Car dealerships not allowed to sell on Sundays and want it to stay that way

Published: Mar. 28, 2019 at 4:44 PM CDT
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As of Aug. 1, businesses will get to decide what time they want to open on Sundays. But car dealerships are the exception. They aren’t allowed to be open.

And most are okay with it. Several dealerships say not being able to sell on Sundays is a great thing. It's the one day a week they're not worried about trying to make sales, and it gives customers a stress-free time to shop around.

While there aren't many cars driving around these lots in the middle of the day on a Thursday, Sundays are a different story.

“For consumers, we're not here so they're free to walk the lot check out things at their own pace without being bothered and I think it works for both parties,” Torgerson Auto Center General Sales Manager Chasiti Wanner said.

It's a sentiment echoed across multiple dealerships. Kupper Chevrolet General Manager Justin Rambur says it's the one day everyone gets to relax with their families. He says sometimes they run into issues with people from out of town who only have Sunday to shop, but they do their best to accommodate.

“Being open until 8 p.m. during the week, 6 p.m. on Saturdays, we feel we do a really good job of making sure we're here for our guests,” Rambur said.

Wanner says they have all their vehicles online so customers can shop that way after hours as well.

Officials at both dealerships say they want to keep things the way they are.