How many car dealership in US?
Currently the National Automobile Dealers Association is quoting more than 17,000 new car and truck dealers with approximately 37,500 separate franchises.
Types of car hiring services include leasing from your local dealership, in which a person interested in possessing a car would go to their local car dealership and choose one. From there you would make monthly payments on it and in exchange the dealership will service the vehicle up to so many miles that you put on the car. Another way to hire a car would be to rent one.
Are new car sales that are reported shipments from the manufacturer to the dealership or from the dealership to the consumer?
Typically, no a felon cannot sell a car at a dealership in California. Unless, of course, they are the outright owner of the car in which they are trying to sell to the dealership, (and have all the paperwork to prove this true) OR they are under an employment agreement with the dealership, and it is their job to sell cars at the dealership.