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NADA Foundation Supports East Palestine Dealership Employees


NADA Foundation Supports East Palestine Dealership Employees

Posted on March 29, 2023 in NADA

While the environmental impacts of the derailment have been front in center, there has been little insight into the human impact. This is where the NADA Foundation has come in to help the local community. The NADA Foundation Emergency Relief Fund (ERF) has donated $6,000 in gift cards to 20 employees of Brittain Motors, Inc. in East Palestine, Ohio to provide relief in the wake of the disaster, helping pay for clean water and other necessary resources to protect themselves and their families from the hazardous pollution. Thanks to the generous support of dealers and industry partners, the Emergency Relief […]

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Women’s History Month: Auto Retail is a Team Effort

Posted on March 28, 2023 in NADA

Dealerships do not succeed because of a single person, even a great leader. They require the hard work and mutual respect of an entire team. Melissa Bradley, the co-owner and general manager of Snell Motors, has learned through experience the importance of the entire dealerships operating under a shared mission with shared values. This Women’s History Month NADA is highlighting a few auto retail leaders and spoke with Bradley about her career and advice for others in the industry: How did you get started in the automotive retail industry? I worked at a local bank all through high school and college. I […]

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WSADA Board of Directors affirms 2021 Resolution on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Posted on March 1, 2023 in Press Releases

Washington State Auto Dealers Association: Resolution on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion WHEREAS, recent events and our nation’s ongoing and important conversation about representation and diversity, have highlighted the need for organizations and industries – including Washington State Auto Dealers Association (WSADA) – and the Washington State franchised dealership network to dedicate themselves to the goals of supporting and promoting equity and inclusion within their purviews; and WHEREAS, WSADA collectively represents almost 300 franchised new car and truck dealers and has an obligation to lead by example; and WHEREAS, WSADA is comprised of Dealer and Associate Members who represent an automotive retail industry comprised […]

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NADA’s current top issues

Posted on February 27, 2023 in NADA

NADA is hard at work on a number of pressing issues for franchise new car and truck dealers.  Learn more by clicking here. Top Legislative Priorities Congress Should Pass the Bipartisan “Supply Chain Disruptions Relief Act” Due to the Pandemic-Related Interruption of Auto Production (H.R. 700/S. 443)  Oppose Overreaching FTC Vehicle Shopping Rule Which Would Complicate Vehicle Sales And Harm Consumers  Support Catalytic Converter Anti-Theft Legislation (H.R. 621/S. 154) FTC Safeguards Rule The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has amended its Safeguards Rule, adding new compliance requirements for franchised new-car dealers. Hybrid and Electric Vehicles Dealers are essential to mass-market adoption of alternative-powered […]

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Join Washington’s franchised new car and truck dealers in the EV Revolution

Posted on February 27, 2023 in Automotive News

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Marcus Glasper appointed new director of Washington Department of Licensing

Posted on February 22, 2023 in Automotive News

  Gov. Jay Inslee named Marcus Glasper to serve as director of Washington state’s Department of Licensing (DOL). He replaces Teresa Bernsten, who retired earlier this month. Aléjandro Sanchez, DOL’s deputy director and current interim director, will continue leading the agency until Glasper begins on April 1. Glasper currently serves as the director of Washington’s Lottery, a position he has held since 2017. In that capacity, he created a new strategic roadmap for the organization, established a first-of-its-kind retail space, and implemented a voluntary self-exclusion program and other responsible gambling verification policies. He is a respected and proven leader with […]

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Auto Dealers Join International Relief Efforts for Earthquake Survivors

Posted on February 22, 2023 in NADA

Auto dealers are joining the effort to provide relief to the communities affected by the deadly earthquakes this month. Many survivors of the disasters are now homeless in brutal winter weather without basic necessities. The 7.8 magnitude earthquake on Feb. 6 was the strongest to hit Turkey since 1939, resulting in 38,044 deaths in Turkey and 41,732 fatalities total in both Turkey and Syria. On Feb. 20, another earthquake, measured at 6.4 magnitude, killed another three people in Turkey and injured over 350 in Turkey and Syria. Learn more here

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February is Black History Month

Posted on February 1, 2023 in Automotive News

With roots dating back to 1926, Black History Month has been celebrated across the country for nearly a century.  It has grown to encompass the full breadth of the Black experience in the U.S., including educational programs, cultural institutions, and the business community. WSADA joins with dealers and dealership employees across the state and the country in celebrating the history of Black Americans not just in the franchised new car and truck dealership system, but in all walks of life. There are a number of resources available to learn more about Black History Month, including a website curated by the […]

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FTC Extends Safeguards Compliance Deadline

Posted on November 15, 2022 in NADA

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Nov. 15 announced it is extending by six months the deadline for companies to comply with some of the amendments to the FTC’s Safeguards Rule. Earlier this year, NADA submitted comments to the FTC seeking an extension of the deadline. The deadline for complying with some of the updated requirements of the Safeguards Rule is now June 9, 2023. NADA has published a one-stop landing page for all NADA Safeguards Rule resources at nada.org/safeguardsrule. Dealers can find a number of resources, including: webinars, guides, workshops, NADA Affinity providers, FAQs, and more. Dealers are encouraged to review the resources […]

