Best Times to Buy a Car

July 23rd, 2014 by

When you shop for a Cincinnati used auto, you’re already putting yourself in a position to save a lot of money. However, there are many things you can do to save yourself even more, including carefully selecting the time that you shop for the car — whether that be the time of day, time of week or time of the year.

Whether you are shopping for a new or a used car, here are a few of the best times to shop to help you get the very best deals:

End of the Month or Quarter

Many dealerships have sales quotas that they are required to meet — either to meet corporate accountability measures or to qualify for

bonuses. Either way, those quotas typically come due at the end of the month or the quarter. Even dealerships that don’t have sales quotas still have to reconcile their finances monthly and quarterly, and they will feel motivated to increase sales as much as possible to stay far in the black.

When you shop for a Cincinnati used auto or a new car at the end of the month or the quarter, you are likely to get more discounts and special offers.

Late Summer and Fall

Every year, the new model vehicles are introduced in the late summer or fall. When those new models arrive, the current year’s model starts to look like old news. Dealers are motivated to clear out the old stock to make room for the new models.

You are likely to find your sales representative much more willing to negotiate with you and offer you a better deal when you shop for a car whose new model has already been introduced.

End of the Year

By the end of the year, the new models are pretty much dominating the lot. At the same time, dealerships are highly motivated to move out older inventory in order to end the year in the black and make sales goals. You’ll be in a good position to negotiate if you shop in the winter.

Of course, simply shopping at a Cincinnati used auto dealership like Mccluskey Automotive can help you save a lot on your next car, no matter what time of the year you shop. We sell quality used cars that are always priced affordably and competitively. Visit our lot today to find out what kind of deal you can get on your next vehicle.