(a) The department, upon granting a license, shall issue to the applicant a license containing the applicant’s name and address and the general distinguishing number assigned to the applicant.
(b) A dealer shall not sell any vehicle at retail at a location that is not posted pursuant to Section 11709.
(c) A dealer who is authorized by the department to sell motor vehicles only at wholesale shall not sell any vehicle at retail and shall report every sale to the department on the wholesale report of sale form prescribed by the department.
(d) When the department has issued a license pursuant to subdivision (a), the licensee may apply for and the department shall issue special plates which shall have displayed thereon the general distinguishing number assigned to the applicant. Each plate so issued shall also contain a number or symbol identifying the plate from every other plate bearing a like general distinguishing number.
(e) The department shall also furnish books and forms as it may determine necessary. Those books and forms are and shall remain the property of the department and may be taken up at any time for inspection.
(f) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2019, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2019, deletes or extends that date.
What’s a VIN? A Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is the 17-character identifier for your car, truck, or motorcycle. It looks like this: 1VXBR12EXCP901213, and encodes the vehicle’s manufacturer, features, and serial number. No two vehicles have the same VIN, so it serves as your car’s fingerprint– this allows for all reports of accidents, title problems, insurance incidents, and more to be tracked through each vehicle’s VIN.
Through VinAudit.com, you can look up records associated with your VIN instantly:
Where can I find my VIN? You can find your vehicle’s VIN in the title document, the vehicle registration, and on the insurance policy. The VIN could also be located at the following locations on the car itself:
On the driver’s side dashboard (viewable through the windshield)
On the driver’s side door (on a sticker in the door jamb)
Why would I order a VIN report? A VIN report lets you learn about your vehicle’s history. It includes checks for whether the car has been stolen, experienced accidents, recorded as salvaged, as well as many othertitle problem checks. Ordering a VIN report before purchasing a vehicle allows you to catch potential problems and purchase with confidence.
They are offering you a wholesale dealer license but the services do not make it clear in their promotional material that a wholesale dealer cannot sell to the public.
Wholesale dealers can only sell to other dealers. Wholesale dealers act as finders for retail dealers. I have received many phone calls from individuals who have invested $2-$3K in getting a “dealer license” only to find that it was wholesale, worthless for what they wanted to do.
The offer may refer to the wholesale license as an auto dealer license, which it is, but it is wholesale only. If you want to sell to the public, do not obtain the wholesale dealer license.
Every sale of a vehicle that is governed by the
provisions of The Song Beverly Act, sold on
an “as is” or “with all faults” basis, made in
compliance with the provisions of this Act, shall
constitute a waiver by the buyer of the implied
warranty of merchantability and, where
applicable, of the implied warranty of fitness.
This waiver does not include provisions of
Division 12 establishing minimum safety
requirements for every vehicle sold.
We are suggesting the following sticker for complete AS-IS disclosure
along with a statement of facts signed by the buyer