Child Passenger Safety Week: Sept. 17-23

Car crashes are a leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 13. Many times, deaths and injuries can be prevented by proper use of car seats, boosters and seat belts. NHTSA has developed a toolkit for information and ideas on how to generate awareness about child car safety in your community during Child Passenger Safety Week and National Seat Check Saturday, and throughout the year.

September 17-23, 2017  (Child Passenger Safety Week)
September 23, 2017 (National Seat Check Saturday)

Learn more here: www.trafficsafetymarketing.gov/cps

Reminder: check your repair facility license renewal date

The Michigan Department of State mails repair facility license renewal applications approximately 45 days prior to the expiration date. While many repair facilities have a September renewal date, not all do. Please be aware of your expiration date (noted on the wall license) to ensure your license is renewed on time. Failure to renew on time may require the dealership to pay excessive fees.  Unsure of your renewal date? Check here.

Michigan History: The State Capitol Building

Michigan’s present Capitol building was dedicated on January 1, 1879. It was rededicated in November of 1992 after an extensive restoration project was completed. The picture below includes four flags: on the left is the Senate flag, which flies over the Senate chambers; on the right is the House of Representatives flag, which flies over the House chambers. In the center, our national flag waves to remind Michigan residents of the freedoms they are privileged to enjoy through United States citizenship. Just below the U.S. flag is our state flag. This colorful banner flies as a symbol of the pride Michigan’s citizens share in the beauty and the bounty of our Great Lake State.

Read more >> Getting to Know Michigan

 

Simplify the Registration Process

For fast, secure, certified vehicle registration in Michigan, join the hundreds of MADA members already streamlining the registration and titling process for their customers.  With Computerized Vehicle Registration (CVR), your dealership becomes a convenient “one stop shop” allowing buyers to drive off your lot with fully registered vehicles.

You can increase your dealership’s efficiencies by automating the title and registration process, reducing inaccurate fee calculations, and transferring funds electronically. Better still, CVR provides ongoing training and technical support which allows you to maximize utilization of the electronic vehicle registration system. This program, endorsed by MADA, lets dealerships process vehicle titles and registrations at the point of sale. In just seconds, you’ll complete the vehicle registration process – no more need for temporary tags or sending runners to the SOS branch!

Learn more here  or call MADA at (800) 292-1923.

Repair facility license renewal reminders

The Michigan Department of State mails license renewal applications approximately 45 days prior to the expiration date. While many repair facilities have a September renewal date, not all do. Dealers with a repair facility license that expires in September should receive their renewal paperwork in the mail soon.

Please be aware of your expiration date (noted on the wall license) to ensure your license is renewed on time. Failure to renew on time may require the dealership to pay excessive fees. Additionally, it is the dealer’s responsibility to make sure the license is renewed (even if paperwork from the state gets lost in the mail or otherwise misplaced.)

Unsure of your renewal date? Check here: https://webapps.sos.state.mi.us/lrsa/Default.aspx?id=RF

 

We encourage dealers to send their completed renewals to MADA so we can review the paperwork for accuracy and personally deliver all documents to the State of Michigan and avoid delays. If you have any questions, contact Jean Quinn at (800) 292-1923 or email jquinn@michiganada.org.

“Tent” Sale Requirements

To ensure the most success for your temporary or “tent” sale, please remember to first obtain the necessary approval from the State of Michigan. Temporary sale locations must be properly licensed with the Department of State and are permitted only within a dealer’s county of licensure.
Temporary sales may include a “tent sale” or a similar event during which vehicles may be displayed and sold for a specified length of time. There is no cost to obtain licensing for a temporary sale. However, the following must be provided 15 days prior to the sale for the state to review and approve:

  • Vehicle Dealer Supplemental Location Application form (link)
  • Michigan Vehicle Dealer Close Out Statement for Temporary Location form(link)
  • Enclose either a franchise approval to sell new vehicles at the sale location, or self-certify that you have authorization to sell new vehicles at the sale location during the dates specified. If only selling used vehicles at the off-site location, you will need a letter signed by the owner stating that the dealership will only be selling used cars.  **Sample letters**

If you have questions please call Jean Quinn at (800) 292-1923 or email jquinn@michiganada.org. Completed forms can be returned to MADA via fax at (517) 351-3120 or by email to Jean. Forms will be reviewed for accuracy and forwarded to the state for processing.