Auto Dealers Association
The Future Is Now
About the NMIADA
The New Mexico Independent Automotive Dealers Association (NMIADA) was established in 1962 to serve our member dealers as the only trade association representing independent dealers in New Mexico. Our purpose and goal is to encourage the joining together of the independent dealers of our state along with all other complimentary automotive entities to promote and support our industry. The mission of NMIADA is to educate, train best practices, and represent our dealers to the regulatory bodies and to the general public with ethics, transparency, and integrity in all matters.
Our industry is ever changing and NMIADA is at the forefront of the issues our member dealer’s face. Whether it is new regulations, consumer complaints, or litigation, NMIADA is here only to support and benefit each of its member dealers in New Mexico. We pride ourselves on having a strong and active membership, who are looking to better themselves, their businesses, and their communities. We encourage dealer to dealer networking, and the sharing of best practices, so that it makes all of our dealers stronger and brings better competition to the marketplace. With this dealer to dealer sharing, we make a stronger overall industry for the consumers of New Mexico.
Here a just a few of the great member benefits you can enjoy:
Special Member Pricing Discounts On:
- Pre License Education Seminars
- Continuing Education Seminars
- Compliant Preprinted Sales and Disclosure Forms
- In-house MVD Title Services and VIN Inspections
- States Large Selection of Promotional & Advertising Products
As Well As:
- Legislative Representation at both State & National levels
- Paid Full time State Lobbyist
- Bi-Monthly local newsletter
- Member Only Access to our website www.nmiada.com
- Direct Link to your website in your member listing (available)
- Banner advertisement on our website (available)
- Associate Members – Promote your business on our website (available)
- National IADA membership (included)
- Bi-Monthly reports in newsletter on Legislative Issues
- State and National Conventions
- National skip tracing
- National market reports
- NIADA monthly “Used Car Dealer” magazine
- Discounted rates on hotels and travel
- And access to Nationals website www.niada.com including the very informative www.niadatv.com
Fall is here!! The air is cool, and Thanksgiving is just around the corner to kick off the Holiday Season. NMIADA has been hard at work over the past two months facing change in our office that came in the form of TAPESTRY, the State of New Mexico’s new registration suite for all vehicles. Change is always a hard pill to swallow, especially when at first it creates inefficiency. Change is all around us in our industry and I say that with the desire to make you keenly aware of more change that has hit our industry in New Mexico.
By now, you all should have seen and read the new inspection regulation that is in place for our State and is being enforced by the Office of the Attorney General. The inspection is the culmination of over 3 years of work by this office, myself, and countless others in our industry. NMIADA was proud to be a part of this compromised solution that was agreed to by all parties involved in the litigation that was started in 2014. While, having any new regulation in place was not the best solution for us as independent dealers, after much discussion with our legal team, having this final product in place is a satisfactory alternative to the inspection regulation that was enacted in 2014 by then Attorney General Gary King and his office. NMIADA has produced for your use an exact duplicate form that should be used in your inspection process. They are on sale now and can be purchased in our office or online at www.nmiada.com.
While there is no specific change in any laws or regulations nationally or locally at this time that create any requirement in regards to fixing and/or disclosing open recalls on used vehicles in your inventory, NMIADA is highly recommending that as a best practice, if time allows for it, to get recalls fixed as best as possible. If fixing the recall is not an option at this time, then you need to be sure and disclose ANY open recalls to your consumers so that you have proof in your deal jacket that the vehicle was delivered with the consumer having full knowledge of what the details of that recall is, and what needs to be done to get the recall fixed. NMIADA has produced a recall disclosure form that we feel is a needed best practice in your dealership and should be incorporated into every deal. Those are available as well in our office or online.
NMIADA is here to serve your needs and ensure that you always put your best foot forward in your efforts to be informed about what is going on in our industry. Please feel free to call me and ask about the above issues or anything else that might be affecting your business.
Our missions is to educate, train, support and promote our members to be the best in the industry.
Meet the NMIADA Executive Staff
Membership & Marketing Manager