Archive January 2019

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When "As Is" Is Not a Legal Defense to a DTPA Claim

Dealers that recondition vehicles or re-sell vehicles after a repossession should be careful about withholding service history or major mechanical problems to potential customers asking specific questions about a car’s history. You can waive the warranty, but any misrepresentation or concealment of a known fact may remain (i.e. don’t rely on Carfax as a defense).  

Privacy Notices: What Do You Need to Know?

Recently, several dealers have reached out to TIADA with questions about privacy notices. Are they required to deliver them to all their customers every year? Do they have to be mailed or can the be emailed? In this blog, we answer those questions and many more explain what a dealer needs to know about these notices. 

TxDMV Updates Motor Vehicle Registration Manual

Recently the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles released the following updates to the Motor Vehicle Registration Manual:

Optional Registration Fees Go into Effect in Certain Counties

Effecting as of January 1, 2019, Dallas County is now charging a new Child Safety Fee on each motor vehicle registration and renewal. This fee is used to pay school crossing guards and fund other safety programs.