The South Dakota Automobile Dealers Association (SDADA) is the statewide trade association for franchised automobile dealerships. The association was founded in 1918 and incorporated in 1949. Today, the association represents new car, heavy duty truck, rv, powersport and non-franchised dealers throughout the state.
SDADA is committed to advocating on behalf of its dealer members at the state capitol on legislative issues that are important to dealer members and the motor vehicle retail sales industry. SDADA also provides exclusive member support with regulatory, compliance, grassroots and educational efforts.
The goal of SDADA is to provide members with the tools and resources they need to serve their customers, increase their revenue and thrive in their communities.
Our reputation has been built on leadership, legislative victories, educational services and ongoing dedication to needs of our members.
SDADA also offers Allied membership to non-dealer businesses that have a product or service that may interest dealer members. This membership is a way for industry partners to support the association through their membership and involvement.
The SDADA will attempt to maintain a level playing field, with fair and open competition among all automobile, power sport, recreational vehicle and heavy duty truck dealers, to assure that South Dakota consumers will continue to obtain the highest level of value and service for their vehicles. The SDADA is committed to taking whatever actions are necessary to accomplish this mission, including enacting legislation to protect members from overreaching and unfair manufacturer restrictions placed on a dealer's ability to operate and sell the successful business that each dealer has worked hard to build. The SDADA will also work with government officials to provide assistance, advice and relief for all dealers regarding overreaching and burdensome regulations, rules and laws.