Andrew Wiley, President, VIADA
Consumers Auto Warehouse, Inc.
I am excited to serve as President of the VIADA for 2020-2021. While this past year has been filled with challenges and difficulties for many dealers in Virginia, our Association has been hard at work to find new ways for dealers to save money, make money, and better serve their communities.
Belonging to the VIADA is the single best investment you can make in your business this year. As a member of this association, your dealership gains access to a wealth of knowledge, training, discounts and opportunities unavailable to others.
Financially, you gain discounts and rebates from vendors like your local auction, auto parts suppliers, software providers, lenders and product agencies that total tens of thousands of dollars. Many dealers receive well more in rebate checks from these exclusive partners than their membership costs per year. Additionally, you automatically become a member of the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association (NIADA) and gain access to their member discounts as well.
As a member, you also get to influence legislation important to the used car industry through the association’s activities and efforts in Richmond and Washington. The VIADA is the voice of the independent dealer when dealing with our elected officials and the agencies that regulate our activities like the DMV and Motor Vehicle Dealer Board. Every independent dealer serving on the MVDB is also a member of the VIADA (including myself).
Finally, you get access to training, compliance assistance, and education from leaders in the industry both locally and nationally. From our Dealer Education Summits, to title classes, to our discounted dealer certification program, the VIADA will help you stay informed and compliant in today’s legally challenging environment.
I strongly encourage you to not only join the VIADA, but become involved in your local district and with us at the State level to gain more insight and influence in the used car industry.
Andrew Wiley, Certified Master Dealer