• PLANNING AHEAD: Two dealerships in Huntsville, Ala., are drawing from a rainy day savings fund, which was built over the past seven years to retain and pay employees during the coronavirus outbreak.
  • A NEW PURPOSE: After Michigan halted auto sales to stop the spread of COVID-19, a Detroit-area dealer cleared out her showroom so it could be used for blood drives.
  • SELF-INSURED SAVINGS: By dropping its health insurance carrier and switching to a self-insured plan, Village Automotive Group was able to cut its costs by more than $300,000 a year without forcing employees to pay more for their coverage.
  • CLOSED ON SUNDAY: Seven months after Kelly Automotive Group started closing its stores on most Sundays, employees are enjoying more time with their families and keeping the new schedule from hurting sales volumes.
  • JOLLY GESTURE: DCH Honda of Temecula in California hosts a free Santa photo-op event for several weekends each holiday season, building dealership recognition and goodwill with community members.