Car Dealerships Want To Be Considered ‘Essential’ So They Can Stay Open During The Pandemic


Trade groups representing car dealerships and auto manufacturers asked President Trump to declare car dealerships "essential" businesses, which therefore should be exempt from potential "shelter in place" rules prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a March 17 letter to the president and other officials, the groups put the biggest emphasis on dealerships being essential because they provide service and parts. Vehicle sales and providing “replacement vehicles when necessary” also get a mention.

“Given the importance of safe transportation in addressing the coronavirus outbreak, we have an obligation to...READ MORE HERE