National Independent Automobile Dealers Association
Serving Quality Independent Automobile Dealers Since 1946


Since 1946, the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association (NIADA), has helped quality independent automobile dealers through advocacy, education, and promotion. NIADA helps members be more successful. Through membership in NIADA, you join with over 20,000 other professional auto dealers who share your dream of financial prosperity for your business. NIADA is your legislative advocate -- protecting your business interests. The association consistently brings you industry education, valuable information, services and benefits designed to you navigate an ever-changing marketplace. The simple and best way to keep pace in the used motor vehicle industry is to join NIADA today.


  • We will have a general duty of integrity, honor and fair dealing toward the general public.
  • We will comply with all city, county, state and federal laws and shall endeavor to keep ourselves informed of those laws governing our business.
  • We will not intentionally injure the business reputation of another member or competitor.
  • We will employ truth and accuracy in advertising and selling.
  • We will stand behind any guarantee given with the sale of a motor vehicle.
  • We will not perform any act which would bring disrepute to the motor vehicle industry.
  • We will expose or halt, where found, any scheme designed to deceive or defraud the automobile buying public and aid in prosecuting those guilty of such acts.
  • We will constantly strive to improve business methods to the end that the public will be better served.
  • We will encourage the American system of free enterprise.


A robust, ethical, and professional independent used vehicle market trusted by consumers.


Promote, educate, and advocate for ethical independent automobile dealers and their consumers.

NIADA will accomplish its Mission and achieve its Vision by:

  • Advocating before executive and legislative branches, coordinating state advocacy efforts, and participating in key legal proceedings.
  • Being the authoritative voice of the used vehicle marketplace.
  • Promoting NIADA members to consumers.
  • Providing resources to consumers purchasing used motor vehicles.
  • Helping NIADA members optimize their business to compete in an evolving marketplace.
  • Facilitating best practices, benchmarking, and research while advancing industry knowledge through meetings, training, certification, publications, and video.
  • Providing NIADA members with discounted, industry-leading products and services.
  • Assisting in the development and management of regional, state, and local independent dealer associations.
  • Fostering and strengthening relationships with fellow associations, vendors and similarly-situated organizations to advance NIADA‚Äôs goals.
  • Being a fiscally strong association with knowledgeable, professional staff.