Have you tried to buy a vehicle lately? You may have discovered inventory is low, another downstream effect of COVID-19.
Microchips are needed for the electronic modules that provide power for cars, trucks, SUVs, and vans. Microchips are also integral to smartphones, gaming systems, and televisions. At the onset of the pandemic, sales of home electronics surged, just as auto sales dropped. So automakers cancelled their microchip orders. The problem is: These microchips can take months to be manufactured, and there is only a limited number of highly specialized fabrication plants that make them. To add insult to injury, one plant caught fire earlier this year, and the winter storm that swept across the United States also temporarily stunted production. The result? When auto sales rebounded at the end of 2020, there just weren’t enough microchips to satisfy demand. New car inventory came to a screeching halt.
Jeff Sebastian, co-owner of local Classic Chevy Sugar Land and HWY 6 with his wife Tiffany, says, “The severe shortage of new inventory has driven up the demand for pre-owned vehicles. In turn, the value of pre-owned cars has also increased. If you have a vehicle sitting in your driveway that you no longer need, now is the time to sell it for top price.”
At Classic Chevy Sugar Land and HWY 6, selling your vehicle is easier than ever. “You have lots of options,” continues Jeff. “Bring the car to one of our dealerships. We’ll evaluate it and provide you with a no-obligation purchase price. We can also do it all virtually. Give us a call or go to our website. There you’ll find a tool where you can provide all of the information about your vehicle. We take it from there. We are currently buying all makes and models.”
“Jeff and I have three kids of our own,” says Tiffany. “We know how quickly time marches on. As family dynamics change, so do your vehicle needs. If your kids are older, you may no longer need the large SUV. We can buy it at top price and help you find a vehicle that meets your current needs.”
The showroom and the service department at Classic Chevy Sugar Land is open Monday-Saturday, closed Sunday. The HWY 6 location is open Sunday-Friday, closed Saturday. Tiffany says, “We recognize that for many of our clients, weekends are most convenient. That’s why Sugar Land is open Saturday, and on Sunday the HWY 6 location is open and available for all of your vehicle needs.”
If you’re looking for a classic experience for your next car purchase, we invite you to visit one of Classic Chevrolet’s two convenient locations.