New and used automobile dealerships currently face one of the most difficult times in my memory of two plus decades in acquiring used vehicles to sell to the public. The main reason for this challenge can be found first and foremost in new truck and car shortages due to the lack of microchips needed to run today’s vehicles.
As we are all very familiar supply chain issues abound. The lack of new cars and trucks have created an unprecedented demand for used vehicles. Subsequently, the value of a used automobile jumped notably over the last couple of years. The used automobile prices will continue to be elevated until manufacturers can provide the types of cars and trucks the consumers want.
Currently, new car and truck production increase monthly. The challenge of meeting demand due to chip ...
MICROPROCESSOR CHIP SHORTAGE FUELS CONSUMER DEMAND FOR USED CARS
If you’ve been in the market for a used vehicle, you may have noticed that the car you wanted was gone in 60 seconds!
As car dealers try to keep pace with consumer demand, the microprocessor shortage continues to put the brakes on the manufacturing of new vehicles across the globe.
So, what led to this shortage of these tiny components no bigger than a quarter? Find out as we cover:
What is a semiconductor chip?
What caused the chip shortage?
How car dealers are handling consumer demand
What Is a Semiconductor Chip?
Also known as microchips or semis, semiconductor chips are made from a natural mineral called silicon. This element conducts electricity and acts as a tiny transistor that allows virtually every modern-day device to function, from the smartphones in our pockets to the vehicles that we...
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I have well over 20 years of experience purchasing cars and trucks at wholesale auctions all over the Southwest. These auctions are fast-moving and the auctioneers are trained, well trained, to maximize the amount the wholesale buyers pay and keep the buyer’s attention off obvious and not so obvious imperfections. They additionally have the vehicle in and out of the sale lane in less than 20 seconds.
My desire in the following blogs is to teach you how to look at your next used car or truck like a wholesale buyer.
Chevrolet aficionados refer to Chevrolet in several: Chev, chevy, bow tie, et all. This finds bases in the past where most of our communication was through the spoken work. With the advent of Google and Bing we learn that many people when searching for Chevrolet actually type Cheverlet. So, many people instead of saying ChevROlet pronounce it chevERlet.
So, from certain areas Chevrolet or chevy should be called a Chever :).
So, come in to Kempton Chevrolet / Cheverlet and buy your new or used Chevrolet or if you prefer Cheverlet.
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With the shortage of new cars and trucks, the value of your preowned car or truck will be through the roof!
I’ve been buying used cars for Kempton Chevrolet Buick in Arizona for well over 20 years. I’ve been in auction lanes watching cars go for unbelievably low prices. I’ve watched new cars sell and lose half the value in a matter of months. I’ve seen used cars depreciate over 20% in a month’s time. As a Car Dealer, we are trained to get rid of a used car after 60 days. No one, they say, should hold onto a depreciating asset or in other words a preowned car or truck. I’ve heard speakers call used car guys the dumbest people on earth because they buy cars and trucks that will not hold value.
Whether you’re in Chiefland with a trailer to attach to your truck, or in Ocala with a camper for family trips, or you have a business in Gainesville and need to haul heavy loads, you’ll want to make sure your truck is properly outfitted for safe towing. Take a look at our guide below, then contact our service center at Big Bend Chevrolet to learn more!
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Distance presents difficulty in the Southwest. While offering a calm and rural way of living, unfortunately, its rugged terrain makes travel burdensome.
Many times, purchasing a specific item requires putting extra ...
Q: Why won’t my car start? A: There are numerous reasons why a vehicle won’t start. If it’s related to the battery, the starter will generally not crank the engine. This is the telltale “click, click, click” when you turn the key or press the start button. This could be an alternator not charging the battery properly, a loose battery or starter cable, or a battery that needs to be replaced. Because batteries only crank for 3 seconds, in most cases, there may be no “slow crank” warning. That is why it is important to get your battery tested by a Chevrolet Certified Service professional at Kempton Chevrolet Buick.
Q: Do I need to charge my auto battery after I jump-start my vehicle? A: In most instances, normal driving will recharge the battery unless there is an issue with the vehicle. If your...
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Distance presents difficulty in the Southwest. While offering a calm and rural way of living, unfortunately its rugged terrain makes travel burdensome.
Many times, purchasing a specific item requires putting extra miles on your vehicle.
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