When Is the Best Time To Buy A Car?
Is it time to replace you current vehicle? If so you have probably already done a bit of research to find an Atlanta car dealer that offers the best selection, affordable prices and all of the auto financing options you are going to need. Most new car buyers do some significant pre-shopping online and then head out to dealership for a test drive. What many new car shoppers don’t realize is that there certain times of the year that are better than others for buying a new car.
Best Time to Buy
If you want to get the very best price on a new car (and who doesn’t?), fall and winter months offer the greatest potential discounts. Current year models that are about to be replaced by new models are usually offered with specials and incentives during these months as dealerships make room for new inventory. However, if you are shopping for a popular model in a specific color or trim set inventory could be depleted if you wait too long. So if you have your heart set on a very specific new car model, shopping earlier in the fall is often better than waiting till the end of the year when dealerships may be out of stock.
Last Minute Deals
Car dealers, like all folks who work in sales, have a quota to meet. Sales quotas are measured daily, weekly, monthly and/or quarterly so most dealers are more willing to cut a deal if their quotas have not yet been met by the end of a specific time period. By waiting until the end of the day or the last day of the month to visit a car dealership your chances of securing a great deal increase significantly. Furthermore, by shopping during the quarter end months of March, June, September or December, new car buyers might also find that dealers are willing to reduce prices a bit more in order to hit their quarterly sales criteria and cash in on potential bonuses.
Cash In on Dealer Specials or Factory Rebates
When car dealerships become overloaded with a large inventory of a specific new model they could be motivated to offer Specials at various times throughout the year. Likewise auto manufacturers will offer rebates to help dealers move out the old models and bring in the new. When these rebates are offered they are sometimes combined with extra incentives such bonus cash or customer loyalty rebates that can work together to help customers save big bucks on new cars.
The Ed Voyles Honda Dealership near Atlanta, Georgia is always happy to answer your questions and help you find the best prices, incentives and financing options available. Please feel free to Contact Us for more information.