Vehicle & Parts Salespersons & Advisers


Vehicle and parts salespersons and advisers sell new and used vehicles to the general public, and vehicle accessories and parts to garages, vehicle dealerships and the general public.


Discusses customer’s requirements, advises on most appropriate vehicle, explains its features and arranges test drive

Negotiates sale price including any ‘trade-in’ and extra accessories, works out finance arrangements and completes sales paperwork

Carries out pre-delivery inspection and formal hand-over of vehicle to customer

Updates stock record, orders new vehicles from manufacturer, buys in used cars

Receives orders for parts by phone, email or in person and checks availability on stock record

Obtains parts from store or orders from suppliers

Organises delivery of parts and handles payment

Orders new supplies, arranges storage and updates stock records.

Educational Requirements

There are no formal academic requirements for entry but some employers may ask for GCSEs and/or some previous relevant work experience. Apprenticeships may be available in some areas. Vehicle salespersons generally require a full, clean driving licence.