- November 23, 2016 at 10:40 pm#65008smacd59Member
Hello Everyone,I’m new to this forum as well as being a new shop owner, found the information around here very helpful, thank you to all the contributors!I’m interested to get an idea of the parts discounts aftermarket shop owners receive from dealerships and are they required to give any discount to aftermarket shop owners?November 24, 2016 at 11:51 am#74613Tom HamParticipant
Depends on the dealer and type of parts. Range for us runs 10% to 40%. Most common is 20-25%. There’s no requirement – at least in the states.
Tom - Shop Owner since 1978November 24, 2016 at 11:55 am#74614jeffsoldvolkshomeMember
Volume matters. If you buy less $1000 per month, I wouldn’t expect more than 10%. I’ve had great sucess sitting down with the parts manager and negotiate a better discount for a bigger commitment from me. It usually pays off with better quality parts, less come backs and happier customers. Also, don’t feel tied to the retail price the dealer suggests. You need to know your operating costs and build your own parts profit matrix accordingly.Jeff
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