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


Why become a member of NIADA and your State Association?

Because we are YOUR associations! Because it's important for your customers to know they are dealing with a reputable dealer who believes in and adheres to both Association's professional code of ethics which includes integrity, trust, honor and fair dealing with the public.  Together, we connect you to a world of resources to help you deliver results.

Join now and put the power of your membership to work for you.  We invite you to take advantage of the information, training and representation dedicated to the support and growth of our great industry, through your membership. (Continue reading below the map for more reasons to become a member.)


All potential members are required to join through the affiliated state association
in which their dealership or corporate office is located.

Membership by State

It doesn’t matter where you live…from the Carolinas to California…the independent car dealer is the backbone of the greatest industry in the Nation.

Members help determine our agendas. We need your support and input so that your objectives are reached. We want and need your involvement! The only way we can resolve difficult issues and grow this industry that we love by working together!

NIADA and your state association have been working together tirelessly to represent you and we remain committed to protecting the used motor vehicle industry interest in Washington, D.C., as well as in many of our state capitals. We strive daily to educate regulators, legislators and our members on relevant industry matters. It is imperative that we remain strong in our Nation and State Capitals when considering Dodd/Frank, the FTC’s enhanced enforcement capabilities, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, among others.

Being successful business men and women is a desired outcome and we should no longer tolerate the idea that success is a bad word. Profits are the result of hard work and we as an industry need to talk more about what we provide for our customers, the economy and our country such as the number of jobs we create, the amount of insurance premiums we pay, the number of satisfied customers we have…and that making a profit is a good thing. There is nothing wrong with entrepreneurship in America. When individuals are given a personal stake in deciding their own success, America remains economically alive and free.

NIADA and your State Association can help you become a successful independent dealer. As a member you can network with the best dealers and most supportive vendors in the country, attend training and education opportunities, become a Certified Master Dealer™, take part in Dealer 20 Groups or attend an annual convention. Every member receives a complimentary monthly issue of Used Car Dealer Magazine that provides access to the most current and comprehensive knowledge at hand. Be among the first to be alerted to news that impacts the automotive industry. We can answer your questions and help you succeed. Get discounts on dealer supplies. And much more!

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The NIADA and your State association logos are well known signs of trust. Every member receives a certificate and a window decal to display proudly, their membership in good standing and that they care about their customers and the automobiles which they sell. A digital NIADA logo is available upon request for use on member website, business cards, advertisement, etc. for the lifetime of the membership

Don't delay. Become a member today! Click on the map above to join.


Professional Development

Every member receives monthly, the Used Car Dealer magazine, the official publication of NIADA, and the independent dealer’s most trusted source for information and education about the used vehicle industry.

The industry’s longest-running publication offers the latest industry and association news and event information as well as the most up-to-date ideas, tips and best practices to make your dealership more efficient and profitable.

In addition, members have access to training through hands-on workshops under the Dealer20Groups, as well as seminars, and webinars through various product and services providers and partners.


NIADA developed the Certified Master DealerTM program to help our member dealers improve the business operations and become more successful. Networking with the best dealers, and trainers in the industry.

Dealers who attend this training are committed to the industry, support ethical business standards and practices, and are leaders in their communities. They bring a wide range of experience to each class, and leave with new strategies for analyzing their business practices and increasing their bottom line.

Resource and Benefit Information

Members receive significant discounts and offerings from many various programs currently in place delivering outstanding results.