What does a Parts Sales do?

Parts sales representatives are salespeople who promote and sell products and services that are often automotive, mechanical, or technical in nature. They educate and inform customers about products, highlighting specific features and benefits that are likely to be important to the individual customer. They often conduct research to identify prospective customers and understand their needs or challenges. They may also be responsible for selling related services. Their role often involves the use of sales management and tracking software programs.

Parts sales representatives have a high school diploma, but additional education or training is an advantage. They commonly have a background in sales or customer service. These roles require excellent communication skills and the ability to deliver a strong sales pitch. Proficiency using sales management programs is helpful.

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Avg. Experience2-4 years

Parts Sales Salaries

Average Base Pay

$37,447 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $37K
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Parts Sales Career Path

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Parts Sales Insights

Read what Parts Sales professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Arnold ClarkArnold Clark
Retail Parts Pro
Jun 16, 2021

“Tea breaks buicuits butty van at 11am going home at the end of the day met some good friends”

Advance Auto PartsAdvance Auto Parts
Retail Parts Pro
Mar 22, 2020

“workers and general manager are excellent people to work with.”

Parts Sales/Commercial Driver
Oct 6, 2019

“I lucked out and get to work with a great staff.”

Canadian TireCanadian Tire
Auto Parts Sales
Feb 28, 2021

“Great owner of the store I worked at”

Plaza MotorsPlaza Motors
Parts Counter
Jun 25, 2021

“Good people to work with”

Brewbaker MotorsBrewbaker Motors
Part Sales
Sep 3, 2020

“Good people to work with daily”

Commercial Parts Sales
Jan 20, 2020

“Good people to work with”

NAPA Auto PartsNAPA Auto Parts
Auto Parts Delivery Driver
Nov 2, 2021

“Really nice people to work with”

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Parts Sales Interviews

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Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of a parts sales

The most similar professions to parts sales are:
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  • Sales Manager
  • Parts Sales Manager
  • Parts Specialist