• 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


Advanced Service Advisor Techniques

This one-day course is an Advanced A-Z Program on understanding the Service Customer, upselling service repairs and maintenance, and how to create a lasting relationship with every Service Customer. Phone strategies, sales processes and objection responses will be covered. This course will include extensive role-playing and in-depth discussion groups.

NY/NJ Metro

Who Should Attend: Dealers, GM's, Service Managers and Service Advisors


Advanced Service Advisor Program (2.5 Day Course)

This 2 ½ day course is a complete program for the experienced Service Advisor who wants to take their productivity to the next level. This course places tremendous emphasis on truly understanding the Service Customer, both their perceptions of what they expect and how that perception effects the outcome of the visit. New and proven ideas will be presented for increasing service sales, how to do effective Service walk around presentations, ways to handle the Customer on the phone and methods for speeding up the Customer's entire service visit. Additional topics will include: How to deal with Customer complaints, becoming a better listener and dealing with the stress of the job. This course is a must for all Service Advisors.

NY/NJ Metro

Who Should Attend: Service Directors, Service Managers, Service Advisors



A four-hour course designed for anyone within the Dealership that has supervisory responsibilities over others. This course focuses on the understanding and development of the true role of a Leader and what it takes to be a great Leader. Upon completion of this course, each participant will return to the Dealership with a stronger position as to their role and responsibility. An organization starts with great Leadership and overall success is based on its Leader. Attending this course should be a mandatory requirement for anyone in a supervisory role.


Who Should Attend: All Managers



A four-hour course designed for all Managers who have a desire to lead their team to success. Coaching is a learned skill and not a given talent. Participants will learn how to be an effective coach, when to coach and where to coach. Heavy emphasis is placed on the process, implementation and methods for effective one-on-one coaching throughout the month. Skills will be taught on how to understand the person being trained, which will provide for a more effective learning session.


Who Should Attend: All Managers

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