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NADA Opposes So-Called “Right to Repair” Legislation, H.R. 906

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NADA Opposes So-Called “Right to Repair” Legislation, H.R. 906

Posted on May 24, 2024 in NADA

  NADA/ATD opposes the so-called “right to repair” bill,” H.R. 906, the “REPAIR Act,” which passed out of a House subcommittee late last year. H.R. 906 would create tremendous privacy and cybersecurity risks by requiring manufacturers to allow any third party to extract and send data to a vehicle remotely. H.R. 906 has little to do with repairing a vehicle. Instead, the bill: compels auto and heavy-duty truck manufacturers to provide any “aftermarket parts manufacturer” the information necessary “to produce or offer compatible aftermarket parts,” i.e., parts not made by the auto or truck manufacturer. gives any third-party remote, bidirectional […]

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Congressional Scrutiny Continues on the FTC’s Vehicle Shopping Rule

Posted on May 24, 2024 in NADA

The FTC’s Vehicle Shopping Rule (VSR), issued on January 4, 2024, is an onerous, market-changing rule that would significantly increase the time, costs, and complexity of the car buying process for consumers while also imposing new recordkeeping burdens such as storing customer communications, including texts, for up to two years. All dealers should be concerned about this new rule, as it would dramatically increase the agency’s power over dealers without an informed regulatory process and would subject dealers to new $51,744 fines per violation, even for minor paperwork infractions. See dealer graphic. The VSR is unnecessary and duplicative, as all […]

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Mike Carroll wins Washington State TIME Dealer of the Year

Posted on May 23, 2024 in NADA

Washington State TIME Dealer of the Year TIME Dealer of the Year Award has been called the most prestigious award a new car dealer can receive. The program was originated to call attention to new car dealers in America who exhibit exceptional performance in their dealerships and distinguished community service. TIME AND ALLY FINANCIAL HONOR VANCOUVER DEALER Mike Carroll Wins National Recognition for Community Service and Industry Accomplishments at NADA Show Michael Carroll is one of a select group of 49 dealer nominees from across the country who was honored at the 107th annual National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Show […]

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Rob Bardonski (McCord’s Dodge Chrysler Jeep – Longview) wins Robert P. Mallon Dealer of the Year

Posted on April 30, 2024 in Press Releases

      Robert Bardonski, McCord’s Dodge Chrysler Jeep, received the “Robert P. Mallon Dealer of the Year” award at the WSADA annual convention in April.  Selected by a committee of his peers, the Association’s award recognizes Rob’s contributions to the auto industry, quality dealership operations and outstanding community service. He didn’t grow up in the industry.  At 21, he applied at a dealership in Portland, where the hiring manager advised him to work his way up to get a job at a Datsun store, and where he started selling cars in 1976. In two years, he moved on to […]

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$1,000 tax credit may be available for residential EV charger installations

Posted on April 22, 2024 in Uncategorized

Consumers who purchase qualified residential alternative fuel vehicle refueling equipment between January 1, 2023, and December 31, 2032 may receive a tax credit of up to $1,000.  To claim the federal tax credit for your home EV charger, or other EV charging equipment, file Form 8911 with the IRS when you file your federal income tax return.  Form 8911 includes instructions for filing and eligibility requirements. You will need your receipts that show the purchase price of the EV charger and any fees for installation of the charger. You will also need to know your tax liability for the year […]

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Test Drive an EV on September 28, 2024 at BECU

Posted on April 19, 2024 in Automotive News

Electric vehicles (EVs) are leading the way to a greener automotive future. Join us at the FREE EV Test Drive Event on Sept. 28, 2024. You’ll have a chance to test drive many different EV models that will be featured on-site. BECU Tukwila Financial Center Saturday, Sept. 23 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 12770 Gateway Drive Tukwila, WA 98168 There’s no better time than now to explore how electric vehicle ownership can benefit you in the future. That’s why Washington State Auto Dealers Association has partnered with BECU, Seattle City Light, and local franchised dealerships to offer you an exclusive […]

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IRS Clean Vehicle Tax Credit Information

Posted on March 22, 2024 in Automotive News

If you place in service a new plug-in electric vehicle (EV) or fuel cell vehicle (FCV) in 2023 or after, you may qualify for a clean vehicle tax credit. For more information on how to qualify see Publication 5866, New Clean Vehicle Tax Credit Checklist. At the time of sale, a seller must give you information about your vehicle’s qualifications. Sellers must also register online and report the same information to the IRS. If they don’t, your vehicle won’t be eligible for the credit. For more information see Publication 5905, Information for Consumers Purchasing a New or Used Clean VehiclePDF. Find information on […]

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2024 NADA Chairman Gary Gilchrist (Tacoma) Wants Dealers to Be Intentional About 2024 Challenges

Posted on February 24, 2024 in NADA

In his first address to the country’s franchised new-car dealers at NADA Show 2024, Gary Gilchrist identified the challenges the auto retail industry faces and outlined how he will tackle them as 2024 chairman, calling on the support of NADA members. “I know how dealers think: I know we will always have your passion!” Gilchrist, a third-generation dealer, said. “But it’s your intent that we desperately need. You have a chance, frankly, to determine the future of this industry like few before you.” In his keynote address, Gilchrist noted the unprecedented focus of government energy and resources on a rapid […]

