Vehicle registration, documentation fees and taxes are not included in the listed price of vehicle Administration and Documentation Fees
All dealerships have an Administration and Documentation fee. At East Wake Auto Sales, LLC our fee is $300 and is applied to all vehicles sold. Unless otherwise stated that administration fee is not included in the listed price of any particular vehicle.
For your peace of mind we have placed this information to disclose to you all the reasons we are required to charge this fee.
Why an administration fee?
The Administration Fee, also known as a documentation or service fee, addresses costs incurred by dealerships that are separate from those paid to acquire the vehicle. The Administration Fee recognizes some of the costs related to compliance with federal and state laws which provide for safety, consumer protection, anti-theft measures, vehicle history checks, notifications, certifications, and official filings.
Much work and expense occur even before a document is ready to be used and there are many documents. Before vehicles can be sold dealers must invest in personnel training to carry out legal mandates. Not all transactions involve the same services, but all carry many legal requirements and documents to support those requirements.
Car and Truck dealerships must comply with state and federal laws, rules, and regulations specific to motor vehicles, which are implemented and enforced by state and federal agencies.
Check vehicle safety, history and titles
Provide information/window label
Discover and disclose accurate vehicle mileage
Check for recalls on used vehicles where required
Complete required forms and contracts that protect your interests
Process titles and plates
File and clear liens
Keep your information private and secure
Fulfill vehicle safety and/or emissions laws
Keep you informed of your rights and obligations
Keep important records of your purchase
Purchase required forms and supplies
Maintain technology to process your paperwork faster
Train staff to carry out laws that protect you
Maintain professional licenses that ensure quality service
Maintain required Dealer Bond
*The lists of administrative responsibilities contained on this page are not meant to be comprehensive or exhaustive but are, instead, used for explanatory and illustrative purposes only. Actual expenses incurred and recovered through and Administration or services fee, as well as the size of the fee, may vary by dealer, location, and transaction.