July 11, 2007
Volume #1, Issue #28

  LEGISLATIVE STATUS REPORTS

     - Colorado to Join California

       Emissions Race

 

  DEALER NEWS

     - Take My Car, Please

     - Say 'Hybrid' and Many People
       Will Hear 'Prius'

     - Requirements to Procedure 
       Licenses will Change Aug. 1

     - State Mapping Out Ways to
       Cut Its Petroleum Use

     - Annual Member Golf Event

     - Save the Date: Management
       and Leadership Summit

 

  REGULATORY & LEGAL UPDATES
     - How to Overcome the Language
       Barrier & Use It to Your
       Advantage: Part 2 

     - Credit Card Receipts:
       Is Your Slip Showing?


  UPCOMING SEMINARS
     - Title Processing Training

     - Peak Performance in Warranty
       Operations

     - Creating a Super Controller

  CALENDAR OF EVENTS

     - Upcoming Events
     - CADA Regional Member Briefings

  DEALER MILESTONES,
     HIGHLIGHTS & TRANSITIONS

     - Let Us Know About YOUR
       Accomplishments



    ARCHIVES

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       e-newsletter archives.

 

       CLICK HERE for Bulletin archives.

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       Outlook
archives.


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       Outlook
archives.

 


 

      ONLINE REGISTRATION

CLICK HERE to
register online

for various CADA 
seminars & events.


 


 

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        Speaker and Educational              
        Resources
.

 

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        Allied Members
.

 



 
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COLORADO TO JOIN CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS RACE

 

Colorado lawmakers have been debating whether to join California and 11 other states in proposing lower emissions standards. 

 

Rep. Jack Pommer (D-Boulder) has asked fellow lawmakers to support his proposal to make Colorado a greener state by requiring auto manufacturers to deliver lower emission vehicles. 

 

Opponents such as Rep. David Balmer (R-Centennial) criticize the bill, as it will likely result increased costs being passed on to consumers. 

 

With many families struggling to cope with higher gas prices, the added burden of higher priced vehicles will result in a greater widespread hardship to many Coloradans. 


In the meantime, federal legislation is being enacted that may preempt state legislation. 

 

CLICK HERE to watch a clip from Denver's KUSA-9News on this debate. 
 


 

TAKE MY CAR, PLEASE

The Wall Street Journal, July 3, 2007

 

For dealers asking car shoppers that timeless question -- what do I have to do to get you into a new vehicle today? -- it appears that the answer is, pay me to take it off your hands. And in some cases, not even that is working.

 

CLICK HERE to read the entire article.

 

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SAY 'HYBRID' AND MANY PEOPLE WILL HEAR 'PRIUS'

New York Times, July 4, 2007

 

A riddle: Why has the Toyota Prius enjoyed such success, with sales of more than 400,000 in the United States, when most other hybrid models struggle to find buyers?

 

One answer may be that buyers of the Prius want everyone to know they are driving a hybrid.

 

CLICK HERE to read the entire article.

 

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REQUIREMENTS TO PROCEDURE LICENSES WILL CHANGE AUG. 1
Pueblo Chieftain, July 4, 2007

 

DENVER - Coloradans should have an easier time obtaining a driver's license or state-issued identification card, but only if they remember to bring the right documents when they apply, a top state official said.

 

Roxy Huber, the new executive director of the Colorado Department of Revenue under Democratic Gov. Bill Ritter, said the state's new document rules that will go into effect Aug. 1 are designed to make it easier to obtain a driver's license or ID than it was under the previous administration.

 

CLICK HERE to read the entire article.

 

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STATE MAPPING OUT WAYS TO CUTS ITS PETROLEUM USE

Colorado Springs Gazette, July 7, 2007

 

DENVER - Even with the alternative-fuel car market in a relatively embryonic stage, 16 percent of Colorado’s state vehicle fleet runs on something other than straight gasoline.

That number is expected to skyrocket as Gov. Bill Ritter launches an ambitious program to reduce petroleum usage in state vehicles by 25 percent by June 2012.

State officials are looking at a lot of options, including a reduction in vehicle numbers, limits on miles driven and an incentive program to get state employees to take mass transit to work.

 

CLICK HERE to read the entire article.

 

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ANNUAL MEMBER GOLF EVENT


Make plans to join us for CADA's

Annual Member Golf Event

on Monday, Aug. 27—

space is limited, so CLICK HERE

to register online!

