is @beepi committing criminal acts with its used car disruptive technology sales model ?

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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

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one glaring issue for beepi.com is compliance with the car buyers bill of rights

this law was enacted with the support of rosemary shahan of CARS

in july of 2006 to insure that every used car dealer offered a buyback provision

to every customer for every used car priced at $ 40.000 or below

the law provides for criminal arrest and closure of any dealership not in compliance

one of the key provisions mandates posted hours at the selling dealership

so that if a buyer chooses to return a vehicle under the car buyer bill of rights provisions

the 48 hour period mandated actually can be accomplished

the posted business hours provision cannot be acomplished in the @beepi model

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 it does not fulfill the requirements of the car buyers bill of rights

renegade used car dealer startup

or

criminal lawless rogue used car dealer ???

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

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our cursory review of the beepi.com car buyer bill of rights compliance

is part of our committment to quality dmv certified education

if you are unhappy with a vehicle sold to you by beepi.com

contact Commander Tom Wilson of the California DMV

559-444-2529

a completed DMV complaint form INV-172 will be required

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tips to detect odometer fraud

Detecting Odometer Fraud


It can be very difficult to detect odometer tampering, but it is not impossible. How do you know if your odometer has been tampered with? Read the following tips if you are considering buying a used car or have recently purchased one.

  • Ask to see the title. Compare the mileage on it with the vehicle’s odometer. Be sure to examine the title closely if the mileage seems obscured or is not easy to read. Look at the date the title was issued. Be suspicious if the vehicle is being sold shortly after the title was issued. A new title could have been issued simply to hide a mileage alteration.
  • Compare the mileage on the odometer with the mileage indicated on the vehicle’s maintenance or inspection records. Also, look for oil-change and maintenance stickers on windows or door frames, in the glove box or under the hood that are inconsistent with the mileage on the odometer. If the air conditioning system has been serviced, there should be a record with date and mileage wrapped around some of the A/C lines.
  • Check that the numbers on the odometer gauge are aligned correctly. They shouldn’t be crooked, contain gaps or jiggle when you bang on the dash with your hand. If the vehicle has an analog odometer, as opposed to newer digital readouts, check that the numbers are lined up straight. Pay special attention to the 10,000 digit.
  • Examine the tires. If the odometer on your car shows 20,000 or less, it should have the original tires. New tires that are mismatched by brand, size, or type.
  • Look at the wear and tear on the vehicle; especially the gas, brake and clutch pedals, door strikers, and floor mats to be sure it seems consistent with and appropriate for the number of miles displayed on the odometer.
  • Request a Vehicle History Report to check for odometer discrepancies in the vehicle’s history. If the seller doesn’t have a vehicle history report, use the car’s VIN to order a vehicle history report online.
  • Dash screws loose or missing
  • Scratches in odometer area
  • Excessive wear in the interior, particularly in the driver’s area
  • Vehicle registration inconsistent with either mismatched vehicle identification numbers (VIN) and/or odometer readings
  • Parts that are replaced that would not normally need to be replaced on a low-mileage vehicle such as hoses, clamps, fan and air-conditioning belts, batteries, etc.
  • Test-drive the vehicle. When test driving the car, notice if the speedometer sticks.
  • Check the owner’s manual to see if there is a maintenance record there. Or see if pages that may have contained a maintenance record have been removed.
  • Inspect the vehicle. Have a mechanic of your choosing inspect the vehicle. As part of that inspection, he should look for signs of tampering.

please define just what is a certified used vehicle ???

What Is A Certified Used Vehicle?

A certified used car or CPO is a refurbished vehicle that has undergone an inspection and received certification from a manufacturer or dealer. A manufacturer certifies a vehicle by using the manufacturer’s network of dealers to determine if the car is worth certifying. While the exact nature of the inspection varies from manufacturer to manufacturer, a typical factory certified used vehicle has undergone a rigorous inspection of at least 100 points.

You need to be wary of the exact benefit you are getting from a CPO vehicle. It varies from manufacturer to manufacturer. Some manufacturers will provide an extension of the manufacturer’s bumper-to-bumper limited warranty. If they do this, it is typically one year or 12,000 miles. Other manufacturers may include with a CPO vehicle an extension of the power train warranty for the vehicle. The power train on a vehicle is the engine, transmission and drive train. Finally, there are manufacturers that give you nothing for the purchase of a certified warranty except a service contract or agreement. Dealer personnel often tell consumers that the service agreement is an extended warranty, but it is not. It is similar to an insurance policy. If you have a mechanical problem with your vehicle and the part that is causing the problem is covered by the service agreement, the service agreement company will pay for the repair. Sometimes there is a deductible that the consumer must pay, such as $50 or $100. Often times with CPO service agreements, there is no deductible. The difference between a warranty and service agreement is very important, because under the law your remedies may be different. If you have a problem that is covered under a warranty, you may be able to get the vehicle repurchased or replaced under the lemon law. If you have a problem with a part covered by a service agreement, you remedy will likely be limited to getting that part replaced or repaired, meaning you do not get the rights afforded under the lemon law.

