Finally, hire a maintenance worker to prepare the vehicles for sale.
Ask family, friends and business associates to contact you regarding vehicles they want to sell.
Contact your state's Comptroller of Public Accounts to obtain a sales tax permit, and to determine your state’s procedure for the collection and payment of vehicle sales tax.
Hire outgoing people experienced in handling many types of customers.
Call vehicle owners who have “For Sale” classified ads in local newspapers, vehicle trader publications and online trader websites.
Travel to local or regional vehicle auctions to purchase vehicles in good or better condition.
Finally, you’ll need to strictly adhere to state Lemon Laws and deceptive advertising regulations.
In Texas, for example, vehicle dealer licensing falls under the purview of the Texas Department of Transportation.
You’ll need a general distinguishing number, which identifies your dealership in the eyes of the state.
You must meet several stringent requirements to receive this number.