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.

.com Disclosures: How to Make Effective Disclosures in Digital Advertising [PDF]

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.

Advertising Consumer Leases [PDF]

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

Advertising FAQ's: A Guide for Small Business

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

Businessperson's Guide to Federal Warranty Law

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

Buyers Guide [PDF] [En español]

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

Buyers Guide (Fillable form) [PDF] [En español]

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.

Buyers Guide (Format Notes) [PDF] [En español]

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.

Complying with the Credit Practices Rule

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.

Dealer's Guide to the Used Car Rule [PDF]

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

FTC's Privacy Rule and Auto Dealers: FAQs [PDF]

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?

How to Comply with the FTC Fuel Rating Rule [PDF]

Are you a refiner, importer, producer, distributor, or retailer of automotive fuel? The Fuel Rating Rule – once known as the Octane Rule – explains what you must tell consumers so they can make informed decisions at the pump.

Labeling Alternative Fuels

Tips for businesses on complying with the Fuel Rating Rule and the Alternative Fuels and Vehicles Rule.