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NHTSA Launches SaferCar App to Deliver Safety Info to the Public

Posted on August 27, 2020 in NADA

By National Highway Traffic Safety Administration The United States Department of Transportation today announced the launch of a redesigned mobile app, SaferCar, by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration with an emphasis on safety and convenience for the public. Available for both iOS and Android, it allows users to save their vehicles, car seats, equipment, or tires in a virtual garage on their smartphone. The app automatically checks, in the background, whether a recall is issued and alerts users when a recall occurs. “In today’s world, smartphones are the tool of choice for many tasks—and the updated SaferCar app is […]

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ABA Promotes Adoption of NADA Fair Credit Program

Posted on August 5, 2020 in NADA

By Mike Alford, Chairman of NADA Regulatory Affairs Committee On Aug. 3, the American Bar Association approved a resolution that, in part, urges governments at all levels to: Adopt laws and policies that promote the adoption of an enhanced nondiscrimination compliance system for dealer compensation for arranging and/or originating a vehicle finance contract by offering a safe harbor against pricing discrimination claims for dealers that faithfully implement the NADA/NAMAD/AIADA Fair Credit Compliance Policy and Program. The resolution, which was co-sponsored by the ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice, Section of State and Local Government Law, and the Commission on Homelessness, recommended “safe […]

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Welcome WSADA President Shayne Goff

Posted on July 27, 2020 in Press Releases

Shayne Goff, Wendle Motors, Spokane, was named 2020/2021 President of the Washington State Auto Dealers Association (WSADA). Growing up in Southern Idaho surrounded by corn and sugar beet fields, working in the automotive industry was not at the forefront of a young Shayne Goff’s mind. “I spent all my time outdoors,” he said. “I grew up in a simpler time. There were no cell phones, but I knew I was expected home before the streetlights came on.” As a young boy, Shayne’s primary mode of transportation was his bicycle. “I rode my bike to school, baseball practice, home, and everywhere […]

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Dealers donate time, services and goods

Posted on May 21, 2020 in Automotive News

Article from Automotive News | Written by Whitney McDonald In Kent, Wash., south of Seattle, Bowen Scarff Ford-Lincoln started a GoFundMe drive on its website in mid-March called “Help Local Hardworking Nurses.” The donations are used to buy snacks that are delivered to nurses’ break rooms at four hospitals near the dealership. As of May 13, $15,536 has been raised. Dealership owner Mark Scarff makes daily trips to area grocery and warehouse stores and takes the goods back to the dealership showroom to be packaged into bags for delivery. The first deliveries were made to Valley Medical Center on March […]

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Washington’s New Car & Truck Dealers – Open For Business

Posted on May 13, 2020 in Media Campaigns

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Auburn Volkswagen Donates Jeep to Church 253

Posted on May 8, 2020 in Press Releases

University Place church hits the road to help the community UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. — There’s an effort to help people in Pierce County with whatever needs they have. Our Church 253 in University Place started with what they called their “Jesus Jeep.” Then, Auburn Volkswagen added an Atlas SUV that they nicknamed the “Angelic Atlas.” They’re using the vehicles to go around and help however they’re needed. In some cases, it means delivering groceries to families or people who aren’t able to get out due to the coronavirus pandemic. On Wednesday, they took a delivery out to Anderson Island to […]

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COVID-19 Protocol for Safe Auto Sales

Posted on May 4, 2020 in Media Campaigns

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Washington State Auto Dealers Association Donates $50,000 to WA Food Fund

Posted on April 16, 2020 in Press Releases

SEATTLE, April 16, 2020 – The Washington State Auto Dealers Association (WSADA), which represents 294 new car and truck dealerships in 68 cities and towns across Washington, today announced it is donating $50,000 to the newly created WA Food Fund, a relief fund that supports food banks statewide so they can maintain their food supply. “As with many industries, our members have faced massive layoffs of employees because of COVID 19,” said Vicki Giles Fabré, Executive Vice President, WSADA. “Our dealerships are deeply concerned about the well-being of not only their employees and their families but also their customers, friends […]

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Subaru of America Partners With Feeding America to Help Provide 50 Million Meals to Help Fight Effects of COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted on April 16, 2020 in Press Releases

