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Vehicle and parts salespersons and advisers

£15,080 Average salary at age 20
£23,400 Average Salary
41 Average hours per week


Vehicle and parts salespersons and advisers sell new and used vehicles to the general public, and vehicle accessories and parts to garages, vehicle dealerships and the general public.

Main Tasks

  • Discusses customer’s requirements, advises on most appropriate vehicle, explains its features and arranges test drive;
  • Negotiates sale price including any ‘trade-in’ and extra accessories, works out finance arrangements and completes sales paperwork;
  • Carries out pre-delivery inspection and formal hand-over of vehicle to customer;
  • Updates stock record, orders new vehicles from manufacturer, buys in used cars;
  • Receives orders for parts by phone, email or in person and checks availability on stock record;
  • Obtains parts from store or orders from suppliers;
  • Organises delivery of parts and handles payment;
  • Orders new supplies, arranges storage and updates stock records.


There are no formal academic requirements for entry but some employers may ask for GCSEs and/or some previous relevant work experience. Apprenticeships may be available in some areas. Vehicle salespersons generally require a full, clean driving licence.

UK Prospects

31600 Workforce Size
2.07% Predicted decline 2023 - 2027
5177 Predicted Replacement 2023 - 2027

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