COVID-19 and Car Buying in Greer, SC

COVID-19 and Car Buying in Greer, SC

As COVID-19 has spread across the world, understandably, anxiety has spiked about not just how this disease will impact daily health, but also various economic factors. In fact, while many people, especially those who take the proper precautions, may not even get sick, many will feel some sort of financial impact, whether that's through increased prices of daily goods or reduced hours.

So what does that mean for the automotive industry? If you've been planning to buy a new Honda model, should you put those plans on hold? Keep reading as we answer some of your questions.

Should I Avoid Buying a New Car?

While experts advise against going out for large social activities, there's no immediate reason to avoid basic shopping if you take the proper precautions. And that includes car-shopping. Unless you're immunocompromised or elderly, there's no reason to postpone your plans to buy a new car.

The main concern for car-buying, as it would be with any other situation, is financial. While some professions will go unaffected by COVID-19, some have seen reduced hours or layoffs. If your job is safe and you're not expecting to be affected, you're fine to make a new purchase in bigger items like a car.

Will There be a Shortage of New Models?

A variety of factors could affect whether or not there is a shortage of models. Supply chains for vehicles and parts manufactured overseas have been somewhat disrupted, which can lead to a shortage of supply. But if people are postponing their purchasing decisions and buying less, that supply will likely be more on-par with the reduced demand, resulting in no discernible difference in pricing and overall model supply.

However, if demand stays the same, there may be a temporary shortage of vehicles. But here at Dick Brooks Honda of Greer, we're committed to finding the right ride for you. If you can't find something on our lot, chances are we can get it in for you.

Should I be Worried About Foreign Manufacturers?

There doesn't seem to be any real reason to worry about Asian manufacturers. In fact, many Honda models are actually built right here in the United States. Even if they weren't, experts agree the likelihood of the virus traveling overseas on a car is very low.

What Precautions Should I Take?

We advise all of our customers to take the same precautions we're taking here at Dick Brooks Honda of Greer. Be sure to wash your hands frequently, especially before you eat and after using the restroom. Avoid going to large social gatherings, cook your meals at home if possible and bring sanitizing wipes out with you. Most importantly, stay safe and stay well! And when you need a new ride or service for your vehicle, we'll be right here ready for you.

If you’d like to learn more, feel free to give us a call or stop by Dick Brooks Honda of Greer at 14100 East Wade Hampton Blvd, Greer SC 29651 today. We look forward to serving our customers from Greer, SC, and throughout Greenville and Spartanburg.