Dealers can also certify used vehicles. Regardless of whether it is the dealer or manufacturer selling a CPO vehicle, the law in Vehicle Code Section 11713.18 specifically prohibits the sale of vehicles as certified in which:

  • The mileage on the vehicle’s odometer is unknown, not the actual mileage, or has been rolled back.
  • The vehicle was reacquired by the vehicle’s manufacturer under any state or federal warranty laws.
  • The title to the vehicle has been branded with the notation “lemon law buyback,” “manufacturer’s repurchase,” “salvage,” “junk,” “nonrepairable,” “flood” or similar title designation required by this state or another state.
  • The vehicle has sustained damage in an impact, fire or flood that after repair prior to sale substantially impairs the use or safety of the vehicle.
  • The vehicle has sustained frame damage.
  • The dealer fails to provide the buyer with a completed inspection report indicating all of the components inspected prior to the sale.
  • The dealer disclaims any warranties of merchantability on the vehicle.
  • The vehicle is sold “as is.”
  • The term “certified” is used in any manner that is untrue or misleading.

In addition to these requirements, the dealer has an affirmative duty to disclosure material facts about the vehicle’s history. The dealer must give you this information, even if you do not ask. If the dealer does not disclose important facts about substantive prior accidents, repairs, damage and status as a rental vehicle, it is a misrepresentation. Moreover, if the dealer conceals any information about the case in response to a direct question, such as “has the vehicle been in an accident before?”, you may be able to pursue a fraud claim against the dealership.

If you have purchased a certified used vehicle with a warranty and the vehicle experiences defects that are covered under that warranty, you have all of the protections afforded consumers under the CA lemon law.

Protect Yourself Before You Buy

If you plan to purchase a certified used vehicle, there are some important steps to take to protect yourself from auto dealership fraud:

  • Ask for a full maintenance history including the inspection and repair list
  • Run a vehicle history report – this will give you title history and may notify you of any major repairs, accidents or recalls. A vehicle history report, however, is not complete as it only reports information that it is provided to it. If an accident is never reported to the state or insurance company, it may not show up on a vehicle history report.
  • Because of this, it is important that you always take any used vehicle you are going to purchase to a mechanic and/or body shop for inspection. You have the right to ask to do this. If the dealership will not allow you to do this, we recommend against purchasing the CPO. While you may have to pay your mechanic $100 or so to provide this inspection, it could save you a lot of trouble down the road.
  • Request an inspection sheet -this will allow you to see what went into the certification of the vehicle you hope to buy
  • Research the certification program – look for nationally recognized programs that will certify every make, model and year of vehicle.

car dealer licensing checklist

A VEHICLE DEALER APPLICATION CONSISTS OF THE FOLLOWING FORMS:
• OL 248A New Dealer Application Check List OR
OL 248B Used Dealer, Dealer-Wholesale Only, and Autobroker Application Check List
• OL 12 Application for Original Occupational License, (Part C)
• OL 21A Original Application for Occupational License, (Part A)
• OL 25 Surety Bond of Dealer ($50,000) OR
OL 25B Surety Bond of Motorcycle Dealer, Motorcycle Lessor-Retailer, All-Terrain Vehicle
Dealer, or Wholesale-Only Dealer (Less Than 25 Vehicles Per Year) $10,000 OR

OL 65/OL 94 with Cash Bond OR

OL 64/OL65 with Passbook or Certiicate of Deposit

• OL 53 Authorization to Release Financial Information
• OL 124 Certiicate of Proposed Franchise
Required for new automobile, commercial, motorcycle, all- terrain vehicle, motorhome, and
recreational trailer dealers only.
• OL 902 Property Use Veriication for Vehicle Dealer’s License
• OL 29 Application for Occupational License Personal History Questionnaire, (Part B)
Required for each person listed under ownership on form OL 12.
• ADM 9050 Appointment of Director as Agent for Service of Process
• DMV 8016 Request for Live Scan Clearance (yellow copy).
Required for each person completing form OL 29. Details on page 9. Out-of-state applicants
call Occupational Licensing at (916) 229-3126 for Fingerprint Card (ADM 1316).

use of special license plates issued to any california car dealer

dmv dealer plate use from the california code of regulations

BARCLAYS OFFICIAL CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS
TITLE 13. MOTOR VEHICLES
DIVISION 1. DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES
CHAPTER 1. DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES
ARTICLE 3.3. SPECIAL PLATES

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This database is current through 3/16/15 

§ 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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every retail vehicle sale in california requires a vehicle history report in the deal jacket before the sale

VinAudit.com provides instant history reports for used vehicles.

