The economy continues to rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic, but with the ongoing semiconductor chip shortage, many are traveling far and wide just to get the car they desire. It doesn’t matter whether a vehicle is new or used, dealerships are running on empty.
Nearly 10% of vehicle shoppers traveled out of state to purchase the ride they wanted, according to a new survey by Cars.com, an online automotive marketplace. Of the 12,000 respondents, 56% bought a new vehicle, while 43% bought a used vehicle.
A shortage of computer chips has caused a number of automotive factories to shut down temporarily in recent months, as they can’t finish building new vehicles without adequate parts.
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Those issues have contributed