RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- Department of Motor Vehicle investigators fanned out across the state on Thursday to warn Nevada car dealers that they are running out of time to sign up for a mandatory program that begins July 1. One investigator said as of Wednesday, more than 200 car dealers in northern Nevada were still non-compliant.
Investigator Brian Bowles made 19 stops in the Reno area to remind car dealers that they must be using a mandatory Dealer Report of Sale program, known as the DRS system. The system requires delaers to enter vehicle sales online, rather than using the old-fashioned carbon copy that has been used for decades.
The DRS system was mandated by law in the 2013 legislative session. So, what is taking some car dealers so long to get on board?
"Any entity bringing in a new product, you always like to see how it's tested, how it works and how other dealerships have done with it," said B.J. Christensen.
Christensen is the Finance Director at Audi Reno-Tahoe. He said though they have not implemented the new system yet, they will do so by July 1. It has just been a matter of taking the time to make the change and train employees on the new system.
The system comes at no cost to dealers, and in the end, it makes the process easier on the consumer. "It will allow a consumer who goes into buy a new vehicle to not have to go to the DMV to do an initial registration," said Bowles.
Richard West of Jones West Ford said his dealership was a test site for the new system, and he is pleased with it. "Things are better, when you buy a vehicle, things are better, faster, smoother. You're gonna like it."
If you want to make sure your car dealer is up to par, the compliance list is located here