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Mama’s Menu

The magazine’s legal wiz says regulations don’t offer much guidance when it comes to F&I menu usage. But he says there’s an unofficial rule F&I managers should consider.

December 19, 2014

Sweeps, Standards and the FTC

The magazine’s resident legal wiz revisits the FTC’s standard for deception in response to the agency’s crackdown on false advertising.

March 11, 2014

Is That Legal?

Can you raise the price of a vehicle to cover a high bank fee? Get that answer and more from the magazine’s legal expert.

October 1, 2010

The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Washington is working overtime these days, so expect 2010 to be a bumpy ride on the regulatory front.

February 1, 2010

A Difference of Opinion

There are always two sides to any story and this business always benefits from a little intellectual tug of war. That’s why I’ve invited the Center for Responsible Lending’s Josh Frank and Delvin Davis to share the center’s views on HR 2309.

August 1, 2009

4 Threats to F&I

Washington sure can react to a crisis, but the real question is, “How effectively can Washington react to a crisis?” Apparently not well for you, or so pending legislation on Capitol Hill would have us believe.

July 1, 2009

Legislators in Need of Cooling-Off Period

On May 12, Congress held a hearing on a bill that would give the Federal Trade Commission broad new powers to regulate automobile dealers. The bill, H.R. 2309, directs the FTC to adopt rules that prevent unfair and deceptive practices by dealers regarding credit and lending.

June 1, 2009

Consumer Protection Gone Wrong

In these tough economic times, the last thing business needs are unreasonable impediments on the sale of goods and services. Hasn’t all the bailout and stimulus spending been focused on unfreezing credit markets so folks can spend money and boost the economy?

May 1, 2009

F&I's Big Threat: Consumer Protection Gone Wrong

In these tough economic times, the last thing business needs are unreasonable impediments on the sale of goods and services. Hasn’t all the bailout and stimulus spending been focused on unfreezing credit markets to spur spending?

May 1, 2009

Rules of the Road: Basics of Truth in Advertising Laws

In these tough economic times, driving business into the showroom is more important than ever. Many merchants invest significant resources into advertising their products in a manner designed to entice potential customers.

April 1, 2009

Choosing Your Lead Provider

In these tough economic times, many dealers are looking for ways to cut expenses and protect cash flow. Some will feel the need to cut back on advertising, while others will recognize that advertising can be a lifeline in a down market.

March 1, 2009

Rules of the Road: Basics of Truth in Advertising Laws

In these tough economic times, driving business into the showroom is more important than ever. Many merchants invest significant resources into advertising their products in a manner designed to entice potential customers.

March 1, 2009