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Davison auto dealership reacts to GM output shutdown

DAVISON, Mich. (WJRT) – An empty large amount at Hank Graff Chevrolet in Davison has become a widespread sight this summertime.

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

The semiconductor microchip scarcity is triggering dealerships to get creative when it arrives to advertising new automobiles. The forthcoming creation shutdowns at GM plants throughout the region won’t enable sellers beef up their inventory whenever before long.

Operator Chris Graff explained they have been undertaking a ton of presale orders though they wait around for the chip shortage to conclusion. Delivery dates are scheduled out wherever from six months to six months soon after orders.

”This one is in which we do not have the vehicles that are on the good deal, but the vehicles are nevertheless staying developed,” Graff mentioned. “Even ideal now with the news of all the manufacturing unit shutdowns — you know, I never know specifically why I know they are possessing problems with microchips and in other parts for the reason that of microchips, but a lot of techniques they are having a lot they’ve taken these downtimes to place chips in autos that are sitting on the whole lot, so perhaps that’s what they are undertaking appropriate now so I don’t I didn’t study also far into it.”

Some gurus are predicting the chip lack could past perfectly into 2023.

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