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Car Dealer Power 2024 – Hundreds of entries so far… And there’s still time to enter!

Time 11:07 am, April 8, 2024

Entries have been rolling in for our annual Car Dealer Power survey, with dealers keen to share their views on the best manufacturers and suppliers they work with.

The survey was launched in February and we’ve already had hundreds of entries.

Car Dealer Power shines the spotlight on the best suppliers and manufacturers in the automotive business and they’re unique because they’re voted for by those who matter the most – the dealers.

The survey is is your golden opportunity to honour the suppliers who have done you proud over the past year, as well as the car manufacturers that you think are the best to represent.

It only takes a few minutes to fill out the survey form, so don’t miss out. Last year, we received well over 1,000 entries, making Car Dealer Power a major event in the motor trade.

Winners and highly commended firms were named in 19 supplier categories, with the best car manufacturers to represent and the Car of the Year also being revealed.

From the best protection firms to finance providers, all supplier sectors are covered, allowing dealers to air their views on the best – and the worst.

This year sees the same number of supplier categories – check out the details below.

Car Dealer editor-in-chief James Baggott said: ‘We always look forward to finding out what car dealers think of their suppliers and the manufacturers – it’s a true barometer of the industry and some real surprises often emerge!’

Any car dealer can vote in the Car Dealer Power awards, while independents can skip straight to naming the best suppliers to do business with.

In 2023, the MG4 was named the Car Dealer Power Car of the Year – as voted for by dealers no matter what brand they represented – with the ID. Buzz and BMW i7 being highly commended.

Meanwhile, in the manufacturers section, Toyota made a stunning rise to the top of the table, knocking Kia off the perch after three consecutive wins.

Kia finished second and BMW third, while Honda was the biggest riser, leaping by 15 places from 21st in 2022 to sixth last year.

Jaguar was named the worst manufacturer to represent for the second year running.

The Car Dealer Power 2024 survey closes on Friday, May 17 and the awards will be announced via a special video on our website on Wednesday, July 3, so don’t delay – vote today!

The Car Dealer Power 2024 categories


  • Cleaning Product
  • Recruitment Agency
  • Stock Acquisition – for providers that help dealers source stock via trade-to-trade or consumer-to-trade channels online
  • Auction House – firms that have either a physical or online presence, or both
  • Used Car Valuations
  • Consumer Lead Generation
  • Dealer Management System
  • Website Provider for Independent Dealers
  • Website Provider for Franchised Dealers
  • Provenance Checks
  • Warranties
  • Paint Protection
  • Online Advertiser for New Cars
  • Online Advertiser for Used Cars
  • Finance (Sub-Prime)
  • Finance (Prime)
  • Personalised Video
  • Extra Mile Award
  • Product Innovation


  • Manufacturer of the Year
  • Car of the Year

You can watch the video of last year’s awards below:

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James – or Batch as he’s known – started at Car Dealer in 2010, first as the work experience boy, eventually becoming editor in 2013. He worked for Auto Express as editor-at-large and was the face of Carbuyer’s YouTube reviews. In 2020, he went freelance and now writes for a number of national titles and contributes regularly to Car Dealer. In October 2021 he became Car Dealer's associate editor.

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