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Questions

Q.   How do I get information on how to become a car dealer?
Q.   What cities are your classes offered in?
Q.   Where are your list of important links?
Q.   Where do I go to sign up for your online Class?
Q.   What if I want to attend a Dealer class in person?
Q.   What if I want to take the class at home?
Q.   I'm am getting my dealer license for the first time, can I take the class online?
Q.   I went to your course a few months and got my certificate, what is my next step?
Q.   What if the DMV inspector in my area is not available when I need them to be?
Q.   Where is a good place to go to run a credit check?


Answers:

Q. How do I get information on how to become a car dealer?
A. To get more information please download our: How to Become a Car Dealer Check List or see: More Information for New Dealers section of our website.



Q. What cities are your classes offered in?
A. Our In-Person Renewal and New Dealer Classes are offered in the following cities:
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Q. Where are your list of important links?
A. List of Important Links:

A
Application Requirements For Vehicle Dealers (Auto-Commercial)

Auto Dealer Supplies - Car Dealer Supply

Auto Dealer Supply

Auto Registration Experts, California Vehicle Registration

B
BPI Autoforms Your Auto Dealer Supply Center Since 1956

Buyers Guide Form

Buying A Used Car

C
C V R

C V R....vehicle reg services

www.car-loan-finder.com

CA Dep. Consumer Affairs- Bur. Automotive Repair - Glossary of Terms

California City and County Sales and Use Tax Rates - Board of Equalization

California Department of Motor Vehicles

Car Dealer Supplies

Car history VIN search, auto history check at CARFAX vehicle history reports

Car Loan Finder

Compliance With The Ftc's Used Car Rule Continues To Cause Many Dealerships Problems

D
DCA / BAR Active Station Query

DCA BAR Vehicle Smog Test History

Dealers License

DMV Approved Dealer Education Programs Providers

E
e-Government Legal Barriers - Internet Car Sales

Exemption Form

F
Frequently Asked Dealer License Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) - Board of Equalization

H
How To Sell Your Used Car or Truck - IntelliChoice

I
Improve Dealership Operations - Reynolds and Reynolds

L
Livescan Locations

N
nada.org - National Automobile Dealers Association

New car prices, used car pricing, auto reviews by Edmunds car buying guide

O
OL Industry Memorandum (IM) - 5 -98

OL Occupational Licensing Industry Memos

OL Overview of OL Programs

OL Template

R
Renewal form for Dealer License

Requirements to post fees on a used vehicle sale

S
Salvage Declaration Form

Smog Check Lookup by Zip Code

T
TransUnion - TransUnion - Credit reports and business services

W
Whole Sale Dealers - $50k Bond Exemption Application

Q. Where do I go to sign up for your online Class?
A. To sign up for the Dealer Renewal Class Online go to Our Signup Page


Q. What if I want to attend a Dealer class in person?
A. Weather you are renewing your license or a new dealer, we provide the best continuing education in all of California. Our in-person classes are offered in 17 cities and we conduct more classes than any other dealer education provider. TriStar Motors LLC has been a provider of dealer education since 1998, CCC 0004, and the first approved for continuing education in 2001. Our extensive training background has filled a need for comprehensive dealer training.

Renewal Dealer Class is $68.00 and New Dealer Class is $150.00. To find out more please go to our In Person Class Page or if you are ready Sign Up Now


Q. What if I want to take the class at home?
A. We are proud to now offer the California DMV approved Continuing Dealer Education Home Study Course where you get the convenience of studying and taking your test from home. The cost is only: $ 55. if you download the course and $ 68. if you would like us to send it to you. To find out more go to:
Home Study Classes or if you are ready Sign Up Now


Q. I'm am getting my dealer license for the first time, can I take the class online?
A. No. DMV requires that first time dealer license students attend a 6 hour in person class. Upon class completion you will be issued a certificate which you then take to your local DMV inspector to show proof of your class completion. While we prepare you for the test (study guide included), you will need to take your test with DMV. To find out more go to:
In Person Classes or if you are ready Sign Up Now


Q. I went to your course a few months and got my certificate, what is my next step?
A. You must call the DMV inspector in your area: www.dmv.ca.gov/fo/inspector_office.htm and schedule to take the test. This is when you present your certificate you have received from our course.

You also need your fingerprints which are done at the county sheriff's office: www.dmv.ca.gov/vehindustry/ol/livescan.htm

The form you need to fill out and submit to DMV is in this package: www.dmv.ca.gov/vehindustry/ol/forms/vehicledealer.htm


Q. What if the DMV inspector in my area is not available when I need them to be?
A. You can take the test with any DMV inspector - the inspectors are listed on the DMV website: www.dmv.ca.gov/fo/inspector_office.htm. However, you must file your application with the DMV inspector from your area.


Q. Where is a good place to go to run a credit check?
A. Great links for running Credit Checks are Experian and Equifax:
www.experian.com
www.equifax.com