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The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recently acknowledged that a vehicle fire problem exists in the United States. According to NFPA statistics, more people died from highway vehicle fires than from apartment fires in 2004. Yet, few drivers think of a fire extinguisher as a critical component of their car safety kit. Reports show that on average, a vehicle fire occurs once every two minutes, and most happen during the summer months – June, July and August. A fire extinguisher within reach inside the vehicle can be useful in an emergency or to quickly put out a small, smoldering fire.
VEHICLE FIRE FACTS
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Sources: National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA), U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) and Department of Transportation (DOT)
DEALER EDUCATION PROGRAM
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 www.dmv.ca.gov
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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.
Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/04/22/4432870/retro-license-plate-proposal-on.html#storylink=cpy
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Hints for Contacting Your State Legislator
Politics Should Be the Part-Time Job of Every Used Car Dealer
To make that letter or phone call more effective, here are some general DO’s and DON’Ts:
If you contact your legislator by telephone, here a a few additional rules:
Don’t Be Shy About Asking What the Legislator’s Position Is – In many instances, your legislator will thank you for your views and say the matter will be taken under advisement. However, if he/she expresses a position that is the same as yours, express your appreciation. If different, express your disappointment.
Finally, don’t consider that contacting your legislator is a frightening experience. Remember, he/she wants to hear from you. Your vote and your support are important to him/her to stay in office.
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For decades, one company has dominated the vehicle history market: CARFAX. With few alternatives available for vehicle history reports, CARFAX gets away with charging as much as $34.99 for a single vehicle history report.
“I just needed to prove that a car I was selling had a clean history, so I scoured the web for a ‘free vehicle history report'”, explains David Wu, “Unfortunately, there was no such thing as free vehicle history, and I felt ripped off when I resorted to paying $30 for a basic report.” After this experience, Wu went on to found VinAudit.com– a vehicle history reporting service offering a radically lower-cost alternative to CARFAX.
Since VinAudit.com’s initial release in early 2012, the service has served thousands of consumers over the Internet in addition to having with a rapidly growing presence in the automotive industry. VinAudit.com and partners of VinAudit.com served as one of the main alternatives to CARFAX providing an approved compliance solution with this new requirement that took effect on July 1st, 2012.
Assembly Bill 1215 required California car dealers to properly disclose vehicle history information before their customers purchase a car. Seeking a low-cost compliance solution, over 500 used car dealers in California have chosen VinAudit.com as their exclusive source for vehicle history reports.
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TAX-FRAUD PROBE: Posh home, used-car lots raided
Agents confirmed on Tuesday, Oct. 29, that a search warrant was served at the address of 6990 Wyndham Drive, Riverside. — STAN LIM/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER
BY DEBRA GRUSZECKI and BRIAN ROKOS | STAFF WRITERS
Two auto-sales businesses and a luxury home in Riverside were raided Tuesday morning by state agents and the Riverside County district attorney’s office as search warrants relating to an investigation into suspicions of sales-tax fraud were served on the occupants.
The warrants, obtained by the state Franchise Tax Board and Board of Equalization, included a probable-cause arrest warrant, said Tami Grimes, a spokeswoman for the Franchise Tax Board’s criminal investigation bureau.
Agents entered the home at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, Grimes said. The two businesses were searched at 8 a.m., she added.
Investigators at the county and state level declined to reveal details of the probe.
Fraud involving the automotive sales industry can take many forms. Investigations can range from sales tax evasion and employment-tax fraud to money laundering. One tool the government has to stem illegal activity is a law requiring cash payments of more than $10,000 to be reported to tax authorities.
In California, the main tax agency is the Franchise Tax Board. It provides information to the public about taxes owed, and investigates claims of tax fraud. The Board of Equalization collects sales and use taxes, and handles all reports of corporate sales or use tax fraud.
A One Auto Center, a used-car dealer, was launched in 1998 by Ahmad and Nader Samir, according to 2007 published reports in The Press-Enterprise and Entrepreneur magazine. That year, the company claiming its base in San Bernardino made the “Hot 500” rankings at No. 348 for 2006 sales of $56 million and 120 employees.
On Tuesday, both businesses were closed through the day.
State agents could be seen in the parking lots at various times, lugging banker’s boxes toward rented moving vans. At one point, a customer of the San Bernardino car sales company approached a Franchise Tax Board agent to ask if he could go inside to get the registration a car he said he bought.
Turned away, the customer said the agent he’d spoken with told him the business would likely reopen Wednesday. He left the scene, declining to give his name.