In partnership with the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System, VinAudit reports contain:

 Title Problem Checks
Checks for over 60 different types of title brands.
Junk, Salvage, and Insurance Record Checks
Verification across over 40 million junk, salvage, and total loss records.
Accident Checks
Related accidents reported by state DMVs and other sources.
Odometer Checks
Record of odometer recordings for catching rollbacks and tampering.
Vehicle and Title Information
Historical title registrations and detailed vehicle specifications.

car dealer license forms checklist

A VEHICLE DEALER APPLICATION CONSISTS OF THE FOLLOWING FORMS:
• OL 248A New Dealer Application Check List OR
OL 248B Used Dealer, Dealer-Wholesale Only, and Autobroker Application Check List
• OL 12 Application for Original Occupational License, (Part C)
• OL 21A Original Application for Occupational License, (Part A)
• OL 25 Surety Bond of Dealer ($50,000) OR
OL 25B Surety Bond of Motorcycle Dealer, Motorcycle Lessor-Retailer, All-Terrain Vehicle
Dealer, or Wholesale-Only Dealer (Less Than 25 Vehicles Per Year) $10,000 OR

OL 65/OL 94 with Cash Bond OR

OL 64/OL65 with Passbook or Certiicate of Deposit

• OL 53 Authorization to Release Financial Information
• OL 124 Certiicate of Proposed Franchise
Required for new automobile, commercial, motorcycle, all- terrain vehicle, motorhome, and
recreational trailer dealers only.
• OL 902 Property Use Veriication for Vehicle Dealer’s License
• OL 29 Application for Occupational License Personal History Questionnaire, (Part B)
Required for each person listed under ownership on form OL 12.
• ADM 9050 Appointment of Director as Agent for Service of Process
• DMV 8016 Request for Live Scan Clearance (yellow copy).
Required for each person completing form OL 29. Details on page 9. Out-of-state applicants
call Occupational Licensing at (916) 229-3126 for Fingerprint Card (ADM 1316).

 

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just what is a buy here pay here car dealer anyway ???

STRUGGLING TO ATTRACT LENDERS? OFFERING BUY HERE-PAY HERE
FINANCING MAY BE THE ANSWER!

By: Keith E. Whann

Your dealership has a good reputation, well prepared tax returns, stable relationships with other creditors and you’ve taken steps to demonstrate your ability to minimize a lender’s risk of lending to your customers, but you still can’t attract new lenders. What do you do now? It may be time to consider doing it yourself! The continued decline of the average consumer’s creditworthiness, steady increase of bankruptcy rates and the uncertainty of our economy now that we are at war in the Middle East have lead many dealerships to consider offering buy here-pay here financing. The phrase buy here-pay here is a term of art that is commonly used to refer to a consumer’s ability to purchase a vehicle and obtain financing for the purchase directly from the dealership. As with other areas within the dealership, there have been numerous changes to the laws and regulations impacting buy here-pay here transactions over past two years. In order to develop a successful buy here-pay here financing program that effectively protects your dealership from legal exposure, it is important to understand the differences between a traditional financed transaction and a buy here-pay here financed transaction.

In a motor vehicle transaction that is financed through traditional means, the dealer will enter into an agreement with the lender authorizing the dealership to offer the lender’s financing program to the dealership’s retail customers. When the dealership sells a vehicle to a customer, it enters into a retail purchase agreement with the customer and assists the customer in obtaining financing for the transaction from an outside lending source. In this scenario, the finance agreement is commonly referred to as two-party paper because it is an agreement between the customer and the lender. In a buy here-pay here financed transaction, the financing portion of the transaction is very different because the dealership is entering into the finance agreement with the customer.

The fact that the dealership is financing the transaction itself will impact everything the dealership does from the types of vehicles it acquires and how it prepares and advertises them for sale to the actual sale and financing of the vehicle. For example, the dealership must have its own credit application, notices related to the extension of credit, a retail installment sales agreement, and paperwork related to the debt collection process. Additionally, the dealership probably needs to modify its spot delivery agreement, delivery confirmation form and existing retail purchase agreement. These forms are impacted by a number of areas of law with which the dealership may not be familiar, including provisions of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, Equal Credit Opportunity Act, Federal Truth in Lending Act, State Retail Installment Sales Acts, the Uniform Commercial Code, Federal and State Debt Collection Acts and the new Federal Privacy and Anti-Terrorism Laws and their implementing Regulations, to name a few. In addition to the challenge of keeping paperwork up-to-date and legally compliant, sales and collection procedures take on a more significant role within the dealership. Keep in mind also that while financing transactions and collection activities between financial institutions and their customers are often exempt under most state unfair and deceptive acts and practices (UDAP) statutes, virtually every facet of the dealership’s relationship with the customer is covered.

Many dealers have found that if they take the time to understand the various legal and regulatory issues impacting buy here-pay here transactions prior to offering buy here-pay here financing, this can not only be an effective financing tool, but a significant profit center for the dealership. As the size of a dealer’s buy here-pay here portfolio grows, however, one of the obstacles dealers face is the negative tax consequences caused by the dealership having to pay tax on the profit from the sale of the vehicle prior to having received payment. For dealers who find themselves facing this challenge, it may be an opportune time to consider forming a related finance company. In the fall of 2002, the IRS issued an updated Audit Technique Guide for the used motor vehicle industry that contains an entire Chapter dealing with related finance companies, including information on how to form, structure and operate a related finance company. In addition, the Guide covers a wide variety of accounting issues that will impact used motor vehicle dealerships. It was developed with input from the used motor vehicle industry and can be used not only as a valuable resource tool, but also to prevent accounting and tax problems before they occur.

