• David Lewis & Associates
    The Most Trusted Leader in
    Automotive Sales, Service & Management
    Training Since 1986!
  • Coming To Pittsburgh!
    Now With 3 Locations To Serve You!
    NY / NJ Metro
    The DLA Automotive Training Centers offer classes for:
    Sales Managers
    Internet / BDC Managers
    Internet / BDC Staff
    Secondary Finance
    Service Advisors
    Service Managers
    Parts Managers
    Body Shop Managers
  • DLA Workshops are ranked as the best
    industry courses year after year...
    "I attended the David Lewis & Associates Entry Level Sales Class
    in April and in May I was the Salesperson of the Month. Their process works!!"
    Matthew Ferrante • Sussman Mazda
  • DLA In-Dealership Training Programs
    Customized to fit your needs
    Sales Management
    Service Advisor
    Service Manager
    Parts Manager
  • DLA Training Options to Fill
    any Dealerships Need:
    In-Dealership Training
    Training Centers
    Workshops / Seminars
    Online Courses & Videos
  • DLA Online
    Online Automotive Training
    Salespeople • Sales Management • Leadership
    F&I • Secondary • Internet / BDC
    Service Advisor • Train the Trainer • Winners vs Losers
  • The Automotive Industry's Leading Author

Why Choose DLA Training?

Since 1986, David Lewis & Associates has been training Dealers, General Managers, Service Managers, Sales Managers, F&I Managers, Service Advisors and Salespeople on the “Art of Inspirational Selling and Leadership.” Our unique ideas have helped thousands of Dealerships achieve their sales and management goals. Make the most of your Dealership’s opportunities and contact us today to learn more.

Inspirational Selling & Leadership

Inspirational Selling is the concept of being unique and different in the eyes of the Customer. It creates an environment that represents a non-pressure style of selling, while at the same time creating more sales and revenue.

Expert Trainers

All of our Trainers are DLA Certified and are the most knowledgeable and trusted in the automotive industry. Their Dealership backgrounds compliment their abilities to provide real world training and solutions.

Certification Programs

Becoming DLA Certified has become a standard of excellence. Students who have studied with DLA have become some of the industry’s leading producers. Certification programs are available for Sales Managers, Salespeople and Service Advisors.

Flexible Training Options

We offer a variety of training options, including In-Dealership, on location at our Training Centers and online training videos. Choose any combination of our training products to create a customized solution for your Dealership.

Available DLA Training Options

Solutions to fit any Training Need!

In-House Dealership Training

In-Dealership Training

We offer fully customized training programs that will fit your Dealerships wants and needs. Training programs are available for your Management, Sales and Service Departments. This option is an ongoing month-to-month training agreement with no contract.

In-House Dealership Training

Training Centers

Our Training Centers offers a full range of classes to meet the training needs of your Dealership. This is a great learning environment with controlled classroom sizes. Multiple classes are held every day resulting in maximum scheduling convenience.

David Lewis Books


Certain workshops are available at our Philadelphia Training Center for individual enrollment. Workshops for Sales Management, Service Management, Service Advisors and Salespeople. These workshops are also available for In-Dealership Training and for large groups and associations.

Online Automotive Training

Online Training

Available 24/7, our Online Training Program is designed to let the Dealership and student train at their own pace and is available on most devices. This format can be utilized to conduct training or reinforce the training already provided.

Training Centers

Upcoming Workshops


Train the Trainer

This four-hour course teaches the student the art of training, from understanding the impact training has on others to training material development. Each attendee will learn how to develop effective sales meetings, training events and one-on-one coaching sessions. Strong emphasis will be placed on creating an in-dealership training and coaching program and how to effectively support and monitor it.


Who Should Attend: Dealers, GM's, GSM's, Sales Managers, F&I Directors, Service Director/Manager


Phone-Ups Level 1

A one-day course that will teach each participant a structured process for handling each type of Phone-Up. Basic structured steps are taught. Each student will develop their own individual word tracks based on their personality within those structured steps. Extensive role play and scenario-based situations will be utilized to enhance the learning process. A must have class for anyone who takes a Phone-Up.


Who Should Attend: Sales Managers, Salespeople


Leasing For Managers

This four-hour course is for Managers. Two areas will be covered: the student will learn how to promote leasing in the negotiating step, and how to use a lease as a form of attracting buyers that are not currently in the market for a new car. This advanced course will deal with real-life leasing scenarios and provide tools on how to train your staff to embrace leasing as an effective alternative means of purchasing a car.


Who Should Attend: GM's, GSM's, Sales Managers


Entry Level Sales (5 Day Course)

A five-day course designed for the individual just entering an Auto Sales Career. Students will learn the basic principles of how a Dealership operates and leave having learned a comprehensive outline on the steps to the sale. Students will learn how to handle the Customer's objections and how to effectively respond to them. Extensive role playing and scenario based situations will be covered, as well as a thorough segment on properly handling Phone-Ups. Each participant will return to the Dealership ready to take their first "UP."


Who Should Attend: New Salespeople

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