Multistate Audit Program

Auto Advisory Services (AAS) is conducting compliance audits of automobile dealerships in Arizona, Nevada, New Jersey, New York and Utah. Dealers in these states now join those in California who can benefit from AAS’ decades of experience in assisting the automotive industry.

Historically, only California dealers have been able to take advantage of AAS’ comprehensive compliance audits. At your request, trained AAS consultants conduct a complete review of dealership compliance performance in a broad array of regulated areas. If concerns are discovered, we can explain the nature of the problem and suggest improved controls and procedures to prevent recurrence.

The same methodology utilized in our California audits is carried forward and applied to Multistate Audits.  Conducted under simulated investigative standards, the comprehensive yet non-intrusive two-day audit surveys a significant number of actual sales.  We review these areas:

Contract Completion

Including federal Truth in Lending Act and Regulation M Consumer Leasing Act mandates, state-specific disclosure requirements

Miscellaneous Disclosures

Including used vehicle warranty requirements, trade allowance, credit applications and state-specific and company-specific forms and policies

Sales/Finance Practices

Including interviews, document review to uncover possible inappropriate sales/finance practices such as payment packing, assumptive sales

Federal Vehicle Labeling

Including Buyers Guides, Monroney labels and parts content labels

Originally founded in 1975 by two special investigators of the California Department of Motor Vehicles, AAS has grown in reputation, services offered and now, in geographic reach. For over 30 years, AAS has been the leading automotive dealership compliance consulting company in California. Our audits are designed to ensure compliance with laws and regulations governing an automotive dealership. The best evidence of the value and validity of our services is our client base of nearly 500 California dealers, which include dealers from the largest dealer groups in the country