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One month to go – Make sure you get your entries in for Car Dealer Power 2024!

Time 11:49 am, April 17, 2024

There’s now just one month until the deadline for entries to Car Dealer Power 2024.

The survey closes on Friday, May 17, so if you haven’t nominated your favourite suppliers and manufacturers yet, make sure you do so soon!

We launched this year’s Car Dealer Power in February and the response so far has been amazing, with hundreds of entries pouring in.

These awards shine 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.

Car Dealer Power 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.

After the survey closes, 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!

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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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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