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Public-images-osm logo.svg shop = car
A place that primarily sells cars (automobiles) Show/edit corresponding data item.
Rendering in OSM Carto
Group: shops
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may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)should not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
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Status: de factoPage for proposal

The tag shop=car is used to map a place that primarily sells cars (automobiles). They may also repair cars or sell accessories or parts, but their primary business is selling cars.

Car dealerships (that primarily sell a certain brand of car) and used car lots would also use this tag.

For a long time there was a suggestion to use this tag also for shops that sell buses or trucks, while in more recent discussions on the tagging ML a preference for more specific tag was expressed (most used combination as of 12/2019 is shop=truck.

For motorcycle shops, please use shop=motorcycle instead.

How to map

Set a node or draw as an area along the shop outline. Tag it with shop=car and name=*.

Note: the shop outline can either be defined as just the main shop building (combined with building=*) or the entire premises, including outdoor areas such as where cars are displayed for sale and customer parking (combine with landuse=retail).

Tags used in combination

See also

List of similar tags related to vehicles.

  • shop=car_repair - A business where cars are repaired
  • shop=car_parts - A place selling auto parts, auto accessories, motor oil, car chemicals, etc.
  • amenity=car_rental - A place from which cars can be rented
  • shop=motorcycle - A shop that sells motorcycles and/or related accessories and services
  • shop=car_detail - A business which details cars (paint, decals etc)
  • shop=motorcycle_repair - A place where you can get your motorcycles repaired
  • shop=truck - A dealer that primarily sells trucks (heavy goods vehicles)
  • shop=caravan - A shop for caravans, motorhomes & similar recreational vehicles
  • shop=trailer - A shop that sells trailers, related accessories and services
  • shop=atv - A shop that sells ATVs (Quads) and related accessories and services