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Because the world continues to regulate the realities of the coronavirus pandemic, automobile dealerships and producers are taking steps to soundly reopen dealerships to prospects. Whereas many producers and dealerships are providing partial or totally on-line buying processes, digital appointments and at-home take a look at drives on this new period of social distancing, there are nonetheless events on either side of the car-buying course of preferring an in-person expertise.

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As areas throughout the U.S. start to reopen, right here’s how producers and sellers are working to make sure that the bodily dealership is a secure place for purchasers and staff alike:


GM is inviting its dealership franchises — representing Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC — to participate in what it’s calling the CLEAN program.

“Sellers who enroll within the CLEAN program have agreed to comply with CDC [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] tips and to make use of Environmental Safety Company-approved cleansers in reference to the cleansing of their services, together with high-traffic areas, and the cleansing of latest, used and serviced buyer autos,” in accordance with an announcement from GM. “Sellers who enroll in this system have dedicated to following the CDC tips and practices upon enrollment.”


Hyundai’s Clear Assurance program supplies dealerships with cleansing merchandise from Bioesque Options, recommends acceptable social-distancing measures and supplies vendor coaching “with suggestions for staffing, gross sales and repair operations, buyer communications, social distancing protocols, and cleansing and sanitization procedures,” in accordance with a Hyundai assertion.

You may watch an in depth video about Hyundai’s Clear Assurance program under.

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Brian Normile handles the scheduling and logistics for press autos in Chicago and through our multivehicle challenges. He nonetheless drives his first automobile, a 1997 Toyota 4Runner. E-mail Brian


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