Camden, N.J., Apr 16, 2020  –  Subaru of America, Inc., along with support from its two regional independent distributors, Subaru of New England and Subaru Distributors Corp., today announced its continued commitment to supporting people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic by helping to provide 50 million meals* to Feeding America®. The donation will help the Feeding America network respond to increased need in their communities and will help provide 50 million meals nationwide to people most impacted by the pandemic. As the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization and a nationwide network of 200-member food banks, the automaker’s contribution will help […]

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Congressman Smith Statement on National Mentoring Month

Posted on January 30, 2020 in Press Releases

January 30, 2020 WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Adam Smith today released the following statement in honor of National Mentoring Month: “Mentoring programs play a crucial role in supporting positive outcomes for youth, providing valuable experience in the field, and building supportive relationships that carry on throughout their careers. Programs like these foster new ideas about policies that can expand access to quality mentoring for young people and Congress should continue to increase support for the critical work they do every day. “One of these programs in Washington’s Ninth District is the Bright Future program—a mentor program established through a partnership […]

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Solving the Technician Shortage Crisis

Posted on January 3, 2020 in NADA

Every dealer knows that an effective service department is key to a successful dealership. Well-managed service departments keep our customers’ cars and trucks on the road, while providing a steady source of income for local dealerships and jobs for our communities. But today’s service departments are facing a crisis, in the growing shortage of skilled technicians to service America’s cars and trucks. It’s a crisis that will deeply impact our industry unless we get ahead of it today. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the automotive industry employs about 750,000 service technicians at new-car dealerships, auctions, independent repair shops […]

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Tune In, Not Out – WA DECA Distracted Driving PSA

Posted on September 24, 2019 in Media Campaigns

Washington new car and truck dealers and Washington DECA have partnered to collaborate on an important cause. Tune In, Not Out (TINO) campaign is an outreach effort to reduce distracted driving. Tune In, Not Out (TINO) Video PSA: TINO Radio PSA 1: TINO Radio PSA 2: TINO Radio PSA 3: TINO Radio PSA 4:

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Brad Brotherton 2019-2020 WSADA President

Posted on May 31, 2019 in Press Releases

Brad Brotherton, Brotherton Cadillac Buick GMC, Renton, was named 2019/2020 President of the Washington State Auto Dealers Association (WSADA) at the organization’s annual convention in April. Brad began his career in 1995 at Frederick Cadillac in Seattle, Washington, which was owned by his father, Biff, who had acquired several dealerships in Walla Walla, and Seattle. His roots in the car industry go back over 100 years through his father’s grandfather, who started a truck company in 1916 in Walla Walla. Cadillac moved to Renton in 2001, with Buick GMC added later. Brad said, “Going through our family history, I cannot […]

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Tom Lane Named 2019 ‘Dealer of the Year’

Posted on May 10, 2019 in Awards, Press Releases

May 10, 2019 – Tom Lane, Dwayne Lane’s Auto Family, Everett, received the “Robert P. Mallon Dealer of the Year” award at the Washington State Auto Dealers Association (WSADA) annual convention.  Selected by a committee of his peers, the Association’s most prestigious award recognizes Tom’s contributions to the auto industry, quality dealership operations and outstanding community service. At age 12, Tom started working in the dealership founded by his father, Dwayne Lane, first washing cars and then taking on part-time responsibilities during high school and college.  By the age of 24, Tom was general manager of Dwayne Lane’s Arlington Chevrolet, […]

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Auto Technician Recruitment

Posted on April 10, 2019 in Media Campaigns

Did you know you can achieve a good family wage job, with great benefits and an opportunity for advancement, without having a four-year degree?  Every year thousands of cars need recall and scheduled maintenance and warranty repair, yet there is a critical shortage of auto technicians to do the work. Auto Tech PSA for high school students: Radio PSA: Auto Tech PSA: Radio PSA:

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Driving Washington’s Economy

Posted on January 1, 2019 in Economy

Washington auto dealerships help drive the state’s economy by providing thousands of family wage jobs with benefits, and generating billions in annual retail sales and millions in state and local sales tax.  To find out more click here.

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Economic Update

Posted on January 1, 2019 in Economy

To read an overview of the economic state of franchised new car and truck dealers across the country click here.

