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It’s deadline day for Car Dealer Power 2024 so don’t miss your chance to have your say!

  • Car Dealer Power is YOUR chance to honour the top suppliers
  • Manufacturers are given rankings
  • Survey only takes a few minutes to complete
  • Deadline is midnight tonight
  • The winners will be revealed on Wednesday, July 3

Time 10:05 am, May 17, 2024

Today is deadline day for the Car Dealer Power 2024 survey!

If you want to have your say about your suppliers as well as the car manufacturers you’ll have to hurry up, as we’ll be closing our grand survey at midnight tonight (May 17).

We’ve had more entries than ever this year since Car Dealer Power 2024 was launched in February, demonstrating just how important Car Dealer Power is in the motor industry.

These awards are unique because they’re voted for by those who matter the most – you, the dealers. It only takes a few minutes to fill out the form, so don’t miss out!

Last year, we received well over 1,000 entries, with winners and highly commended firms named in 19 supplier categories, as well as 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.

After the survey closes tonight, the winners and highly commendeds for 2024 will be decided, with the results revealed via a special video on our website on Wednesday, July 3, so don’t delay – vote today!

Car Dealer founder James Baggott said: ‘This is a fantastic opportunity for car dealers to sort the wheat from the chaff when it comes to suppliers to the automotive trade.

‘They can also vote for their favourite car of the year, even if it’s from a brand they don’t represent, because it’s all done anonymously.

‘I’m really looking forward to the results night – it’s shaping up to be a remarkable awards event.’

Any car dealer can vote in the awards, and independents can skip to naming who they reckon are the best suppliers.

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 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:

This story was originally published on May 17 and amended on May 24 with the new date for the awards ceremony

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John has been with Car Dealer since 2013 after spending 25 years in the newspaper industry as a reporter then a sub-editor/assistant chief sub-editor on regional and national titles. John is chief sub-editor in the editorial department, working on Car Dealer, as well as handling social media.

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