California’s New Car Dealer Regulations – Charges and Licenses

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This is the final entry in a three-part series detailing California’s new auto dealer regulations provided by Assembly Bill 1215, which goes into effect July 1.

California’s Assembly Bill 1215 has created many new regulations for auto dealers and consumers. Several of the changes are described below.

What Will You be Charged For?

When buying or leasing a new or used car, a consumer will be charged for document processing and electronic title registration. This was previously known as a document fee. It will now be called a document charge. All charges must be disclosed to a consumer to prevent hidden fees. Electronic title registration charges cannot exceed what was charged by the first-level service provider. Remember, you have the right to know what you are being charged so you are not taken advantage of by a dealer.



Changed License Plate Regulations

Consumers should remember California’s new license plate policy. Before, a new car could be driven for six months without a license plate. Now, starting July 1st, the time has been shortened to 90 days. Additionally, the license plate must be immediately attached to the vehicle once it is received.

Experienced Legal Assistance and Guidance

Knowing what the law is when you buy a used car can help you avoid being taken advantage of by a dealer. However, knowing what the law is and applying it to your situation can be difficult. San Bernardino car dealer fraud lawyer Howard D. Silver has years of experience protecting consumers and can ensure that you do not suffer due to a dealer’s exploitation. For a free consultation about your case, contact the Law Offices of Howard D. Silver today at (866) 49-LEMON.