What is the CIADA?

About Us

What is the CIADA?The CIADA is the only non-profit organization in the Carolina's that represents the independent used car dealer. We serve both the dealer, as well as vendors who serve our industry. CIADA encourages those who are considering joining our association to review the benefits outlined below and speak with the Executive Director of CIADA before making your decision. We think you will agree that your $299 annual investment may be the smartest investment you will ever make for your dealership.

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REPRESENTATION: The CIADA meets regularly with DMV representatives from both North and South Carolina to discuss issues that directly impact your dealership.  We monitor both states' General Assembly to advocate for and fight on your behalf against potential legislation that impacts your dealership and the used car industry.

EDUCATION: We are your source for Pre-Licensing and Continuing Education requirements.  We also provide workshops, seminars, compliance updates and a bi-monthly news magazine so that you can stay informed about the industry.

INDIVIDUAL HELP: Don't suffer in silence.  You don't have to be alone in an ever changing and challenging industry.  Qualified and experienced staff, help find out answers to your questions.  We also have the ability to connect you to some of the best dealers in the industry, including over 15 Certified Master Dealers in the Carolinas.  We can also put you in touch with business partners who can assist you in a variety of ways, from attorney to accountant referrals, to warranty and financial companies to help assist you in all your dealership needs.