What is AIADA?

Established in 1970, the American International Automobile Dealers Association (AIADA) is the only national trade association whose sole purpose is to represent America's 10,000 international nameplate automobile franchises. The association serves as an advocate for the industry before Congress, the White House, and federal agencies. AIADA is the international nameplate dealers' first line of defense in Washington, D.C., and its members are part of an active dealer community with a powerful voice.


AIADA was founded in 1970 to increase awareness within the government and among the public of the international nameplate automobile industry's value to the United States economy. The association serves as an advocate for the industry before Congress, the White House, and federal agencies. We focus our lobbying efforts on issues impacting America's international nameplate automobile dealers, including: trade and anti-competitive restrictions; the Death Tax and other tax measures; affordable healthcare; energy and fuel economy policies; and other industry-related issues. Read more about our issues.


At the grassroots level, AIADA works to forge meaningful and mutually beneficial relationships between auto dealers and their federal representatives. The association arranges for Members of Congress to visit AIADA dealer members at their dealerships. These Dealer Visits provide dealers the opportunity to get to know their representatives and educate them about the business of operating an international nameplate auto dealership. Read more about our grassroots program.

Public and Industry Relations

AIADA also provides a wide range of publications, education opportunities, networking, and business improvement services to its dealer members to help them excel in a dynamic and ultra-competitive business environment.

Our Members

AIADA's dealer members represent international nameplate franchises which sell and service the following brands: Acura, Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Ferrari, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Jaguar, Kia, Lamborghini, Land Rover, Lexus, Maserati, Mazda, Mercedes, MINI, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Porsche, Rolls Royce, Scion, Subaru, Toyota, Volkswagen, and Volvo.

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Whenever possible, AIADA seeks to develop strategic alliances with related organizations to achieve our mission of protecting the interests of America's international automobile dealers. Whether hosting an event, signing onto a letter, or helping influence legislation in other ways, we are actively involved with numerous like-minded organizations in and around Washington, D.C.

Here are a few of the groups with whom we currently work:


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