Key Dealertrack Technology Solutions

by Dealertrack on December 23, 2016

Let’s face it: the business of automotive retail is changing.Today, car buyers spend more time shopping online and less time going to dealerships; when they do walk into a showroom, it's likely that they know what they want, right down to the amount of time they're willing to spend on the deal. That's where good technology helps,...

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F&I Compliance Tip: Recordkeeping and the Destruction of Records

by Dealertrack on December 8, 2016

Staying compliant with State and Federal regulations means more than Red Flags and Adverse Action notices.In fact, there are federal laws and regulations regarding company records around vehicle sales, leases, F&I documents, and more. That includes things like memos, emails, a contract, or something less obvious such as a compu...

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Five Questions to Ask About Your Compliance Program

by Dealertrack on October 14, 2016

Some may say that the cost of compliance comes with the reality of doing business. That it's just a fact of life. And while that may be true, according to The Center for Automotive Research (CAR) that expense is pretty high. In a 2014 study conducted for the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA), CAR found that the average dea...

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F&I Compliance Tip: Monitor Dealership Activity

by Dealertrack on September 8, 2016

One of the biggest threats to dealership compliance is inside the showroom. That’s right: your employees. Some studies claim that a majority of data breaches are caused by workers, a sobering statistic that may be due to negligence or mistakes – such as leaving credit applications, credit reports and deal jackets open and in plain sight...

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F&I Compliance Tip: Adverse Action Notices

by Dealertrack on August 26, 2016

An “adverse action” is, basically, a refusal to grant credit, the termination of an account, or the changing of an account's terms in a manner unfavorable to the consumer -- such as unwinding a spot delivery contract. Why it Matters As creditors, dealers are required to give adverse action notice...

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F&I Compliance Tip: Red Flags Rule

by Dealertrack on August 18, 2016

Designed to prevent your dealership from becoming a victim of identity fraud, the “Red Flags Rule” requires your dealership to develop and implement a written Identity Theft Prevention Program (ITPP) to detect, prevent, and mitigate identity theft. This...

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Three Ways to Protect Your Deals and Defend Your Dealership

by Dealertrack on August 13, 2016

Bring up the topic of compliance and many dealers feel a headache coming on. And for good reason.  With so many laws, regulations, and rules to contend with it’s easy for dealers to feel frustrated and confused. The trouble is that non-compliance can lead to thousands of dollars in fines, class-action penalties, and reputation damage. And...

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