News & Alerts
The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs sent out a letter in regard to South Carolina's motor vehicle dealers' laws and filing requirements. In this newsletter, we have attached that letter to let all SC dealers know of the updates and notifications!
Five individuals have been charged in connection with a multi-million dollar car theft ring based in Charlotte, North Carolina. The suspects, identified as Kevin Fields, Hosea Hampton, Reginald Hill, Garyka Bost, and Dewanne White, were involved in a three-year operation that spanned several states. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of North Carolina announced the charges.
The deadline for compliance with the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) “Safeguards Rule” is June 9, 2023.* CIADA is here to help you meet and understand that deadline. This checklist was designed to assist automobile dealers on a budget to comply with the FTC Safeguards Rule. However, the FTC is clear that larger organizations have more requirements based on their size. No matter your size, do not just go out and get a one size fits all program. The FTC has been clear that an unfollowed compliance program offers you no protection from enforcement. You should have the following in place no later than June 9, 2023.
Recent media reports vastly undercounted catalytic converter thefts in the U.S., new CARFAX data shows. Thieves removed the devices from as many as 153,000 vehicles in the U.S. in 2022, far more than earlier estimates. CARFAX data scientists reviewed catalytic converter replacements from millions of service and maintenance records to arrive at this number.
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Congratulations to CIADA Executive Director John Brown! John is the recipient of the 2021 AEC Executive of the Year Award. For over ten years, John has dedicated his time to serving independent automobile dealers in the Carolinas. We are honored and proud to work alongside such a devoted and authentic leader!
With insurance premiums still on the rise, businesses across America have increasingly struggled to provide quality care for their employees. With Capital Health Share offered by Capital Benefit group, your dealership can provide quality healthcare at a price you can actually afford.
The CIADA has joined with SmartGroups™ in a partnership that includes picking up the tab for dealers’ CIADA dues – and introduces a groundbreaking new way to put the advantages of 20 Group membership within reach of virtually every dealer. 20 Groups Reimagined will pay the annual state association dues for any North or South Carolina independent dealer who joins a SmartGroups 20 Group, whether the dealer is a current member of the association or not.