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Chip storage is developing a new car or truck desert. Dealerships pushing used automobiles instead.

STAUNTON — Matthew Walsh stated ordinarily there would be up to 2,200 autos on the plenty at the 15 Carter Myers Automotive dealerships in the state. Now, they have a overall of 363.

“That makes it tough for us to give choice for buyers and usually, if you were being obtaining a automobile, you would appear in and you could take a look at generate 3 or four distinctive versions of say a Honda CRV. Now … we could not even have a CRV on the floor to display you,” he said.

Carter Myers Automotive (CMA) has a full of 15 dealerships — in Staunton, Charlottesville, Colonial Heights, Williamsburg and Winchester — selling a selection of automobiles together with Honda, Volkswagen, Nissan, Dodge Jeep Ram, Subaru, Kia, Hyundai, Chevrolet and Ford.

In accordance to Automobile and Driver, a semiconductor chip scarcity is affecting the price of employed cars and trucks and the supply chain of new automobiles. The semiconductor chips, which have a microchip processor, are crucial since it can regulate every thing from screens to fuel management and security handle, in accordance to The demand from customers for these chips rose for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic and the lack is predicted to past till subsequent year.