News in 2022

August 5, 2022

Floridians know just how unpredictable the weather can be during the summer. From power outages to inclement weather, your business can be negatively impacted by Florida’s weather mood swings. The good news is that dealers have a way to stay ahead of outages with pre-printed tag stock from their local tax collectors or tag offices!

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August 5, 2022

With the May 2022 announcment by the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) that 50 jurisdictions are now participating in the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) this valuable resource is close to being representative of nearly 100% of all vehicles in the country. Since its inception, NMVTIS and the data available through the title history system has become more and more valuable for ensuring accuracy in titling and fighting fraud on behalf of consumers, dealers, and anyone wanting a true picture of the back story of a used vehicle.

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August 5, 2022

ADD’s customers have come to appreciate access to the Custom Letter tool available to any account user needing to send certified mail. The convenience of skipping the trip to the post office is catching on with finance companies, attorneys, marinas, storage facilities – any company needing that special letter while also wanting to save their valuable time in getting it done.

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August 5, 2022

We’ve been working on it for a while, and we’re pleased to announce that through a change to the state’s statute, Auto Data Direct can now offer its time and money-saving DirectPost-Office (DPO) certified letter service to South Carolina tow companies! Prior to this 2022 legislation passing, tow companies had to retrieve owner and lienholder name and address directly from the DMV.

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August 5, 2022

For over 23 years now, Auto Data Direct has been helping auto dealers across the country in their efforts to verify ownership, check for lienholders, and reduce the liability associated with taking in and reselling trades. Dealers also use our Real-Time record information to facilitate pay-offs and set up accurate financing contracts.

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August 5, 2022

ADD wants to help keep your calendars up to date with these upcoming tradeshows and events: Carolinas Independent Automobile Dealers Association (CIADA) Annual Convention & Expo | 8/4-8/7 |Myrtle Beach, SC Texas Automotive Recyclers Association (TARA) | 8/5-8/6 | Waco, TX Indiana Tow Show | 8/5-8/7 | Fair Oaks, IN

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April 12, 2022

Today, ADD has contracts or accounts with 42 jurisdictions (including Washington, D.C.) for access to real-time, single VIN, title and registration records for DPPA qualified industry. That’s pretty amazing! That’s more than any other company of our kind. And the way we have grown in this unique and protected data environment is by being a trusted partner to those government entities, and a secure electronic system for our customers.

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April 12, 2022

When Auto Data Direct was founded back in 1999, the main goal was to develop tools for vehicle related industries that improved the accuracy and efficiency of processes impacting business and consumers. While not necessarily spelled out as part of the mission, the impact on fraud prevention was a natural benefit of ADD’s services.

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April 12, 2022

Why can’t I see my lien in my ELT manifest? It can take several business days for the lien to show as recorded with the Florida DMV after paperwork has been submitted. When will a lien be recorded if the dealer is using the EFS system? If EFS is being used to perform the title and registration transaction and the transaction has the status of “Pending Dealer Transaction” then the lien will not be recorded and imported until the EFS transaction is fully processed and all paperwork is accepted.

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April 12, 2022

The National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) was formed in 1992 as part of the Anti-Car Theft Act. The law was created to prevent the introduction of stolen vehicles into interstate commerce; protect consumers, business, and states from fraud; reduce the use of stolen vehicles being used for illicit purposes including funding or criminal enterprises; and provide consumer protection from unsafe vehicles.

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