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Automotive News

Posted on January 1, 2019 in Automotive News

For up-to-date automotive news world wide click here.

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NADA: The Reality of EVs

Posted on July 24, 2018 in NADA

This is an incredibly exciting time to be in the transportation industry. New cars and trucks are safer and more efficient than ever. Automakers are introducing new technologies every day and will be deploying scores of new models with technologically advanced drivetrains and other features in the coming years. Partnerships on highly autonomous vehicle deployment abound between technology companies and OEMs. And all of this is happening while we are seeing major advances in internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles. For nearly 30 years, automakers have spent billions of dollars on the development and deployment of battery electric (EV), hybrid, plug-in hybrid and fuel-cell vehicles. It started in 1990, when California adopted its zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) mandate, requiring 2 percent […]

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NADA: The Future of Personal Vehicle Ownership

Posted on July 24, 2018 in NADA

It’s hard to attend an automotive conference these days without hearing about the end of personal vehicle ownership. According to “conventional wisdom,” the proliferation of ride-hailing options like Uber and Lyft combined with autonomous vehicles (AVs) are destined to align and make the prospect of owning your own vehicle too inconvenient or too costly. I get it. We’re living in exciting, changing times, and technology is normalizing things today that for decades weren’t even on anyone’s radar. We’re also living in an era that rewards bold predictions far more than rationality. But as we all know, rationality still drives behavior. So the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) has been probing to find out what […]

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NADA: Our Commitment to Fair Credit

Posted on July 24, 2018 in NADA

In today’s market, America’s new car and truck dealerships sell around 50,000 new cars and trucks a day. Consumer access to affordable credit at dealerships, and interest rate discounts that local dealerships can provide their customers, are keys to driving those sales. Congress recently repealed a lending guidance issued by the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) that threatened to adversely affect dealer competition and consumers’ access to interest rate discounts. The guidance was repealed because of serious agency process concerns, and because it inadequately recognized that dealerships can provide competitive credit while fully adhering to our nation’s fair credit laws. NADA is firmly committed to helping dealerships achieve […]

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NADA News

Posted on July 23, 2018 in NADA

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Four Auto Tech Students Receive Auto Dealer Scholarships

Posted on July 3, 2018 in Press Releases

The Washington State Auto Dealers Association (WSADA) awarded a total of $10,000 to four students studying automotive technology in the first-ever “New Car and Truck Dealers Bright Future” scholarship program.  Applicants were asked to explain why they want to be an automotive technician, provide a letter of recommendation from an instructor or advisor, and discuss career opportunities with a new car and truck dealership service department employee. Johnny Desselle is a student in the Automotive Technology program at Grays Harbor College.  Originally from Louisiana, Johnny relocated to Washington State five years ago after he was displaced due to hurricanes.   With […]

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Five Students Receive Auto Dealer Scholarships

Posted on July 3, 2018 in Press Releases

The Washington State Auto Dealers Association (WSADA) awarded a total of $12,500 to five students in its “New Car and Truck Dealers American Dream” scholarship program.  Applicants wrote an essay detailing their American Dream and how they plan to fulfill it.  A $2,500 scholarship was awarded to a Western Washington student, an Eastern Washington student, a family member of a WSADA-affiliated dealership employee, and two automotive technology students. “The judges were impressed with not only the recipients’ thoughtful and inspiring essays, but also their outstanding accomplishments,” said WSADA Executive Vice President Vicki Giles Fabré.  “Each one is a highly capable, […]

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Ron Claudon Named 2018 ‘Dealer of the Year’

Posted on June 7, 2018 in Awards, Press Releases

Ron E. Claudon, Valley Buick GMC, Auburn, received the “Robert P. Mallon Dealer of the Year” award at the Washington State Auto Dealers Association (WSADA) annual convention.  Selected by a committee of his peers, the Association’s most prestigious award recognizes Ron’s contributions to the auto industry, quality dealership operations and outstanding community service. At age 14, Ron started working in the dealership founded by his father, Ron C. Claudon, mopping floors and washing cars.  A proud graduate of Auburn High School and Washington State University, Ron worked in construction and banking before returning to the dealership in 1983, becoming partner […]

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