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Viewing and Editing Vehicle Information

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You use the Vehicle Information button on the Vehicle Inventory menu to view and edit vehicle information. Any general vehicle information can be changed on this screen (body style, memo, etc.); however, you cannot edit accounting information on this screen. You must use journal entries to edit accounting information.

Step 1. From the Dealership Accounting main menu, select Vehicle Inventory. The Vehicle Inventory menu will open.

Step 2. From the Vehicle Inventory menu, click Vehicle Information.

Step 3. Type the stock number for the vehicle or the last six characters of the VIN. You can search for a vehicle by clicking Inventory List. Use the buttons at the top of the screen to select a car line. The screen displays a list of vehicles for that car line. You can sort by stock number, year, make, model, last six character of the VIN, age, status, and several other values by clicking the column headings. You can scroll through the inventory list by clicking the arrows on each side of the button. Click the vehicle you want to select.

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Step 4. The vehicle’s information displays on the screen. (The table below lists the fields on the screen and the information each field displays. Use it as a reference.)

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Step 5. Edit any of the vehicle’s general information and click Save to save the changes.

Step 6. You can view further detail on the vehicle, including sale information, by clicking the Detail button at the bottom of the screen. The screen that opens is the same screen that opens when you click the View Vehicle Detail button on the Vehicle Inventory menu. 

Step 7. If you integrate with Autosoft’s DMS F&I program, click the Inventory Sync button on the Vehicle Information screen to manually sync any changes you’ve made. The system automatically syncs every 15 minutes, but you can use this button to perform an on-command data transfer when necessary.

Step 8. Click Exit to return to the Vehicle Inventory menu.

Field Information Displayed
Stock Number Type the stock number or last six characters of the VIN. You can also click Inventory List to search for a vehicle. 
Line This field displays the line number for the vehicle.
Suffix  This field displays the suffix for the line.
Deal Status  This field displays the status code for the vehicle. The status can be 1, 2, or 3. Codes 1 (Deal) and 2 (Delivered) are used when you integrate with the Autosoft DMS F&I program. Code 3 (booked) is used when the sale is posted to the general ledger. A deal status of 2 affects FasTrial Inventory Balances in Desk Manager after the inventory has been resorted. A deal status of 1, 2, or 3 prevents a vehicle from being transferred to websites through the ASI Data Utilities software program. A blank field is equivalent to a deal status of 0 (zero).
VIN  This field displays the vehicle identification number. Click the car icon to display VIN decoding data for the vehicle.
Year  This field displays the vehicle’s model year.
New/Used (N/U)  This field indicates the vehicle type. It displays N for new or U for used. 
Certified (Y/N)  This field indicates if a used vehicle is certified. It displays Y for yes or N for no. 
Make  This field displays the vehicle’s make.
Model Code This field displays the model code for the vehicle.
Model This field displays the vehicle’s model name.
Body This field displays the vehicle’s body type (sedan, coupe, truck, etc.).
Miles This field displays the vehicle’s mileage.
Date In This field displays the date the vehicle arrived at the dealership.
In Service This field displays the date the vehicle was placed into active service for warranty purposes. This date identifies when the warranty terms (months/mileage) began. This date may vary from the delivery date.
Color This field displays the vehicle’s color. Only enter the primary color.
Color Codes These fields display the color codes for the vehicle. Use the first field to enter the external color code. The second field is for the internal color code.
Key Codes These fields display the key codes for the trunk and ignition keys. There are two fields to accommodate vehicles with separate trunk and ignition keys.
Truck Capacity If this is a truck, this field displays maximum weight capacity.
Cylinders This field displays the number of cylinders in the engine.
Weight This field displays the vehicle’s weight.
Customer Incentives This field displays the total value of the customer incentives.
Dealer Incentives This field displays the total value of the dealer incentives.
Minimum Selling Price This field displays the minimum selling price for the vehicle. This allows salespeople to negotiate the price of the vehicle without having to get approval from the Sales Manager.
Memo  This field displays any additional information that was entered for the vehicle. The entry can be 25 characters long, including spaces. 
Source Code This field displays the source code that identifies how the dealership obtained the vehicle. Sources would be trade, auction, purchase, etc.
From This field identifies from whom the dealership obtained the vehicle. This would be the customer’s name who traded the vehicle, the auction where the vehicle was purchased, etc.
Title (Number) (State) These fields display the vehicle’s title number and the state where the vehicle was purchased.
Title Recv’d Click to select this field if you have received the vehicle's title. You can print a list of vehicles with outstanding titles from the Miscellaneous Inventory Reports menu.
Tax Code Type the tax code for the vehicle.
Options These fields display up to 10 options on the vehicle.
M.S.R.P. This field displays the manufacturer’s suggested retail price. This is also referred to as the asking price.    
Internet Price This field displays the Internet price entered for the vehicle. If you use Web Manager, this is the price that will download to the web for the vehicle.
Dealer Prep This field displays the total amount of the dealer prep. This is the amount the dealer spent getting the car ready for sale on items such as detailing, rustproofing, fabric protection, etc. This is a non-Accounting figure.
Dealer Pack This field displays the total amount of the dealer pack or the percentage used to calculate the dealer pack. This amount, also referred to as the Lot Fee, is added to the price of the vehicle to calculate commission gross. This amount does not affect the general ledger.
Invoice This field displays the invoice amount (dealership’s purchase price).
Holdback This field displays the total value of the holdback.
Advertising This field displays the total value of advertising.
Pending Repairs This field displays the total value of any pending repairs. This is the amount the Service Writer estimated for the repair when generating the internal repair order. Once the RO is posted to the books, the pending repair amount will reduce to zero if the actual repair total and estimated repair total are within $10. Otherwise, the pending repair amount reflects the difference between the estimated repair amount and the actual repair total. This is why it is possible to have a pending repair amount when there is no RO opened for the vehicle.
ACV This field displays the vehicle’s actual cash value. The system calculates this value by adding the invoice amount, internals, and dealer pack. You cannot edit this field.
Original This field displays the original price of the vehicle. This is usually the invoice price minus the holdback and advertising amount.
Internals This field displays the total value of the internals.
Total Book This field displays the vehicle’s total book value.
Tabs
Memo This is a free-form text tab. Use it to enter additional information about the vehicle, such as a detailed description. The information will be included in third-party vehicle uploads. The box holds up to 2,000 characters. The information is saved when you click Save at the bottom of the screen.
Options This tab displays the option codes and option descriptions for all the options that have been applied to the vehicle. The options are added to vehicles in the Desk Manager module using the View Options button.
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