Chip storage is making a new car desert. Dealerships pushing utilised autos as an alternative.

STAUNTON — Matthew Walsh mentioned normally there would be up to 2,200 vehicles on the a lot at the 15 Carter Myers Automotive dealerships in the state. Now, they have a full of 363.

“That can make it challenging for us to give assortment for customers and usually, if you had been buying a automobile, you would arrive in and you could test generate a few or 4 distinct designs of say a Honda CRV. Now … we could not even have a CRV on the floor to exhibit you,” he stated.

Carter Myers Automotive (CMA) has a overall of 15 dealerships — in Staunton, Charlottesville, Colonial Heights, Williamsburg and Winchester — advertising a wide range of vehicles together with Honda, Volkswagen, Nissan, Dodge Jeep Ram, Subaru, Kia, Hyundai, Chevrolet and Ford.

According to Motor vehicle and Driver, a semiconductor chip scarcity is influencing the selling price of applied automobiles and the provide chain of new cars and trucks. The semiconductor chips, which have a microchip processor, are critical due to the fact it can handle almost everything from screens to gas management and stability control, in accordance to The demand for these chips rose during the COVID-19 pandemic and the lack is anticipated to past until eventually following calendar year. 

Maude Faigley

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