Taking a leap of faith and opening an automobile franchise in Florida can be an intimidating process. A lot can go wrong when a person chooses to work with a manufacturer to open a dealership and offer vehicles for sale under the rules of their franchise agreement. The success of an automobile dealership can depend greatly on what kind of support it gets from its manufacturer and what type of competition it faces in its local market.
One of the advantages of buying a vehicle from a dealership is that the facility may have on site a repair and service department. With ease and comfort Florida residents can take their vehicles back to where they bought them for scheduled maintenance, recall repairs, and other standard needs. Service technicians are the backbones of these departments and can be vital resources in the success of auto dealerships in Florida communities.
In 2017, the Florida legislature passed a law that changed the relationship between automobile dealerships and the manufacturers that provide them with vehicles and products. Although it impacted many aspects of how these entities may interact in the world of car sales, one area that it had significant effect upon was how often dealerships should undertake remodels of their facilities.