NJ governor allows in-person sales at bike shops, car, motorcycle, and boat dealerships

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and Superintendent of the State Police Col. Patrick Callahan have authorized in-person sales at car dealerships, motorcycle dealerships, boat dealerships, and bike shops, by appointment only and with social distancing measures in place, beginning Wednesday at 6 a.m.

“We know this is an important step for our dealerships and bike shops, and New Jerseyans who need access to transportation,” Murphy said. “We will continue to responsibly and deliberately give different sectors a green light to open in a manner that is consistent with public health.” 

Dealerships and bike shops that resume in-person sales must abide by social distancing, safety, and sanitization requirements described in detail in the administrative order that allows sales. Businesses can allow customers to test-drive vehicles, boats, or bicycles sold or leased by the business if the customer is given access to the vehicle alone, or in the case of a boat, with an employee of the business present, but only when social distancing can be maintained. The business staff must clean and sanitizes the vehicle, boat, or bicycle after each test drive if the customer does not purchase the item.