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It may sound like a daunting engagement, but you can actually start your own auto show room and start cashing out big time if you do things right. 
Have you ever dreamt of starting your own business? Then this is one of the best opportunities you can ever have to start something in that regard.  Things even get better if you have a passion for automobiles; it will not be difficult to make headway in that auto show room and make a statement stronger than what your competitors have achieved, even if they had been in the business longer than yourself.

Your natural passion can take you places as an auto dealer.  Your natural flare for automobiles will enable you to understand what the clients want so that you can meet their needs in both used and new automobiles.  What is more, having an auto dealership of your own can open the door to a career growth like none other.  In this write-up, we will show you some tips to keep in mind as you are about starting your journey into an auto dealership.

New or used

This is one of the most commonly asked questions by those who want to go into an auto dealership.  You need first to decide which of the two you want to venture into before you open your shop; you can also well go into both so that you can satisfy both sides of the divide. However, going into both can cost you more money than ever.  The initial investment required for selling new cars is expectedly high; you need to bear this in mind.  If you do not have the fund yourself, you may be compelled to seek help from financial backers or investors.

You will not require so much money to start selling used cars. It is also capital intensive, but not as expensive as a new car auto show room.  The only difference is that the earning potential in a used auto show room is slower than that of a new car dealership. The profit margin is about $1000, and the price can fluctuate a great deal.

Car sale or car hire

Aside from deciding if you want to venture into the sales of used or new cars, you also need to decide if you want to go into outright sale or hire. You can as well do the two if you have the capacity for it. If both aspects of a car dealership have its advantages, car hire can help you recoup the cost of starting the business faster than car sale, especially during off times. You will never regret it one bit.     

Things you will need

You will need several types of equipment to make your car dealership a profitable business. One of such equipment is a spider lift.  There are various brands, and types of spider lift being sold out there. Having it handy can make your dealership more functional than ever. You do not always have to buy the spider lift, anyway; you can look for UK spider lift hire companies where you can hire the spider lift for the period it will be required at your car dealership.

Spider lift hire helps you to save a lot of money since this equipment will not be required at all times at the car dealership. Even if you must buy the equipment, you may not be able to afford it for now since you are just starting out as a car dealer.  Aside from the spider lift, some of the other pieces of equipment you will need at your auto show room for smooth running of operations are:

  • Vehicle mover
  • Car wash equipment
  • Car display

Insurance, licensing and bonding

You must be issued a dealer’s license before you can start operating your auto show room in the UK.  A full-fledged dealership license will enable you to sell all categories of automobiles at your show room.  Additionally, you will need to get insurance for your auto show room.  You need comprehensive insurance coverage, either you are dealing on used or new automobiles.  The insurance coverage will cover the following:

  • Comprehensive plans
  • Lot coverage
  • General liability

The comprehensive plans will cover everything about the auto dealership, including inventory loss and property damage.  

You will also require a surety bond for your auto dealership.  Bonding will protect your business from contract defaults with wholesalers, vehicle supplies and vendors.  It will equally safeguard transactions that occur between your company and an outside party doing business with you.


The points mentioned above can get you started on your journey to a profitable auto dealership. Putting them together may take time, but it will worth your while and put you on the right side of the law, aside from helping you to avoid unnecessary loss.  You must never forget to find out about local laws as regards auto dealership before you kick-start the business.     

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