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This three volume series has been written for Used Car Dealers by Page Publications, publishers of Dealership Office Management and Ford Accounting for Ford's Retailer Education & Training Department and the Dealership Accounting Training Manual for DiamlerChrysler Academy.


To be sure you are compliant, NIADA has the resource for you to train all of you employees and remain in compliance with all of these federal rules and regulations through our site.

Online Dealer Compliance
Train. Document. Track. Comply.

Your NIADA Online Dealer Compliance Suite brings it all together on one site.
*Note: The below publications are only intended to explain, as well as provide compliance information. They are not intended to address the specific facts and circumstances of every motor vehicle dealership. Specific applications will vary depending upon how a motor vehicle dealership transacts business.

The Red Flags Rule requires many businesses and organizations to implement a written Identity Theft Prevention Program designed to detect the warning signs — or "red flags" — of identity theft in their day-to-day operations. By identifying red flags in advance, businesses will be better equipped to spot suspicious patterns that may arise -- and take steps to prevent a red flag from escalating into a costly episode of identity theft.

This Audit Guide is what the IRS provides to its agents to audit independent motor vehicle dealerships. This Guide was developed with input from the used motor vehicle industry and can also be used by a dealership to prevent accounting and tax problems before they occur. In addition to covering trade issues such as accounting methods, cost of goods sold and inventory, balance sheets, and expense issues, the Guide also provides a blueprint on how a dealership can form a valid related finance company and includes a brand new Chapter on subprime lending. Not only can the Guide help prevent an unfavorable result in an IRS audit or other regulatory problem, it contains information that can help improve your dealerships bottom line. This guide can also provide relevant sections to your lawyers, accountants and consultants. It was drafted in layman's terms so that it could be easily understood. No dealership, professional or consultant in the used motor vehicle industry should be without one.

The FTC's Standards for Safeguarding Customer Information. The objectives of the Safeguards Rule are to insure the security and confidentiality of customer information, protect against any anticipated threats or hazards to the security and integrity of customer information, and protect against unauthorized access to or use of customer information that could result in substantial harm or inconvenience to a customer.

The purpose of the USA PATRIOT Act is to deter and punish terrorist acts in the United States and around the world, to enhance law enforcement investigatory tools, to strengthen U.S. measures to prevent, detect and prosecute international money laundering and financing of terrorism, and to strengthen measures to prevent use of the U.S. financial system for personal gain by corrupt foreign officials.

The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the Department of the Treasury administers and oversees a series of laws that impose economic sanctions against hostile targets to further U.S. foreign policy and national security objectives. OFAC is responsible for promulgating, developing, and administering the sanctions for the Treasury under eight federal statutes. All of the financial institution regulatory agencies cooperate in ensuring financial institution compliance with the OFAC Regulations. Financial institutions must monitor all financial transactions performed by or through them to detect those that involve any entity or person subject to the OFAC laws and regulations.

Stated purpose of the G-L-B Act and the FTC's Final Rule is to ensure that financial institutions respect the privacy of their customers and protect the security and confidentiality of "nonpublic personal information." The definition of a financial institution has been broadly interpreted and will, in most cases, include motor vehicle dealerships.  
This Overview is intended to explain the G-L-B Act, the FTC's Final Rule, and the FCRA, as well as provide compliance information.

All members receive a monthly issue of the oldest and most established publication serving the used motor vehicle industry. Used Car Dealer magazine is the official publication of the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association (NIADA). While newcomers strive to gain a foothold, Used Car Dealer has remained the premier publication for used motor vehicle industry and motor vehicle executives in the United States for over 20 years. Used Car Dealer is published entirely for the businessperson who needs the most important information and knowledge to succeed and grow in the industry. Right to your dealership mailbox!


Download the 2018 Used Car Dealer Magazine Media Kit Here:


NIADA publishes an annual edition of its Used Car Industry Report in July of every year. Each year, we conduct proprietary research and team up with some of the best-known industry analysts to bring you an overview of the independent used car dealer and used vehicle marketplace. Once again this year,  NIADA and NAAA have teamed up to also provide you the 2016 NAAA Annual Review in its entirety within this year's edition of the 2017 NIADA Used Car Industry Report.  The newly published 2017 NIADA Used Car Industry Report includes 76 pages of NIADA dealer member demographics, member confidence survey data, BHPH Industry Benchmarks, as well as data and research conducted by many of our industry partners such as Experian, Autotrader,  Equifax, CARFAX, NADA Used Car Guide, DealerSocket, STARS GPS, EFG Companies,  Edmunds, and many others.   Additionally, the NAAA Annual Review includes statistics on the remarketing industry as well as auction perspectives from Manheim, ADESA, IAG and ServNet. All NIADA Dealer Members in good standing receive the free printed version of the yearly report the first week of July, as a benefit of their membership with NIADA.  The report is also available for purchase online to non-members by clicking the "Order Now" button on this webpage.

Order your copy of the entire 2017 Used Car Industry Report automatically emailed to you upon successful completion of the order. The UCIR Report price is $150.

The 2011 - 2016 Used Car Industry Reports are also available.
These archived issues are $75 each.

For questions about this process, please contact Chase Tidwell at 817-640-3838 or email


NIADA also offers state-specific advertising opportunities targeting all used car dealer licenses within each of the 19 State Magazines published by NIADA. These uniquely designed magazines provide increased coverage of local and state industry news, educational opportunities, and local and state legal and legislative initiatives. These magazines are also available online inclusive of advertisements by going to

Download the 2018 NIADA State Magazines Media Kit Here: