Dana Ford Chip Shortage Shopping Tips

Importance of Microchips for Vehicle Production

Microchips are vital to vehicle production, as newer models require dozens of microchips. New Ford models are built with these components that can control a variety of vehicle functions, ranging from fuel management and stability control to infotainment and engine functions. While vehicle production is slowly ramping back up, the supply of microchips will play a pivotal role in future inventory levels and a return to normalcy.

Do you have questions about the ongoing chip shortage? Maybe you need help finding your dream vehicle? Contact Dana Ford with a call or click. We can answer your questions and elaborate on these tips for a stress-free shopping experience during the ongoing chip shortage.

Take the Keys to Your Dream Car During the Ongoing Chip Shortage with Assistance from Our Staten Island Ford Dealership

Having trouble finding your dream vehicle during the ongoing chip shortage? Dana Ford can help! Our Staten Island Ford dealership offers solutions to navigate low inventory levels from the global microchip shortage. Whether it's a new Ford or a used vehicle, Dana Ford can find the right model that matches your New York City driving lifestyle. Staten Island shoppers can read about these chip shortage shopping tips so they land their preferred vehicle.

Keep Your Options Open by Searching for New & Used Vehicles

Keep your options open. You may have heard that friendly advice in other areas of life, but that guidance applies to car shopping, too. When Staten Island shoppers keep their options open, their search expands. They have a higher likelihood of finding a model with their specific preferences.

Don't shop for new Fords without considering other models. The same principle applies to used vehicles. Only searching for pre-owned models means you miss out on the latest Ford models with the best deals. By shopping for both new and used vehicles, practically any brand or body style can be added to your list.

As you keep your options open, be sure to browse the new Ford inventory and used inventory from our Staten Island lot. Dana Ford also offers a CarFinder tool to pinpoint the model that matches every preference Elizabeth customers have.

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Consider Leasing a New Ford

There's no clear indication how long inventory levels will remain low. Some Staten Island drivers may want to wait out the chip shortage with a short-term vehicle. They don't have to commit to a vehicle long-term when they choose to lease a new Ford from our Staten Island dealership.

By leasing a new Ford, they have a vehicle to drive while they wait for their dream model to become available. When the model arrives on our Staten Island lot, they can return their Ford lease in Staten Island and take the keys to their preferred vehicle. Leasing a new Ford often results in lower monthly payments, making this chip shortage solution an affordable alternative.

Offset Vehicle Cost by Valuing Your Trade with Dana Ford

Low inventory levels have led to soaring trade-in values. The time is now to sell your car on Staten Island at Dana Ford. By valuing your trade at our Staten Island Ford dealership, you can offset the vehicle cost of the next vehicle you purchase.

Your trade-in credit also makes more models budget-friendly. You can grow your shopping list, knowing your trade-in will cover a chunk of the next vehicle. By trading your car to Dana Ford, you also give other Elizabeth shoppers more options. This bolsters our used car inventory and widens our pre-owned vehicle selection.

Consider Driving a Different Model or Body Style Around Staten Island

SUVs and trucks are two body styles in high demand. Inventory levels are particularly low for these body styles. It may be more difficult to find your preferred body style. That's why all body styles should be considered.

Sedans and coupes offer driver-friendly traits for New York City commuting. Vans and hatchbacks are alternatives for Staten Island families who need extra space. Broaden your car shopping search by considering all body styles. The same goes for brands. Dana Ford sells several brands in addition to Ford. That's because we know New York City customers are better off with more options.

Custom Order a New Ford

Ford's allotment of microchips can be put to good use when Staten Island shoppers custom order a new Ford. This gives drivers a customized Ford with their favorite features. This way, certain Ford model specifications aren't being built to sit on our Staten Island lot. Custom order a new Ford truck or SUV from Dana Ford when you can't find your first model choice in stock.

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