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Dealership business hours mixed for Independence Day holiday

November 10, 2010

Of the modest number of dealers who responded to a CATA poll about the business hours they plan to keep on the year’s remaining holidays, the answers were mixed.

Eleven dealerships responded to the query. Three indicated they would conduct normal work hours on July 5, the date observed as a holiday by unionized employees. At the other eight stores, all departments would be closed except for four stores, where the sales departments would work limited hours.

In 2005, July 4 fell on a Monday. A more robust count of 72 dealers responded to a similar questionnaire, and the sentiments were thus: Just four said their sales department would work a full day on July 4. Another eight said their salespeople would work a partial day. All service and other departments were to be closed July 4, 2005.

Intended operating hours by dealers on Labor Day and the Christmas and New Year’s holidays will be reported in a future edition of this newsletter.