Tight car market in Mid-Michigan means good deals for selling or trading in

FLUSHING, Mich. (WJRT) – Car dealership lots are much emptier than they used to be, which could be a boon for anyone selling in or trading a used car.

At LaFontaine Ford in Flushing, inventory is certainly low but they’re still doing a heck of a business. Normally, the new car lot has around 220 sets of wheels, but there are fewer than 60 vehicles in stock now — and that’s a lot compared to other dealerships.

“Probably the biggest thing is the trucks. The F-150′s are hot items and we still have 15 of them, and there are vehicles being shipped, just one at time,” said new car sales manager Dave Manges. “We’re kind of in a situation where we do have those vehicles available. Then we also have vehicles that are in production that are on hold waiting for computer chips.”

Despite low inventory, he was in the

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