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Calif. Dealers Get Warranty Rate Hike, 10-Year Upgrade Intervals, CCPA Exemption

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed AB 179, enacting new dealer protections against below-market warranty reimbursement rates and OEM-ordered facility upgrades. The bill also allows dealers to issue recall notices without violating new data privacy rules.

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Brown & Brown Acquires F&I Resources

With the acquisition, terms of which were not disclosed, the F&I Resources team will become part of Brown & Brown’s auto, RV, and powersports practice, which operates under the leadership of Mike Neal, president of the company’s Brown & Brown of Kentucky subsidiary.

The Repair Is Covered

The editor opens up about his first service-contract claim, which resulted in a covered and repaired vehicle as well as a few lessons.

Selling Warranty Compliance Plans

Do-it-yourself customers will tell you they prefer to save a few bucks by performing their own maintenance. F&I trainer has the perfect response for this common objection.

Assurant to Buy The Warranty Group in $2.5 Billion Deal

Under the transaction agreement, Assurant Inc. will become a wholly owned subsidiary of TWG Holdings Limited, whose name will be changed to Assurant Ltd. Assurant shareholders will own approximately 77% of the combined company, while TPG and its affiliates will own the remaining 23%. The transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2018.

Navigating the 'New' Used Car Buyer’s Guide

The magazine’s compliance guru breaks down the Federal Trade Commission’s final revisions to the Used Car Rule. His message to dealers is don’t overthink it.

Portfolio Launches Reinsured Service Drive Product

Portfolio announced the launch of Portfolio Edge, a program designed to extend coverage of the manufacturer’s parts and labor warranties on repairs performed in dealership service drives. It also reinsures the extended coverage contracts to the dealer's affiliated reinsurance company.

Alpha Warranty Release Limited Lifetime Warranty and New Wrap Protection

Alpha Warranty announced the release of its DriveEasy Limited Lifetime Powertrain Warranty and its DriveEasy Wrap Protection vehicle service contract. The later provides up to five years and 100,000 miles of additional coverage, and is designed to complement the limited lifetime powertrain warranty,

Edmunds Opens Registration for Used+ Program

Edmunds.com has opened registration for its Used+ used-car sales program, which offers shoppers a vehicle-protection plan and a $200 gas card. Asked if the program might lead Edmunds into F&I product sales, a spokesperson said '... It is an option we would be open to exploring.'

BMW Settles FTC Charges

BMW of North America has agreed to settle FTC charges that its MINI Division violated the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act by telling consumers that BMW would void their warranty unless they used MINI parts and MINI dealers to perform maintenance and repair work.