Just after 3 p.m., police from the state Board of Equalization and Franchise Tax Board removed a computer and at least four boxes of evidence from the Wyndham Hill house and put them in an unmarked white van.
Riverside County property records say the home is owned by Sami Nader, whose name also appears on several company-name variations of A-One Auto. He is listed as Sami Naden on corporate filings for A-One Auto Center Riverside Inc., a company listed by the state as being suspended.
Nader could not be reached for comment.
Throughout the day, there was no sign of any of the residents at the home or the businesses.
The online real-estate service Zillow.com describes the custom single-story home at 6990 Wyndham Hill Drive as Riverside’s “Taj Mahal.”
County records say the home purchased by Nader in April 2008 carries a value of $1.5 million, after the standard $7,000 homestead-tax exemption.
The narrative on the Zillow report, which is usually written by a real estate agent and can be edited by the property owner, says the seven-bedroom, five-bath home on 2.2 acres at one point received more than $2 million in improvements such as waterfalls, three full-size pools, a sauna, sports court, covered patios, fish tanks and gazebos.
The white house on the corner lot stands out, even among other fancy homes on the street. It stands behind a copper-colored wrought-iron fence punctuated by gold-colored medallions. Two granite fountains spill water into small pools on either side of the walkway.
And then there are the statues and sculptures, ranging from lions to Grecian-style women.
Two Bentleys and one Jaguar — all with paper auto dealer plates on them — were parked on the property Tuesday afternoon.
The property at 6990 Wyndham Hill is connected to a home at 6960 Wyndham Hill by an outside staircase.
Property records could not be immediately found at the county for 6960 Wyndham Hill. However, the Zillow listing says that 7,892-square-foot home has “expansion plans for about 24,000 square feet.”
This is not the first time police have raided a home on Wyndham Hill.
In September 2011, papers were served at the house across the street that was being rented by former San Bernardino Airport developer Scot Spencer. The raid came after a two-year grand jury investigation into airport operations.
Contributing to this report: Staff videographer Chris Ercoli, firstname.lastname@example.org, and staff writer Timothy Guy, email@example.com
OAKLAND, Calif. —
You might think digital odometers on modern vehicles car can’t be rolled back, but DMV officials tell 2 Investigates that they are even easier to roll back than older odometers.
The amateur videos posted on the Internet look like something out of a video game. In a matter of seconds, digital odometers are rolled back, sometimes by tens of thousands of miles, at the touch of a button.
Investigators say it’s only some of the evidence of a troubling rise in odometer fraud in California. A recent study by vehicle history reporting website Carfax found more odometers are illegally “rolled back” in California than anywhere else.
The same study reports more than 295,000 cars with rolled back odometers were on the road in California. California was also at the top of the list of states with the higest percentage of rolled back odometers, ahead of Nevada, Massachusetts, New York, and Texas.
The U.S. Department of Justice estimates victims of this kind of fraud lose an average of $4,000 per vehicle.
Keat Fleckner of Livermore is among the recent victims.
Fleckner bought a 1990 Toyota pick-up with about 150,000 miles for $2600. He didn’t know he had been duped until his engine blew out.
“The first thing that goes through your mind is, I’m in the middle of the highway and my truck’s not running,” said Fleckner.
A Carfax vehicle history report revealed the odometer had been rolled back by as much as 150,000 miles, meaning its true mileage was closer to 300,000 miles.
“Then you start reflecting: Did I just buy a piece of crap?” asked Fleckner.
Fleckner chose to keep the truck, but repairs cost him another $5,000.
At DMV headquarters in Sacramento, Commander Tom Wilson showed 2 Investigates how criminals are easily changing digital odometers with equipment meant for mechanics working on cars involved in accidents.
“In previous years, we would get just a few cases trickling in. Now it just seems like the floodgates are open,” said Wilson.
Two recent cases involved more than 500 vehicles, according to Wilson. He showed KTVU more than 50 instrument panels seized by investigators.
In one of the cases, investigators arrested three men for selling more than 200 cars with rolled back odometers. Wilson says the men moved the cars between the Bay Area and Central Valley to try to cover their tracks. The suspects also altered car titles to reflect the new lower mileage.
“By their own records, we found they profited almost $296,000 before the radar was even focused on them,” said Wilson.
Virtually all of their business was done on Craigslist. Investigators say they search the website on a regular basis, looking for red flags. Experts say cars most likely to have their odometers rolled back are 14 to 15 years old.
Fleckner has now taken on a second job to help pay for the unexpected expenses that came with his truck.
The DMV has published a list of tips and advice to help consumers avoid becoming victims of odometer fraud. Carfax also offers a free way to check a car’s odometer history on its website.
