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How to start a car dealership in texas ebook

What's inside?


Information on all dealer license types in Texas


In-depth look at all licensing requirements such as:

  • Registration
  • Application
  • Location
  • Fees
  • Surety bonds
  • ... and more!

Estimate of the cost of getting licensed, bonded and running your dealership


Overview of the financing options available when starting out

Table of Contents

  • Introduction

  • Texas Dealer licensing overview

  • Who needs to get licensed
  • What's the GDN?
  • Dealer license types in Texas
  • The licensing process

  • Registering your business
  • Selecting a location
  • Premises requirements
  • Licensing requirements
  • Applying for your license
    • Completing and submitting your application
    • Paying of fees
  • The auto dealer bond

  • Overview of the bonding requirement
  • Cost of the bond
  • How to get bonded
  • Understanding bond compliance and claims
  • Cost and financing options for your dealership

  • Cost of opening your dealership
  • Financing your dealership
  • Conclusion

About the Author

Todd Bryant

Todd Bryant is the President and CEO of Bryant Surety Bonds. He frequently shares his expertise on everything related to licensing and bonding requirements in an effort to help aspiring entrepreneurs

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  • autodealer

Bryant surety bonds

Bryant Surety Bonds is a surety agency with a long track record of assisting auto dealers get bonded in all 50 states.

We get a great number of bond requests from Texas and, over the years, we became experts in the field of auto dealer bonds. This is why we decided to share our expertise and provide this free resource on everything related to starting a car dealership in Texas.