Hi There. After many years as an Independent Automobile Dealer, a Pre Licensing Instructor and working with a company that makes software for Independent Automobile Dealers, I have discovered that the average dealer (and especially the just licensed dealer) has a tough time finding information they are looking for. This site started as a Word document with a list of links and references so I wouldn't have to look up the same statutes, rules, etc. repeatedly. Finally, I decided to just put it on a website for myself... & eventually started referring others to it.
So, you might have a question about Discretionary Sales Surtax, Buyer's Guides, the state maximum for financing Interest Rates, etc. I have links to all of those here. As much as possible, I link to the source (Department of Revenue, Federal Trade Commission, etc).
I have tried to organize the site so that it's easy to find what you are looking for by category. In addition, I will probably have some posts that discuss a scenario with links to the subjects I mention there.
I will also include a list of vendors (warranty companies, software, etc.) that might be useful. Some of the companies I contract with, some I do not.
As a FLHSMV approved Pre Licensing instructor, one of the things that always amazes me is how resistant students are to paying an attorney or a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) for their advice. As the saying goes, "Don't be penny wise and pound foolish!". Not only should you have an attorney and a CPA, you should become friends or at least acquaintances with them. It's amazing what I have learned over lunch!
Hopefully this will be a resource to locate disparate information. Posts written are simply based on my personal experience and understanding, which may or may not be correct. Please consult with your attorney, CPA and/or the governing agency before implementing anything here. I am NOT an attorney or CPA and am not offering legal or accounting advice. If you don't see something on this site but you think it should be, please feel free to submit your suggestion through the "Contact Me" Page.