How to become
an auto dealer

This FREE ebook guide is designed to help aspiring dealers understand all the steps involved in launching their own dealership!

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What's in the ebook?

How surety bonds work An overview of the auto
dealership industry
detailed explanation on factors A detailed explanation on the
steps involved in opening a
surety bond cost calculator A table with licensing
information for all 50 states
tips reducing bond premium Tips on reducing your bond

Chapter breakdown


Auto dealer industry overview

Why open a dealership?


Benefits of becoming a dealer

Industry forecast

How dealerships operate

Most common types of dealer license

Launching your dealership

Business requirements

State requirements to open a business

Cost of opening a dealership

Licensing requirements

Pre-licensing training and examination

Business location

Zoning requirements


Criminal background check

Surety bond


Odometer statements and Warranty forms



State licensing requirements

State and federal laws

Auto dealer industry overview

Why do you need an auto dealer bond?

Cost of getting bonded

How to avoid surety bond claims

How to finance your auto dealership

How to acquire cars for your lot


About Lance Surety Bonds

Here at Lance Surety, we work with business owners aspiring entrepreneurs all over the U.S. and we know information about surety bonds can be confusing. With this in mind, we created this e-book guide to help you understand the factors affecting the cost of your surety bond, so you know what to expect and plan ahead. An with a bit of effort, you may also be able to get your bond-related costs!

Lance Surety Bond Associates, Inc. is a surety bond agency based out of southeastern Pennsylvania and able to write all surety bond types in all 50 states. Through our vast network of markets, we can offer customers with a number of specialty programs for all types of srety bonds. Feel free to contact us with any questions related to bonding!

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