• November 23, 2016 at 10:40 pm #65008
    smacd59
    Member

    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 #74613
    Tom Ham
    Participant

    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 1978

    November 24, 2016 at 11:55 am #74614
    Jeff Hogue
    Participant

    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
    June 26, 2018 at 6:12 pm #75141
    Joseph Van syoc
    Participant

    We usually get about 20% off list which is simply not enough, so we mark them up the same as after market.  It sucks competing against OE list. which is why most OE’s are my LAST call.  Maybe someday they will figure that out

    October 15, 2020 at 2:00 pm #103793
    NION MARVIN
    Participant

    Everyone is different. Looking at the state of the business and the number of customers. It’s all about money. If you buy for the required amount, then you are given a 10% discount, and then either you increase costs and get a bigger discount or not, it remains at 10%. Or if you use the service, for example, as I found “wallworktrucks” for myself and everything suits me. Because if you have more than one car, then the repair is not cheap.

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