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Car Dealership Associations in Texas
TADA, the Texas Automobile Dealers Association, represents more than 1,200 franchised automobile dealerships throughout the state of Texas. TADA lobbies on behalf of their members before the Texas State Legislature, the U.S. Congress, and regulatory agencies. TADA is a member of the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA). Independent (non-franchised dealers) may belong to the Texas Independent Automobile Dealers Association that represents used car dealers across Texas. You'll also find dealers joining dealer associations around cities, such as the Austin Automotive Dealer Association and the Houston Automotive Dealers Association. The Texas' dealer franchise statute is among the toughest in the nation, preventing automakers like Tesla from opening retail locations in the state. Car Dealers must adhere to requirements of the Attorney General's office. The Texas Department of Transportation reviews all applications to become a car dealer in Texas, and has the power to grant a dealer business license. The associations listed above can help businesses meet these registration requirements, by offering seminars on how to complete the many forms that are required.