Automotive dealerships are accustomed to training sales and service professionals when new models arrive, but the plug-in hybrid Chevrolet Volt – and its pricey additional tool and equipment costs – is frustrating some low-volume retailers to the point of dropping the model from the showroom. A recent report says that a few discontented dealers have stopped carrying the innovative sedan because General Motors is requiring a more significant investment in the near future, and the specialized costs (in excess of $5,000) aren't offset by the model's slow sales at those establishments....Courtesy of the Obama administration, another epic fail.
Most automotive mechanics have to buy their own specialized tools although, on some occasions, the dealership will furnish certain tools and diagnostic equipment. When the costs of those tools and diagnostic equipment soar while, at the same time, sales figures for particular car models are soft, the consumer will be unable to get his vehicle serviced or will have have to pay a huge repair bill. Yet another blow to our nation's economy!