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NADA Foundation Emergency Relief Fund: Hurricane Ian Relief

Posted on October 18, 2022 in NADA

Hurricane Ian Relief NADA is preparing to provide financial assistance to dealership employees through the NADA Foundation’s Emergency Relief Fund (ERF). The ERF grants auto and truck dealership employees who have been impacted by natural disasters with up to $1,500 in assistance. These grants help bridge the gap for employees to help them get back to their day-to-day lives before insurance money arrives, and sometimes before ATMs are up and running. Often, they use ERF grants to buy food, diapers and clothes to return to school or work — basic items some may take for granted. DONATE TO THE ERF […]

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TIME and Ally Financial Honor Chehalis Dealer Heidi Pehl

Posted on October 18, 2022 in Awards, Press Releases

Heidi Pehl Wins National Recognition for Community Service and Industry Accomplishments (New York, NY, October 18, 2022) – The nomination of Heidi Pehl, dealer principal at I-5 Toyota in Chehalis, Washington, for the 2023 TIME Dealer of the Year award was announced today by TIME. Pehl is one of a select group of 48 dealer nominees from across the country who will be honored at the 106th annual National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Show in Dallas, Texas, on January 27, 2023. The TIME Dealer of the Year award is one of the automobile industry’s most prestigious and highly coveted honors. The […]

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WSADA-BECU EV Test Drive Event October 22 in Tukwila

Posted on October 17, 2022 in Press Releases

WSADA-BECU EV Test Drive Event October 22 in Tukwila WSADA, Platinum Sponsor BECU, and partners Seattle City Light, and Tacoma Public Utilities are hosting a special EV test drive as part of BECU’s annual Shred and e-Cycle Event in Tukwila on Saturday, October 22. WSADA and BECU EV and Hybrid Test Drive 9AM to 1PM, Saturday October 22 Tukwila Financial Center 12770 Gateway Drive Tukwila, WA 98168 This is a great opportunity to test drive some of the newest technology available and compare battery-powered vehicles from a variety of manufacturers.  Plus, you can dispose of some old electronics for FREE.  Currently scheduled vehicles include: […]

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NADA Show January 26-29, 2023 – Women Driving Auto Retail 2023

Posted on October 14, 2022 in NADA

Join NADA for Women Driving Auto Retail 2023 — the annual high-profile networking and education event designed to share ideas, and to learn from the men and women leading the charge in shaping auto retail. It will be Thursday morning of NADA Show 2023, in Dallas’ Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, and includes breakfast and two segments, as outlined below. This event typically sells out quickly, get your ticket now!  

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Principles to Guide Auto Retail’s Future

Posted on October 10, 2022 in NADA

When it comes to selling cars in 2022, one thing we hear from dealers everywhere is clear. Auto retail is changing faster today than it has at any time since the dawn of the franchise system. Selling and servicing cars in the future will not look like it did 30, 20, or even 10 years ago. The days of taking inventory from OEMs and selling as a lone wolf are over. Dealers recognize this. We also know that “progressive” auto retail schemes, like direct sales, inevitably shortchange consumers on both sales and service. So-called “agency” models, trumpeted by some, won’t […]

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Doug Overturf Named 2022 ‘Dealer of the Year’

Posted on May 31, 2022 in Press Releases

Doug Overturf, Overturf Motors, Kennewick, received the “Robert P. Mallon Dealer of the Year” award at the Washington State Auto Dealers Association (WSADA) annual convention in May.  Selected by a committee of his peers, the Association’s award recognizes Doug’s contributions to the auto industry, quality dealership operations and outstanding community service. At age 14, Doug started working in the family business, going in every Saturday to wash cars and sweep the lot and service department.  Over the summers, he worked in various departments, learning every aspect of the dealership. After graduating from Eastern Washington University in 1975, he started his […]

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Greg Anderson Named President of Dealer Association

Posted on May 26, 2022 in Press Releases

Greg Anderson, Titus-Will Automotive Group, Olympia, was named 2022/2023 President of the Washington State Auto Dealers Association (WSADA) at the organization’s annual convention in May. Greg’s family has been in the automotive business going back three generations.  Like so many dealers, Greg got his start in the family business at a young age working summers in the warehouse, in parts distribution, and as a delivery driver – essentially learning all the ins and outs of each department. After graduating with a Bachelors in Business and Marketing from the University of Puget Sound in 1997, Greg returned to the dealership, joining […]

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Thinking of electrifying your ride? Learn more with SIAS Spokesperson Tom Voelk

Posted on April 19, 2022 in Automotive News, Media Campaigns, Press Releases

    -Seattle International Auto Show Spokesperson Tom Voelk Thinking of electrifying your ride? There are many great reasons to do it. The Pacific Northwest is rich in hydro and wind generated power. We enjoy some of the greenest and cheapest electricity on the planet. EVs don’t need oil changes or trips to the gas station. With loads of instant torque and a low center of gravity, they’re satisfying to drive. And even before gas prices rose higher than Mt. Rainier, electric vehicles were much cheaper to operate. Plus, there’s much more choice now. Automakers have woken up and offer […]

