IADA Would Like to Introduce Our 2023 IADA Chairman

Please watch this short video from our 2023 IADA Chairman, David Parkhill, Sullivan Parkhill Automotive, Champaign.

We are extremely grateful and fortunate to have David and all of our Board Members who volunteer their time and effort to protect and enhance our IL dealership industry.

IADA is Excited To Announce Enhanced Title & Reg Training Hosted By CVR

Beginning in March, CVR will host monthly training workshops in all different areas of the state in conjunction with their weekly Friday webinars. If your dealership wants all the information needed to make your title and registration process run as smoothly as possible, make sure to send your staff to one of these. Stay tuned for more specifics on locations and registration information.

Illinois Legislative Update

All eyes are on the State Capitol as the Illinois Legislature has less than two weeks before bill introduction passes. Presently, IADA is monitoring many pieces of legislation that has been introduced and will provide a full report once the introduction deadline passes. To date, these are some of the bills which could affect franchised dealers: dealership-related bills

Legal Update:

Ford Electric Vehicle Protest

The IADA Legal Defense Fund has supported a group of 29 Illinois Ford dealers who have filed a protest with the Illinois Motor Vehicle Review Board to challenge Ford’s misguided electric vehicle allocation program, the Ford Model e Program. Ford’s Model e Program places unreasonable public charging station requirements and interferes with dealer/customer price negotiation, and unfairly allocates electric vehicles.

The Model e Program would erode important provisions in the Motor Vehicle Franchise Act. IADA has committed to defending the Franchise Act for the benefit of all Illinois dealers by providing up to $100,000 in financial assistance to support the Ford dealer protest. With some of the new EV-only manufacturers attempting to sell vehicles direct, more and more challenges will arise.

The Motor Vehicle Review Board will hold a Mandatory Settlement Conference on Friday, February 24, 2023. After objections from Ford…

Income Development Company

Ethos Group

Ethos Group partners with dealers to promote an ethical, customer-focused approach to the sale, financing, and servicing of automobiles. You may think you’re doing it all right, but give them a chance to introduce themselves and you may learn there’s a lot more you could be earning. 

For more information, contact Lance Graves – lgraves@ethosgroup.com or call him at (402) 960-0538

Check out this week’s Ethos Two Minute Tune-Up feature. We hope you enjoy the short messages.

IADA Will Again Make It Easier To Send Your Managers To NADA Professional Series

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  • Take advantage of the absolute easiest and most affordable way to train your managers.
  • No expensive flights across the country – training locally right at your IADA office in Springfield.
  • NADA is providing their premier Professional Series trainer for our classes at IADA.

IADA is excited to again offer the NADA Professional Series right here in Illinois at our IADA office. We want to provide the most efficient and affordable way to offer this best-in-class training to your dealership managers without having to fly to other parts of the country and spend extra nights in hotels. The Series covers all parts of your dealership:

The classes will be limited to 20 participants per category, so register now.  Secure a spot today – click here for more registration information.

Classes are $2,995 for members – or get all NADA Professional Series classes and Academy Seminars for every employee at your store with an annual subscription, $699/mo for initial dealership and $399/mo for any add’l dealership (12-month subscription required)!  

Subscription information here.


Did You Know the IADA Website Has A Full Library Of Downloadable Dealership Forms?

From “Third Party Trade-In Agreements” to “Test Drive Agreements”, your IADA website has a large variety of dealership forms that are all free and downloadable right from the site.

Federated Insurance Claim of The Month

Could It Happen at Your Dealership

An out-of-state customer purchased a vehicle online with manufacturer financing that was arranged through the dealership. A local transportation company arranged for the vehicle to be picked up at the dealership and delivered across the country.

One week after the sale, the insured was advised by local law enforcement that the vehicle had been purchased with the false identification of a man who had been contacted by the lender requesting the initial payment. Further investigation revealed that the transportation company was contacted after the vehicle was picked up at the dealership, and arrangements were made for delivery to a new location in a different state. 

Although many steps can be taken to avoid fraudulent vehicle purchases, such as obtaining multiple forms of identification and working with vendors to assist with verification of identification…

IADA No Longer Has a PO Box for Mailing

Please make sure any mailing correspondence intended for IADA is sent to our street address below. The Association no longer maintains a PO Box.

300 W. Edwards St. – Springfield, IL 62704