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Half a Billion Dollars Donated

Posted on November 29, 2023 in NADA

New franchised auto dealerships donate half a billion dollars to charities each year. Yes, that includes sponsoring the local Little League teams, but it also means building wings of hospitals and schools, hosting fundraisers for nonprofits, and donating millions of dollars to causes that range from cancer research to fighting homelessness. Why it matters: The total amount of charitable giving decreased from 2021 to 2022 by over 10% when adjusted for inflation, according to Giving USA. But new franchised dealerships have remained steady in their community support. “This is no surprise to anyone who knows dealers,” said Mike Stanton, NADA CEO […]

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EVs that qualify for a state sales tax exemption

Posted on August 2, 2023 in Automotive News

There is a partial state sales and use tax exemption for new or used passenger cars, light duty trucks, or medium duty passenger vehicles that are: Exclusively powered by a clean alternative fuel; or A plug-in hybrid vehicle that can travel at least 30 miles on battery power alone. A new vehicle may only have a selling price of up to $45,000 to qualify for the exemption.  A used vehicle may only have a selling price of up to $30,000 to qualify.  A trade-in or manufacturer rebate does not lower the selling price of a vehicle. Eligible vehicles qualify for a sales […]

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Women Driving Auto Retail: A Day in the Life of Auto Retail

Posted on August 2, 2023 in NADA

Leslie Jefferson wants to show you how she rolls through her workday. Jefferson, a buyer for the Pohanka Automotive Group, shops for a living, sourcing vehicles for the dealership group through innovative and creative methods. That means cold calling, internet sleuthing and leaving her card on vehicles out and about. And she does it all in a wheelchair. “The automotive industry has taught me grit, gratitude and goals,” Jefferson says as she outlines her day, which starts well before the sun rises. Jefferson approaches it all with a smile because she loves her career and the opportunities it has given […]

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

Posted on July 23, 2023 in Automotive News

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NADA Celebrates Disability Pride Month

Posted on July 6, 2023 in NADA

As we celebrate Disability Pride Month, we honor the talents, skills and valuable perspectives those in the disability community bring to the workplace and their communities through activism and leadership. Disability Pride Month is celebrated each year in July in recognition of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This landmark legislation was signed into law more than 30 years ago by President George Bush to protect the civil liberties of those with disabilities. This month is about disability awareness, acceptance, and pride. It provides the opportunity to honor the history, achievements, experiences, and struggles of our friends in the disability […]

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Stellantis Unwraps Two Mass-Market EVs in Affordability Push (Bloomberg)

Posted on July 5, 2023 in NADA

Author Bloomberg News   The article below is sourced from Bloomberg Wire Service. The views and opinions expressed in this story are those of the Bloomberg Wire Service and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of NADA. Stellantis NV showed off two new electric vehicles in Italy as part of a push by the carmaker to win over mass-market buyers and fend of low-cost competition from China. The company presented the battery-powered Fiat 600 compact sport utility vehicle and an electric revamp of the 1930s Topolino quadricycle at its Turin factory late Tuesday. The SUV starts at […]

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Chrysler Minority Dealers Association Program Graduates 7 Future Dealers from NADA Academy

Posted on May 25, 2023 in NADA

The Chrysler Minority Dealers Association (CMDA) graduated its first class of the CMDA Future Dealers Training Program this week. This program sponsored seven dealer candidates’ attendance to the NADA Academy in support of CMDA’s mission to develop the next generation of ethnic minority dealers in the automotive retail market. Program participants were selected from a pool of high-potential candidates submitted by CMDA dealers. They are all strong managers who have been identified as ready for franchise ownership within the next one to three years. “Through this program, CMDA and Chrysler Capital have shown their commitment to diversity and advocacy efforts […]

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Being Seen: A Female Auto Retail Executive’s Path to Success

Posted on May 18, 2023 in NADA

A few years ago, Andrea Park Zadd, executive vice president of Crestmont Auto Group, was recognized with the “Ally Sees Her” leadership award. Zadd views the mission of this award and their tag line – “If you can see her, you can be her.” – as an important initiative to all diversity efforts. The daughter of a Korean immigrant and first-generation dealer, Zadd commends the Asian American leaders and women who have helped create a foundation of visible representation. “I am where I am because of the hard work of the other leaders, my dad included, that came before me,” Zadd said. “We must […]

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The vehicle models that qualify for the new IRS EV tax credits

Posted on April 20, 2023 in Automotive News

On April 18, 2023, the number of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) eligible for an Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 30D tax credit shrank considerably. According to the Internal Revenue Service, 22 EVs now qualify for IRC Section 30D tax credits, down from 41. Of these, 14 qualify for the full $7,500 credit and 8 for $3,750. Qualifying for the full $7,500 credit: Cadillac Lyriq EV (2023-2024) Chevrolet Blazer EV (2024) Chevrolet Bolt EUV (2022-2023) Chevrolet Bolt EV (2022-2023) Chevrolet Equinox EV (2024) Chevrolet Silverado EV (2024) Chrysler Pacifica PHEV (2022-2023) Ford F-150 Lightning, standard range […]

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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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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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