Are Car Dealerships Open on Sunday?

Why Car Dealers are Closed on Sunday?
     Here at Oliver C.Joseph we believe in the need for time with family away from work. This leads to happy employees and stronger community. We believe in this so much we are even closed on every national ("Red, White & Blue") holiday as well.

     We know the world has become a 24/7 international shopping economy, that's why we have invested in staff, time & tools to help give you the best online experience, including:
  • Live chat 24/7
  • Rebates (available to everyone in the St. Louis area) listed to the specific new car
  • Used cars manually researched and priced at or below market value to give you our best price before you even come in the door
  • Detailed (not photoshopped) pictures of each car taken here at the dealership to answer most question
  • AutoCheck Vehicle History reports on every used car to shop the average vehicle's ranking and the individual car's score; DMV history, police reports and more
  • A dedicated Online Sales Center Team here at the dealership to make sure you get timely answers to the questions you submit online.
As we are in the service industry, we are on your clock. We are sorry for the inconvenience of not being open on Sunday, but we will work to give you the best service the other 70+ hours we are open throughout the week.

     There are a lot of opinions about car dealers not selling cars on Sundays and how the world works differently than it once did. As a family oriented business in a competitive market, we are closed to allow our employees time with their families. We understand there are 6 other days of the week they could take off, but as you have probably noticed when you've visited OCJ, the same faces are here every day to serve you. Most of our salesmen opt to come in on their days off when their customers call and request to pick up their new car. We want to thank you for considering OCJ and for your understanding.

The Law says "No Selling On Sunday!"

     In Illinois there have been a number of laws passed, repealed and overturned regarding the ability of car dealers to sell cars on Sundays. The current law was passed in 1982 and took effect on January 2, 1983.

     Much like the "Blue Laws" that limit the time alcohol can be sold, dealers in IL (as well as Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Oklahoma, New Jersey, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin)  may not buy, sell or trade automobiles on a Sunday. Only the counties of Prince George's, Montgomery, and Howard in Maryland permits Sunday automobile sales. In Michigan only counties with a population less than 130,000 can sell on Sunday. Texas and Utah let dealers pick Saturday or Sunday to close, but they must be closed one or the other.

    This allows employees a day of rest and to enforce this rest equally on all dealerships despite the fact some employers value the bottom line over the wellness of their employees. By protecting dealers that wish to value their employees, adhere to local traditions, and build strong communities from those that only want to sell cars, local markets are kept on an even footing.

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