OAK BROOK, IL – Chicagoland new-car dealers will be allowed to charge customers a $166.27 Documentary Service, or DOC fee, on the purchase of any new vehicle in 2014, a $1.97 or 1.2% increase over the allowable charge in 2013, reports the Chicago Automobile Trade Assn. The fee, which goes to cover the cost of paperwork involved with each sale, dates back to the early 1980s. At the time, some dealers began quoting lower prices than their rivals to attract consumers, but made up for the ...

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