The Bulletin

Volume 2018, Number 27 (2018-09-20)

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Mercer sees evolution, not revolution, for future of dealerships

September 20, 2018

Forecaster Glenn Mercer sees many changes coming to the auto sales landscape in the U.S., but no significant disruption to the dealership business model. He…

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Register now for Glenn Mercer’s talk on future of dealership

September 04, 2018

Time is running short to sign up for the WANADA-sponsored presentation by auto industry analyst Glenn Mercer on the Dealership of Tomorrow on Thursday, Sept.…

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WANADA offers new vision plan for members, insurance clients

August 22, 2018

WANADA is pleased to announce that it is now offering a Vision Trust plan to all association members and/or insurance clients. The new Vision plan is…

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WANADA goes to Beijing Auto Show

May 02, 2018

For the first time, WANADA officials – represented by Chairman John Bowis and CEO John O’Donnell – attended the Beijing, China Auto Show. The visit…

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Geoff Pohanka carries NADA agenda to members of Congress

April 24, 2018

Last week, WANADA’s NADA, Director Geoffrey Pohanka met with several Washington-area members of Congress to discuss NADA’s legislative priorities, in conjunction with NADA’s Legislative Affairs…

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WANADA Dealer Practices Seminar

April 17, 2018

WANADA will host a Dealer Practices Seminar for its members on Wednesday, April 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Bethesda Marriott Suites.…

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WANADA Dealer Practices Seminar

April 10, 2018

WANADA will host a Dealer Practices Seminar for its members on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00  a.m. at the Bethesda Marriott…

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February sales down 2.3 percent, but SAAR still strong

March 07, 2018

February is usually one of the weaker months of the year for auto sales, and in that respect, last month was not atypical. Sales fell…

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Washington area sales fell 7% in fourth quarter, 9.6% in 2017

February 28, 2018

Unlike the usual pattern of Washington area sales rates topping U.S. new-vehicle sales, last year saw lower sales for our region in the fourth quarter…

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Maryland paid sick leave now in effect; check for compliance

February 22, 2018

The Maryland paid sick leave law took effect Feb. 11, 2018. All businesses with at least 15 employees must provide five paid days of sick…

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2018 Washington Auto Show opens to enthusiastic crowd, Friday, Jan. 26

February 02, 2018

Various circumstances aligned this year to help the Washington Auto Show (WAS) open successfully and on time to the public. The federal government reopened just…

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2018 Washington Auto Show Industry/Media Days launched this week with action-packed schedules

January 26, 2018

Industry Days for the 2018 Washington Auto Show (WAS) were eminently successful Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, Jan. 23 through Jan. 24 on Capitol…

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New DOD interpretation of Military Lending Act affects dealers

January 12, 2018

A new interpretation of the Military Lending Act (MLA) by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) should cause dealers to question whether they will sell…

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Fitzgerald Auto Mall, Toyota donate $5,000 to ADEI tech training

January 05, 2018

WANADA would like to thank Fitzgerald Auto Mall, spearheaded by dealers Jack and Dottie Fitzgerald, who made a generous donation of $2,500 to the Automotive…

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Expanded MobilityTalks International at The Washington Auto Show

December 19, 2017

MobilityTalks International, which had its premiere at the 2017 Washington Auto Show (WAS), boasts an expanded schedule for 2018 with speakers from all over the…

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WANADA set for Annual Meeting and Luncheon Nov. 17 at Ritz/Tysons

November 14, 2017

Everything is ready for WANADA’s Annual Membership Meeting and Luncheon this Friday, Nov. 17, at the Ritz-Carlton/ Tysons Corner. Popular Fox News anchor Bret Baier…

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WANADA CEO speaks to lawyers about autonomous cars

September 20, 2018

WANADA CEO John O’Donnell recently spoke to attorneys at the SCG (State Capital Group) annual meeting about autonomous vehicles (AVs). Attorneys who attended the Chicago…

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Fitzgerald Toyota hosts event to publicize airbag recall

September 20, 2018

Earlier this month, Fitzgerald Toyota in Gaithersburg hosted state and federal officials, along with Toyota executives, to promote awareness of the automaker’s airbag recall. They…

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WANADA Fraud & Cybersecurity Seminar for members – Oct. 16, Bethesda Marriott

September 20, 2018

WANADA’s Automobile Dealer Education Institute (ADEI) will host a Fraud & Cybersecurity Seminar on Tuesday, October 16 from 8:30 am to 11:00 am, at the…

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Customers can more easily freeze their credit reports now

September 20, 2018

WANADA Kindred line member and dealer attorney Michael Charapp of Charapp & Weiss, LLP, offers the following observations for dealers on consumer credit reports:  …

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Leasing starting to rise as low-finance deals become harder to find

September 20, 2018

Leasing is starting to increase as zero percent interest deals disappear and interest rates start to rise, according to an analysis in TheDetroitBureau.com.   The…

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In-car multimedia technology still a sore spot, but it’s improving

September 20, 2018

In-car multimedia technology, long the leading source of complaints among new-vehicle owners, is still a sore spot, but it’s improving. The J.D. Power 2018 Multimedia…

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Just 3 companies submit voluntary AV safety assessments

September 20, 2018

The Trump administration has asked automakers to submit voluntary safety assessments of their autonomous vehicle (AV) program, saying it does not have the authority to…

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