U.S. auto sales per dealership probably will climb to a record in 2013 as carmakers contain the number of their outlets and boost vehicle deliveries.
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Vehicles sold per dealership is a crucial figure to dealers. In addition to revenue from selling new cars, the sales of those vehicles lead to high-margin parts and service business, Kevin Tynan, a senior analyst for Bloomberg Industries in Skillman, New Jersey, said last week.
The number of U.S. auto dealerships rose 0.5 percent to 17,851 last year, according to the statement. Urban Science estimates that the “normal” level of sales per dealership will settle at about 830.