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Friday, 07 February 2014 23:02

Lodi’s Newest CDJR Dealership Opens for Business

Lodi’s newest auto dealership opened to little fanfare earlier this year, but its president says business has been good. Lodi Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram opened Jan. 6 at 1255 Beckman Road, and a grand opening is scheduled to be held in early spring. President Vincent Porter said the opening, which was originally planned for before Thanksgiving, was delayed by a number of issues, including Chrysler’s timeline, waiting for the California Department of Motor Vehicles to approve sales permits, and waiting for building permits from the City of Lodi’s planning department. “It was really just getting through the permit process, especially with the DMV,” he said. “We found that even though holidays were just one day, a lot of agencies were taking a week or two off.  Dealerships must be licensed by the DMV, and any salesperson employed there must be licensed as well. In addition, a dealership must have a seller’s permit and a business license from the city or county of operation. “We’ve been really heavy into promoting the dealership and our maintenance and parts divisions,” he said.

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