Those dealers are eliminating the semblance of entitlement that's a threat to any successful family business.
I've also seen operations that were incubators for dealer brats.
I know one dealer who gave a son a salary to steer clear of the dealership. Another otherwise savvy businessperson appeased an ex-spouse with an executive title and salary, knowing the ex would spend far more time on a golf course than in the dealership.
Most of the successful second- and third-generation dealers I've known say they started in the car business in their teens - sometimes younger -- washing cars, mopping floors and cleaning toilets.
It's a simple rule, but effective: To raise successful entrepreneurs, start when they're really young and start them at the very bottom.