 

 

This year's event will take place at the Valley Country Club at 14601 Country Club Drive
in Aurora, which boasts the Essence of Colorado Tradition. 
A special thanks to our title sponsor, GE Money Warranty Services. We are also collecting 'goodies' for our goodie
bags. If you are interested in donating, please contact Lauren Stadler at 303.831.1722.

Note that there will be two hole-in-one $10,000 cash prizes, awards for 1st/2nd/3rd place
plus valuable door prizes! There will also be a professional photographer on-site.

 

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SAVE THE DATE: DEALER MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP SUMMIT
 

Wednesday, August 15 9 am to 8 pm

Marriott Denver South – Park Meadows Drive

 

Presenters:  Jim Ziegler, Rob Cohen, Bill Walters, Aaron Jacoby,

Michael Dommermuth, Jack Tracey, Sen. Shawn Mitchell, and others.

CLICK HERE  for more details! 

 

 

CADA forwards news articles and opinion columns of interest through Open Road
to inform members of current events. These in no way reflect the views, opinions,
and/or positions of CADA or its member dealers. They are sent for informational
and educational purposes only.


HOW TO OVERCOME THE LANGUAGE BARRIER: PART 2
 

Last week’s issue of Open Road included a special column by George Koons with the law firm of Hall & Evans, L.L.C., regarding litigation risks inherent when selling to non-English speaking consumers. CLICK HERE to review that article, “How to Overcome the Language Barrier and Use it to Your Advantage.”  As a complement to that article, below is a reminder
of federal requirements under the FTC Used Car Rule for transactions conducted in Spanish, excerpted from the
October, 2006 CADA Bulletin

 

Important Reminder about the FTC Used Car Rule:

The Federal Trade Commission’s Used Car Rule requires dealers to affix a properly completed Buyers Guide window form to used vehicles and to cross-reference the window form in
the consumer sales contracts
. The cross-reference must read: “The information you see on the window form for this vehicle is part of this contract. Information on the window form overrides
any contrary provisions in the contract of sale.”

 

Additionally, when dealers conduct a used vehicle sale in Spanish, the window form
and the cross reference to it in the sales contract must also be in Spanish.   

                                                                                                                                   

The following illustration appears in the FTC guide: 

 

Illustration 3.10: You are a dealer who makes a substantial number, but not
a majority, of your sales to Spanish speaking customers
.
Your staff is trained
to conduct sales in both Spanish and English. Should you display both a Spanish
and English version of the Buyers Guide on all your vehicles?

 

Yes. To ensure your compliance with the Rule, it is a good idea to post both versions
of the Buyers Guide if you expect that a sale could be conducted in either Spanish or English. A Spanish language Buyers Guide must be posted on a used vehicle before you begin to discuss, in Spanish, that vehicle with a customer. Therefore, as a practical way to ensure compliance, you should post both English and Spanish Buyers Guides
if you make a large number of sales

 

For more information visit www.nada.org/regulations (requires member log-in), or www.ftc.gov/bcp/guides/usedcar-comply.pdf (see page 10 for a Spanish translation of the cross-reference).

 

Additional resources:

 

FTC - Dealer’s Guide to the Used Car Rule: http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/pubs/buspubs/usedcarc.shtm

 

Spanish Language Buyers Guide form:  
http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/resources/forms/s-buyers.pdf

 

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CREDIT CARD RECEIPTS: IS YOUR SLIP SHOWING?

Copyright 2007. CounselorLibrary.com, LLC, all rights reserved. This article appeared in Spot Delivery®. Reprinted with express permission from CounselorLibrary.com, LLC.

 

Can you imagine accepting a customer's credit or debit card for a $30 oil change and winding up owing the customer $1,000? That nightmare is threatening to be real for scores of businesses from Florida to California that are being sued by customers for providing credit and debit card receipts that contain the card's expiration date.

 

CLICK HERE to read the entire article.

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

Or e-mail questions to regulatory@cadaonline.org to reach both.
 

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.

 

 




  Upcoming Training Seminars

Topic

City

Date/Time

Location

Title Processing Training

By various county trainers/staff
Lakewood

Register SOON...

seminar is

NEXT WEEK!

Thurs., July 19

 

9:30 am to 2:30 pm (time is tentative)
 

lunch included

Sheraton Denver West Hotel

360 Union Boulevard, 80228

Phone:  303.987.2000

 

CLICK HERE for seminar flyer and to fax or mail your registration.

        CLICK HERE to register online.

Peak Performance In Warranty Operations

 

By Rob Campbell
Montrose

Wednesday,
July 25
 

11 am to 2 pm

 

lunch included

Holiday Inn Express-Montrose
1391 S. Townsend Avenue, 81401

Phone: 970.240.1800

CLICK HERE for seminar flyer and to fax or mail your registration.  