With everything that is going on, there will be no shortage of challenges or, depending upon your perspective, opportunities for the motor vehicle industry and your dealership in the upcoming year. Legal and regulatory compliance issues will likely remain on the forefront of the minds of all dealers, as will the lack of financing sources. Dealers have the ability to control their own destiny on legal compliance by updating their forms, conducting compliance audits and attending training seminars, but have fewer options available to resolve their struggle to find additional financing sources. If you are struggling to attract new financing sources, offering buy here-pay here financing may be the answer.

why cant tesla just conform to the car dealer handbook ???

Automaker Tesla looks to bypass car dealers

The Tesla showroom at the Natick Mall has an electric car on display.

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The Tesla showroom at the Natick Mall has an electric car on display.

Across from the Victoria’s Secret at the upscale Natick Mall is the kind of stylish storefront where you would expect to buy designer jeans, boutique jewelry, and chic accessories.

But the expensive bauble on sale in this storefront is a car — the super-sleek, super-fast Tesla electric vehicle. And the Natick outpost may just be the car showroom of the future, as Tesla plans to soon introduce a midpriced model intended to broaden its appeal among car buyers.

That is, if Tesla wins its pitched battle with Massachusetts auto dealers over the right to sell its vehicles directly to the public from a comfy store, or over the Internet, rather than through a traditional car dealership, as usually required.

On Tuesday, the fight landed the two sides before the state Legislature, where Tesla and local auto dealers, through their state association, asked lawmakers to legislate the terms of car buying in Massachusetts in their respective favors.

The hearing Tuesday on Beacon Hill featured polar policies: one bill that would expressly outlaw Tesla’s direct-to-consumer sales model, and another that would legalize it.

“It really comes down to consumer choice,” said Natick state Representative David Linsky, who is sponsoring the pro-Tesla bill. “What delivers the best deal, the best service for the consumer? Let’s let the market determine it.”

Elon Musk is chief executive of Tesla, which is fighting battles in other states that have franchise laws like the one in Massachusetts.

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Elon Musk is chief executive of Tesla, which is fighting battles in other states that have franchise laws like the one in Massachusetts.

The outcome of the case could help shape how consumers go about buying cars, holding out the prospect that it someday may be as easy as, say, going to the Apple store to order a new laptop.

The dealer franchise law was adopted to protect local car sellers from undue pressure from the major automakers by, for example, preventing manufacturers from opening their own nearby car lots and underselling their own dealers.

Robert F. O’Koniewski, executive vice president of the Massachusetts State Auto Dealers Association, said the law protects consumers because it encourages car sellers to compete with each other; allowing a carmaker to act as its own dealer would eliminate the dynamic of competition within the brand.

And all Tesla has to do, O’Koniewski said, is join the crowd and sell its cars through the independent dealer system.

“This has nothing to do with trying to prevent them from doing business in the Commonwealth,” O’Koniewski said. “It has everything to do with following the law, like the other 412 dealers have to do and the other 25 manufacturers have to do.”

But Tesla counters that independently owned dealers are in effect exerting a monopoly on car sales in Massachusetts. James C. Chen, the company’s vice president of regulatory affairs, told lawmakers Tuesday that Tesla might shift to a franchised dealership model in the future, but for now the 10-year-old company only makes 21,000 cars per year — not nearly enough to support a network of dealerships selling Teslas exclusively.

That means a dealer would have to sell Teslas alongside gas-powered vehicles, which sets up a conflict of interest, Chen argued.

“There is a financial disincentive for them to sell electric vehicles, versus their internal combustion engine vehicles,” he said. “To tout the benefits of an electric car would naturally denigrate the incumbent technology.”

This is the second major debate in the past year in Massachusetts about competition in the auto industry. The “right to repair” battle pitted auto manufacturers against independent mechanics over access to diagnostic and repair information, which now must be made available through a universal system by 2018. Proponents argued it was unfair for carmakers to monopolize that information and force consumers to bring their vehicles to auto dealers, where manufacturers would receive a slice of the repair bill.

Tesla, meanwhile, is fighting similar battles in many other states that have franchise laws like the one in Massachusetts. The company is also dealing with a troublesome setback, as federal safety inspectors on Tuesday launched an investigation into whether Tesla’s Model S electric car is vulnerable to fires because roadway debris can pierce the car’s underbody and battery — igniting fires in two Model S cars recently.

The lower-powered Tesla begins at around $70,000 and can top $120,000 with a larger battery and the kind of luxury amenities found in cars made by Jaguar and BMW.

Despite its price tag, the Tesla Model S has wowed car aficionados and industry reviewers with its super-fast performance, super-sleek design, and high-tech interior. No less a gimlet eye than Consumer Reports earlier this year gave the Model S a near-perfect rating — 99 out of 100 — and described the car’s performance as “a silent yet potent surge of power that will make many sports cars weep with envy.”

The higher-powered version can travel about 265 miles on a single charge and recovers about 30 miles for every hour of charging with a traditional plug.

