Michigan Dealer Awards

Do You Know a Dealer Whose Support Goes Above and Beyond?

Each year during the NADA Show, Michigan dealers are awarded for their strong commitment to community and/or education. MADA is now accepting nominations for the TIME Dealer of the Year award and the Northwood Dealer Education award, to be presented during the 2024 NADA Show in Las Vegas.

It is always an honor to recognize individuals who improve their local community and provide opportunities for those around them. Dealers provide a significant and positive impact on the communities where they live and work. Dealers also support local schools, provide on-the-job training for students, and sponsor youth programs. MADA requests your help to nominate dealers who go above and beyond for their community.

Please review the nominee qualifications and let us know who you feel is deserving of a prestigious dealer award. *nomination form*

Time Dealer of the Year award, in partnership with Ally logo

The TIME Dealer of the Year award recognizes exceptional performance and outstanding community service that is an inspiration to us all. By presenting this annual award, TIME, Ally and NADA honor new-car dealers across America and their tireless efforts to improve their communities and the world around them


The Northwood Dealer Education Award was developed by Northwood University to recognize automobile dealers across the United States for their dedication and contributions to the advancement of education at all levels, both inside and out of the automotive industry.

DIFS Bulletin RE: Insurers Refusing Coverage of Certain Vehicles

The Michigan Department of Insurance & Financial Services (DIFS) issued a bulletin on March 7, 2023 in response to some insurers refusing to accept new customer applications for certain model years and trim levels of Hyundai and Kia vehicles.

The bulletin states, in part:

It has come to the Department’s attention that some insurers intend to refuse to insure certain model Kia and Hyundai vehicles on the basis that those models lack particular anti-theft technology or that there has been an increase in thefts of those vehicles. The purpose of this bulletin is to remind insurers and consumers that automobile insurers in Michigan must offer insurance coverage to all “eligible persons” and that a failure to do so may constitute a violation of the Essential Insurance Act.

Section 2118 of the Insurance Code (Code), MCL 500.2118, prohibits an insurer from refusing to insure, refusing to continue to insure, or limiting the coverage available to an eligible person for automobile insurance except in limited circumstances specifically delineated in Section 2118. Although Section 2118(2)(e) permits an insurer to refuse to insure based upon vehicle type, insurers may do so only if: a) the vehicle is of limited production or of custom manufacture; b) the insurer does not have a rate lawfully in effect for the type of vehicle; or c) the vehicle represents exposure to extraordinary expense for repair or replacement under comprehensive or collision coverage. See MCL 500.2118(2)(e). The Code does not permit an insurer to refuse to insure, refuse to continue to insure, or limit coverage available to an eligible person based on national theft trends or the absence of antitheft technology.

Read the complete bulletin: DIFS Bulletin 2023-03-INS