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Two weeks to go! The Car Dealer Power 2024 voting deadline is just a fortnight away!

Time 10:51 am, May 3, 2024

It’s May 3 today and that can only mean one thing – there’s just a fortnight left to get your entries in for Car Dealer Power 2024!

The deadline to have your say in our grand survey of suppliers and manufacturers is Friday, May 17 and it’s your big chance to have your say about your suppliers, as well as the car manufacturers.

These awards are unique because they’re voted for by those who matter the most – you, the dealers.

This year’s Car Dealer Power was launched in February and dealers have been as keen as ever to take part, with responses flooding in.

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, reaffirming Car Dealer Power as a major event in the motor trade calendar.

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.

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!

Car Dealer editor-in-chief James Baggott said: ‘Tension is truly mounting as that deadline gets ever nearer. What with everything that’s going on in the car industry at the moment, it’s been absolutely fascinating looking through the entries submitted by car dealers.

‘One thing’s for certain – the results night promises to be as exciting as ever!’

Any car dealer can vote in the Car Dealer Power 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:

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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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