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About Us

Welcome to the Delaware Automobile and Truck Dealers' Association (DATDA) website!

    The Delaware Automobile and Truck Dealers’ Association (DATDA) is a statewide association comprised of new franchised car and truck dealers. Our Association is managed by a Board of Directors, which consists of members from New Castle, Kent, and Sussex Counties. The Association was formed in 1920. Delaware dealers are also members of the National Automobile Dealers’ Association (NADA). Most of Delaware’s new franchised dealers are family-owned businesses that have spanned generations. Delaware’s dealers also offer many employment opportunities, and are involved in a myriad of civic and leadership roles within their respective communities.

    DATDA’s mission is to provide consumers with the highest-quality professional service. Whether you are shopping for a new or used vehicle, or require service or repairs, new franchised car and truck dealers are here to serve you. Many of the auto technicians that dealerships employ are ASE certified.

    Some members have multiple franchises. This provides consumers with an opportunity to view various makes and models during the vehicle selection process. DATDA is proud to work with other reputable business sectors affiliated with new car sales. Banks, insurance companies, accounting firms, and others are an integral part of our Association. While there are many associate members within our organization, our Association has key relationships additional partners such as American Fidelity Assurance Company.

    For more information, on American Fidelity, please see our Members page.

    Shopping for a new vehicle should be a pleasant experience for our customers! Our Shop for a Vehicle page provides links to the personal sites of Delaware’s new franchised car and truck dealers who offer VERY competitive prices! For a more personal shopping experience, visit the showroom of your choice, and experience first-hand, the warm hospitality that you deserve! A map is provided with each link. Purchasing a vehicle is an important decision, and our site is designed to assist you with this process. Whether you have questions about Delaware’s Division of Motor Vehicles, government vehicle safety ratings, or determining the value of your current vehicle—we are here to help. You will find answers to some of these questions on the Consumers page.

    Located on the east coast, Delaware is abundant with cultural and recreational activities-- including well-known beaches! If you are a shopper, you can’t beat Delaware’s tax-fee shopping. Delaware is also home to the Monster Mile-- the infamous NASCAR Race Track located in Dover, the State’s capitol. NASCAR fans throughout the country attend the annual spring and fall races. Delaware also has several casinos. Last, but not least, Delaware is home to the University of Delaware and other great colleges as well. If you have a college-bound student headed for Delaware, our dealers have a great selection of vehicles suitable for school/work transportation. For more information, please see the Delaware's Attractions page.

    Another major attraction that draws thousands of people to our State each year is the Annual Delaware Auto Show on the beautiful waterfront in Wilmington. The event is a shopper’s delight in viewing all makes and models! The various activities are geared towards a fun-filled family event.

    For more dates, times, and additional information, please see the Delaware Auto Show home page.

    We hope that you will enjoy browsing our site, as well as shopping for a vehicle on the personal sites of our dealer members. Whether you are looking for a new or used vehicle, or need repairs or service on your current vehicle-- we are here to serve you—the most important aspect of our business! If you have never been to Delaware, you will also see that it’s a great place to visit, and perhaps even stay!

Thank you for visiting us!