HOUSTON, Texas (Aug. 7, 2006) — The National Alliance of Buy-Here, Pay-Here Dealers announced it is adding a News & Views section to its Web site, which will offer such information as industry trends, benchmarks, legal updates and more. The new section is expected to be complete and available Aug. 31.

Ken Shilson, founder of the NABD, said the new section on the group's site is intended to complement, not replace, all the important industry information that is disseminated through various auto publications and other media.

The News & Views section will include:
— Industry trends and benchmarks
— Articles by industry experts, including reprints from various auto publications
— Accounting and tax development updates
— Details of important legal, regulatory and compliance matters
— Best operating practice ideas
— Information on upcoming training events
— Other items of interest and importance

Although access to the new section is free, Shilson said users must have a password. He explained that dealers should sign-in at the member's area on the site, and NABD will e-mail a password.

"We hope to update the site monthly and want to feature dealer profiles of many of the nation's best operators," Shilson said. "Although we plan to invite articles from well-known industry experts on the aforementioned topics, the site will feature a dealer's perspective on each subject.

"Our hope is that dealers can effectively utilize the content and contribute new information, which will make the industry better," he continued. "We realize that dealer networking and education makes everyone better, and this online resource facilitates both."