Oregon Independent Automobile Dealers Association


2016 OIADA Quality Dealer of the Year

Salvador Alvarez, Zamora Auto Sales, Salem.

Salvador started out as a mechanic, but soon saw the opportunity to take the next step.  From mechanic to salesman, his path led him to owning his own small dealership in 1999, which grew into his next and remarkable dealership in Salem and with a name change in 2000 to Zamora.  Salvador has a strong family commitment, with his brother, son and nephew all working towards providing quality, reliable and affordable transportation for the consumers.

Salvador currently employs 13, which includes the service and detail departments with plans to move the service and detail departments to his expanded area allowing for additional room at the dealership.

Over the years Zamora’s has been involved in many community projects and programs, utilizing family and staff to partner with the events.

Salvador has had a commitment to OIADA for over 10 years and is currently selling over 600 annually.  OIADA will be sending Salvador in June to the NIADA Convention to represent Oregon and to compete for the 2016 National Quality Dealer of the Year.

Pre-Licensing and Dealer Education

Start your business venture right at OIADA with our Pre-Licensing

Programs. Our class is a full DMV required 8 hours. All of the material

is current and up to date. Once you complete the test OIADA will

provide you with certified certificate of completion to present DMV.


Did you know that the State only requires you to pass the test with a 70%,

that's all well and good but are you willing to leave 30% of the critical and

valuable knowledge needed to build and run a successful dealership on the

table. At OIADA's Pre-license class we will go over areas that you might

question to assure you will leave with a 100% of the knowledge you need.


We offer top-notch instructors who will walk you through your

Pre-Licensing Guide Book chapter by chapter. This book will go home

with you and OIADA believes it will be one of your most valuable tool

as you build your new business. Contact OIADA for more information

on how you can get signed up to get you started off as an Independent

Auto Dealer of Oregon.

Once you take our class we do not leave you hanging, we will be there to

help walk you through filling out your DMV application, we will guide

you through the process and provide you with a qualified list of agents

who can help you with your insurance and bonding. 

When continuing your education, OIADA is and has been your

trusted resource now for over 60 years. OIADA is the state affiliate

of NIADA (National Independent Auto Dealers Association ) and is the 

only program/association recognized by the NIADA in Oregon. Through

this affiliation we are able to provide and offer certified education. The 

Certified Master Dealer or CMD is a nationally acclaimed designation and

one of the industry's most respected training programs.


Contact OIADA  for our next classes.

Call OIADA to register  503-362-6839.