How does the 'Sign me in automatically' work?

The 'Sign me in automatically' is optional, it saves your username and password on your computer and every time you access the page you will be automatically logged in.

What happens if I forget my password?

If you forget your password, please click on the 'Forgot your Password?' link of the front of the directory or on the sponsor login page. The password recovery email will be sent to the email address provided from your Contact Information. The email will contain a link which will redirect the user to the 'Manage Account' section, where the password can be updated.

How can I change my password?

After you are logged in, click on 'Account Settings' link, you will see the 'Current Password' field, type your current password in this field and your new password on the fields 'Password' and 'Retype Password', then hit the submit button.

Am I required to have an account to add items to the site?

Yes. In order to add any item, including Free items, to the directory you must have an account.

How can I sign up for an account?

To sign up as a sponsor go to the 'Advertise With Us' link at top menu, select an item and level and click in 'SIGN UP' button. Fill out all fields, write down your username and password for future reference, choose the best payment gateway for you and follow the steps to finish the process. To sign up as a visitor go to 'Sign up | Login' link at top menu, fill out all fields and click in 'Create Account'.

Why am I receiving an 'Account Locked' message?

If you attempt to access your account and type in an incorrect password 5 times the account will lock for 1 hour. This is for security reasons.

What is the GEPHARDT APPROVED Auto Dealers' Code of Ethics

The GEPHARDT APPROVED Auto Dealers' Code of Ethics is a set of rules I require of any auto dealer before they can be an endorsed GEPHARDT APPROVED company. The Auto Dealers Code of Ethics was written by me (Bill Gephardt), and it is based on my 40 years of experience watching frustrated consumers getting cheated, and it was all perfectly legal. My Auto Dealers' Code of Ethics goes above and beyond state and federal laws regulating how dealers treat customers, and I believe honest dealers are happy to abide by them.


Occasionally, a consumer will have a dispute with a GEPHARDT APPROVED company. If the consumer and the business are not able to reach an agreement, the consumer (or the business) may submit a complaint to us at GEPHARDT APPROVED in writing. We begin by acknowledging receipt of the complaint, and forwarding that complaint on to the company. The company has 2 business days to answer that complaint, and off a preliminary explanation. Most often, it ends right there and both sides are happy with the result. If the complaint continues, the GEPHARDT APPROVED staff will begin investigating and WE DO NOT TAKE SIDES. We look for a way to reconcile the situation. The whole process is designed to actually resolve the issue, and it generally prevents complaints from being posted on the various internet websites and social media. Dispute resolution is designed only for GEPHARDT APPROVED companies.

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