The Bulletin

Volume 2018, Number 31 (2018-11-13)

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WANADA Annual Meeting is set for Nov. 14

November 13, 2018

Everything is ready for WANADA’s Annual Meeting and Luncheon this Wednesday, Nov. 14. WANADA dealers and their guests will have the chance to hear veteran…

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Ed Henry, Fox News, to address WANADA Annual Meeting & Luncheon, Nov. 14

October 02, 2018

Fox News Channel’s Chief National Correspondent Ed Henry will give the keynote address at the WANADA Annual Meeting & Luncheon, Wed., Nov. 14, at the…

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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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Sales and use tax rate for leased vehicles rose Oct. 1 in DC

November 13, 2018

Effective October 1, the Washington, DC, Office of Tax and Revenue increased the sales and use tax rate to 10.25% from 10.00% for leased vehicles. …

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WANADA tech training program receives highest honor from ASE

November 13, 2018

WANADA’s Technician Training Program through the Auto Dealer Education Institute  has again received the highest level of program accreditation from the National Institute for Automotive…

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What will election results mean for Washington area dealers?

November 13, 2018

Not just the U.S. House of Representatives, but the Washington area Congressional delegation – now solidly in Democrats’ hands – will look very different starting…

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NADA midyear report shows economic importance of dealerships

November 13, 2018

The NADA Data 2018: Midyear Report shows the substantial economic impact of franchised dealerships. For instance, in the first half of the year, the nation’s…

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NADA Show topics: digital image, millennial pay and more

November 13, 2018

Dealers voted on which topics they want to discuss in peer-to-peer learning sessions, the Exchange, at the 2019 NADA Show, Jan. 24 to Jan. 27…

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Used-car prices, monthly payments reach record high

November 13, 2018

As used-vehicle retail prices and monthly payments reach record highs, more consumers may start to consider leasing as an alternative, according to an analysis by…

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Washington is 46th highest in millennial auto loan debt

November 13, 2018

The auto industry appears to have finally gotten over its fear that millennials aren’t buying cars. Now that more of them have started families and…

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WANADA to offer holiday hours signs online

November 13, 2018

As a benefit to members, WANADA will make customizable holiday hours signs available online this year for dealership owners and managers to print out and…

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