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By Ben Porter
Nebraska News Service 

Semiconductor chip shortage leaves dealership empty


October 14, 2021

Empty lots, vacant showrooms and lack of inventory is a few of the problems plaguing the car industry both locally and nationally.

Semiconductor chips that control certain amenities from power steering to emergency braking systems is on back order from their manufacturers due to COVID-19.

Jack Minnick, assistant sales manager at Duteau Chevrolet on South 27th in Lincoln, said Duteau cannot provide cars to consumers because of the shortage, and more orders for cars are being placed than ever.

“We can’t exactly guarantee when it’ll be here,” Minnick said. “But at least we know if yo...

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