How to Become an Xterra Dealer


Familiarize yourself with all policies and regulations associated with dealer licensing in your state. Contact the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). It will give you information on all of training resources and testing requirements that be necessary before you can be a professional dealer.


Contact Nissan, and inquire about its dealer development program. Many automotive companies provide aspiring dealers with operational support, through programs centered on investment capital, and management training.


Apply to the DMV for a surety bond. This may require a background check. A surety bond is an insurance measure to protect the consumer from fraudulent or unprofessional activity carried out by the dealer. This will make customers feel more secure about doing business with you and validate you as a professional dealer. Many states make it mandatory for you to have a surety bond before opening a dealership.


Apply to the Department of Labor for a dealer license by completing all license verifications, and by submitting all the proper files and applications. Contact the DMV to clarify that you have all of the application requirements. Once you are approved, you will be mailed a temporary dealer license, which will allow you to get dealer plates for all the Nissan Xterras you purchase.

Since the Nissan Xterra is a popular sport utility vehicle, becoming an Xterra dealer can be very lucrative. In addition, Nissan provides programs to help aspiring dealers. Enlist in the necessary training programs, apply for a dealer's license through the U.S. Department of Labor, get licensed, and you will be well on your way to dealing one of the most popular SUVs in the automotive industry.