JANUARY 11, 2010

IN THIS ISSUE

DEALER NEWS & INFORMATION

Siegel Oil Company Endorsed by CADA

Auto Industry News at a Glance

2011 Digital Marketing Strategies Conference

 

REGULATORY & LEGAL UPDATES

City of Centennial: Guidance on Lease Tax Collections

Compliance Reminder: EPA Body Shop Air Emissions Rule

 

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Save the Date!

 

UPCOMING SEMINARS

Webinar: What's New in Pay Plans for Fixed Ops


CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Upcoming Events

2011 Digital Marketing Strategies Conference

NADA Convention and Expo

Denver Auto Show


DEALER MILESTONES,
HIGHLIGHTS & TRANSITIONS

Share Your Accomplishmens

 

THE AFTERFACT

All the News That's Fit to Email!


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Resources
.

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Endorsed Vendors/Programs
.

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Allied Members
.

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.

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STATE GOVERNMENT RESOURCES

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Division
of the Colorado Dept.
of Revenue.

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Registration section
of the
Colorado Dept. of Revenue,
Motor Vehicles Division.

CLICK HERE for the Colorado
Department of Labor &
Employment
website.




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SIEGEL OIL COMPANY ENDORSED BY CADA

aSiegel Oil Company has been selected by CADA as our endorsed provider of oil, service chemicals and reconditioning products.   Through this new program, you can obtain the best price and service possible on a wide range of service products!a

Siegel Oil, a family-owned, Colorado-based business has been serving Colorado dealerships for over 83 years. 

This new program will provide CADA members with group discounts on many service related products, rebate opportunities, and also Siegel Oil’s strong marketing program support.

Take advantage of programs that will:

  • Increase your dollars per repair order & effective labor rates
  • Improve your bottom line in parts and service by $100,000 + a year or more
  • Provide OEM quality programs and products at competitive prices
  • Savings on Service Chemicals averaging $25,000 annually
  • Reduce the numbers of vendors you need to do business

All of this with NO CONTRACTS OR LONG TERM AGREEMENTS

  • Contact Don Siegel, President/CEO directly at 303.807.1567.

CLICK HERE for introductory letters from Tim Jackson, CADA President, and Don Siegel, Siegel Oil, President/CEO.a

SUPPORTING CADA ENDORSED COMPANIES SUPPORTS YOU!!


 
AUTO INDUSTRY NEWS AT A
GLANCE

Listed here are several articles pertaining to the
auto industry in general that appeared recently in newspapers and other media outlets across the nation.


…more news articles are included at the end of this issue.




CITY OF CENTENNIAL: GUIDANCE ON LEASE TAX COLLECTIONS

The City of Centennial, Tax Department requested that we distribute the following guidance sheet to Colorado dealers regarding sales and use tax collections in Centennial.  Centennial is a self-collected, Home Rule city, which means they are not subject to the jurisdiction of the Department of Revenue.
 
The City of Centennial previously sent a letter to Arapahoe County (the county serves as the agent to collect a home rule city’s taxes) regarding the requirements for collection its sales/use tax on leases that caused some confusion.  Some dealerships and leasing companies have been collecting the sales tax on the entire lease amount instead of in the monthly payments. 

The city has provided this Sales/Use Tax Topic:  Motor Vehicles guidance sheet to help clarify how their city sales/use taxes should be collected. 

Additional Information:
Lease tax requirements vary across the state.  Visit this state publication, FYI Sales 56: Leases of Motor Vehicles and Other Tangible Personal Property on leases for a summary of the requirements that apply to jurisdictions other than self-collected home rule cities, including state-collected home rule cites. 

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COMPLIANCE REMINDER: EPA BODY SHOP AIR EMISSIONS RULE

The Environmental Protection Agency’s rule governing hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) requires existing body shops to achieve full compliance by January 10, 2011, and file a Notification of Compliance status form by March 11, 2011. Specifically, dealership body shops must:

1. Paint only inside filtered, ventilated paint booths or prep stations.
2. Use high transfer efficiency application equipment.
3. Clean guns with non-hazardous solvents, in gun-enclosed washers, or using a method that does not involve atomized spraying to the open air.
4. Have painters trained and certified every five years.
5. Keep basic records demonstrating compliance.

The rule also:

1. Allows a shop to petition for an exemption if it does not spray coatings with any of the above-listed HAPs of concern.
2. Excludes the spraying of coatings from hand-held guns with paint cups of 3.0 fluid ounces or less.
Also, paint stripping involving methylene chloride (MeCl) is significantly regulated for shops using more than one ton of MeCl per year (very rare). Where possible, body shops should avoid the use of strippers containing MeCl.
For more information, please read the Regulatory Bulletin and download the forms below (all .pdf).

