TORRANCE, Calif. — Auto Dealer Monthly, sister publication to F&I and Showroom magazine, has released the winners of its ninth annual Dealers’ Choice Awards. The full list is contained in the publication’s April 2013 edition.

The awards recognize the automotive retail and finance industry’s best product and service providers. Any company serving the industry is eligible for the awards, which are voted on by dealers and dealership personnel.

This year’s awards include 66 winners in 27 categories, including six new categories. Hundreds of dealers from across the nation took part in the voting, scoring their providers on (1) the product or service itself, (2) customer support and service, (3) value and (4) whether they would recommend the company to another dealer.

“The Dealers’ Choice Awards are among the most prestigious honors our industry has to offer,” said David Gesualdo, publisher of Auto Dealer Monthly and F&I and Showroom magazines. “There are many winners, but each has met a high standard of performance in our market.”

To qualify for a first-place “Diamond,” second-place “Platinum” or third-place “Gold” award, a company must be among those that scored above the group average score in each category. Some categories include only one or two winners.

Highlights from this year’s awards include:

• 12 companies won more than one award

• 28 companies have won consecutive awards

• 6 companies have won three consecutive Diamond awards in a single category

• 11 companies have won an award every year since the program was established

To read the digital edition of the April 2013 issue of Auto Dealer Monthly, click here. The issue includes a closer look at the program, a complete list of winners and a recap of the competition for each category.