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May 23, 2018 - Industry News

California New-Vehicle Sales Expected to Exceed 2 Million in 2018

With the car market having plateaued after several years of increases, the California New Car Dealers Association said it continues to see increasing demand for larger, more family-friendly vehicles. But with gas prices continuing to increase, that trend could shift in the quarters ahead.

Tags: California, California New Car Dealers Association, new-vehicle sales, SUV

January 3, 2018 - Industry News

Marijuana Use Still Illegal on Calif. Roads

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Marijuana sales for recreational use became legal in California on Jan. 1, but another change in state law prohibits smoking or consuming the drug while driving or riding in a vehicle.

Tags: California, Law, Regulations, Safety

April 25, 2017 - Industry News

New Gas Tax Hike Not Enough to Fix California’s Crumbling Roads, Group Says

California roads are crumbling, and a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank says in a newly published white paper that a recently passed transportation funding bill won’t raise enough funds to complete the backlog of needed repairs.

Tags: California, California New Car Dealers Association, F&I products, Road Hazard Protection

May 19, 2016 - Industry News

LoJack Recovered $112 Million in Stolen Vehicles in 2015

The most targeted vehicles were those worth more than $30,000. However, the average value of recovered vehicles in 2015 was $10,287. Thieves are also targeting specific vehicle colors, with black and white cars accounting for 20% and 18% of vehicles recovered, respectively.

Tags: California, Florida, LoJack, Stolen Vehicle, Texas

April 20, 2016 - Industry News

Former Larry H. Miller Group CEO Acquires California Dealership

Greg Miller, who stepped down as CEO of the Larry H. Miller Group in March 2015, has acquired Bob Baker Toyota in San Diego, Calif. The dealership will be renamed Greg Miller Toyota and will be operated under his new enterprise, Greg Miller Automotive San Diego.

Tags: Acquisition, California, Dealership

March 1, 2016 - Industry News

Dealertrack Rolls Out Registration and Titling Solution to California Dealers

Dealertrack's new web-based registration and titling solution is equipped with new features designed to streamline the registration and titling process for California dealers.

Tags: California, Dealer Software, Dealertrack, Registration, Titling

August 19, 2014 - Industry News

California on Track to Sell 1.8 million New Units in 2014

California continues to outpace national new-car sales growth, according to a report from the California New Car Dealers Association. The state’s sales are on track to approach 1.8 million new units.

Tags: California, California New Car Dealers Association, New Vehicles, Report

May 15, 2014 - Industry News

Calif. Proposes Ban on the Sale of Unrepaired Recall Vehicles

Senate Bill 686 would make it illegal for used-car dealers and rental car companies to sell used cars with unrepaired recalls issues. Senator Hannah Beth Jackson held a press conference about the bill this week.

Tags: California, legislation, vehicle recall

April 15, 2014 - Industry News

Calif. DMV Targets ‘Curbstoners’ in Sting

Investigators issued nearly 100 citations and made several arrests during an operation aimed at thwarting unlicensed auto dealers who sell unsafe used vehicles.

Tags: California, Investigation, used vehicles

December 19, 2013 - Industry News

Tesla Feeling the Heat in Ohio, California

On the same day a Tesla sedan is revealed to have been the possible cause of a garage fire, a group of Ohio dealers, The Columbus Dispatch reports, is suing Tesla Motors and two state agencies. The suit charges that the electric carmaker’s license violates state law.

Tags: California, Lawsuit, Ohio, Orange County, Reuters, Tesla Motors

November 21, 2013 - Industry News

Calif. New-Vehicle Registrations Rise 13.8 Percent in Q3

New-vehicle registrations were up 13.8 percent in the third quarter vs. one year ago, the largest increase this year, according to the CNCDA.

Tags: California, CNCDA, New Vehicle Registrations, Report

July 25, 2013 - Industry News

Calif. Vintage-Car Dealer Sentenced for Embezzling $200K

Orange County car dealer was sentenced to 16 months in jail for embezzling $200,000 in proceeds from customer vehicles sold on consignment.

Tags: California, customers, dealer, Dealership, embezzlement, fraud, John Calicchio, Orange County

July 2, 2013 - Industry News

California Remains Hot Spot for Vehicle Theft, NICB Reports

California is listed again in the NICB’s annual ‘Hot Spots’ report, which shows that eight out of the Top 10 vehicle theft areas lie in the Golden State.

Tags: annual report, California, National Insurance Crime Bureau, NICB, Vehicle Theft

April 9, 2013 - Industry News

Calif. Court Rules GPS Nav Apps Illegal While Driving

In late March, a California judge ruled against a man who was cited by the California Highway Patrol for driving and looking at his smartphone’s GPS navigation app. The ruling means such apps violate the state’s prohibition on texting and making calls while driving.

Tags: California, cell phone, court, driving, GPS, navigation apps, Stephanie Forshee, Steven R. Spriggs, trial, vehicle

January 31, 2013 - Industry News

FTC Settlement Permanently Halts Auto Debt Consulting Operation

The FTC's settlement bans two sellers of alleged fraudulent auto loan modifications from marketing debt relief services.

Tags: auto debt consulting, California, dealer, FTC, Kore Services, NAFSO VLM, Settlement

January 22, 2013 - Industry News

California Retails 1.6 Million New Vehicles in 2012

New-vehicle registrations were up 25.3 percent in 2012 vs. the year prior, according to the state’s dealer group. The increase in new-vehicle sales outpaced gains made nationally.

Tags: auto dealer, California, California New Car Dealers Association, CNCDA, New Vehicle Registrations, new-vehicle sales

April 10, 2012 - Industry News

Calif. Lawmaker Introduces Vehicle History Bill

Sen. Juan Vargas (D-San Diego) introduced legislation on Monday to fix a new law that will require dealers to provide consumers with vehicle history reports starting on July 1.

Tags: California, Carfax, Vehicle History Reports

March 22, 2012 - Industry News

DealerTrack Helping Calif. Dealers Comply With New Law

DealerTrack Registration and Titling Services Group is helping California dealers comply with a new state law that will take effect in July. It will require that all used vehicle offered for sale have a vehicles history report pulled from the National Motor Vehicle Title and Information System (NMVTIS).

Tags: California, California New Car Dealers Association, compliance, Dealertrack

July 11, 2011 - Industry News

Eos Group Supplying VSCs to Tuttle-Click Dealerships

Eos Group Inc. will bring it’s extended vehicle service contracts to Tuttle-Click Automotive Group’s customers in Southern California and Arizona.

Tags: California, Eos Group, Service Contracts, Tuttle-Click Automotive Group

October 21, 2010 - Industry News

California New-Car Sales Recovering

The California New Car Dealers Association (CNCDA) announced that registrations of new cars and trucks in California continued to increase through the third quarter.

Tags: California, Vehicle Sales

July 24, 2009 - Industry News

California New-Car Sales Drop 42.9 Percent in 2Q

The California New Car Dealers Association (CNCDA) said that registrations of new cars and light trucks declined 42.9 percent in the second quarter of 2009 compared to the year-ago period.

Tags: California, Vehicle Sales

April 29, 2009 - Industry News

California New-Car Sales Drop in First Quarter

The California New Car Dealers Association (CNCDA) announced that registrations of new cars and light trucks declined 43 percent in the first quarter 2009 compared to the year-ago period.

Tags: California, New Vehicle Registrations

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