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A Quick Guide to Car Shopping (Hint: Attend a Car Show)

Looking for a low-pressure, experiential environment where you can explore the latest and greatest cars or trucks that the auto industry has to offer? Then without a doubt your first stop should be your local auto show.

NY Auto Forum Returns to NYC on August 18

Top executives from Hyundai, Toyota, GM and others are slated to speak at the forum.

The Auto Industry Event of the Year is Coming to a Screen Near You

NADA Show 2021 is bigger, better and jam-packed with keynote speakers, workshops and education sessions that the entire dealership can benefit from.

NADA Show 2021 Collector Car Video Contest

As part of NADA Show 2021, we are inviting NADA members to share a video of their favorite collector car for a chance to win $5,000 to be donated to a charity of their choice.

Protect Jobs and Speed Economic Recovery by Suspending the FET

As Congress considers the next phases of virus-related economic recovery legislation, it should include suspension of the FET on new trucks and trailers until the end of 2021.

NADA Chairman Praises Dealership Support of Local Communities During COVID-19

“It’s times like these that remind us what really matters most: our families at home, the people we see every day at work, our neighbors and our communities–the people who rely on us year after year to be there for them.”

Local Dealerships Are Supporting Their Communities During Pandemic

Even as they are operating in a challenging environment where customers and employees are staying home and the rules of operation change every day, auto dealers across the country are pitching in and doing their best to help their communities weather the pandemic.

U.S. Chamber Issues Summary of New SBA Loan Programs

The CARES Act provides $2 trillion of stimulus to individuals, businesses, and hospitals and other impacted industries in response to the economic distress caused by the pandemic.

Volkswagen’s Scott Keogh on EVs: “We are Massively Scaling for this Opportunity”

Volkswagen President and CEO, Scott Keogh, joined the NY Auto Forum in advance of the New York International Auto Show to discuss what he describes as a “higher calling” for VW and the automotive industry as a whole.

Toyota’s Bob Carter Discusses Tariffs, EVs, and Personal Vehicle Ownership at NY Auto Forum

Closing out a packed agenda at the annual NY Auto Forum, Bob Carter, Toyota’ EVP of Sales discussed dangers posed by tariffs, suggested a reality check for EV demand and shared some thoughts regarding the future of personal vehicle ownership.

‘Share the Love:’ How NADA 20 Group Helped This Subaru Dealership Save $4 Million

Heuberger Subaru in Colorado Springs, Colorado has been the leading seller of Subaru cars in the nation for 10 years running. So why did this successful dealership need the help of NADA’s 20 Group consulting services?

#WomenInAutomotive: We Have a Winner!

After an incredibly successful and inspiring first outing in 2018, NADA again launched its’ #WomenInAutomotive contest. This year’s video entries highlight the depth and breadth of women in automotive jobs and experiences.

#WomenInAutomotive Video Contest: Share Your Story for a Chance to Win

Are you a woman who works in automotive retail? If yes, please share a quick video talking about your experience, and join us in encouraging other women to consider pursuing automotive careers!

Honda’s Henio Arcangeli Addresses Auto Conference LA

While addressing the 2018 Auto Conference LA, in advance of the LA Auto Show, Arcangeli touted the all new Honda Passport which was unveiled at the auto show and discussed rapidly changing business conditions and offered some projections for the future of the industry.

Conversion Tracking: How to Measure Digital Marketing Success

Conversion tracking measures and tracks how consumers are interacting with your digital marketing, and more importantly, whether you are “converting” a visitor into a customer, or at least, someone who takes an action after learning about your offer, product or service.

10 Digital and Social Marketing Tactics That Every Dealership Should Adopt

Digital marketing gives dealers the opportunity to meet consumers in the digital realm and follow them through every phase of the purchase lifecycle, from raising brand favorability, to selling more cars, to increasing visits to the service bay.

VIDEO: Ford’s Jim Farley Addresses the NY Automotive Forum

Jim Farley, Ford’s president of global markets, recently addressed the NY Automotive Forum in advance of the New York International Auto Show. Learn about Jim’s first car and the future of the franchise business by watching his talk here.

#WomenInAutomotive Contest Winners

NADA launched its’ #WomenInAutomotive contest on social media. The response has been overwhelming and inspiring.

#WomenInAutomotive: Video Competition

Share a video publicly on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn or Twitter and include the hashtag (#WomenInAutomotive) for the chance to win a free Apple Watch!

VIDEO: Volvo President Highlights Plan to Visit All 300 U.S. Dealerships in Person

Shortly after taking over as President and CEO of Volvo, Anders Gustafsson made an ambitious plan to meet with all 300 of the Swedish automaker’s U.S. dealers in one week.

VIDEO: Nissan VP Discusses Impact of Branding Collaboration with Star Wars

“The key to our success has been thinking about the dealers upfront, to allow true collaboration with the brands and integration at a national level that is consistent all the way down to the local retail experience.”

A Veterans Day Thank You

On this Veterans Day (and every day), we’d like to say thank you to America’s military veterans and their families.

Hundreds of New-Car and Truck Dealers Visit Capitol Hill During Annual Washington Conference

More than 400 new-car and truck dealers and dealer association executives from across the country traveled to the nation’s capital this week urging lawmakers to implement pro-growth tax reform.

Dealer Community Takes a Lead in Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

As the news cycle inevitably shifts, the Gulf Coast region in Texas is only just beginning its recovery process. And for the dealership employees who sustained property damage from Hurricane Harvey, the impact will be felt for years to come.

These 5 New-Car Dealerships are Changing the Face of Automotive Retail

MyDealership.org is an initiative by America’s local new car and truck dealerships, designed to show the benefits of local dealerships to consumers, local communities, and car manufacturers.

NADA Celebrates 100 Years

This week marked the 100th anniversary of the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA). 

NADA’s New-Vehicle Sales Forecast Remains Unchanged at 17.1 Million for 2017

With six months of U.S. new-vehicle sales in the books, the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) is holding steady at its original sales forecast of 17.1 million new cars and light trucks for 2017.

VIDEO: Lithia Motors Founder Discusses Importance of 20 Group Participation

We recently traveled to Medford, Oregon to chat with Sid DeBoer, founder and chairman of Lithia Motors, about his experience with 20 Groups.

6 Reasons to Repeal the Federal Excise Tax on Heavy-Duty Trucks

Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-Calif.) introduced legislation in Congress Tuesday to repeal a burdensome federal excise tax (FET) on heavy-duty trucks originally imposed in 1917 to help defray the cost of World War I.

3 Reasons to Attend America’s Premier Dealership Training Program

If you work in automotive retail, chances are that you or someone you know has benefited from the NADA Academy. Founded in 1979, the industry standard for dealership operations training has prepared generations of automotive leaders for successful dealership careers.

INFOGRAPHIC: Employment at U.S. Commercial Truck Dealerships Up 5.6% in 2016

Employment at U.S. commercial truck dealerships has reached its highest point in five years, according to a new report from the American Truck Dealers (ATD), a division of the National Automobile Dealers Association.

INFOGRAPHIC: New-Car Dealership Employment Sets Record in 2016

Employment, wages and payroll at U.S. new-car dealerships all continued to rise in 2016, according to a new report released by the National Automobile Dealers Association.

Automotive Highlights from #CES2017

For those unable to make the trip to Las Vegas for CES, here are a few highlights:

7 Key Facts About Automotive Retail

NADA’s 100th anniversary is a great opportunity to check the pulse of the industry, and then roll up our sleeves for the next 100 years.