Car Waiting Period: Nowadays more waiting period is available on vehicles. Many people also complain that they are getting or will get the delivery after months of booking the car. In the case of some cars, there is a waiting period of up to one and a half years as well.
Car Waiting Period In India: Nowadays more waiting period is available on vehicles. Many people also complain that they are getting or will get the delivery after months of booking the car. In the case of some cars, there is a waiting period of up to one and a half years as well. That is, the time between car booking till delivery is quite long. But, isn’t this a scam? Are the companies straightening their owls under the guise of waiting period? Because, in many ways, the long waiting period of the car benefits both the company and the dealership. Let’s see from different perspective.
The waiting period has become like an award for the car makers. Think about it, what comes to your mind when you hear about a waiting period of 4 months, 6 months, 8 months, 10 months or two years on a car? First of all, it must have come to your mind that this car is a superhit, it is in great demand and many people are buying it. In such a situation, you would think that so many people are buying it, then the car must be good. Car makers get the benefit of this. Their bookings increase. Many dealers write the waiting period of the vehicles by highlighting them in big letters. So, the customer read it.
- Delivery Scam!
Sometimes the dealerships take advantage of the longer waiting period. After the launch of popular SUVs like Mahindra XUV700 and Mahindra Thar, their waiting period was very long. Many dealerships took advantage of this by charging more money from the customers in the name of quick delivery. Also, at times when the waiting period is high, the dealerships promise to expedite the delivery of the top variant of the car and ask the customers to book it. It costs more money as the top variant is more expensive.
- supply chain
However, it is not just about that. The supply chain has also been affected in the recent past, which has affected the manufacturing and supply of cars. After the arrival of Corona virus in the year 2020, the supply chain was affected and there was a shortage of semiconductors. This reduced the manufacturing of cars. The production of vehicles decreased but the demand continued. Due to this also the waiting period has increased.