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Plante Moran has one of the largest practices in the nation focused specifically on assisting auto dealers with a broad range of financial and business issues. Our multidisciplinary team can help assess your technology, plan for succession in leadership, strategize on taxes, and position your dealership to prosper.  


You can rely on our experience helping auto dealers find opportunities in change

If you are looking for a partner with insights and experience to help you prosper in the “new normal,” please consider the auto dealership team at Plante Moran. Our multidisciplinary team has a history of working with more than 200 auto dealers. You can depend on the team’s skills to help you find opportunities to profit in this environment of dramatic change.

Our dealership consultants can help you develop responses to cash strapped customers and, at the same time, you can rely on them to help you leverage your new position among fewer competitors. In the current economy, the competition for showroom traffic and sales continues, but there are fewer dealerships competing. In both these situations you can find new opportunities.

Are you ready for more business?

For instance, with more old cars on the road, there is an increased demand for repair and maintenance services. Is your back-end department ready for more business? Our process improvement specialists can help you expand your capacity to meet these new demands within your existing resources.

The strong demand for used vehicles is another opportunity. You can turn to our dealership specialists for help with vehicle acquisition and financing strategies so that you can maximize your profitability on cars.

They can also help you manage your new vehicle inventory so that you can use the short supply situation to your advantage. It can mean high unit gross profits.

Menu of services means efficient one stop shopping

Because Plante Moran is one of the nation’s largest accounting, tax, and management consulting firms, our auto dealership team can offer a full range of services efficiently helping you with solutions.
The auto dealers team has specialists who can review your pay plans for motivational effectiveness. Technology experts can help you assess your current systems and determine how you can get more value from your existing programs.

This could also be the time for you to consider acquiring businesses to better position you in the market. Or you could be looking at estate planning opportunities.

Financial statement audits and tax planning

As you make decisions, you can also rely on our accountants for financial statement audits that will provide you with quality information. Their goal is to bring added value and they often provide suggestions for cost savings. Those savings often involve tax planning. Our dealership team is backed by a tax department that continually monitors changes in federal, state, and local tax issues and can offer you tax strategies meant to reduce your tax burden.

Our auto dealership team will invest in your success. It’s the firm’s philosophy to put clients first. You will understand exactly what that means when you begin working with our professionals.

Financial Statement Audit & Tax

You will find that the Plante Moran team will perform most of its consulting services at your dealership, offering personal service and extraordinary responsiveness. You also will benefit from the team’s value-added approach and the financial consultants’ ability to collaborate with their 1,600 colleagues with specialties that range from corporate finance to succession planning and technology selection and implementation consulting.

Fraud Prevention

Our forensic specialists will combine their extensive knowledge of automotive dealerships with their accounting, auditing, and investigative skills to help you uncover and resolve your current fraud problems and deter fraudulent activities in the future.

Operations Improvement

Our operations improvement consultants can help you identify areas where you can improve your dealership’s bottom line. Once identified, our consultants who have years of experience working with dealerships can recommend practical strategies that will help you reach your performance goals. The reviews they conduct and the strategies they recommend typically pay for themselves many times over.

“Your diverse specializations and knowledgeable professionals have provided advice that has been extremely beneficial to me and my business.”

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