A training course is available through NADA University. Questions on the new rule can be directed to Regulatory Affairs at: regulatoryaffairs@nada.org or 703.821.7040.

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If you have questions on any legal or regulatory topic, please contact:

DISCLAIMER: CADA is not authorized to dispense legal advice.The information contained in this weekly email is intended to provide important updates and reminders regarding statutes, litigation, and regulations. CADA always advises that dealers should consult legal counsel on the specifics of any laws or regulations to ensure proper compliance


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SAVE THE DATE!

Dealer Day at the Capitol, 7:30am-10:30am, February 22, 2011

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Questions or Comments?  Please contact:


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aTO REGISTER ONLINE FOR ANY CADA
SEMINAR OR EVENT, PLEASE VISIT:

www.coloradodealers.org/registration
Event Description
Date/Time
Location

WEBINAR: What’s New In Pay Plans for Fixed Ops

Presented By: Ed Carman, Atcon



Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011

11:00am   

CLICK HERE for more info.!

CLICK HERE to register online!
Enter discount code WEA2CADA (not case sensitive)

If you have a particular area of interest or would like to suggest a training seminar topic, please contact Lauren Stadler at 303.457.5123 or lauren.stadler@coloradodealers.org



Event Description
Date/Time
Location

2011 Digital Marketing Strategies Conference

February 1-3    


CLICK HERE for more details!

NADA Convention & Expo

San Francisco

February 5-7       


CLICK HERE for more details!

Denver Auto Show



Wednesday, March 30 thru Sunday, April 3, 2011


Colorado Convention Center
700 14th Street, Denver, 80202

For more details visit www.denverautoshow.com

 



As car dealers our visions are always beyond the present and embedded in the future. With new car sales on the rise and crippling legislation prevented, we, as dealers can certainly see a Bright Future Ahead!

To learn more about this Future and to explore all the possibilities it can contain, be sure to attend this year’s NADA Convention and Expo in San Francisco. We have so much in store for you! To name a few things headed your way:

  • New on Friday night!  A NADA welcome reception co-sponsored by JD Power and Associates
  • One stop registration and housing online with immediate confirmation!
  • A compact 3 day Convention that wraps up on Monday at 5:00
  • New workshops by Google, Ritz Carlton and JD Powers!
  • General Sessions to be held on the third level in Moscone West, eliminating the busing to Civic Auditorium
  • Advance registration open right up to Friday!
  • Early Bird discounted registration fees
  • New ID card scanners to replace the expo cards
  • Optional badge mailing to your home enabling streamlined credential pickup.

Visit www.nadaconventionandexpo.com for more details!



LET US KNOW ABOUT YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS!

Have you or anyone else at your dealership won an award recently? Have you or your dealership provided any outstanding community service? We want to recognize such accomplishments. Please send us a brief write-up of the award or event along with any other information to milestones@coloradodealers.org. Also include your contact information for further follow-up.


THE AFTERFACT

  • Price tag for Chrysler 300: $27,995
    The Detroit News, January 6
    Chrysler Group LLC announced today that its all-new 2011 Chrysler 300 full-size sedan will start at $27,995, including $825 in destination charges.
  • VW takes aim at U.S. midsize car leaders Toyota, Honda
    The Detroit News, January 7
    When Volkswagen AG set out in 2007 to become the world's leading automaker, it targeted Toyota Motor Corp.
  • The Pioneering SUV Isn't One Anymore
    The Wall Street Journal, December 18
    It's impossible to avoid the freighted nature of the Ford Explorer, so I won't try. This nameplate has been glued to six million SUVs since 1990 and it is the ur-text, the stem cell from which suburban America's love affair with the sport-utility vehicle grew. Or is that metastasized?
  • GM deal may jolt electric cars' range
    The Detroit News, January 7
    General Motors Co. announced Thursday it has struck an agreement with the Argonne National Laboratory to license patented battery technology that could help electric cars travel farther between charges.
  • Ford app will control Focus charge by phone
    The Detroit News, January 7
    Ford said today it will offer an application that will allow owners of its new battery-powered Focus Electric to control the recharging process with their smartphones.
  • Ford pulls even with Toyota in quality survey
    Detroit Free Press, January 6
    Ford and Toyota are in a statistical dead heat for first place in Consumer Reports' 2011 Car Brand Perception Survey.
  • Your pick for Drive On 2011 Car of the Year: Hyundai Sonata
    USA Today, January 1
    It was a slam dunk -- but not the one we predicted the 50 auto writers will make for the 2011 North American Car of the Year.

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