The National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) represents franchised car and commercial vehicle retailers in the UK. There are more than 4,500 franchise outlets in the UK and over 540,000 people working in the automotive retail sector.

We lobby on behalf of our members to ensure the voice of the dealers is heard and we support them with a number of issues that impact automotive retail businesses on a day to day basis. These include retailers’ relationships with their manufacturers, policy and legislation changes, and industry issues in key areas such as used cars, finance and insurance, aftersales and recruitment.

In February 2018, NFDA launched Drive My Career, an initiative promoting careers in automotive retail to young people, and, in May 2019, we developed the Government-backed Electric Vehicle Approved (EVA) an accreditation scheme which certifies retailers’ excellence in the EV sector.

Our website is broken into a number of areas where you will find material to support your business. The website is also a resource base for information including data around vehicles sales, our Dealer Attitude Survey and Consumer Attitude Survey, as well as useful guidance documents. If you are not already a member and would like to know more about membership please refer to our membership page for more information and contact details.

If you cannot find the information you require on this site please contact nfda@rmif.co.uk or call 01788 538303.

NFDA is the voice of automotive retailers.

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