Supercharging stations, which Tesla is building at highway rest stops across the country — with two in Connecticut — can provide a simple repower in less than an hour.

The company plans within the next few years to unveil a more affordable car that it expects will start at about $35,000, though a firm release date has not been set. More immediately, Tesla will again try to push the futuristic envelope with its Model X SUV, scheduled for next year at a similar price as the Model S. The Model X will feature “falcon wing” doors that open vertically.

The Tesla’s performance is one of the reasons Hingham resident Laura Burns bought the Model S. But she said the best part was the direct-buying experience.

“There may be people who like to haggle with dealers, but I don’t know any,” she said. “Most people hate it. The experience was night and day.”

Callum Borchers can be reached at callum.borchers@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @callumborchers.

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retail car dealer sales preparation now requires vehicle history

What’s inside the vehicle history report?
The vehicle history report compiles all available records related to your VIN into a single report. It includes:

  • Detailed vehicle specifications
  • Current and history title records
  • Reported odometer readings & issues
  • Checks across 60+ potential title brands
  • The date and entity for title brands present
  • Records of total-loss reported by insurance companies
  • Records of salvage reported by junk and salvage yards
  • The contact information associated junk, salvage, and insurance entities

Where does the data come from?

The vehicle history data is supplied by the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS). States, insurance carriers, and salvage yards are required by federal law to report data to NMVTIS. According to NMVTIS, their data providers include over 9000 insurance carriers, auto recyclers, junk yards and salvage yards and their database includes over 40 million salvage or total loss records.
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DMV – Department of Motor Vehicles or Do More Volunteering?

DMV investigator follows daughter’s lead to help the homeless

When California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) Member and Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Investigator Sandy Fiore’s daughter announced to her that she wanted to hand out lunches and care packages to those in need, the acronym DMV suddenly  took on a whole new meaning, “Do More Volunteering.”

“My daughter, Valerie, is very much a giver, she has a big, huge heart,” said Fiore.

After two mornings helping the homeless in Van Nuys and at Skid Row in Los Angeles, Valerie Fiore, 13, was hooked.   “After going to Skid Row with my mom and my sister, I was able to see how people don’t have a bathroom, running water, or a roof over their head,” said Valerie.

Now,  mother Sandy, who, as a DMV investigator, is used to following leads, is  beside her daughter, Valerie, assisting with her pledge to make life a little more comfortable for those less fortunate.

As a DMV investigator for the past 15 years, Sandy knows the streets aren’t always kind.  “I told her, you’re going to see people who may not be nice, who may be under the influence, who may suffer from mental illness,” said Fiore, who insisted Valerie, and Valerie’s little sister, Gianna, 10, stay safely inside the vehicle when distributing gifts in some of the areas considered to be more dangerous.

Valerie’s first go at helping the homeless was in February 2014, when she made and distributed 100 lunches for an Honor Roll project at La Mesa Junior High.  Then, in December, Valerie made  61 care baggies filled with snacks, toothpaste, a towel and other items.  When it came time to make the deliveries, she put sister Gianna in charge of capturing those moments with a cell phone camera and then edited a video for all to see.

Knowing how much these acts of kindness meant to Valerie, Sandy sent Valerie’s YouTube link to a local television station.  A reporter interviewed them both and now, the Fiore Project, created by Valerie, is on its way to do more volunteering.

“I am glad my mom supports me in this project, without her this project would not exist,” said Valerie.  “I always get my mom’s support in anything I do.”

Sandy supported her daughter by having a few t’shirts made with a logo Valerie designed.  Now people are asking to purchase the shirts.  Their dentist donated 50 toothbrushes and tubes of toothpaste.  Friends and acquaintances who saw the TV news story donated money.  Others are asking if they can join them in delivering the packages.

“At first I wasn’t sure how I was going to  handle how to do this,” said Sandy.  “I grew up in East L.A. and I work in the valley, I have seen all kinds of things on the streets, but with the help of the girls’ father, Valerie now has a Facebook page and a paypal account set up.”

“I have known Investigator Fiore longer than Valerie has been alive,” said Kenny Ehrman, president of the Association of Motor Vehicle Investigators of California (AMVIC) and Unit A vice president of CSLEA.  “She is dedicated to her profession, to her children and to her community.  I am also very proud of Valerie.  We can learn so much from our children if we just watch, listen and join in.”

“I am in awe of what our members do in their communities to help out,” said CSLEA President Alan Barcelona.  “Days off are few and far between, so for Sandy to dedicate the time and effort to Valerie’s very worthy project, speaks volumes.”

The Fiore’s are receiving many kudos and look forward to visiting the homeless with care packages on a monthly basis.  “I would like to be able to give sleeping bags to the homeless,” said Valerie.  “Because of the weather conditions.”

 

has @beepi given up on the disruptive technology used car model ???

we are leading experts in dmv certified car dealer education

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

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one glaring issue for beepi.com is compliance with basic business licenses

the law requires every used car dealership to be licensed and have certain documentation

their santa cruz licensed location is virtually abandoned and is unstaffed

with no business hours posted

and no current business license

their los altos location has no license from the DMV

and has been turned down for a business license by the city of los altos

renegade used car dealer startup

or

criminal lawless rogue used car dealer ???

