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If you are currently selling your vehicle in Alberta you are probably smiling right now.  Anyone shopping for a vehicle in Leduc, or the Edmonton area, or even in Alberta, is quickly finding out there is a shortage of vehicles.  It does not matter if you are looking for an SUV, a truck, a van, a sedan, a minivan or a hybrid.  It does not matter if you are looking for Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram or any brand for that matter.  There is a world wide production and supply crisis and it has affected the entire Auto Industry on a global scale.  That means used vehicles are selling at a premium and dealerships are doing everything they can to buy in used vehicles.
 
 
The first question is often why is this happening?  There are many contributing factors and obviously Covid related issues are at the core of it all.  The biggest factor is a shortage of microchips.  Those microchips control everything from safety features, entertainment systems, heated seats and HVAC systems and literally almost every function in a modern vehicle in some capacity.  The worldwide shortage of microchips has resulted in production issues for vehicles, home appliances, home electronics and computers just to name the top 4.  This shortage has forced all vehicle manufacturers to limit or eliminate many common options in order to keep production lines operating.  It is not unusual to find vehicles produced currently without Blind Spot Assistance, Heated Seats, Upgraded Infotainment Systems or Interface Upgrades and other commonly expected options.  Sometimes clients are finding it far more advantageous to buy a 1 or 2 year old used vehicle with all of the options they want rather than forgo those options to get a current year model.   The other obvious catalyst is that the Province of Alberta is opening back up and as Covid restrictions ease there has been an increasing demand for vehicles.
 
The second obvious question is how long will this shortage last?  There is no certainty on an answer but experts in the automotive industry and electronics industry are predicting 18-24 months before the shortage in microchips is resolved.  Obviously this is a major crisis for manufacturers across the globe, and Stellantis with their associated brands of Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram are no exception.  They are, however, taking proactive steps to ensure there is a continued production of vehicles with Factory Order vehicles getting priority production and preferred option allocation.  Our priority as your local Leduc and Edmonton area dealership is to constantly look for and buy in quality used vehicles.  We work diligently to ensure every vehicle we sell is inspected and meets or exceeds AMVIC standards.
 
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What does that mean for you?  It is difficult to find vehicles and when you do find them you may find they are missing options you would otherwise expect as standard.  It also means that used vehicles are selling at premium due to the lack of inventory and lack of options.  If you are looking to sell your vehicle you should consider contacting us.  We pay a premium on quality used vehicles and we can usually pay you within 24 hours.

Leduc Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
6102 46a St, Leduc, AB T9E 7A7
1 866-817-0317
 
 
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