Chip Shortage

How to Manage Chip Shortage when Shopping for a New Vehicle

We know how frustrating it can be to look for a new vehicle and struggle to find anything available at dealerships near you. With chip shortage problems plaguing the country, the Willowbrook Ford team wanted to take some time on the chip shortage, what it means for you, and how to get a new Ford without waiting for inventory to arrive at the dealership. Let us know if you have any questions today!

What is the Chip Shortage and Why Does It Exist?

The chip shortage is a problem plaguing many different aspects of our consumer lifestyle, and the automotive industry is no different. The shortage stems from the Covid pandemic and the war in Ukraine, which supplies the neon gas used to make semiconductors in the chips. These chips are used in vehicles for many systems, including your infotainment touchscreen system, driver-assist features, and much more!

What Does the Chip Shortage Mean for Drivers?

Automotive shoppers looking for a new vehicle will have trouble finding inventory available at the dealership. Chip shortages affect many industries, and with new models requiring multiple chips, new inventory is hard to come by. This issue will most likely last into 2023, making it tough to get the vehicle you want.

How Many Chips Does it Take to Power a Gas and An Electric Vehicle on Average?

Almost every vehicle has at least two or three dozen microchips, controlling everything from infotainment screens to fuel management and stability control. Luxury vehicles and models with high-tech equipment, such as electric options, often have 100 or more processors onboard. No matter which new vehicle you want, it most likely requires many different chips!

Order Your New Ford Today to Beat the Chip Shortage Issue!

Eager to forgo chip shortage problems? We can help! Willowbrook Ford encourages you to custom order your new Ford today - custom-ordered models tend to get top priority at the manufacturer, guaranteeing a quicker turnaround time. Let us help you get into the driver's seat of a new Ford today!

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