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DMV Practice Test

April 2nd, 2024 by Garrett Eddings

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To obtain a dealer's license from the California DMV, you'll typically need to pass a dealer education program and a test. The DMV offers practice tests specifically tailored for dealer applicants to help prepare for the exam. These practice tests cover...

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What is a Retail Dealer License (and how do you get one)?

March 14th, 2024 by Garrett Eddings

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In the vibrant landscape of California's automotive industry, retail car dealerships play a pivotal role. These establishments, governed by specific regulations and requirements, are essential for the buying and selling of vehicles within the state. Understanding...

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Guide to Become an Autobroker in California

March 6th, 2024 by Garrett Eddings

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If you have a passion for cars and want to embark on a career in the automotive industry, becoming an autobroker in the state of California can be a lucrative and fulfilling option. Autobrokers act as intermediaries between car buyers and sellers, facilitating...

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Buy auction cars with a dealer license | Auctions for buying cars

February 9th, 2024 by Garrett Eddings

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Car dealer auctions play a pivotal role in the automotive industry, offering a dynamic marketplace where dealers can buy and sell vehicles to meet the demands of their customers. In California, a state known for its vibrant automotive culture, dealer...

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Car Dealer Training In California

February 2nd, 2024 by Garrett Eddings

Car Driving on California Beach Highway

The Evolution of Car Dealer Training in California: Navigating Compliance and Customer Service California, known for its vast automotive industry, has long been a hub for car dealerships. With the dynamic landscape of the automobile market, the role of...

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The Independent Auto Dealer Association of California (IADAC)

December 8th, 2023 by Garrett Eddings

Independent Auto Dealer Association of California (IADAC) Logo

The Independent Auto Dealer Association of California (IADAC) stands as a cornerstone in the state's automotive industry, tracing its roots back to the early 1950s. Its inception arose from a collective need among independent auto dealers to unify,...

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What is a dealer surety bond?

November 15th, 2023 by Garrett Eddings

Used Car Dealer Bond for Dealership

Whether you're entering the automotive, motorcycle, or other vehicle sales business in California, understanding the importance of a Dealer Surety Bond is crucial. This bond is a legal requirement designed to protect consumers, guarantee financial...

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California Resellers Permit for California Car Dealers

November 8th, 2023 by Garrett Eddings

California Resellers Permit for Auto Dealers

A seller's permit in California is an official document issued by the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA), formerly known as the Board of Equalization. This permit allows individuals and businesses to sell tangible personal...

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How to get a dealer license without a lot?

November 1st, 2023 by Garrett Eddings

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Getting a dealer license without a lot in California can be a complex process, but it's achievable with the right knowledge and preparation. This guide will walk you through the steps involved in obtaining a dealer license without a physical lot...

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Getting a dealer license online in California

October 18th, 2023 by Garrett Eddings

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Operating within California's automotive industry presents lucrative prospects, but securing a dealer license is a crucial prerequisite. Fortunately, the digital age has streamlined this process, allowing aspiring dealers to obtain their licenses...

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How to sell used cars in California

November 30th, 2022 by admin

Car for sale California

If you're interested in selling cars in California, you'll need to obtain a car dealer license from the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). While having a car lot is one way to meet the DMV's requirements, it's not the only way. In fact,...

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