TULSA - Two car dealerships. One problem.
The devastating earthquake struck Japan more than two months ago, but some of the effects are just now hitting American soil. Automakers aren't operating at full speed, and that means we could see a car shortage this summer.
"We are probably going to get about -- in round numbers -- 70 cars a month. That would be about 30% down for the normal numbers that we normally get -- this time of year. So it's not great" said Liberty Subaru Owner Rick DeSilva.
The auto industry has seen tough times before, but what makes this situation so unique is that dealers don't know when things will get back to normal.
"There's still a little bit of uncertainty as far as exactly when we are going to get cars, what we are going to get, what the numbers may be, there's really not a real good forecast."
Without knowing what's ahead-dealers are uncertain if they will be able to pay the bills.
"I have a huge responsibility. We're responsible for people and, you know, we're also responsible for making sure people's needs are met. If you're asking -- let's put it this way, I don't sleep very well, you know."
Dealers say they run a supply and demand business. So with fewer cars available, prices are rising.
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