
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• Office Use
− Exclusive Office Use: A full photograph from the entrance to the back wall which includes both side walls.
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− Non-Exclusive Office Use: Businesses involving vehicles or their component parts must be conducted
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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
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Retro license plate proposal on the move

California lawmakers can’t roll back gas prices or revive eight-track tape players, but they soon may offer motorists something else from decades past: replica license plates.

Assembly Bill 1658 would allow the Department of Motor Vehicles to issue plates resembling those of the 1950s, through ’80s for a fee – $50 initially, $40 per year – to cover administrative costs and raise money for environmental projects.

Assemblyman Mike Gatto, a Los Angeles Democrat who proposed the bill, said it capitalizes on nostalgia and recent production of retro-style vehicles. “What’s old is new,” he says, “and it might make the state a little money, too.”

Plates would not be issued by the DMV until 7,500 had been ordered by the public. They would come in three classic designs, with black lettering on a yellow background, or yellow lettering on either a black or blue background.

The new plates would not be exact reproductions, however. Current plates have seven digits, for example, while those of decades past had six. Reflectivity and font-type standards also have changed through the decades.

AB 1658 received bipartisan support in the Assembly Transportation Committee, 14-0, and is awaiting action in the Assembly Appropriations Committee.

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What’s a VIN?
A Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is the 17-character identifier for your car, truck, or motorcycle. It looks like this: 1VXBR12EXCP901213, and encodes the vehicle’s manufacturer, features, and serial number. No two vehicles have the same VIN, so it serves as your car’s fingerprint– this allows for all reports of accidents, title problems, insurance incidents, and more to be tracked through each vehicle’s VIN.

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What’s this? Example: 1VXBR12EXCP901213

Where can I find my VIN?
You can find your vehicle’s VIN in the title document, the vehicle registration, and on the insurance policy. The VIN could also be located at the following locations on the car itself:


  • On the driver’s side dashboard
    (viewable through the windshield)
  • On the driver’s side door
    (on a sticker in the door jamb)

Why would I order a VIN report?
A VIN report lets you learn about your vehicle’s history. It includes checks for whether the car has been stolen, experienced accidents, recorded as salvaged, as well as many othertitle problem checks. Ordering a VIN report before purchasing a vehicle allows you to catch potential problems and purchase with confidence.

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beepi.com has made significant waves with its launch of a $ 65M used car dealership startup

beepi.com terms its model disruptive technology

and is funded by the same folks who funded disruptive technology company uber

here is a look at their model from a compliance point of view


one glaring issue for beepi.com is compliance with the inspection of vehicle notice

the beepi.com model provides for an unlicensed employee inspector

not a BAR certified mechanic

to perform an inspection prior to offering the vehicle for sale

the @beepi model does not allow test drives or independant third party inspections

here is the notice required by the california dmv to be posted at every used car dealer sales location

Notice to Public: Inspection of Vehicle
Every dealer who displays or offers one or more used vehicles for sale at retail shall post a notice not less than 8 inches high and 10 inches wide, in a place conspicuous to the public, which states the following:
“The prospective purchaser of a vehicle may, at his or her own expense and with the approval of the dealer, have the vehicle inspected by an independent third party either on or off these premises.”

the @beepi model never allows a showroom visit, vehicles are delivered to the customer and documents are done at delivery

so it begs the question how is this notice delivered to every retail customer of beepi.com ???

their santa cruz licensed location is virtually abandoned and is unstaffed

with no business hours posted

their los altos unlicensed location may be staffed

and may post business hours

but their @beepi model does not allow independant third party inspections prior to the sale

the @beepi model offers a limited return policy after the sale

which does not comply with this portion of the california used car dealer law

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only dmv investigations can decide for sure

here is the dmv inspection report which each dmv inspector completes

when visiting a used car dealers licensed location

has beepi.com passed its latest dmv inspection ???

we would be curious to know

the more we look the more we see how the @beepi model is doomed to fail

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Buy Here Pay Here ( BHPH ) Guidelines for California Car Dealers

Car dealers offering in house financing

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Car dealers are considered buy here pay here

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has used car disruptive technology startups @beepi @instamotor @try_carlypso @shift_cars @carkibo forgotten about the FTC used car rule ???

