“Curbstoning is as bad for the consumer as it is for licensed auto dealers,” says Mike Linn, CEO of NIADA.
Birmingham, Ala. (PRWEB) April 12, 2010
AutoTec, LLC is pleased to announce that the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association (NIADA) has joined in its effort to stop curbstoning.
Curbstoning is the repeated "flipping" of used cars for profit, by unlicensed dealers who often pose as private parties to attract sales. This nationwide scam affects hundreds of thousands of consumers annually, defrauding them of value and putting them into unsafe motor vehicles.
"Curbstoning is as bad for the consumer as it is for licensed auto dealers," says Mike Linn, CEO of NIADA.
"Consumers need to be aware that with a used vehicle - as with any used product - things can go wrong," Linn says. "With licensed dealers, the consumer has recourse should anything be wrong with the car, or the title, or the registration. With curbstoners, good luck finding them again - once they have the money, they're gone."
"At NIADA, we're very involved in promoting dealer education and protecting used car buyers. I was very pleased to see AutoTec come out with this effort to stop curbstoning."
Chuck Redden, president of AutoTec, is happy to have the support of NIADA. "For over ten years, we've been helping licensed dealers do business in the wholesale marketplace," Redden says. "We spend a lot of time and effort to keep the wholesale marketplace safe and secure. This effort is a spin-off of that."
For more information, or to join the effort to stop curbstoning, visit http://www.stopcurbstoning.com.
About Stop Curbstoning
Stop Curbstoning is a cause supported by a group of concerned corporations and organizations within the automotive industry. Its mission is to educate used car buyers, unite car dealers, and motivate municipalities to take action against this growing problem.
Stop Curbstoning was founded by AutoTec, LLC, a privately held company based in Birmingham, AL. AutoTec's flagship product, AuctionACCESS, is the automotive remarketing industry standard for managing dealer access to wholesale auto auctions.
The National Independent Automobile Dealers Association (NIADA) is a not-for-profit organization. It has represented quality independent automobile dealers for over 60 years, assisting its members in becoming more successful within the used motor vehicle industry. The NIADA membership includes more than 20,000 professional, licensed auto dealers nationwide.
AuctionACCESS was developed more than ten years ago by AutoTec, LLC, a privately held company based in Birmingham, Ala. AutoTec provides e-business solutions to the automotive remarketing industry. AuctionACCESS is the industry standard for managing access to wholesale auto auctions. It is currently used by more than 200 wholesale auto auctions across North America, with further expansion into 70 countries around the world. Visit http://www.auctionaccess.com for details.