The Peugeot Trade Association consists of trade parts dealers who have met a number of standards laid out by Peugeot, to ensure that they have made the investment and have the expertise to serve the trade parts market effectively and efficiently.
A survey carried out by Peugeot spoke to over 3,000 independent motor traders and of these, 90% said that identifying the correct part first time, followed by availability and prompt delivery, were their key requirements.
As Peugeot’s vehicle parc ages, more four to seven-year old vehicles will be seen by independent motor traders, therefore providing competitively priced parts and good availability will be important for Peugeot’s Trade Association Dealers to service this opportunity.
Peugeot said dealers which support the trade parts club will stock a wider range of parts and operate a regular and ‘emergency’ delivery service.
Independent motor traders who join the Peugeot Trade Parts Club will also benefit from a Trade club price guide, access to Peugeot’s computer based part identification and technical systems LASER/INFOTEC, regular visits from a dedicated Peugeot parts representative and access to a dedicated parts trade club website.
The access to Peugeot’s LASER system guarantees the Peugeot dealer can identify the exact part which was fitted to the vehicle, without the independent trader having to dismantle the vehicle or pre-check parts prior to ordering. The system uses the vehicle’s unique vehicle identification number (VIN) and the original vehicle manufacturing database to identify the correct component fitted to the vehicle.
The INFOTEC system provides access to ‘workshop’ manuals, wiring diagrams and servicing/repair time schedules. The system is web based and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week on a subscription basis.