Salesperson (Motor Vehicle and Vehicle Parts)

Motor Vehicle and Vehicle Parts Salespeople are responsible for selling a range of motor vehicles, including cars, trucks, boats, heavy equipment and other vehicles. Additionally, these professionals sell related parts for these vehicles. A great deal of this occupation involves helping customers find the products that they want in a timely fashion.

Duties and tasks

  • Conveying information regarding price, technical data, warranties and more
  • Determining customer requirements and needs
  • Finding specific needed or requested parts in databases or warehouses

  • Knowing key different information regarding different vehicles
  • Selling a range of motor vehicles and motor vehicle parts
  • Taking orders
  • Understanding and being able to locate a wide variety of parts

Skills required

  • Ability to convert customer into buyers
  • Accurately conveying details to other individuals
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Interest in assisting other people
  • Outstanding customer service skills and sales techniques

Working conditions

Motor Vehicle and Vehicle Parts Salespeople can work both indoors and outdoors. Those focusing specifically on motor vehicle sales will often split their time between indoor showrooms and working with customers outdoors as they look at and inspect different vehicles. A salesman working specifically with vehicle parts sales may spend more times indoors looking through catalogs, databases and parts warehouses. Moderate to heavy lifting often accompanies this occupation.

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