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

beepi.com status as a licensed dealer also requires a reseller permit

from the board of equalization

we have been unable to confirm their status with the state board of equalization

here is their current car dealer license status:

BEEPI
1303 OCEAN ST STE B
SANTA CRUZ CA  95060
Tel: (866)623-3749
Location Opened : 12/12/2013
Location Closed:
Licensed to Provide,
Offer or Sell:
Used Auto/Commercial Vehicle Dealer.
License Information
License No.: 84834
License First Issued: 12/12/2013
Operator or Contact:
Owner of Business: CARSAVVY INC

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our cursory review of the beepi.com basic license compliance

is part of our committment to quality dmv certified education

if you are unhappy with a vehicle sold to you by beepi.com

contact Commander Tom Wilson of the California DMV

559-444-2529

a completed DMV complaint form INV-172 will be required

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we offer our classes in 39 california cities

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dmv investigators following the trail of odometer fraud

Calculating The Mileage All The Way To County Jail

DMV Investigators Arrest Odometer Tampering Suspect

When California Department of Motor Vehicles investigators learned a vehicle being registered with the DMV appeared to have a tampered odometer, they went to work to identify who did it.  What they uncovered led to the arrest of Alberto Navarro Zapata, 27, and the discovery of at least six vehicles with altered odometers.

“This is a huge problem in California, more so than in any other state,” said Kenny Ehrman, president of the Association of Motor Vehicles Investigators of California.  “The  people who buy these vehicles often get stuck with huge repair bills because the vehicles have tens of thousands of miles more on them than the odometer shows.  People who rollback odometers and sell the vehicles often prey on families who struggle to make ends meet and often don’t speak a lot of English.” 

Zapata was arrested in Stockton February 27, 2014 after a seven month investigation that revealed  he was purchasing Honda and Acura vehicles, lowering the vehicle’s odometer, altering the title, then reselling the vehicles on Craigslist across the Central Valley.

DMV Investigators found Zapata sold six vehicles with altered odometers adjusted by an average of 100,000 miles lower than the actual mileage. Craigslist records revealed Zapata posted approximately 98 vehicles on the site in a 19 month period. Investigators suspect there are other vehicles that Zapata has sold and rolled back the odometers.

“This means the suspect was charging victims a whole lot more than the vehicle was actually worth,”  said Alan Barcelona, president of the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA).  “Sadly there are likely additional victims.  I’m grateful our CSLEA members who are DMV investigators are able to track down these liars and thieves and lock them up before they victimize yet another hardworking individual.”

Zapata resisted arrest and was apprehended with the assistance of a Stockton Police K9 unit.  He is being held at the San Joaquin County jail on a warrant with a bail amount of $55,000.

How to Detect Odometer Fraud:

–    Check with the manufacturer to see what work was done under the warranty and what the mileage was at the time the work was done.
–    Ask to see the title and compare the mileage listed on the title with the vehicle’s odometer.
–    Examine the title closely to see if the mileage notation seems obscured or altered.
–    Compare the mileage with maintenance or inspection records.
–    Check if the seller’s identification matches the registration and titling documents.

If you think you have purchased a vehicle from Zapata, the DMV is encouraging you to contact the Stockton DMV Investigations Office at (209) 473-6964.

DMV car dealer checklist from TriStar

DMV Car Dealer Licensing Checklist

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The process can be broken down into three steps:
Dealer Class, Practice Exam & Certificate
Getting your bond & submitting an Application
Final location inspection by your DMV Inspector

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Here is a list of everything:
· Dealer Education School, Call TriStar Motors
800 – 901 – 5950 and to attend obtain your Certificate.
· Register On-Line at www.gotplates.com

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Everyone must take the New Dealer Class,
http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/vctop/d05/vc11704_5.htm

· Obtain the DMV Inspector’s number for your area and
leave a message to schedule the examination.
The DMV website @ www.dmv.ca.gov

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Then from the dmv website, www.dmv.ca.gov,

the student must find the:
list of DMV inspectors,
http://www.dmv.ca.gov/fo/inspector_office.htm
application for dealers license,
http://www.dmv.ca.gov/vehindustry/ol/forms/vehicledealer.htm
list of registration forms,
http://www.dmv.ca.gov/forms/formsreg.htm

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· Pay $ 16. and pass the DMV exam.

When you have studied and are prepared for the
DMV dealer examination the student will make an
appointment with the DMV Inspector.

The student will
need to take their:
CA photo ID & TriStar issued DMV Certificate of Completion.
The DMV dealer test is 30 minutes long, 40 questions,
multiple choice.
The student must get 28 correct out of 40, 70%, and
three chances are allowed on one certificate.
If the student does not pass, TriStar supplemental
training is always FREE.
If the student fails the test three times, TriStar will
make a full refund.

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· Choose the Name, Location and Type of dealership.
Once the testing is complete the student begins to
build the business.

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Every dealer needs to choose a name of the
dealership and a location.

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Every dealer MUST have an office.

