Wholesale Auto Repair Dealer License Workshop

California Wholesale Auto Repair Auction Access Dealer License with Dealer Plates Workshop

Become a Licensed California Wholesale Used Car Dealer

Auto Repair Auction Access Dealer License

Wholesale License with Dealer Plates

If you are an existing auto repair shop in California

come and find out how to gain auction access

and increase your business & opportunity

with a wholesale auto repair

auction access dealer license

Many repair shops obtain cars from customers

when vehicle repair costs exceed their budget

or when a car fails to pass smog inspection




With a wholesale auto repair auction access dealer license

you can acquire inventory eliminate past due DMV fees

and turn these vehicles into additional profit

Use this knowledge and opportunity

to acquire low cost vehicles

and after repairing them

to sell them at local car dealer auctions

Low cost repaired vehicles are in

high demand at local car dealer auctions

across California

Your existing auto repair business location

with slight modifications will qualify

as a wholesale dealer license location

Your used car dealer bond at 10k

and modification of your garage keeper policy

will have you in the wholesale car business

in 30 days or less with our auto repair dealer license workshop

We are the premier car dealer education company

certified by the California DMV since 1998

to provide the car dealer license class

DMV Educator CCC004

We offer additional services

for auto repair wholesale used car dealers

We draft retail sales for wholesale dealers

We are a full service DMV registration agent

We verify out of state & off record vehicles

Let us help you pull the trigger

on the best decision you can make

for your auto repair shop in California



Los Angeles DMV Dealer License Electronic Account Management

The California Dealer License Account 

Management Database has been created.

Beginning in January 2023 the DMV requires 

ALL licensed dealers to create & register an electronic management account.

All required documents must be scanned and uploaded.

All originals must be available in your dealership office.

DMV will no longer be sending invoices for dealer renewal.

DMV Continuing Education requirements 

remain the same with our dealer class required 

to be completed every two years.

We are the only provider with same day digital delivery 

direct to Occupational Licensing of your 

DMV Dealer License Certificate OL 256.

We are offering our assistance with the creation and registration

of your required DMV Dealer License Electronic Account.

EV Zero Wrecker Broker Deale License Training

As the California economy converts to all electric vehicles there will be significant pressure for the towing industry to make the same conversion. Her are a few ideas.

Some fleet managers with a significant footprint may be unable to immediately convert to all electric.

Conversion of your existing fleet to electric units may be one answer.

…or you may want to consider this:

Is the RAM Revolution going to be the first mass produced electric tow truck?

Will PG&E be the key to electric fleet success?

Will CARB incentives/penalties convice you to upgrade your fleet?

Will this Fresno program become the state model?

Dodge RAM has some unique electric truck plans

What are the best electric trucks currently available?

The extended range RAM has excellent towing statistics

Lion Electric is producing a unique electric truck

How to outfit your electric cab & chassis setup

How many companies make electric towing trucks?

The front runners for electric tow trucks

Does Freightliner have the answer?

What EV Broker / Dealers need to know

California incentives being considered

Electric vehicle white paper 5 years ago

Is the Bollinger B4 the one to watch?

Will electric vehicle manufacturer ALKE step up with a zero wrecker?

Electric Towing is different

Bollinger may be the market leader for zero wrecker supply.

Tesla may have the answer and may become a major supplier of electric tow truck cab & chassis.

Will published towing instructions change with an upgraded all electric fleet of tow trucks?

SEA Electric has electric wreckers in stock.

Is Phenix Enterprises the one to watch?

Perhaps the Bollinger B2CC is the wrecker for you.

AAA provides emergency electric vehicle charging.

Is NRC Industries the one to watch for innovative zero wrecker production?

Is International ready to deliver zero wreckers?

Will industry leader Jerr-Dan engineer the first generation of all electric wreckers for your fleet?

The Freeway Service Patrol (FSP) is a joint program provided by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and the local transportation agency. The FSP program is a free service of privately owned tow trucks that patrol designated routes on congested urban California freeways. Typically, FSP operates Monday through Friday during peak commute hours, and all day in pre-designated freeway construction zones. In heavily congested freeway corridors it is becoming more commonplace for FSP to operate during the midday and on weekends/holidays in addition to the weekday peak period service.

The California Highway Patrol FSP Manual

The California Highway Patrol Tow Service Agreement 2022

California Zero Wrecker Incentive Programs

California Clean Air Incentives

​​Over 350 tow trucks operated by CHP trained, certified and supervised drivers patrol in excess of 1,750 miles of freeways in the state. The combined statewide operation directly assists more than 650,000 stranded motorists per year.

We look forward to discussing your zero wrecker needs.


DMV Takedown on Riverside Stolen Vehicle Ring

DMV and CDI Investigators Assist with Operation VIN City in Riverside County

34 vehicles worth approximately 1.5 million dollars recovered

RIVERSIDE – In 2019, the Riverside Auto-Theft Interdiction Detail (RAID) began an investigation into a criminal organization involved in Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) switching on a high number of stolen vehicles, many of which were sold to innocent purchasers throughout Southern California, Nevada and Arizona. Over the course of several months, RAID identified several homes in Riverside, Orange, and Los Angeles Counties where the suspects involved would fraudulently create DMV documents, temporary dealer license plates, VINs and other materials necessary to fraudulently register these vehicles with the DMV.

All the vehicles identified throughout this investigation were newer models, and included several luxury manufacturers such as Land Rover, BMW, Bentley, and Mercedes. Many of these vehicles were provided to other criminal associates involved with the distribution and sales of narcotics and many were sold to innocent purchasers.

