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


Why become a member of NIADA and your State Association?

Because it's important for your customers to know they are dealing with a reputable dealer who believes in and adheres to both Associations' 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.

As a Member of NIADA, We've Got Your Back

Other than NIADA, nobody else wakes up every morning thinking about better ways to educate the independent used car dealer and how to protect your business from unfair regulation.

When you join NIADA, you become a member of a growing team of small business owners in the automotive industry - nearly 17K members strong - that has unique access to member benefits, educational opportunities, and key industry information to help you become more profitable, compliant, and best in class.

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Dealer membership is through the affiliated state association
in which your dealership or corporate office is located.

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It doesn’t matter where you live - from California to the Carolinas. 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.

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We Need You

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.

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. Be among the first to be alerted to news that impacts the automotive industry. Get discounts on dealer supplies and much more.