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Every dealer needs to choose the type of dealership
and vehicle type with endorsements.
Dealer types: Retail or Wholesale Only
( Retail includes Wholesale )
Vehicle Types: A/C cars and trucks
M/C motorcycles
ATV all terrain vehicles
MH motorhome
Rec T recreational trailer
Trl trailer
SM snowmobile

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Endorsements: AutoBroker

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· Obtain the Zoning Verification Letter.
Every dealer must have their location zoning
approved, using the proper DMV form, by the local
planning authority for the office location.
The proper zoning
form:

http://www.dmv.ca.gov/forms/ol/ol902.pdf

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· File a Fictitious Name Statement with the county clerk
and have it published in a local paper.
The dealer must file a Fictitious Name Statement with
the county clerk of jurisdiction for the office location.
A list of California county websites:
http://www.csac.counties.org/default.asp?id=7·

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Obtain a Surety Bond in the amount of $ 50,000.
Wholesale & less than 25 cars/ year then $ 10,000.
The surety bond is a promise by the dealer to honor
all obligations on behalf of the dealership, including
DMV fees and penalties, State sales tax and a
judgment by any court against the dealership.
Cash, Savings or a Bond may be posted.
Your credit report will set the Bond Premium
Some credit scores will require collateral.
The DMV form needed to submit your bond:
http://www.dmv.ca.gov/forms/ol/ol25.htm
If less than 25 cars per year & wholesale only:
http://www.dmv.ca.gov/forms/ol/ol25b.pdf

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· Obtain a Business License
The city or county issuing the zoning permission letter
will usually require a business license.
· Obtain a Live Scan Fingerprint Card.
To obtain a location check:

http://ag.ca.gov/fingerprints/publications/contact.php

DMV Live Scan information:
http://www.dmv.ca.gov/vehindustry/ol/livescan.htm
DMV Sample Live Scan Form
http://dmv.ca.gov/forms/ol/dmv8016.pdf

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Obtain a Board of Equalization Seller’s Permit.
To obtain a location of a field office:
http://www.boe.ca.gov/info/phone.htm
Board Information on Registration:
http://www.boe.ca.gov/info/reg.htm#sales
Application Form:
http://www.boe.ca.gov/pdf/boe400spa.pdf

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· Complete the Application and have someone read it
over for you to look for errors and omissions.

Ask your
DMV Inspector if you can FAX it in for review.
· Call the DMV Inspector and submit the Application with
your Bond Declaration Form. You must have a Bond in
place to submit your application. If you wish to be
considered for a temporary license, you must have all
photos completed as well.
list of DMV inspectors,
http://www.dmv.ca.gov/fo/inspector_office.htm
DMV photo requirements:
http://dmv.ca.gov/vehindustry/ol/photoreq.htm

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Generally you will need:
11 photos for retail
8 for wholesale, 9 for wholesale with a broker endorsement

 They are:

1 Building photo
2 Outside sign photo ®
3 Display area photo ®
4 Office
5 Business License posting photo
6 Resale Permit posting photo
7 Telephone
8 Interior Signs ®
9 Locked Cabinet
10 Checkbook
11 Dealer Book

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· Build your office before you contact the DMV Inspector
for final inspection and clearance.

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· Obtain a phone and have a phone line installed in the
name of the dealership, including a 411 listing.

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· If retail, Obtain and install exterior signs.
One sign if sole user of the location.
Multiple signs if mixed use at the location.

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· If retail, Install the three Office Signs provided by TriStar

The No Cooling Off Period Notice to Public

The Inspection of Vehicle Notice to Public

Car Buyer Bill of Rights Disclosure

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 Create a locked cabinet, desk drawer, file cabinet or safe to store DMV report of sale forms.

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· Open a Bank Account in the name of the dealership.

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· Label a thick 3 ring binder as your dealer book.

This book will hold for all updates sent by the DMV, all ROS
forms you might have to void & your broker log. ·

For registration forms write to:
DMV Forms Office
P.O. Box 932242, Sacramento,CA, 94232
Use the list of forms from the DMV website & add the
REG 262 to the list.
list of registration forms,
http://www.dmv.ca.gov/forms/formsreg.htm
Draft a letter on your dealer letterhead including a
copy of your DMV certificate of completion requesting
25 of each listed form.
These forms are sent at no charge.

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· Contact for forms & disclosures.
Their website for dealer forms:
http://licenseframegirl.com

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The four forms needed:

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conditional sales contract CA553
English copy, 4 per set, latest version
Spanish Copy, 1 per set, latest version

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as-is no warranty for Federal Buyers Guide, 327D
English copy, latest version
Spanish Copy, latest version

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car buyer bill of rights option form
English copy, latest version
Spanish Copy,latest version

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Not for Sale Sticker

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· Create & have ready photos of your setup.
Instruction on photos @
http://www.dmv.ca.gov/vehindustry/ol/photoreq.htm

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· Final inspection follows in 90 – 120 days following
clearance from Sacramento.
The DMV Inspector will call you for an inspection appointment.
· When you pass inspection you will receive your:
dealer number
wall license
car dealer license special plates
report of sale forms, for your type of license.

