(a) The sale and distribution of motor vehicles affects the public interest, and a
significant factor of inducement in making a sale of a motor vehicle is the trust
and confidence of the purchaser in the retail dealer from whom the purchase is made
and the expectancy that the dealer will remain in business to provide service for
the motor vehicle purchased;
(b) Proper motor vehicle service is important to highway safety and the manufacturers
and distributors of motor vehicles have an obligation to the public not to terminate
or refuse to continue their franchise agreements with retail dealers unless the manufacturer
or distributor has first established good cause for termination or noncontinuance
of the agreement, to the end that there shall be no diminution of locally available
(c) The licensing and supervision of motor vehicle dealers by the motor vehicle dealer
board are necessary for the protection of consumers, and therefore, the sale of motor
vehicles by unlicensed dealers or salespersons, or by licensed dealers or salespersons
who have demonstrated unfitness, should be prevented;
(d) Consumer education concerning the rules of the motor vehicle industry, the considerations
when purchasing a motor vehicle, and the role, functions, and actions of the motor
vehicle dealer board are necessary for the protection of the public and for maintaining
the trust and confidence of the public in the motor vehicle dealer board; and
(e) Subject to the United States constitution and the Colorado constitution, this
article 20 applies to each sales, service, and parts agreement in effect, regardless
of when the agreement was adopted.
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