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Accounting software for automotive traders and car repair shops

When you’ve got an easy way to track stock, create and send personalised invoices, and pay your employees, you get more time to focus on what you love - your automotive business. Get started with Sage Accounting to manage your cashflow and take control of your business finances.

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Don’t let admin and tax compliance slow you down.

  • Share real-time financial information with your accountant
  • Collaborate through a single system to create accurate HMRC returns with ease
  • Save more time to focus on your business

Connect your bank to your software

Connect your bank to Sage Accounting for mechanics and car dealerships with ease.

  • Import transactions automatically
  • Save time inputting data
  • View your accounts in real-time
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest Making Tax Digital legislation

Transform your car dealership or automotive repair shop with Sage accounting

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Accounting Start

For sole traders and limited companies.
per month / excl. 20% VAT*
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Accounting Standard

For small businesses working with suppliers, CIS, or with accrual accounting.
per month / excl. 20% VAT*
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Accounting Plus

For small businesses managing inventory or working in multiple currencies.
per month / excl. 20% VAT*
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*Get 3 months free, then £14/£28/£36 + VAT/mo (tier depending). Terms and conditions apply.
Add Payroll starting at 5 employees from £10.00 per month excl. VAT with the option to add up to 150 employees. Add additional employees in-product at £2.00 per month (Essentials), £4.00 per month (Standard) and £6.00 (Premium). Prices exclude VAT.

Automotive accounting software FAQs

The best way for car dealerships, parts suppliers and automotive service and repair businesses to manage their finances and reduce admin time is through accounting software. Sage Accounting makes it easy to control cash flow, file VAT returns and manage finances in real-time from anywhere. Use Sage Accounting to:

  • Get a clear view of stock so that you always have the right car parts
  • Get paid faster by automating and setting up recurring invoices
  • Stay in control by viewing a cash flow forecast with real-time insights
  • Manage your finances no matter where you are on your mobile
  • Review orders that are in the pipeline and pending
  • Save hours of time by reducing your admin burden
  • Connect your banks and import transactions from your points of sale
  • Pay employees on time, every time
  • Ensure compliance with VAT returns to HMRC
  • Give your accountant or bookkeeper permission to view your finances and collaborate with them in real-time

Sage Accounting backs up your practice’s transactions safely and securely to the cloud. That way, you don't have to worry about any painful upgrades or updates, and you can work from any location.

It makes it easy to collaborate with an accountant on an accurate, compliant tax return. And if your business employs several people, you can also pay them quickly and easily using our optional Payroll add-on, syncing these payments with Sage Accounting automatically, saving hours of work.

Sage Accounting helps mechanics and automotive business owners record income and expenses from the garage, at home or anywhere else. Use it to snap and capture receipts for parts and other items with on your mobile phone and send invoices to customers that are easy to create.

There are plenty of ways you can save time with Sage Accounting. Here are some examples:

Automate manual tasks

By automating tasks, you can cut down the amount of time you spend on manual data entry to save money and focus on the areas of the business that need the most attention.

  • Set up recurring invoices to avoid starting from scratch each time
  • Add invoices in bulk to save time
  • Get Google Drive integration to get automatic copies of invoices and quotes online
  • Connect your bank and let transactions flow into Sage Accounting for easy reconciliation
  • Make sure that you’ve always got the right amount of stock - quickly view your inventory and create reorder levels and quantities
  • Get inventory reports to see stock information in seconds

Purchase Automation and AutoEntry

Spend less time on admin and more time on your automotive work with a paperless way to manage receipts. Simply snap, scan or email a photo of your receipts, bank transactions, invoices or other documents for your Sage accounts using Purchase Automation and AutoEntry. Then categorise, publish and share them with your accountant through Sage Accounting. AutoEntry captures tax summaries and full line item details including description, quantity and unit price so it’s an easy way to log the information you need, when you need it.

Other ways to save time:

  • Use dashboards to view your financial data instantly
  • Use real-time data to collaborate faster with accountants or bookkeepers
  • Create and send invoices, easily follow up with clients on outstanding invoices and track the health of your business in real-time from anywhere with the mobile app
  • See a live running total of your tax liabilities, plan ahead and submit to HMRC
  • View cash flow forecasts in real-time to make faster business decisions

Sage Marketplace

Get added functionality with our partner apps which integrate directly with Sage Accounting, giving you back more time to focus on your business.

AutoEntry

Remove the need for data entry

AutoEntry is an intelligent, cloud-based solution which eliminates bookkeeping data entry, so users never again have to type up invoices or receipts.

Castaway

3–way modelling and forecasting

Castaway is a reporting and business modelling solution that allows you to budget, forecast, analyse KPIs, model scenarios and manage consolidations.

Swoop

Raise and save money for your business in minutes

Integrate Swoop with Sage to unlock the right funding solutions across loans, equity, grants, commercial mortgages, and find business savings too.

Simple Simon

Smarter work order management

Simple-Simon allows you to record travel/work time easily. Keep track of your time, items, equipment and work with Simple-Simon, the smart work order app.

See what our automotive customers have to say

“Recording customer data in Sage gives you the ability to get the information out accurately. With Sage, there's credibility with what you are telling them.”

Derrick Rowe
Finance Director, DPR Motorsport

“Sage Accounting has made life much easier when it comes to completing our Vat Returns & monthly accounts. The standout feature is VAT returns.”

Karen Shannon
Company Director, Moira Tyres & Supplies Ltd

“Sage Accounting is super easy to use and customer invoices are easy to send on time. The ability to login while on the go is the standout feature.”

Bill Rogers
Owner, Detailing World Ltd

Making Tax Digital, made easy

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