        CLICK HERE to register online.

Peak Performance In Warranty Operations

 

By Rob Campbell
Loveland

Thursday, July 26
 

7:30 to 10:30 am

 

breakfast included

Johnson’s Corner Restaurant
2842 SE Frontage Road, 80534
(Johnstown exit, #254 from I-25) 
Phone: 970.667.2069

CLICK HERE for seminar flyer and to fax or mail your registration.

        CLICK HERE to register online.

Secrets to Creating A Super Controller

By Sandi Jerome

Denver

Thursday, July 26
 

8 to 11 am

 

breakfast
included

William D. Barrow Building
(CADA headquarters)
290 E. Speer Blvd,  80203
(SW Corner of Grant/Speer)

CLICK HERE for seminar flyer and to fax or mail your registration.    

       
CLICK HERE to register online.

Peak Performance In Warranty Operations

 

By Rob Campbell
Denver

Thursday, July 26
 

12 to 3 pm

 

lunch included
William D. Barrow Building
(CADA headquarters)
290 E. Speer Blvd,  80203
(SW Corner of Grant/Speer)


CLICK HERE for seminar flyer and to fax or mail your registration.

        CLICK HERE to register online.
Secrets to Creating A Super Controller

By Sandi Jerome

Grand
Junction

Friday, July 27
 

8 to 11 am

 

breakfast
included

Doubletree Hotel
743 Horizon Drive, 81506
970.241.8888

CLICK HERE for seminar flyer and to fax or mail your registration.  

     
  CLICK HERE to register online.

Peak Performance In Warranty Operations

 

By Rob Campbell

Colorado Springs

Friday, July 27
 

9 am to 12 Noon

 

lunch included

Antlers Hilton Hotel
Learning Center Training Room
4 South Cascade Avenue,  80903
Phone: 719.955.5600

Colorado Springs dealers should register through CSADA; Phone: 719.473.1465

CLICK HERE for seminar flyer and to fax or mail your registration.

Title Processing Training

By various county trainers/staff
Denver

Wed., Aug. 22
 

9:30 am to
2:30 pm
(time is tentative)

 

lunch included

William D. Barrow Building
(CADA Headquarters)
290 E. Speer Blvd
,  80203
(SW Corner of Grant/Speer)
Phone: 303.831.1722

CLICK HERE for seminar flyer and to fax or mail your registration.

        CLICK HERE to register online.

Title Processing Training

By various county trainers/staff
Denver

Tues., Sept. 11

9:30 am to
2:30 pm
(time is tentative)

 

lunch included

Marriott Denver Tech Center Hotel
4900 S. Syracuse St., 80237
Phone:  303.779.1100

CLICK HERE for seminar flyer and to fax or mail your registration.

        CLICK HERE to register online.

 


Upcoming events

 

Event Description

Date/Time

Location

TIME Magazine
Quality Dealer
Award Nominations
DUE: Thursday,
July 26
Nominations are now being accepted for Colorado's TIME Magazine Quality Dealer Award (TMQDA) for 2008. Official nomination forms were mailed to members in May. For more information please contact CADA at 303.831.1722.
CADA Management & Leadership Summit Wednesday, Aug. 15
9 am to 8 pm
CLICK HERE  for more details!Registration form available soon.

CADA Annual Golf Event

Monday, Aug.27


-Sponsor Welcome
11:30 a.m.
 

-Noon shotgun start

Valley Country Club

14601 Country Club Dr.

Aurora, 80016

 

CLICK HERE for more details on Valley Country Club.

  CLICK HERE for a reminder flyer to save the date.

CADA Regional Member Briefings

 

Ten meetings
for dealers
across Colorado

CLICK HERE for a
full list of meeting locations, dates and times and to register online.

Attendees can register through
CADA via phone, fax or email .
P: 303.831.1722, F: 303.831.9100
or E-mail: rsvp@cadaonline.org
 

*
Please note different RSVP
for Colorado Springs and
Pueblo meetings. 

MDADA Annual
Membership Meeting

Tuesday, Nov. 27

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

lunch included

Cherry Hills Country Club
4125 S. University Blvd.
Cherry Hills Village, 80113

Attendees can register through
CADA via phone, fax or email .
P: 303.831.1722, F: 303.831.9100

or E-mail: rsvp@cadaonline.org


LET US KNOW ABOUT YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS!

Have you or anyone else at your dealership won an award recently? Has 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@cadaonline.org.  Also include your contact information for further follow-up.

 


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