January 19 Newsletter

Bike the Tuscan Coast

Mark Tysinger, VADA Chairman, with his wife and the Halls In September 2019,  Ann and I will be embarking on an amazing biking trip through Italy’s Tuscan Coast. We have arranged a 10-day biking trip that offers an incredibly unique way to experience Italy, and there are only a few slots left. This is an

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Assault the Hill 2019

President & CEO, Don Hall, leading the legislative briefing alongside Rick Gallaer, Legislative Chairman On Thursday, January 17th, our dealers traveled across the Commonwealth and gathered together in Richmond for our 2019 Assault the Hill, Dealer Day event. The group of attendees, with dealership networks large and small, met at the Omni Richmond Hotel for

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VADA Attends HRADA Annual Meeting

Last month, Don Hall and members of the VADA Team traveled to the Hampton Roads Convention Center to give the members of the Hampton Roads Auto Dealers Association a preview of the hot-button issues facing Virginia’s new car and truck dealers in 2019. Members of the Legislative Team including Don Hall, Mike Charapp and Tommy

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A Message from Don Hall

Greetings from VADA, We’re kicking off the new year with all our focus geared towards the 2019 session of the Virginia General Assembly, which rang its bells Wednesday, January 9th. This will be a busy few months for Virginia politics and our Legislative Team! We will be spending a lot of time at the Capitol

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Form I-9 Self Audits

We have been writing about Form I-9 compliance by car dealers for good reason. The controversy over federal immigration laws continues to be red hot. The aspect of immigration enforcement that can affect car dealers is their Form I-9 processes, since completion of a Form I-9 signifies proof of an employee’s eligibility for employment. The

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Dangers of Powerbooking

Every dealer knows about powerbooking. It is a practice, particularly regarding used cars, of overstating the model or equipment on a vehicle. The purpose of powerbooking is to increase the perceived value of the vehicle, so a finance source will increase the advance. This allows the vehicle to be sold for more. It allows the

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You’ve Been Sued! Who Pays?

Every dealer, at some point, gets sued.  Whether it is an unhappy customer or employee, or a simple slip and fall or a vehicle accident, no lawsuit is painless.  You must interact with your lawyer.  You must take time to acquaint yourself and the lawyer with the facts, respond to written discovery, give depositions, prepare

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