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NADA Market Beat: Supply Chain Disruptions Suppress New Light-Vehicle Sales

Posted on April 6, 2022 in NADA

By Patrick Manzi, NADA Chief Economist In March, new light-vehicle sales continued to be limited by available inventory. The month’s SAAR totaled 13.3 million units, down from 14 million in February and off 24.4% from March 2021’s SAAR of 17.6 million units. Sales fell throughout Q1 2022 as production that was already limited by scare microchips was further curtailed by global shocks from the war in Ukraine and continuing supply chain disruptions beyond microchips. Yet despite the low quarterly average sales rate of 14 million units in the first quarter, new-vehicle sales had their best quarter since Q2 2021. Supply chain […]

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WSADA EV Reference Guide now available

Posted on March 9, 2022 in Uncategorized

WSADA developed a reference guide to help dealership employees, customers, and policymakers learn about various topics related to EVs.  It includes information on tax credits, federal programs, and legislation/executive orders. To review the manual, go to wsada.org/ev-manual. If there are topics you think should be added to the Guide, please email WSADA at info@wsada.org.

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Women Are the Backbone of the Auto Industry

Posted on March 9, 2022 in NADA

In honor of Women’s History Month, NADA is honoring the many women in auto retail who work every day to make dealerships a great place for women to develop a career and succeed professionally. Women like Tristan Topps of Penske Automotive Group. “There’s absolutely nothing we cannot do,” Topps said in this NADA Women Driving Auto Retail video created for Women’s History Month. “We are women. We are strong. We are powerful. We are capable and as the workforce continues to grow and evolve and diversify, we are making our places known here within this industry at every level within the dealership.” Or, […]

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NADA Market Beat: February New Light-Vehicle Sales Weakened Compared to January

Posted on March 8, 2022 in NADA

By Patrick Manzi, NADA Chief Economist New light-vehicle sales in February were down from January. The February SAAR totaled 14.1 million units, off by 6.4% from January 2022 and by 11.7% from the February 2021 SAAR of 15.9 million units. Despite this decline, the SAAR in Q1 2022 is tracking to be the highest since Q2 2021. New light-vehicle sales are expected to improve throughout the year, but will continue to be restrained by the ongoing semiconductor microchip shortage and other supply chain-related issues. We believe month-end inventory data in February 2022 will show little change from the end of January. […]

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Northwood University names this year’s Dealer’s Education Award recipients

Posted on March 2, 2022 in Awards, Press Releases

MIDLAND, Mich. — Northwood University is announcing this year’s Dealer Education Award recipients, who will be honored March 12 at the National Automobile Dealers Association Annual Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. Annually, Northwood recognizes exceptional owners and dealer principals in the automotive industry who have made noteworthy contributions to education and to their communities. “Northwood University is proud to continue the tradition of recognizing dealers from around the world with the Dealer Education Award since 1972,” said Northwood President Kent MacDonald. “This newest class of influential honorees are today’s role models for tomorrow’s automotive industry leaders.” Ralph Shaheen, president of Shaheen […]

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Governor Inslee revises end date for mask mandate, will be lifted beginning March 12

Posted on February 28, 2022 in Automotive News

Following a review of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) change to its guidance on masking based on Covid-19 hospitalizations, hospital capacity, and new cases, today Governor Inslee announced he has revised the previous (March 21) end date for the statewide mask mandate: Beginning March 1 — End of vaccine verification or negative test requirements at large public events. Beginning March 12 — Mask mandate for retail businesses including dealerships, schools, and other indoor settings including houses of worship, recreation centers, athletic facilities, and libraries is lifted. Additionally, masks will continue to be required in certain health care […]

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A glimpse into manufacturer EV plans

Posted on February 27, 2022 in Automotive News

A number of manufacturers have made exciting recent announcements about their upcoming plans in electric, hydrogen, and hybrid vehicles. BMW Group In Munich, the BMW Group has been working on hydrogen technology for more than 40 years and hydrogen fuel cell technology for more than 20 years. The goal is to use energy from hydrogen instead of high-voltage batteries to power an electric drive train. The next step in the plan is to install essential components from the hydrogen-electric drive train in the fuel cell system, which will then be installed in the BMW i Hydrogen NEXT from 2022. Hydrogen […]

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Summary of the EV Charging Action Plan Under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA)

Posted on January 25, 2022 in NADA

Summary of the EV Charging Action Plan Under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) The recently enacted Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) authorizes up to $7.5 billion through two new programs designed to facilitate the installation of up to 500,000 electric vehicle (EV) chargers across the country. These funding programs, the key elements of which are summarized below, are being administered pursuant to the Administration’s EV Charging Action Plan. The Plan will direct monies for EV Supply Equipment (EVSE) and other charging equipment, for charging-related installation and for related activities over five years to state and local governments through […]

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