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Nine-Store Los Angeles Group Charged With Payment Packing, Yo-Yo Financing

The Federal Trade Commission today charged nine Los Angeles-area dealerships and their owners with a wide range of deceptive, and unfair sales and financing practices, including payment packing and using "yo-yo" finanicng tactics.

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Texas Dealers Agree to Pay $85,000 for Deceptive Advertising

Three Dallas-area dealerships have agreed to pay $85,000 to settle charges that they violated a 2014 Federal Trade Commission (FTC) administrative order that barred them from deceptively advertising the cost of buying or leasing a car.

(Video Included) Disclosing the RISC

Properly disclosing a RISC not only protects the dealership, it boosts customer satisfaction. The magazine’s resident F&I trainer shows you how it’s done.

Compliance Summit to Hit Tampa, Las Vegas in 2016

Organizers of Compliance Summit, a series of regional events dedicated to front-end compliance for dealers and dealership management, announced that events will be held in Tampa and Las Vegas this year following stops in Chicago and Austin, Texas, in 2015.

Eliminating Elmer Fudd Responses

AFIP head warns against pretending to know the answers to serious questions in a misguided effort to placate customers.

5 Compliance Checkpoints

The magazine’s resident compliance auditor provides a checklist that will help your store steer clear of state and federal regulators in 2013.

Contractually Obligated

Bending the rules in the name of customer satisfaction isn’t a viable defense in court. The magazine’s newest compliance expert explains how even a slight adjustment can have serious consequences.

Show of Force

The nation’s chief enforcement agency singled out five dealers for deceptive advertising in March. The magazine’s resident legal wiz weighs in.

5 Dealers Targeted by FTC for Deceptive Ads

Five car dealers have agreed to Federal Trade Commission settlement orders that require them to stop running ads in which they promise to pay off a consumer's trade-in no matter what the consumer owes on the vehicle.

A New Game Plan

Dealers have done well to defend themselves against the oncoming blitz of new regulations, but the magazine’s newest compliance expert says there are a few downs left to play.