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A day in the life of: a Car Dealership Owner – Automotive

Published: Tuesday 11th February 2020

We’ve recently kicked off a new series of videos that explore ‘A Day In The Life Of‘ different industries and job roles. This is intended to help job seekers in better understanding of what would typically be required of them, if they were to pursue this type of career. Our first one focuses on the automotive industry.

Our videographer spent the day with Umesh Samani of Specialist Cars in Stoke-on-Trent, to create a video that showcases what a day in the life of a car dealership owner would entail.

Specialist Cars was founded in 1997 following Umesh’s successful car sales career, and he now boasts 35 + years of experience in the automotive industry.

Check out the video below to learn more:

Umesh kindly broke down his typical day at work stage by stage in a brief interview, prior to us capturing footage of his daily tasks. Umesh strongly believes in arriving early, and has always considered himself an early bird! He starts his day by checking his emails before working out how the rest of the day will pan out, stating that every day is going to be different.

Zoek | A Day In The Life Of | Umesh Samani - Specialist Cars

His daily tasks often comprise of:

  • Checking to see what cars are available to buy from contacts or even the dealer network that he is a part of.
  • Customers also contact him with cars that they have for sale.
  • He answers phone enquires throughout the day.
  • If he has a car in the showroom that is not currently listed, he’ll take photographs, videos and he even offers a 360 virtual tour of each car.
  • He also writes the descriptions of each car and uploads them to the website.
  • He regularly checks statistics and analytics to see which cars are performing well and whether they’re priced well within the market.
  • If a customer comes in, he will discuss their options with them, discuss potential part-exchange or even working out their finance.
  • Customers also request to source vehicles for them as part of his service, if none of his 30+ stock match the criteria that the customer desires.

Zoek | A Day In The Life Of | Umesh Samani - Specialist Cars

Overall, it was fascinating to learn how different job roles differ and it was pleasure to work alongside Umesh of Specialist Cars, learning more about the automotive industry.

If you would like to get involved in ‘A Day In The Life Of‘ video, then please do not hesitate to get in touch today! You can email us at and get your job role featured on the Zoek blog and across our social platforms.

If you’re inspired to work your way up the ladder at a car dealership company, remember to start your job search over at Zoek to discover plenty of fresh opportunities!

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