Anti-Car Theft Act: Act passed in 1992 to prevent and deter auto theft. Title II of the Act authorizes NMVTIS and is intended to address automobile title fraud. The NMVTIS Final Rule was published in the Federal Register on January 30, 2009.
Auto Recycler: A business that acquires vehicles for recycled use as parts, scrap, or similar purposes.
Brand: Descriptive labels regarding the status of a motor vehicle, such as “junk,” “salvage,” and “flood” vehicles.
Certificate of Title (Title): A document issued by a state showing ownership of an automobile.
Consumer: The individual or entity buying an automobile or financing the purchase of an automobile. Consumers include private individuals, dealers, auction companies or entities engaged in the business of purchasing used automobiles, lenders financing the purchase of new or used automobiles, and automobile dealers.
Insurance Carrier: An individual or entity engaged in the business of underwriting automobile insurance.
Junk Automobile: An automobile that:
(A) Is incapable of operating on public streets, roads, and highways; and
(B) Has no value except as a source of parts or scrap.
Junk Yard: An individual or entity engaged in the business of acquiring or owning junk automobiles for:
(A) Resale in their entirety or as spare parts; or
(B) Rebuilding, restoration, or crushing.
NMVTIS Operator: The individual or entity authorized or designated as the operator of NMVTIS under 49 U.S.C. 30502(b), or the office designated by the Attorney General, if there is no authorized or designated individual or entity.
Purchaser: The individual or entity buying an automobile or financing the purchase of an automobile. Purchasers may be private citizens, dealers, auction companies or entities engaged in the business or purchasing used automobiles, lenders financing the purchase of new or used automobiles, and automobile dealers.
Salvage Automobile: An automobile that is damaged by collision, fire, flood, accident, trespass, or other event, to the extent that its fair salvage value plus the cost of repairing the automobile for legal operation on public streets, roads, and highways would be more than the fair market value of the automobile immediately before the event that caused the damage. Salvage automobiles include automobiles determined to be a total loss under the law of the applicable jurisdiction or designated as a total loss by an insurer under the terms of its policies, regardless of whether or not the ownership of the vehicle is transferred to the insurance carrier.
Salvage Pool: An entity that acquires junk and salvage automobiles from a variety of parties and consolidates them for resale at a common point of sale.
Salvage Yard: An individual or entity engaged in the business of acquiring or owning salvage automobiles for:
(A) resale in their entirety or as spare parts; or
(B) rebuilding, restoration, or crushing.
This definition includes scrap vehicle shredders and scrap metal processors, as well as “pull- or pick-apart yards,” salvage pools, salvage auctions, and other types of auctions, businesses, and individuals that handle salvage vehicles (including vehicles declared a “total loss”).
Total Loss: The cost of repairing such vehicles plus projected supplements plus projected diminished resale value plus rental reimbursement expense exceeds the cost of buying the damaged motor vehicle at its pre-accident value, minus the proceeds of selling the damaged motor vehicle for salvage.
VIN: Vehicle Identification Number; a unique number given to each motor vehicle for identification purposes.
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Established Place of Business: Posting
11709. (a) A dealer’s established place of business, and other sites or locations as may be operated and maintained by the dealer in conjunction with his or her established place of business, shall have posted, in a place conspicuous to the public in each and every location, the license, or a true and exact copy of the license, issued by the department to the dealer and to each salesperson employed by the dealer and shall have erected or posted thereon signs or devices providing information relating to the dealer’s name and the location and address of the dealer’s established place of business to enable any person doing business with the dealer to identify him or her properly. A sign erected or posted pursuant to this subdivision, on an established place of business, shall have an area of not less than two square feet per side displayed and shall contain lettering of sufficient size to enable the sign to be read from a distance of at least 50 feet. This section shall not apply to a dealer who is a wholesaler involved for profit only in the sale of vehicles between licensed dealers.
(b) Notwithstanding Section 11704 and this section, a dealer may display vehicles at a fair, exposition, or similar exhibit without securing a branch license, if no actual sales are made at those events and the display does not exceed 30 days.
(c) A vehicle displayed displayed pursuant to subdivision (b) or (e) shall be identified by a sign or device providing information relating to the dealer’s name and the location and address of the dealer’s established place of business.
(d) This section shall not be applicable to a dealer who deals only in off-highway vehicles subject to identification, as defined in Section 38012.
(e) Notwithstanding Section 11704 and this section, a vessel dealer may display a trailer and may sell a trailer in conjunction with the sale of a vessel at a fair, exposition, or similar exhibit without securing a branch license if the display does not exceed 30 days.