It feels like there’s a supply chain issue with just about everything, and that’s because, well, there is. You might be wondering, “When will the new car shortage end?” Or “What’s up with this car chip shortage?” And you’re right to do so. Many people have been waiting for their new cars for months, and others have had to delay financing because there are no available vehicles.
Luckily, this isn’t the case for every dealership. Some have cars that are not affected by chip shortages, and there are other solutions available to get you on the road faster.
When Will the New Car Shortage End?
Originally, the shortage stemmed from micro-chips, a crucial car component. Without it, the car can’t operate. Now, due to other shortages, there are supply chain delays with tires, paint resin, seats, and other manufactured parts.
With all these delays, we’re expecting a delay in production until about 2023, but because we’re experienced such long delays, we might not get back to normal with pricing and inventory until later that same year.
Which Cars Are Not Affected by Chip Shortage?
There are certain vehicles that are always made in surplus, which means that there tends to be more access to them on car lots and in showrooms. These are vehicles such as the 2021 Jeep Compass, the Ford F-150, the Nissan Altima, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and the Ram 1500 Classic.
You’ll find some of these options with us, and even more choices with our pre-owned vehicles. These cars are already running, microchip and are ready to go. What’s great about buying a used vehicle right now is that you’re not adding to the inventory backup and car chip shortage, while still ensuring you’re able to get on the road and on with your life.
What Pre-Owned Options Are There?
Lucky for you, we have plenty of pre-owned vehicles on our lot. These include some pre-owned specials, such as a 2017 Mustang EcoBoost for $19,750, or this 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 for $28,950. With our regular pre-owned inventory we have everything from Hyundai to Buick, Subaru, and Toyota. In other words, if this new car chip shortage is bumming you out, we have viable, recently-made options for you.
For the Patient Customer
While there is a new car chip shortage, it’s not going to last forever. For those who know what car they want and are certain it’s worth the wait, we’re taking New Ford Custom Orders now for all 2023 models. These include our trucks, like the Maverick, the F-150 Raptor, the F-250 Regular Cab, and the Ranger Supercrew. With our SUVs and Crossovers, we have the Escape, the Bronco Sport, the Escape Plug-in, the Expedition, and many more. For the eco-conscious customer, we have a wide range of electric vehicles and hybrids, like our Mustang Mach-e, the Explorer Titanium, and the E-transit. Our classic work trucks or practical vans are available, alongside the fun and highly sought-after coupes.
Some of these vehicles are available in their 2022 models, especially the coupes, which means you’re in for a shorter wait time than you would be with a 2023 customizable vehicle.
The Bottom Line
This chip shortage is getting on everyone’s nerves — us included, but what’s most important to us is your ability to keep on living, working, adventuring, and having fun. Whether you’re ready for the long haul and want to put in a new custom order today or if you’re interested in taking a look at our pre-owned vehicle inventory, we have plenty of options for you.
We have an entire Finance Team that’s ready to help talk through buying, leasing, and financing your new or pre-owned vehicle. This process includes, checking out our inventory, putting in a finance application, getting a trade-in quote if that’s what you’re after, and an estimated monthly payments list. Wherever you’re at financially, we have a team to help get you the car you want, need, and deserve.
We’re looking forward to helping you get on the road again. Contact us today to get started.