October 18, 2021

Davison auto dealership reacts to GM creation shutdown

DAVISON, Mich. (WJRT) – An vacant good deal at Hank Graff Chevrolet in Davison has develop into a typical sight this summer.

The dealership usually would have 600 to 700 new autos to offer this time of year. On Thursday, there was just just one automobile.

The semiconductor microchip scarcity is producing dealerships to get inventive when it arrives to selling new autos. The impending output shutdowns at GM crops across the state will not assistance sellers beef up their inventory whenever soon.

Proprietor Chris Graff explained they have been performing a lot of presale orders while they hold out for the chip shortage to conclusion. Shipping dates are scheduled out wherever from 6 weeks to six months just after orders.

”This a person is in which we don’t have the autos that are on the great deal, but the cars and trucks are nonetheless currently being created,” Graff stated. “Even correct now with the information of all the factory shutdowns — you know, I don’t know specifically why I know they are obtaining difficulties with microchips and in other areas mainly because of microchips, but a ton of methods they’re having a good deal they’ve taken these downtimes to put chips in vehicles that are sitting on the large amount, so maybe which is what they’re undertaking appropriate now so I never I did not read through way too much into it.”

Some professionals are predicting the chip lack could final nicely into 2023.

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