There’s a reason Pennsylvania car dealerships are closed on Sunday: It would be illegal for them to sell you a car.
And while many of those laws have been repealed, the one restricting the sale of vehicles remains on the lot.
Which states allow car sales on Sunday?
In Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Oklahoma, New Jersey, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, car dealerships continue to operate under blue-law prohibitions in which an automobile may not be purchased or traded on a Sunday.
Why is it illegal for car dealerships to be open on Sunday?
With a statewide ban, dealerships could close on Sundays without fearing a setback. In 18 states across the country, auto dealers are restricted or banned from operating on Sundays. The restriction on car sales on Sundays can be traced back to blue laws, which banned certain activities for religious reasons.
Can you buy a car on a Sunday?
Consumers can’t buy cars on Sundays in several states, including Illinois, New Jersey, and Texas, because of local laws. Under Massachusetts law, those who work on Sunday must be paid overtime, which can be a hefty cost for these companies, he said.
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