CLASS UPDATE

There is light at the end of the tunnel, but it is still off a ways. The May Pre-Licensing classes will be held through Zoom. The May 13 Continuing Education class in Kenly is cancelled, I will decide about the May 27 class in Concord by mid-April. The online Continuing Education class is always available.

Kat Messenger
Carolina Dealer Training

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When will you have in-person classes again?

I get this question every day. Just like everyone else, I am tired of masks, social distancing, take out instead of eat in, and Zoom meetings. Every week I look at all the latest pandemic information and try to decide when I will have in-person classes again.
This morning I got a call from a dealer. He has to renew by the end of the month and he hasn’t taken a class yet. He told me that he and his wife both had COVID. He was in the hospital 25 days, she was in for 54 and on a ventilator for 30. At one point they told him his wife wasn’t going to survive, but somehow she did. She was the only one in the ICU during that time period who did survive.
I am not willing to take the risk of even one person catching this horrible disease in one of my classes. I will hold in-person classes again when anyone who wants a vaccine can get one, hopefully sometime this summer. Until then, remember the online CE class is available any time, 24/7. And I will continue to hold live pre-licensing classes through Zoom. Stay safe and I hope I see you soon!

Kat Messenger
Carolina Dealer Training

UPDATED ODOMETER DISCLOSURE FORM

NC DMV has updated the MVR-180 Odometer Disclosure form to reflect the changes in the federal rule. You can download the new form at ncdot.gov/dmv.

Kat Messenger
Carolina Dealer Training

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ODOMETER UPDATE FROM SC DMV

Effective January 1, 2021, the requirement to capture and record actual mileage for vehicles has changed. Odometer disclosures are now required on all vehicles less than 20 years old at the time of ownership transfer. The new 20-year exemption eligibility requirements will affect vehicles of model year 2011 and newer. The 20-year period will extend from the vehicle’s date of manufacture.

Despite the federal deadline for implementation, there is a possibility that some states may not have completed the required steps to implement this change. Because of this, there may be some states that incorrectly apply an EXEMPT brand to titles that no longer qualify for the EXEMPT brand due to the age of the vehicle.

In these cases, the EXEMPT brand will not be carried forward on the South Carolina title. Instead, it will be branded as “NOT ACTUAL MILEAGE,” with the odometer reading indicated at the time of titling in South Carolina.

Vehicles that have a title showing actual mileage and the actual mileage declared at the time of titling will be titled accordingly regardless of vehicle age.

For more information on the odometer exemption changes, please visit the following link: Changing Odometer Exemption Requirements (scdmvonline.com)

Thank you,

Kat Messenger
Carolina Dealer Training

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ATTN NC DEALERS

Sending notice that the NC DMV Dealer Unit will be closed today, October 23, 2020. For those dealers who may have an immediate need for 30-day markers, please be advised that several License Plate Agency’s (LPA) throughout the state now have the capability to sell markers. Call ahead for current LPA tag stockage levels prior to arriving.

Current 30-day marker limits remain in effect – five (5) packs for Franchise dealerships; three (3) for Independent dealerships.

Kat Messenger
Carolina Dealer Training

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