Best Time To Buy A Car
Best time of year
- Summer. Gas guzzling SUV's and all-wheel drive are in high demand during the winter. But demand goes down when gas prices increase in the spring and summer and the weather gets nice.
- Winter. Convertibles and sports cars are out of season and have probably been collecting dust for a few months. Lower demand means better prices, particularly on used vehicles.
- Autumn. September and October mean it's the End of Model Year for many types of cars. Dealers and manufacturers want to get rid of prior year models to make room for new ones.
- Holidays. The holidays mean empty dealerships and budgets spent on gifts. Dealers scramble to get rid of the prior year's inventory and salesmen want to earn year-end bonuses. Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve are amazing days
to find discounts.
Best time of month
- First couple days of month. Many people know to wait to the end of the month for the best deals so salesmen can be flooded with buyers. On the other hand, the beginning of the month tends to have less traffic and idle salesmen may
be willing to deal.
- Last couple days of month. The best deals can be found when dealerships & salesmen are trying to reach their monthly targets to get paid bonuses.
- December (the last week). The last week of December is especially good because of the double threat of being the end of the month and the end of the year.
Best time of week & day
- Best time of week is the beginning of the week. Most people shop for cars on Saturdays and Sundays, so salesmen have a steady stream of customers. But during the week, especially Monday and Tuesday, salesmen are bored,
hungry for sales, and looking for customers.
- Best time of day is first thing in the morning. You may benefit from working with a salesman that gets a small incentive to close the first sale of the day at that dealership.
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