Archive March 2024

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Temporary Tags, the FTC CARS Rule, and an Economic Forecast for Independent Dealers

TIADA is preparing for its highly anticipated 2024 Conference & Expo. This year's event takes on even greater significance as independent dealers face many critical issues that will shape the future of their businesses. Legislative developments are proving to make this one of the most disruptive years in recent memory for the independent automobile industry. Here are the issues that will take center stage at this year's conference:


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Cars Being Lost to Mexico: How to Get Law Enforcement on Your Side

TIADA recently held a meeting with dealers, the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV), and numerous law enforcement departments to discuss an issue that dealers in the Rio Grande Valley are facing: customers purchasing vehicles and taking them to Mexico. Dealers there have people claiming to be legitimate customers who purchase a vehicle, make two payments to get their metal tags, and then take the car to Mexico without paying any more for the vehicle. The meeting sought to address dealers' concerns about law enforcement handling cars being lost to Mexico.


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