Home Page About Us Contribute

















New Car Dealers

American Government Special Collections Reference Desk

New Car Dealers

Elizabeth Morgan
March 13, 2006

Automobile dealers are the retail conduit for automobile manufacturers and perform the important function of representing the brand they sell to the consumer. Most dealers sell only one brand of vehicles as such limitations are typically in their dealership contract. Along with new vehicle sales, car dealers perform other activities, such as providing repair services, retailing used cars, and selling replacement parts and accessories. Dealers endeavor to offer all after sale services including repair, service, parts, and accessories.

According to the National Automobile Dealers Association, new car sales account for more than half of the entire sales revenue at franchised new car and new truck dealers. These sales generate additional revenue in other departments of new car dealers.

J.D.Power And Associates is reporting that more than 66% of the new car buyers used the Internet as part of their buying process. They also indicate that more than 50% were influenced by their research on the Internet in the car type they purchased and the price they paid for it. This is a changing environment for the new car dealers and many are rushing to create their own Internet sites as a critical way to keep market shares. Almost all new car dealers are also part of the online purchase networks where a consumer can purchase a car on the net and then walk into the dealership to do the paperwork and pick up their vehicle.

The dynamics of new car sales have changed so significantly that new car dealers are hiring a different kind of closer / sales person to represent the dealership. They are adjusting newspaper and offline media purchases to ensure that they don't get left out of the Internet sales channel.

Automobile dealership employees typically work long hours. Eighty-four percent of automobile dealer employees worked full time in 2004, and 38 percent of those worked more than 40 hours a week. To satisfy customer service needs, many dealers provide evening and weekend service.

Used Car Dealers provides detailed information on Car Dealers, Used Car Dealers, New Car Dealers, Online Car Dealers and more. Used Car Dealers is affiliated with Car Show Models.

Connect with The Crittenden Automotive Library

The Crittenden Automotive Library at Google+ The Crittenden Automotive Library on Facebook The Crittenden Automotive Library on Instagram The Crittenden Automotive Library at The Internet Archive The Crittenden Automotive Library on Pinterest The Crittenden Automotive Library on Twitter The Crittenden Automotive Library on Tumblr  
 
 


The Crittenden Automotive Library

Home Page    About Us    Contribute




By accessing the The Crittenden Automotive Library/CarsAndRacingStuff.com, you signify your agreement with the terms and conditions on our Legal Information:  Disclaimers & Privacy Policy page.

To notify The Crittenden Automotive Library of errors, suggest topics, contribute information, make a comment on a page or to ask a question e-mail us.