Automobiles

If your business sells automobiles, fuel, or related products, have you kept up to date on the rules and laws that could affect your company? The FTC has resources discussing the Used Car Rule, labeling guidelines for alternative fueled vehicles and alternatives fuels, how the FTC’s Privacy Rule applies to auto dealers – and other topics of interest to the automotive industry.

Whether advertising in print, on radio or TV, or on the Internet, it’s important to disclose the details of the deal up front. This publication offers practical tips on how to make effective disclosures online.

The staff of the Federal Trade Commission publishes its staff compliance guidelines for the Used Car Rule to provide assistance to industry members. The views expressed in the guidelines are those of the staff only. They have not been approved or adopted by the Commission and are not binding on the Commission. However, the guidelines will serve as enforcement criteria for the staff in assessing compliance with the trade regulation rule.

Analysis of Public Comments and Final Staff Compliance Guidelines

Does your company advertise consumer leases? This publication focuses on your legal obligations under the Consumer Leasing Act and Regulation M.

Focusing on federal truth-in-advertising standards, this A-to-Z primer is an essential resource for businesses of any size.

Do your product warranties comply with law? This guide explains the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, the federal law governing warranties on consumer products.

The FTC's Used Car Rule requires dealers to post a Buyers Guide in every used car they offer for sale.

The FTC's Used Car Rule requires dealers to post a Buyers Guide in every used car they offer for sale. This version of the form can be filled in.

The FTC's Used Car Rule requires dealers to post a Buyers Guide in every used car they offer for sale. This version of the form includes the format notes for the forms.

If your company is a creditor subject to FTC jurisdiction, the Credit Practices Rules applies to you. Read this guide to find out what the Rule requires and what transactions are covered.

The FTC prepared this guide to help you comply with the Automotive Fuel Ratings, Certification and Posting Rule, also known as the Fuel Rating Rule. The Rule covers the sale and transfer of liquid automotive fuel.

Most dealers who sell used vehicles must comply with the Used Car Rule. This publication explains how to prepare and display the Buyers Guide and provides a compliance checklist.

Auto dealers that extend credit, arrange financing or leasing, or give financial advice must notify customers about the information they collect, who they share it with, and how they protect it. Are you following the rules of the road?

10 practical lessons businesses can learn from the FTC's 50+ data security settlements.

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