Stop Curbstoning News Hits the Accelerator

Posted on Mon, Jun 27, 2011

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As the term "curbstoner" gains awareness in the general media, is attracting attention and web traffic. Dealers can join the fight, uniting in a common cause to stop curbstoning from harming their business and their customers. 

BIRMINGHAM, AL – June 27, 2011 – It has been over a year since AutoTec, the company behind AuctionACCESS, joined with other industry organizations to launch in a sustained campaign to stop curbstoning. Since its launch, the website has drawn national attention to the issue of curbstoning.stop curbstoning and all curbstoners by joinging the dealer network. NIADA and NADA members welcome

“When we started, ‘curbstoner’ was an industry term – it wasn’t a part of the general vocabulary,” Chuck Redden, president of AutoTec, says. “In the past several months, we’ve seen the term pop up more and more in news reports and legislative efforts. has dramatically increased awareness among consumers and lawmakers that curbstoning isn’t just against the law – it also compromises public safety and reduces revenues.”

One recent report follows the trail of lost municipal revenue associated with a single curbstoner. Dealers can download printed informational tools designed to combat curbstoning and support the value and security that dealerships offer their customers.

It’s no wonder that traffic to has more than doubled as the issue of curbstoning attracts more and more attention.

“We urge all dealers to join the campaign to stop curbstoning,” Redden says. “Now that the issue has gained traction, we’d like to see more dealerships link their websites to That shows potential customers that the dealership supports legal, licensed transactions – and, it educates customers about the risks of buying from so-called ‘private parties.’”

To join the fight against curbstoning and download dealer tools, register at


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NIADA Joins AutoTec in Major Push to Stop Curbstoning

Posted on Mon, Apr 12, 2010

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The National Independent Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) has announced that it will support AutoTec in their efforts to stop curbstoning – the repeated, unlicensed “flipping” of used cars for profit and a nationwide scam that hurts consumers, cities, and local businesses.

BIRMINGHAM, AL – April 12, 2010 - AutoTec, LLC is pleased to announce that the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association (NIADA) has joined in its effort to stop curbstoning.

Curbstoning is the repeated “flipping” of used cars for profit, by unlicensed dealers who often pose as private parties to attract sales. This nationwide scam affects hundreds of thousands of consumers annually, defrauding them of value and putting them into unsafe motor vehicles.

“Curbstoning is as bad niada, national  independent automobile dealers associationfor the consumer as it is for licensed auto dealers,” says Mike Linn, CEO of NIADA.

“Consumers need to be aware that with a used vehicle – as with any used product – things can go wrong,” Linn says. “With licensed dealers, the consumer has recourse should anything be wrong with the car, or the title, or the registration. With curbstoners, good luck finding them again – once they have the money, they’re gone.”

“At NIADA, we’re very involved in promoting dealer education and protecting used car buyers. I was very pleased to see AutoTec come out with this effort to stop curbstoning.”

Chuck Redden, president of AutoTec, is happy to have the support of NIADA. “For over ten years, we’ve been helping licensed dealers do business in the wholesale marketplace,” Redden says. “We spend a lot of time and effort to keep the wholesale marketplace safe and secure. This effort is a spin-off of that.”

For more information, or to join the effort to stop curbstoning, visit

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The National Independent Automobile Dealers Association (NIADA) is a not-for-profit organization. It has represented quality independent automobile dealers for over 60 years, assisting its members in becoming more successful within the used motor vehicle industry. The NIADA membership includes more than 20,000 professional, licensed auto dealers nationwide.

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