While the bill further strengthens dealer protections and updates others, several protections aimed at future services and opportunities for automakers to serve customers directly were stripped out of the bill prior to last Thursday’s unanimous vote by the California Legislature.
September 5, 2018
New legislation aimed at strengthening dealer protections under California’s franchise laws will have its first committee hearing on Monday. One of its provisions specifically addresses the disclosure policy General Motors issued last summer regarding the sale of non-GM service contracts.
April 19, 2018
General Motors dealers who sell non-GM service contracts, parts and accessories must now disclose to their customers that the products are not backed by the automaker. Dealers who don’t comply face possible termination of their franchise agreement.
August 24, 2017
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.
April 25, 2017
General Motors responded on Friday to legal concerns raised in a Feb. 8 letter from the California New Car Dealers Association. The automaker said it is not infringing on its dealers' used-vehicle operations, adding that projected sales from its Factory Pre-Owned Collection program will represent 'roughly 1% or less of current used retail volume our dealer network sells.'
February 23, 2016
In response to the state dealer association’s claims that Tesla Motors is in violation of state and federal advertising laws, the state DMV issued a warning to electric vehicle makers about adhering to such laws.
October 30, 2015
The California New Car Dealers Association has selected DMVdesk to be the organization's preferred registration solution for California dealers.
November 6, 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.
August 19, 2014
New-vehicle sales in California improved for the 14th consecutive quarter in the opening quarter of 2014, with new-vehicle registration increasing 5.4% from a year ago, according to the state association.
May 14, 2014
A consumer advocacy group has filed a new ballot initiative with the California attorney general’s office. Part of the initiative aims to eliminate dealer markups, something California New Car Dealer Association President Brian Maas says would harm consumers.
December 3, 2013
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the California New Car Dealers Association is seeking an investigation into Tesla Motors' advertising practices.
September 17, 2013
New-vehicle registrations for the state reached their highest first quarter total since 2008.
May 23, 2013
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.
January 22, 2013
The national dealer trade group selected Peter K. Welch, president and CEO of the California New Car Dealers Association, as its new president.
January 10, 2013
The California market realized its 14th consecutive quarterly increase in new-car sales. The state dealer group predicts dealers will close out 2012 with nearly 1.6 million units sold.
October 18, 2012