Used Car Rule

16 CFR Part 455


The Used Car Rule, formally known as the Used Motor Vehicle Trade Regulation Rule, has been in effect since 1985. It requires car dealers to display a window sticker, known as a Buyers Guide, on the used cars they offer for sale. The Buyers Guide discloses whether the dealer offers a warranty and, if so, its terms and conditions, including the duration of the coverage, the percentage of total repair costs the dealer will pay, and which vehicle systems the warranty covers. In states that do not permit sales of used cars “as is,” or without warranties, dealers must display an alternative version of the Buyers Guide.


how will outlaw renegade used car dealers meet the FTC used car rule ??

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


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State Investigators Arrest Two Riverside Men In Tax Fraud Probe

November 01, 2013

Posh home and Auto Sales Businesses Raided

State investigators with the Franchise Tax Board and Board of Equalization raided a million dollar-plus residence in Riverside and two automobile sales businesses Tuesday, October 29.   After serving the search warrants, investigators arrested Ahmad Mohamod Sami, 38 and Nader M. Sami, 45, both of Riverside.   According to the Riverside County Jail’s website, the two men were each booked on three felony charges including white collar crime, failure to turn over government money and filing false tax returns.

Investigators searched the homes on Wyndham Hill Drive and could be seen loading potential evidence into rented moving vans.  Parked on the two acre parcel were two Bentleys and a Jaguar, all with paper auto dealer plates on them.

Investigators also searched and removed items from A-one Auto Centers located in Riverside and San Bernardino.

“While this investigation has stirred up questions and intrigue among the public in Riverside, the investigators must go about their duties to determine what laws have been violated and see this case through the prosecution process,” said Alan Barcelona, president of the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA).  CSLEA represents nearly 7,000 law enforcement, public safety and consumer protection professionals who work for the State of California including investigators with the Franchise Tax Board.

To see video of  the Tuesday’s Raid visit PE Bloggers

Other articles: http://www.pe.com/business/business-headlines/20131031-riverside-bail-for-a-one-auto-owners-raised-to-2.6-million.ece

who is the money behind outlaw car dealer @shift_cars ???

Shift Technologies Raises $23.8 Million to Build Used Car Marketplace

Shift Technologies Chief Executive George Arison

Watson Lu

Investors have put more than $23 million into Shift Technologies Inc., a used car marketplace that is racing Beepi Inc. and others to disrupt the multibillion-dollar sector.

Founded less than a year ago, Shift co-founders see the same market opportunity that prompted Sherpa Ventures and other Beepi investors to plow $60 million into that startup last month.

The premise is that used car shopping–be it via dealerships or direct to sellers–is unpleasant, inefficient and woefully in need of a technological overhaul.

“It’s a huge market that we see the ability to rethink and rebuild,” said Draper Fisher Jurvetson Partner Emily Melton, who co-led the company’s Series A round.

Ms. Melton said she was most excited about the large opportunity Shift is attacking, which she compared to previous DFJ investments like Redfin for home buying and SpaceX for space travel.

Like Beepi, Shift allows people to buy or sell used cars from their phones. Unlike Beepi, which emphasizes the integrity of its car reviews to eliminate the need for test drives, Shift includes test drives.

Shift employs “car enthusiasts” who function as car concierges. They schedule “instant test drives” with potential buyers and bring cars to them personally. They also meet with sellers to establish a price guarantee and then take the vehicle to a Shift warehouse to be evaluated by mechanics, detailed, photographed and posted for sale across sites including AutoTrader.com, Car.com and CarGurus.com and as well as Shift’s own site, Driveshift.com.

Shift splits the difference between the guarantee price and the final sale price with the car owner.

