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A Message from Don Hall

March 24, 2022

A General Assembly session that drove dealers forward Months of hard work and planning lead to unanimous passage of warranty/recall bill and other successes March 2022 The General Assembly is nearing the finish line after two months of lobbying, legislating, and letter writing by the VADA team and our members. All that hard work has

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March Community Service Roundup

March 23, 2022

  Virginia dealerships took to social media to honor Women’s History to celebrate International Women’s Day this March. Our businesses raised money for local nonprofits, and they helped shelter animals find a home. We’re shining a light again on our dealers’ efforts to help their communities, and we’d like to call attention to more of

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Virginia dealership team member wins NADA national video contest

March 14, 2022

March 14, 2022 NADA honors Carter Myers Automotive service manager The National Automobile Dealers Association has named Carmen Hinton as the winner of the 5th annual Women Driving Auto Retail Video Contest, sponsored by Stellantis. The service manager at Carter Myers Automotive’s Valley Subaru in Staunton, Va. was announced as the contest winner during this

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Capitol Briefs 2022 | Issue 8

March 7, 2022

Warranty/recall bill and overtime legislation are on the road to the governor’s desk Session 2022, Issue 8 March 7, 2022 LISTEN to this week’s Capitol Briefs, featuring VADA VP of Legislative Affairs Ralston King, on: Apple | Google | Spotify | Stream online (no app required) The 2022 General Assembly session is on day 53 of 60.

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Capitol Briefs 2022 | Issue 7

February 28, 2022

Warranty/recall bill keeps on rolling to final passage, money for EV rebates not included in budget Session 2022, Issue 7 February 28, 2022 LISTEN to this week’s Capitol Briefs in our 7-minute podcast on: Apple | Google | Spotify | Stream online (no app required) Bills from each opposing Chamber are now being heard, and politics is

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Capitol Briefs 2022 | Issue 6

February 21, 2022

As General Assembly passes halfway point, budget and EV rebate in spotlight Session 2022, Issue 6 February 21, 2022 The Legislature experienced “Crossover Day” last week on Wednesday, February 16. This is the deadline for each Chamber to complete work on their own bills before the bills crossover to the other Chamber. Today, we are

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Mythbusters — OEMs setting prices

February 18, 2022

February 2022 By Michael G. Charapp Charapp & Weiss LLP Dealers are facing increased pressure from their OEMs to limit selling prices of certain vehicles – usually new model battery electric vehicles (BEVs) – to MSRP. Dealers, who for years have struggled to eke out a profit in competition with other dealers, feel they should

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Mythbusters — Minor changes in dealer ownership

February 18, 2022

February 2022 By Michael G. Charapp Charapp & Weiss LLP Dealers understand that franchisors must approve the sale of a dealership, and that includes transfer of the right to control it. However, there are often changes in ownership that do not rise to that level – minor changes in ownership. Some dealers believe that since

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Mythbusters — Sales of new vehicles for personal use outside the U.S.

February 18, 2022

February 2022 By Michael G. Charapp Charapp & Weiss LLP Every franchised dealer knows that sales of new vehicles for export are prohibited.  Selling new vehicles to a broker who can sell them in a foreign market for a huge premium is forbidden. Do it, and the dealership faces chargebacks.  Do it repeatedly, and the

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