Established in August of 1946, the Austin Automobile Dealers Association has become a crucial resource for automobile dealers in the Austin area.

The objectives of this Association are as follows:

  • To support the principals of ethical business practices and commercial integrity of those engaged in the retail distribution and sale of new automobiles and trucks;
  • To promote the best interests of franchised new car and truck dealers, consistent with the public good;
  • To promote a spirit of cooperation among franchised new automobile and truck dealers;
  • To acquire, preserve and disseminate data and information of value to its members, the industry, and the public;
  • To maintain good relations among customers, dealers, distributors and manufacturers;
  • To promote and improve relations of member dealers with the general public;
  • To cooperate and work closely with the state and national dealer associations.

The Austin Automobile Dealers Association proudly sponsors and manages the annual Austin Auto Show in conjunction with Spectrum. Since its inception, the auto show has grown in both square footage and attendance. As it is not a selling show, it provides an ideal opportunity for consumers to compare styling and pricing of virtually every make and model under one roof in just a few short hours.

Annual Kickoff Lunch– For the past several years the AADA has featured the University of Texas Athletic Department at its Annual Kickoff Lunch. Highlights include tours of private facilities and inspiring speakers such as Augie Garrido, Mack Brown and Jeff “Maddog” Madden.

TADA & NADA Liaison– AADA acts as a liaison for dealers with city and county elected officials and agencies, and offers to provide information, input and assistance on local issues and ordinances. Through the association, dealers can more effectively learn and comprehend technical data, rulings and guidelines issued by governmental commissions and agencies. AADA works closely with state and national associations including TADA, NADA and AIADA.

Job Bank- The newsletter and website offers dealers an employment service where dealers may post classifieds for employment, and experienced professionals within the industry may post their resumés.

Cooperation with Local Law Enforcement Agencies– In conjunction with the Austin Police Department and other law enforcement authorities, the AADA notifies members immediately of illicit activity affecting auto dealers.

Online Membership Directory
“Call to Action” Dealer Alerts
Government Relations
Consumer/Public Relations
Seminars & Workshops – often provided FREE to members
Time Magazine Quality Dealer Award

Regular membership is available to automobile dealerships within the Austin city limits.
Affiliate membership is available to automobile dealerships outside the Austin city limits in Travis County and the 7 contiguous counties.
Associate membership is available to all other interested entities within the industry.

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