During the preliminary stages of the investigation, RAID recovered 12 VIN-switched stolen vehicles, some of which were purchased by unsuspecting buyers via social media applications and independent auto dealerships through bank financing.

On May 21, 2020, Operation VIN City culminated with a multi-agency search warrant service at several locations throughout Riverside, Orange, and Los Angeles Counties. The operation resulted in the recovery of an additional 22-VIN switched stolen vehicles, the arrest of 15 suspects, the seizure of 15 firearms and illegal drugs. The total value of the 34 vehicles recovered by RAID was approximately 1.5 million dollars.

“Great job by a large group of investigative agencies, including the California Department of Motor Vehicles Investigation Division and California Department of Department of Insurance,” said California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) President Alan Barcelona.  “It often takes a group effort on local, state and federal levels to uncover these types of crimes and arrest those involved.”

Among those arrested were:

  • Alex Coria Rosales (31),
  • Rolando Velasquez (29),
  • Jose Paleo (26) and
  • Francisco Sanchez (26)

These individuals and their criminal organization are suspected of VIN switching more than 100 stolen vehicles causing a significant financial impact to the victims.

Operation VIN City was a success as a result of collaboration and support from the following agencies;

  • Los Angeles Taskforce for Regional Auto-Theft Prevention (TRAP),
  • LAPD, San Bernardino County Auto-Theft Task Force (SANCATT),
  • Orange County Auto-Theft Task Force (OCATT),
  • Regional Auto-Theft Task Force – San Diego (RATT),
  • California Highway Patrol – Border Division, Southern Division and Inland Division,
  • Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA),
  • Arizona Regional Auto-Theft Team Law Enforcement Response (RATTLER),
  • Gilbert Police Department
  • Arizona, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms (ATF),
  • Gardena Police Department,
  • Huntington Park Police Department,
  • Riverside County Regional Gang Task Force,
  • Riverside Sheriff’s Departments – SWAT, Lake Elsinore SET, Perris SET, and Special Investigations Bureau,
  • Riverside Police Department,
  • Beaumont Police Department,
  • Riverside County District Attorney’s Office,
  • Department of Motor Vehicles Investigations,
  • National Insurance Crime Bureau,
  • California Department of Insurance,
  • Cathedral City Police Department,
  • and Murrieta Police Department.

RAID’s primary mission is to investigate, arrest and prosecute criminals responsible for auto-theft. Auto-theft suspects are frequently involved in additional criminal behavior to include weapons possession, narcotics trafficking, and other violent crimes which impact the community.

The RAID task force is committed to aggressively investigating all crimes associated with auto-theft.

Retail Sale Checklist

SACRAMENTO – The Retail Sale of a Vehicle to the Public has become a complicated compliance puzzle for California Car Dealers. We have assembled the following Compliance Checklist to assist dealers & salespersons to get it right every time.
When preparing a car for sale, prior to offering the vehicle for sale to the public make sure you have the following documents completed & ready for presentation to the buyer:

Federal Buyers Guide

NMVTIS Vehicle History Report

Division 12 Safety Inspection by a Licensed Mechanic

Smog Inspection & Certificate less than Two ( 2 ) Years Old

Safety Recall Disclosure

Prop 65 Sticker & Disclosure

Song Beverly As – Is Sticker & Disclosure

Prior Vehicle History Disclosure

When showing the vehicle to a potential customer make sure you collect a current drivers license & insurance card and prepare a letter of permission for the test drive. This small step places the buyers insurance in primary position in the event of an insurance claim.
When the potential customer shows interest in the vehicle and you are going to complete the sale make sure you prepare and present the following additional documents.

Authorization to Run Credit

Contract Cancellation Option

Pre-Contract Disclosure

Spanish Copy Offer

Translation Document Offer

Conditional Sales Contract

Reg262 Bill of Sale with Power of Attorney

Electronically Generated Report of Sale

Temporary Plates Front & Rear of Vehicle

Original Title with Wet Signature Odometer Statement

Lienholder Demand Letter

Sales Tax Rate Verification

Remember the following limits on fees:

Contract Option & Restocking is price based.

Fee totals vary from 175. to 500. Max.

Document Preparation Fees Max of $ 70. + tax

( if BPA may increase to Max of $ 85. + tax )

Smog Inspection Fee Max of $ 50. + tax

Smog Certificate Fee Max of $ 8.25

Transfer Fee $ 15.

License Plate Fee $ 22.

Estimated Registration Fee requires a refund if overcollected.

Electronic Processing ( BPA Only ) up to $ 30.

Delivery Fees are only allowed after the sale.

Used Vehicle Dealer Preparation Fees are prohibited.

Bank Origination Fees are prohibited.


Email us at admin@gotplates.com

if you wish a free copy of the TriStar Motors

Contract Preparation Spreadsheet

Dealer Education Bond Agents 2022

Retail Used Car Dealer License requires a $ 50K bond.

Auto Broker Endorsement requires a $ 50K bond.

Wholesale Dealer ( 25+ ) requires a $ 50K bond.

DMV Registration Agent requires a $ 25K bond.

Wholesale Dealer ( <25 ) requires a $ 10K bond.

Motorcycle Retail Dealer requires a $ 10K bond.

DMV VIN Agent requires a $ 5k bond.


Bond Activation requires a credit check.

All Dealer Owners must be listed on the bond.

Every Bond must match Ownership Structure.


DMV Certified Dealer Bond Agents

Sony Duong – Unipoint – 714-677-0843

Mike Ramos – Cal-Surety – 714-797-5780

Reza Sarkhosh – Sarkhosh Insurance – 559-243-9000