“Our interests are aligned. If we can get a better price then we will,” Shift co-founder and Chief Executive George Arison said.

Mr. Arison said the startup also generates revenue through add-on services like financing and warrantees and plans to expand those products in coming months.

He said he will also use the funding to hire more employees, particularly engineers, and expand the team from 20 to 60 or so within the next six months.

Expanding the San Francisco and Los Angeles markets and ultimately opening new regions is also planned.

“We think we can 10x the business over the next six to nine months,” Mr. Arrison said.

DFJ and Highland Capital Partners co-led the $20 million Series A round with participation from SV Angel, Great Oaks VC and individuals including GoogleMaps co-creator Lars Rasmussen, Meraki Networks Inc. founder Hans Robertson, Square Inc. co-founder Jim McKelvey and Shazam Ltd. founder Chris Barton.

DFJ’s Ms. Melton and Highland Capital Partner Manish Patel join the Shift board.

Valuation was north of $60 million.

Shift raised a $3.75 million seed round that was previously undisclosed.

Write to Lizette Chapman at lizette.chapman@wsj.com. Follow her on Twitter at@zettewil

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Model S. Source: Tesla Motors.The comparisons between automotive stocks and Tesla Motors‘ (NASDAQ: TSLA) lofty valuation continue. But Tesla CEO Elon Musk insists that the company is an automotive tech company — not just an automotive company. Though the claim is odd, Musk is right that Tesla, and the other automotive players, aren’t necessarily driven by the same underlying dynamics. And this is the primary reason so many bears shorting Tesla’s stock continue to miss the point. Particularly, Tesla has three unique factors driving the company forward that other automotive companies can’t count on.

Exclusive Superchargers
Tesla’s charging stations aren’t the typical electric vehicle charging station. On average, Tesla’s Superchargers are about 16 times faster than most public charging stations. In fact, Model S owners can get a 50% battery charge in just 20 minutes at a Supercharging station.

Source: Tesla Motors.

Then there’s Tesla’s aggressive expansion of Superchargers to cover 98% of the U.S. population by 2015. Internationally, Tesla just began opening Superchargers in Europe, and already has 90% of the population covered in Norway.

The combination of faster charging speeds, convenient coverage, and exclusivity, not only sets the foundation for Tesla’s planned mass-market car, but it also gives the company a temporary competitive advantage. In a way, it hedges the company’s ambitious aspirations.

A swappable production strategy
This point is rarely brought up in both bullish and bearish Tesla investment theses, but it’s crucial to the company’s business model. Tesla cars are manufactured in a far different manner than traditional vehicles. They have one standard battery platform on which they can mount varying motors and bodies. Even more, Tesla’s motor is a paltry one-foot in diameter. This swappable production strategy could very well give the company an advantage in achieving production efficiencies.

Tesla battery platform. Source: Tesla Motors.

“When we designed the Model S, we created a platform. So it’s not just a single car; we created something on which we could build many cars, and we are able to leverage that and bring a car to market fast,” Musk explained at the Model X unveiling.


Musk has expressed aspirations to eventually achieve gross profit margins that rival Porsche. Before Volkswagen acquired the luxury sports-car maker, Porsche was reporting a gross profit margin of about 50%. Already, Musk says the company should hit its 25% gross profit margin target, excluding zero-emission vehicle credits, by the fourth quarter of 2013.

Capital infusion
Thanks to investor optimism for the stock, Tesla’s $20-billion valuation has infused the company with capital to aggressively invest in Superchargers, production, and international expansion. The valuation itself is a strategic asset to the company. Its $20-billion valuation means that management has even more cash than they had planned for to make necessary investments, or even ramp up production and expansion more rapidly.

Securing the future
All three of these factors are building the foundation for the company’s eventual mass-market affordable car. And each factor helps to secure Tesla’s spot among the big automotive companies — and change the auto industry forever.

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disruptive technology used car sales model @shift_cars has no apparent car dealer license and no dmv licensed salespeople…how can that be legal ??

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