About Us

Hello, and welcome to Car Dealer Depot, where we offer the largest selection of dealer-specific products, business services, and promotional products to automotive retailers Nationwide.

My name is Joe Hess and I started the business in 2000.  I have spent the majority of my career in the automotive industry having worked at NAPA Auto Parts, AutoNation, Credit Acceptance, and now Car Dealer Depot.  We are headquartered in my native South Florida, where I reside with my wife of 17 years, our two teenage boys, and our yellow lab.

The past few years have presented challenges to our industry we have not seen before.  As the impact from those challenges persist into 2022, we are left to wonder when they may subside.  But through it all, know this - on behalf of myself and my team, we have survived and are working hard and working smart to navigate the supply chain issues to continue to provide the quality products you expect, when you need them, at unbelievable prices! 

To our existing customers who stood together with us through the mess – THANK YOU for your continued support!  To the rest of you – thank you in advance for the opportunity to earn your business.  LET’s GO!



Joe Hess


Car Dealer Depot (CDD) offers the largest selection of automotive-specific products and services to retailers Nationwide.  Our supplies meet the needs of all your departments offering products in the following categories:

Our Goal:

Car Dealer Depot's goal is to be your supplier of choice for all the products and services you need to run your dealership by saving you time and money.

Save Time:

  • Through the convenience of one-stop shopping - we offer "Everything But The Cars"         
  • Using CDD's intuitive website to make shopping quick and easy 
  • Avoiding costly trips to the store
  • Not having to negotiate with multiple suppliers
  • Creating a personalized shopping list so reorders are effortless
  • Receiving one statement for all your purchases
  • Ordering when you want to 24/7

Save Money:

CDD's scale enables us to negotiate on behalf of all our dealer - customers directly with the manufacturer or their largest distributor and pass the savings on to you.

Our History

Since 1999, Car Dealer Depot (CDD) has been helping automotive retailers save hundreds of thousands of dollars on everyday supplies needed to run their dealerships.  From group purchasing managing millions of dollars in spend to helping Independent Dealers and Single-point Franchise Dealers save money everyday - CDD is here to help.  Our product offering continues to expand to meet our dealers' needs so check back often and provide us feedback if you can not locate something you need to purchase.

Please contact us if you are interested in group purchasing for multiple dealerships or for assistance in pricing analysis at your dealership. We look forward to earning your business by offering quality products at competitive prices delivered to your dealership on time.