Car Dealer Playbook for Facebook

Learn key strategies that can help influence car buyers and increase sales through advertising on Facebook.

When it comes to purchasing a car, reliance on dealerships and the expert advice of a salesperson has expanded to include websites, apps, friends, family and online experts. Today, people can access this information anytime, anywhere, all at the touch of a button or scroll of the thumb.

Our playbook covers the key pillars and essential knowledge to help you reach and connect with today’s auto buyer.

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Dealer Plate Renewal

As a renewal dealer you must, take a continuing education course once every TWO years.

To receive your certificate taking our online course or our home study course, you must review the California DMV approved dealer education curriculum and pass the Quiz.

We also offer dealer renewal classes in person.

Upon completion of your continuing education class online we will need a FAX or SCAN of your dealer license & a photo ID. You may SCAN these docs and send them to: admin@gotplates.com

Managers must include a copy of their current salesperson license. Failure to FAX or SCAN these required documents WILL delay the issuance of your continuing education certificates.

You will receive your dmv continuing education certificates of completion via usps priority mail unless you have paid the $50.00 upgrade to express mail.

Our toll free office number is 800-901-5950.
Our toll free FAX is 888-948-1795.

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DMV Headquarters

Occupational Licensing Branch – Headquarter Sections

Licensing Sections: 
 Business Licensing Unit: Dealers, Lessor-Retailers, Dismantlers, Registration Services, Transporters, and Driving & Traffic Violator School (Owner, Operator & Instructors) contact:(916) 229-3126
 Individual Licensing Unit: Salesperson, Representatives, Vehicle Verifiers, Vessel Agents and Employer Testing Program Participants contact:(916) 229-3128
 OL Compliance: Manufacturers, Distributors, or questions regarding products requiring licensure should contact:(916) 229-3154
   
Compliance and Support Sections: 
 Application Review/Administrative Disciplinary Action(916) 229-3129
 Collections: 
 Administrative Service Fee(916) 229-3138
 Dishonored Checks(916) 229-3138
 Surety Bond Cancellation/Reinstatement/Replacement(916) 229-3307
 Information Services: 
 Voice Mail Line(916) 229-3151
 Group MailboxLODInfoReq@dmv.ca.gov 

Mailing Information:

Postal Service

Occupational Licensing Section
P. O. Box 932342 MS L224
Sacramento, CA 94232-3420

Courier Deliveries Only – No Public Access

Occupational Licensing Section
8243 Demetre Ave
Sacramento, CA 95828

Mentors are allowed to attend the car dealer class at no charge

Dealer License + Auction Access + Plates

We are NOT the Pretend Car Dealer School

We are NOT Attorneys who have a wholesale license and no experience
We are NOT retired DMV Inspectors who pretend to know the business
We are NOT Product Vendors trying to sell you unneeded car dealer products
We ARE the only real car dealer school
We ARE actual retail car dealer / brokers
We ARE also licensed as DMV verifiers
We ARE also licensed as DMV registration agents
Our dedication to quality dealer education can include:
 answering questions before, during & after the class
 handbooks and printed materials included in the class price
 providing a list of certified used car dealer vendors
 a complete build of your dealer license application
 site inspection prior to DMV licensing
 red flag rules training for BHPH used car dealers
 salesperson training
 licensed verifier training
 DMV paperwork training ( including BPA )
 expert witness testimony in the event of enforcement action
Mentors are encouraged to come with their dealer license student
Mentors are allowed to attend the car dealer class at no charge
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Random DMV inspections are becoming more common

DMV Inspectors are resuming Spot Checks of existing Licensed Used Car Retail Dealers

When a California DMV inspector drops by your dealership, shows you her official identification and says she wants to take a look around she is conducting an unannounced Spot Check.

No need to feel caught off guard, just remember what is required.

Our unique Car Dealer Forms Starter Kit is updated annually and for $ 75. you will have ONE original copy of every form the DMV Inspector will ask to see.

Random DMV inspections are becoming more common.

These unannounced inspections can be a major headache.

The DMV Inspector must give you 30 days to correct any violations before asking a DMV Investigator to issue a citation. The citation leads to a DMV hearing and possible suspension and / or loss of license.

Inspections can become an opportunity to show off your compliance standards and reassure the DMV inspector you understand the importance of compliance.

DMV has the right to examine the public areas of your dealership during business hours and your inventory offered for sale. DMV Inspectors check for violations of the numerous California laws regarding signage, postings and display.

We are the licensing experts and very familiar with the problems that are commonly raised by DMV Inspectors. The DMV uses an inspection checklist during an inspection, and a complete inspection takes at least one hour. Be as cooperative as you can be with the DMV Inspector and understand her goal is compliance, not giving you a citation. She will ask you to sign her completed inspection report and give you a copy. We can help reduce the number of issues raised by your DMV Inspector:

  • Are your dealer and salesperson licenses posted in an easily-visible area?
  • Ensure that the dealer license has been signed by an authorized owner or corporate officer.
  • Are each of these licenses current?
  • Are your Reports of Sale in order & properly secured?
  • Are your used car buyers guides properly completed and posted?
  • Are all of your advertised vehicle ads prominently displayed?

Remember customer information such as credit applications, social security numbers and deal jackets must remain confidential and be secured at all times. Your Red Flag Rules Certification should be clearly posted, especially if you have A BHPH total above 10% of your total sales.

Are You Ready for a DMV Spot Check ???

DMV Inspectors are resuming Spot Checks of existing Licensed Used Car Retail Dealers

When a California DMV inspector drops by your dealership, shows you her official identification and says she wants to take a look around she is conducting an unannounced Spot Check.

No need to feel caught off guard, just remember what is required.

Our unique Car Dealer Forms Starter Kit is updated annually and for $ 75. you will have ONE original copy of every form the DMV Inspector will ask to see.

Random inspections are becoming more common.

These unannounced inspections can be a major headache.

The DMV Inspector must give you 30 days to correct any violations before asking a DMV Investigator to issue a citation. The citation leads to a DMV hearing and possible suspension and / or loss of license.

Inspections can become an opportunity to show off your compliance standards and reassure the DMV inspector you understand the importance of compliance.

DMV has the right to examine the public areas of your dealership during business hours and your inventory offered for sale. DMV Inspectors check for violations of the numerous California laws regarding signage, postings and display.

We are the licensing experts and very familiar with the problems that are commonly raised by DMV Inspectors. The DMV uses an inspection checklist during an inspection, and a complete inspection takes at least one hour. Be as cooperative as you can be with the DMV Inspector and understand her goal is compliance, not giving you a citation. She will ask you to sign her completed inspection report and give you a copy. We can help reduce the number of issues raised by your DMV Inspector:

  • Are your dealer and salesperson licenses posted in an easily-visible area?
  • Ensure that the dealer license has been signed by an authorized owner or corporate officer.
  • Are each of these licenses current?
  • Are your Reports of Sale in order & properly secured?
  • Are your used car buyers guides properly completed and posted?
  • Are all of your advertised vehicle ads prominently displayed?

Remember customer information such as credit applications, social security numbers and deal jackets must remain confidential and be secured at all times. Your Red Flag Rules Certification should be clearly posted, especially if you have A BHPH total above 10% of your total sales.

Compliance Audit for your Dealership

Year End Compliance Audit

Missing dealer plates ?

Open electronic ROS ?

Open title application?

Change dealer location?

Change dealer ownership?

We can make sure you are in full compliance with the DMV

Add a new salesperson?

Are your signs current?

Are your forms up to date?

Can you pull vehicle history ?

Are your document fees correct ?

Do you pre-plate inventory vehicles ?

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