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good luck

Joseph

gotplates.com

800-901-5950

when will used car startup @beepi be ordered to follow the dmv handbook ???

beepi in los altos

unlicensed dmv used car sales location

no branch location listing in the dmv car dealer database

beepi in santa cruz

vacant car lot behind aloha motors of santa cruz

closed dmv licensed used car sales location

beepi in san francisco

39 cars listed for sale

unlicensed dmv used car sales location

no branch location listing in the dmv car dealer database

beepi in sacramento

39 cars listed for sale

unlicensed dmv used car sales location

no branch location listing in the dmv car dealer database

beepi in fremont

licensed dmv used car sales location

0 cars listed for sale

signed agreement for 43,000 sq feet

with no sales allowed by city of fremont

beepi in beverly hills

38 cars listed for sale

unlicensed dmv used car sales location

no branch location listing in the dmv car dealer database

beepi in san diego

39 cars listed for sale

unlicensed dmv used car sales location

no branch location listing in the dmv car dealer database

beepi in phoenix az

40 cars listed for sale

unlicensed used car sales location

no branch location listing in the dmv car dealer database

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dmv rulebook requires all sellers holding consignments

to be licensed retail dealers

with dmv zoning approval from each local planning authority

DMV form OL902

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dmv rulebook requires all vehicles to be smogged, safety checked, buyers guide and vehicle history report on file

( at dmv licensed location )

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how does @beepi make a legal sale without using a dmv licensed location and no posting of the required dmv report of sale ???

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dmv certified car dealer education

since 1998

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got california license plates ???

Standard California license plates are issued when you buy a new vehicle, replace lost, stolen, or mutilated plates, or turn in special interest license plates. License plates identify the type of registration you have (commercial, passenger, trailer, etc.) and provide law enforcement a means of locating the owner through DMV records. Standard license plates can be replaced by submitting an application for duplicate plates, or by visiting a DMV field office.

Passenger Vehicles

passenger vehicle license plate passenger vehicle license plate passenger vehicle license plate

passenger vehicle license plate passenger vehicle license plate passenger vehicle license plate

Exclusions: The letters I, O, and Q are not used in the first or third alpha positions of the alpha-numeric series.

Statutory Authority: Vehicle Code (VC) §§4850, 9250 and Revenue and Taxation Code (RT) §§10751, 10752


Commercial Motor Vehicles

commercial motor vehicle license plate commercial motor vehicle license plate commercial motor vehicle license plate

commercial motor vehicle license plate commercial motor vehicle license plate

Exclusions: The letters I and O are not used in the six-digit alpha-numeric series. I, O, and Q are not used in the seven-digit alpha-numeric series.

Statutory Authority: VC §§4840, 9250.1, 9400 and RT §§10751, 10752


Motorcycles

reflectorized motorcyclew license plate yellow on blue motorcycle license plate

Statutory Authority: VC §§4850, 9250.1 and RT §§ 10751, 10752


Permanent Trailer Identification License Plates

permanent trailer identification license plate

In 2001, the Permanent Trailer Identification (PTI) program went into effect with registrations expiring and trailers being registered for the first time in California on or after December 31, 2001. Camp trailers are subject to the new law, but trailer coaches, and park trailers are excluded. For more information on the PTI program follow this link.

Statutory Authority: VC §§5011, 5014.1, 5017


Trailer License Plates

reflectorized trailer license plate reflectorized trailer license plate reflectorized trailer license plate

yellow on blue trailer license plate

Issued to trailer coaches and park trailers.

Exclusions: The letters I, O, and Q are not used.

Statutory Authority: VC §§4850, 9250.1 and RT §§10751, 10752

will the renegade lawless used car dealers survive the FTC ??

the FTC used car rule

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

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how do the outlaw renegade used car dealers

@beepi

@instamotor

@trycarlypso

@shift_cars

@carkibo

plan to met this requirement ??

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we would be curious to hear their answer

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national attorney general letter regarding the FTC used car rule

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rogue lawless used car dealer @instamotor could become the compliant model

INSTAMOTOR IS THE MOST TRUSTED PEER-TO-PEER CAR MARKETPLACE.

The private-party car market is broken and full of fraud that cost buyers billions of dollars a year – odometer rollback fraud alone accounts for $1B per year (U.S. DOT). Instamotor is an app that changes all that and makes it simple and safe to transact between private-parties.

We use a combination of fraud-detection algorithm and human-review to prevent fraud. We offer this completely FREE for buyers. This contrasts to the $50 that CARFAX charges per report.

Instamotor is the only mobile-first car marketplace. It’s free to list, browse, and transact. Our app makes listing a car easy for sellers, and buyers can browse by location, make, model, and feature to search pre-screened vehicles. Buyers and sellers can contact one another through the app, schedule test-drives, and make offers.

Instamotor is a safe, simple, convenient, and trusted mobile-first peer-to-peer marketplace.

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when the pressure comes on used car startups

to obey existing dmv regulation

one of the companies

will shine

we hope @instamotor survives the challenge

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