WardsAuto Dealer Business

Gil Van Over is a monthly contributor to WardsAuto Dealer Business.
He writes about compliance topics that affect the automotive industry.

Jun 29, 2012

We’ve been told by two different Agencies de Federales that lenders will be pursued for credit discrimination. Are we listening? Have we taken corrective actions?

Jul 27, 2012

A good policy manual demonstrates to any investigative agency that you have the appropriate internal controls in place.

Aug 27, 2012

Dealers selling vehicles to military personnel need to follow a specific set of dos and don’ts.

Dec 27, 2012

Forging signatures and fudging loan-application information can get a dealer in trouble – and on a government list.

Jun 26, 2013

Lenders consider character, capacity and collateral when deciding whether to approve financing.

Jan 26, 2012

Plaintiffs want dealer to pay $104,000 in damages for flawed form.

What Dealers Need to Know About Leasing Mar 31, 2014

Failure to make proper disclosures to customers could become a court matter.

Nov 01, 2012

Dealers need to protect themselves against people who will say and do anything to get a freebie.

May 03, 2013

Complying with auto retailing’s  rules and regulations means not cutting corners.

Nov 20, 2012

It doesn’t cut it to blame fill-in employees, rookies or “the desk” for car-deal discrepancies.

Sep 30, 2013

Use a rate matrix to lessen the chances of facing disparate-impact discrimination charges.

Aug 26, 2013

Dealers should take action if a lender puts them on notice about potential loan discrimination.

Jul 31, 2013

Threats of different natures come from ID thieves, the federal government and lenders.

May 30, 2013

Everything looked legitimate in a deal that ended with a crook buying two luxury cars.

Mar 25, 2013

Actions against the dealer-reserve system may eventually extend to other finance and insurance products.

Dec 10, 2013

If it is to happen, the change would be regulatory or statutory. And that’s peeking over the horizon.

Mar 04, 2013

A once-common dealership practice has become fodder for lawsuits.

Sep 26, 2012

Different entities pursue car dealers with an overabundance of regulations, oversight and exposure.