Vehicle History Report

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:

Enter VIN:
What’s this? Example: 1VXBR12EXCP901213

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.

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wholesale dealer auctions must hold a valid dealer license

dealerplate

Wholesale auto auction dealers must report vehicle sales on a Vehicle Auction Wholesale Report of Sale (REG 398).

  • The REG 398 includes the phrase “sold through” and contains the:
    • name, address, and dealer number of the selling dealer;
    • name, address, and number of the dealer conducting the auction;
    • date of delivery and the actual odometer mileage reading at the time of delivery to that dealer; and
    • name, address, and dealer number of the dealer acquiring the vehicle.
  • The wholesale auto auction dealer must also complete the “Sold through Auction if Applicable” portion of the “dealer transactions only” section on the reverse side of the title.
    • If the title does not contain a specific space for the auto auction endorsement, the auction must complete one of the dealer sections on the title.
    • Endorsement in the margin of the title is not allowed.
    • If there is insufficient space in the dealer endorsement section, a Vehicle/Vessel Transfer and Reassignment form (REG 262) must be completed.

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Main Location Information
TRISTAR MOTORS LLC  
2027 N GATEWAY BLVD STE 106   
FRESNO CA  93727 
Tel: (800)901-5950
Location Opened :03/23/2018
Location Closed:
Licensed to Provide, 
Offer or Sell:
Registration Service Business Partner. 
License Information
License No.:93711
License First Issued:08/14/2017
Operator or Contact:
Owner of Business:TRISTAR MOTORS LLC 
Mailing Address:PO BOX 26118 
FRESNO CA 93729

Personal Use Tax

When a dealer uses their dealer plate

to operate an inventory vehicle for personal use

a small amount of use tax is required per the CDTFA

Take the cost of the vehicle including reconditioning costs

use the CDTFA divisor of 40 to obtain the taxable monthly base

Report this amount for each month of use on Line 2 of the CDTFA report

and then pay the sales tax due equal to the sales tax rate at your main office

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San Francisco Broker Delivery 415-730-3137

We have a program for Licensed Dealers.

Our Broker Service allows home deliveries.

We charge your dealership $50. for each delivery

Remember, dealerships must comply as follows:

All terms of sale must be agreed prior to delivery.

A copy of the salesperson license should be presented.

Original Signatures are still required on the:

Report of Sale

Reg 262 ( Bill of Sale & Power of Attorney )

Essential Services Broker Agreement Form

Allow customers to review documents prior to signing.

Red Flag Rules apply, Confirm Identity at delivery

CDC Rules apply, sanitize vehicle at delivery.

Install Temp Plates on all deliveries.

Click Here to obtain a sample broker form.

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DMV Dealer Class

Ready to Serve You

All of our Instructors can assist you.

Sony Duong 714-677-0843
Azita Rezaei   415-730-3137
Rich Bilafer   415-793-4887
Jorge Elizalde  209-985-0426
Claudia Patton 310-216-1438
Jonathan Liff     415-331-5983
Iris Cervantes     619-933-6112
Sonia Haloulos   619-647-7324
Elizabeth Bertolone 408-761-0107
Farhan Mohammadi 559-800-0813

Used Car Dealer Insurance

Unipoint Dealer Insurance

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Premier Agent for Used Car Dealer Insurance

California law requires all dealers to maintain insurance

while operating inventory vehicles using dealer license plates.

DMV Licensing cites the following code section:

16020. (a) CVC

All drivers and all owners of a motor vehicle shall at all times be able to  establish financial responsibility pursuant to Section 16021, and shall at all times carry in the vehicle evidence of the form of financial responsibility in effect for the vehicle.

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Personal Use Tax

When a dealer uses their dealer plate

to operate an inventory vehicle for personal use

a small amount of use tax is required per the CDTFA

Take the cost of the vehicle including reconditioning costs

use the CDTFA divisor of 40 to obtain the taxable monthly base

Report this amount for each month of use on Line 2 of the CDTFA report

and then pay the sales tax due equal to the sales tax rate at your main office

EZ

Simple

Compliance

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wholesale dealers can draft retail sales thru TriStar Motors LLC

DMV Licensing Choices

All dealer license applicants must select the type of dealership they wish to create.

The choices are:

Wholesale Only

Wholesale only dealers sell from dealer to dealer, auction or dismantler, A wholesale only dealer cannot sell directly to the public. We offer drafted sale assistance for wholesale only dealers wishing to sell an inventory unit to the public.

Wholesale dealers selling 24 units per year or less require a $ 10k bond.

Wholesale dealers selling 25 units or more per year require a $ 50k bond.

Wholesale dealers do not need parking, outside or inside signs.

Zoning approval is usually simple and may allow a home based dealership if separate entrance requirements are met.

Retail

A retail license includes a wholesale license. Retail dealers are unrestricted in whom they can sell their inventory to. Retail dealerships require a commercial location with local zoning approval including assigned parking, inside and outside signs. Mixed use locations may qualify with zoning approval and separate offices. Only one dealer may occupy a USPS approved address.

All retail dealers, except motorcycles require a $ 50k bond.

AutoBroker Endorsement

Any dealer, wholesale or retail, with a $50k bond, local zoning approval and an outside sign may choose to become a licensed autobroker.

AutoBrokers may legally collect a finders fee when they bring a customer to a selling dealer. AutoBrokers must establish a trust account and have written authorization signed by the buyer to get paid. AutoBrokers may collect fees from the buyer and the selling dealer with full written disclosure. The fee is $ 125. then $75. per year

AutoBrokers are legally allowed to deliver brokered dealer inventory provided they have assigned their own dealer plate and have dealer insurance on file.

Call jonathan@autoconnection.com to broker new cars, 415-331-5983

Drafted Sales for Wholesale Only Dealers

TriStar Motors LLC as the only licensed retail dealer / broker certified to teach DMV dealer education offers wholesale dealers the ablity to draft retail sales on their retail dealer / broker license. Red Flag Certification required and fees are $ 250. per transaction. Restrictions apply.

Call joseph@gotplates.com to arrange a drafted sale, 800-901-5950.