Chip Shortages, Repair Delays and How Color Customs Collision Can Help.
COVID-19 has touched every part of everybody’s lives, and that includes the car repair process. If you are looking for a new vehicle, you have likely noticed the price and availability problems. If you’re looking for collision repair, you have likely noticed more of a delay than normal. These issues are the product of the COVID-19 domino effect. If you are looking to bring your vehicle in for repair, here are 2 things you need to know about the parts shortage, and how Color Customs is mitigating the process.
- Chip Shortage
The delay initially started with the shortage of computer chips inserted into new vehicles. The shortage of these chips has been plaguing the auto industry for more than a year now. Earlier this year, General Motors said it expects the situation will improve in Q4 of 2021, but because of the Delta variant surge, GM is now shutting down production at most of their North American plants. Although the chip shortage is expected to end eventually, the end does not seem in sight for quite some time.
2. Vehicle Parts Delayed
Unfortunately, the global parts shortage doesn’t just reach computer chips. Automakers and collision repair centers are now seeing a shortage of parts. This means that there is an increasing delay on new vehicles hitting the lot, or in Color Customs Collision’s case, a delay in the collision repair process if parts are backlogged.
How Color Customs Collision Can Help
This parts delay is not unique to Color Customs Collision. Each auto repair shop is experiencing delays in parts and backlogging of repair jobs. What we have done to mitigate the process is to be upfront about when your repair will be complete, and then continue to communicate with you throughout the repair process. We are still taking in repairs but do expect a slight delay in your repair process. If you live in Denton, Sanger, Krum or Argyle, and are in need of reliable dent repair, collision repair, or post-repair paintwork, contact family-owned and operated Color Customs Collision today. Stay safe out there!