By: Cheri Shue
So, it’s time to buy yourself (or your spouse) a new car, but are you choosing the right time to buy that new car? Here are some tricks/tips that will help you decide when to take the plunge and buy that car!
- Spring/Summer – Demand goes down on SUV’s and all-wheel drive vehicles during the summer because people aren’t purchasing them for extreme weather conditions and gas prices have typically increased.
- Winter – Prices will be much cheaper for convertibles and sports cars during the winter months, especially on used vehicles.
- Autumn- During the months of September and October dealers want to get rid of their prior year models to make room for the new ones. September and October is generally when you will see the “End of Model Year” Sales Events for many different dealers.
During the holidays dealerships are empty and budgets are tight. Dealers are eager to get rid of the prior year’s inventory and are trying to get sales to earn their year-end bonuses. Christmas and New Years are good days to find some awesome discounts!
Since most people believe it is smart to go to the dealerships at the end of the month, salesmen are swamped with buyers. If you go the first couple days of the month the dealerships are dead and salesmen are waiting around for sales and willing to make a deal.
With that said, the last couple days of the month can also be good days to go. Salesman are trying to reach their targets for the month to get bonuses. Just remember that there are a ton of other people who think like you so you may have to wait to find a salesman free.
Hot Tip: The last week of December is the best time to go. People are low on funds, busy with holidays, it’s the end of the month, AND the end of the year!
The beginning of the week is the best time to go to dealerships because salesmen are flooded with customers on the weekends. The best time to go is early in the morning; you will have a fresh start with your salesman and most people are at work leaving you with undivided attention.
Information provided by findthebestcarprice.com
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