The customer’s car may have an open recall. Recall information is available at safercar.gov . Recall repairs are available, free of charge, at local franchised new car dealerships. GNYADA advocated for dealers involved in buy/sells to be allocated the same number of dealer plates held by selling dealers at the time of sale. DMV’s existing policy provides only five dealer plates when a dealership changes owners. In recent years, DMV has granted requests to expedite the licensing process through the n n n
creation of a Provisional Dealer License and waiving the one-year waiting period to enter the Dealer Plate Issuance Program. DMV is considering the request. DMV will be implementing an Advisory Emission Scan program, wherein dealers will be required to scan every new vehicle in inven- tory. Requests for additional fees for the extra service were denied. GNYADA will continue working with DMV to ensure that dealers’ interests are represented. n
Executive Deputy Commissioner of the DMV, Terri Egan, and her staff met with GNYADA and other New York Dealer Associations to discuss a robust agenda of dealer issues: The Association’s request for a Doc Fee increase was addressed at length. GNYADA will be completing an updated Doc Fee time/cost study. On the subject of recalls, GNYADA continues working with DMV to create disclosure language that will appear on all customer inspection receipts, alerting them to the following:
5 Dealers Voice Legislative Priorities in D.C.
GNYADA dealers recently joined more than 500 of their counterparts from around the country at the NADA Washington Legislative Conference. The two-day event included a full day briefing on a number of topics, including the regulatory avalanche impacting dealers, ways to effectively use social media to advocate dealer issues in Washington, and the art of lobbying. The dealers spent day-two meeting with key legislators, including Senator Chuck Schumer, and Representatives Kathleen Rice, Joe Crowley, Grace Meng, Peter King and Daniel Donovan. Each sit-down yielded productive conversations on timely issues affecting dealers: CFPB: Top of the list was a Senate bill (S. 2663) which would thwart the CFPB’s attempts to control consumer vehicle financing. The House version of this bill (H.R. 1737) passed convincingly last November. Recall Notification: GNYADA dealers urged support for H.R. 1181/S. 900, opposing overbroad recall legislation that increases depreciation, creates higher storage costs for dealers, and diminishes the value of consumers’ vehicles by an average of $1,210.
Tax Reform: The Association also vocally opposed the emerging threat to dealers’ abilities to deduct advertising costs or continue to use LIFO accounting. Repealing advertising deductibility would decrease dealerships’ capital, significantly impacting dealers' abilities to market their products.
Thanks to the dealers who took time to attend: Chairman Nick Toomey (Rallye BMW), Lee Certilman (Nardy Honda), Gary Brown (Brown's Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram), Robert and Greg Vail (Vail Buick GMC), Jack Weidinger (North Bay Cadillac), Mark Lacher (Koeppel Nissan) and Aaron Berg (Sunrise Toyota).
Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association • www.gnyada.com